Lightner Library

Lightner Library The Lightner Library is the information center of Keuka College. It provides study space for 400 students and has over 108,000 volumes.

The Lightner Library is the information center of Keuka College. It provides study space for 400 students and has over 108,000 volumes. In addition to its print and non-print holdings, the Lightner Library provides access to a variety of electronic resources including index and full-text databases as well as e-books and e-journals. Lightner Library was named in honor of Quentin T. and Charlotte B. Lightner and in memory of Larry F. Lightner. Dr. Quentin Lightner served the College with distinction as professor and chaplain from 1948-1969. Larry Lightner, Quentin’s brother, was a friend and benefactor of Keuka College.

Mission: Mission Statement: Lightner Library promotes life-long learning for students, faculty, and staff by providing resources and services to meet their information needs. Vision Statement: Lightner Library will... 1. Be the intellectual center of the Keuka College community where users can access information and connect with each other in an open, positive learning environment 2. Play a pivotal role in information literacy instruction for traditional and non-traditional students 3. Provide services and innovative technologies that will empower students in the 21st century information age

Haven't started your #Anti-Racist reading list because you don't know where to begin? Let's start #Together.Join the #KC...
07/08/2020

Haven't started your #Anti-Racist reading list because you don't know where to begin? Let's start #Together.

Join the #KCCommunityRead of Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism." Online sessions led by English professor Dr. Anne Weed and Chaplin Eric Detar begin July 13 at 10am.

Sign up here by noon TOMORROW: https://bit.ly/3e41q6E

#StrongerTogether #KCFamily

OK, you've had all weekend to immerse yourself in the #hamiltonfilm... What song do you #HaveOnRepeat? @hamiltonmusical ...
07/06/2020

OK, you've had all weekend to immerse yourself in the #hamiltonfilm... What song do you #HaveOnRepeat? @hamiltonmusical #hamilfilm

Don't throw away your shot to listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ron Chernow and director Thomas Kail discuss the documents, ...
07/03/2020

Don't throw away your shot to listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ron Chernow and director Thomas Kail discuss the documents, creative process, and the many real events they couldn't fit into Hamilton!

This celebration of their being honored with the 2016 Records of Achievement Award by the National Archives Foundation is gives you a glimpse behind the masterpiece.

#TodayIsTheDay! #HamiltonFilm #LibrariansLoveHistory

#CheckItOut: http://ow.ly/Gity50AlY0g

#LetFreedomRing!
07/03/2020

#LetFreedomRing!

Hamilton is but one in a long line of #musicals that bring issues of race, history, and culture to the fore in a unique ...
07/01/2020

Hamilton is but one in a long line of #musicals that bring issues of race, history, and culture to the fore in a unique way.

In Our Musicals, Ourselves : A Social History of the American Musical Theatre, author and scholar John Bush Jones discusses American favorites such as Oklahoma, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, and A Chorus Line for "their social relevance and the extent to which they engage, directly or metaphorically, contemporary politics and culture."

What are some of your favorite musicals and how did they challenge the way you see the world?

#KCScholars #IHeartMusicals

#CheckItOut: http://ow.ly/xMVc50Al4tr

Are you as excited as we are about the July 3 small screen debut of Hamilton? It's probably not surprising that the libr...
06/30/2020

Are you as excited as we are about the July 3 small screen debut of Hamilton? It's probably not surprising that the librarians at Lightner like to do their research, so this week, we are sharing with you some things we are reading to get ready to fully enjoy the Hamilton experience!

Get the real story on the deadly duel with Interview in Weehawken : The Burr-Hamilton Duel As Told in the Original Documents. He actually did end his letters with "I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, A. Burr!"

#KCLovesHistory #PrimarySources

#CheckItOut here: http://ow.ly/Vuqw50AkVNb

Keuka College librarians attended the SUNY Librarians Association conference. Among other things, we learned about impro...
06/29/2020

Keuka College librarians attended the SUNY Librarians Association conference. Among other things, we learned about improving our student worker program, hosting research parties, & getting and using patron feedback more effectively. Even using graphic novels in the classroom!

We are excited about putting our learning into practice! What are some programs and services you would like to see in the library?

#ProfessionalDevelopment #KCFamily #AlwaysLearning #HereToServe

#PrideMonth may be coming to an end, but the need for learning more about the struggles of the #LGBTQIA+ community never...
06/29/2020

#PrideMonth may be coming to an end, but the need for learning more about the struggles of the #LGBTQIA+ community never does. We have many good books in our e-Book collection, including this one by Kevin J Mumford.

A 2017 Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction, it touches on the intersection of race and sexual orientation, and how difficult it can be to experience a double dose of discrimination.

https://proxy.keuka.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1074871&site=ehost-live

Happy #Juneteenth! #OnThisDay in 1865 Union soldiers led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas, wit...
06/19/2020

Happy #Juneteenth!

#OnThisDay in 1865 Union soldiers led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and slavery was abolished, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Want to know more? https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2015/06/celebrating-juneteenth/

Speaking about racism in her letter to @KeukaCollege President Amy Storey wrote "How do we confront it? How do we counte...
06/17/2020

Speaking about racism in her letter to @KeukaCollege President Amy Storey wrote "How do we confront it? How do we counter it? How do we cure it?"

#Self-education is a good first step. Lightner Library offers over 1,500 ebooks on topics related to racism.

#StrongerTogether #KCFamily #ChangTheWorld #ReadForChange

https://www.keuka.edu/library/find-e-book
(search under Ebsco Ebooks)

#DYK that the APA Style recently released the 7th edition of their style guide? Our AOE librarian has put together this ...
06/15/2020

#DYK that the APA Style recently released the 7th edition of their style guide? Our AOE librarian has put together this thorough guide to help you through every step of formatting and citing. #checkitout and let us know if you have any questions.
#KeukaCollegeAOE #apastyleguide #learningneverstops #Lightnertotherescue

http://libguides.keuka.edu/apa/welcome

Keuka College Writing Center
06/01/2020
Keuka College Writing Center

Keuka College Writing Center

You may have heard the expression "correlation is not causation." This means that two things may seem connected but may be completely unrelated. For example, the stock market may take a dip every time YOU take a dip...in the lake...but the stock market doesn't drop AS A RESULT OF you going swimming.

It's a good idea to watch out for this problem in your own research and in the research of others.

Here's a fun site with some crazy correlations: http://tylervigen.com/page?page=1

Happy #MemorialDay from the librarians @LightnerLibrary!Library staff will be off through Wednesday but we will process ...
05/22/2020

Happy #MemorialDay from the librarians @LightnerLibrary!

Library staff will be off through Wednesday but we will process all your inter-library loan requests when we return on May 28th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

For more info visit: http://ow.ly/gCKu50zN4On

Congrats on surviving the semester! Now, just pop your library books (including Interlibrary Loan books) in the mail to ...
05/14/2020

Congrats on surviving the semester!

Now, just pop your library books (including Interlibrary Loan books) in the mail to return them. Mail to Lightner Library, Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY 14478.

Tell the postal worker you want to send it via Library Rate (it's cheaper).

Enjoy your summer!

It's a very special #WolfWednesday....Happy #NationalNursesDay! We are so proud to be part of your story and happy to cl...
05/06/2020

It's a very special #WolfWednesday....Happy #NationalNursesDay!

We are so proud to be part of your story and happy to claim you as one of our own! #PartWolf #KCFamily #MyHeroesAreNurses

Wise words from a wise person! #ThursdayThoughts #KeukoniansAreAlwaysLearning #KCFamily
04/30/2020

Wise words from a wise person! #ThursdayThoughts #KeukoniansAreAlwaysLearning #KCFamily

Happy #TalkLikeShakespeareDay!Though it couldn't be said about today in the #FLX (where it's snowing!), it does apply to...
04/23/2020

Happy #TalkLikeShakespeareDay!

Though it couldn't be said about today in the #FLX (where it's snowing!), it does apply to #KeukaCollege ... "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Yes! Warmth! #KCLove! #KCFamily!

What's your favorite work from the Bard?

04/22/2020
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is a Powerful 3D Tool

New Resource Alert!

#DidYouKnow it's possible to study the human body in 3D from the comforts of home? It is with Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy! An online resource with 4,300 structures and 13,500 landmarks.

Access it here: http://libguides.keuka.edu/human_anatomy

While 65% of people are visual learners, 80% of classroom instruction is delivered orally. This can present a huge learning challenge for human anatomy stude...

New Resource Alert! The Harvard Business Review E-Book Subscription Collection is now available. This great resource fea...
04/21/2020

New Resource Alert!

The Harvard Business Review E-Book Subscription Collection is now available. This great resource features books from some of the top minds in business such as Kim Chan, Eddie Yoon and John Hagel!

Access it here: https://www.keuka.edu/library/find-e-book

Keuka Students: Before you leave campus, remember your library books!
03/12/2020

Keuka Students: Before you leave campus, remember your library books!

On #FillOurStaplersDay, a shout out to the trusty library staplers, always ready at the circ desk for your stapling need...
03/10/2020

On #FillOurStaplersDay, a shout out to the trusty library staplers, always ready at the circ desk for your stapling needs! Just one more way we aim to serve the #KCCommunity

Celebrating #womenshistorymonth with a display of  books by #womenauthors. #didyouknow the Nobel Prize for Literature ha...
03/06/2020

Celebrating #womenshistorymonth with a display of books by #womenauthors. #didyouknow the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to only 15 women?! Come see some their works on the Lower Level of the library. @ Lightner Library

It's #WorldBookDay! Come celebrate by checking one out!
03/05/2020

It's #WorldBookDay! Come celebrate by checking one out!

Check out all the great activities and resources being offered by our friends at the Penn Yan Public Library during the ...
03/04/2020

Check out all the great activities and resources being offered by our friends at the Penn Yan Public Library during the month of March! #LocalLibrary #FLX #Books #Neighbors

It's New York Library Advocacy Day 2020! 100s of your fellow New Yorkers are in Albany today requesting more funding for...
02/25/2020

It's New York Library Advocacy Day 2020! 100s of your fellow New Yorkers are in Albany today requesting more funding for libraries.

You can help them by contacting your legislator & adding your voice. Funding supports ALL types of libraries, including yours truly! #NYLALAD20

Preparing for grad school? Lightner Library is offering access to EBSCO Learning Express Grad School Test Prep - a new e...
02/14/2020

Preparing for grad school?

Lightner Library is offering access to EBSCO Learning Express Grad School Test Prep - a new e-learning tool offering practice tests, E-books, and scholarship and school finders. Check it out!

http://libguides.keuka.edu/gradschooltestprep

#PresidentsDay Weekend!
02/13/2020

#PresidentsDay Weekend!

Did you hear the news? There's all kinds of great stuff happening this month at the Penn Yan Public Library! And they ha...
02/11/2020

Did you hear the news? There's all kinds of great stuff happening this month at the Penn Yan Public Library! And they have just implemented automatic renewals on many materials! It really doesn't get any better than that! #LocalLibrary #neighbors #passionforbooks #PennYan #FLX

Have you devoured a good book lately? Winter weather is the perfect occasion for cuddling up with a great book. We have ...
02/06/2020

Have you devoured a good book lately?

Winter weather is the perfect occasion for cuddling up with a great book. We have over 100,000 to choose from and we're open until 10 p.m. tonight!

#TuesdayThoughts...
02/04/2020

#TuesdayThoughts...

Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week! If you're interested in learning about other faiths, we have LOTS of resources! Com...
02/03/2020

Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week! If you're interested in learning about other faiths, we have LOTS of resources! Come see us or visit us online!

#HappyBirthday to environmental activist, Greta Thunberg​, who turns 17 today. In her honor, do some research on your ow...
01/03/2020

#HappyBirthday to environmental activist, Greta Thunberg​, who turns 17 today. In her honor, do some research on your own into what you can do to save the future of our planet. the GreenFile database, which you can access with your Keuka credentials, is a great place to begin! https://libguides.keuka.edu/greenfile

#HappyBirthday to a true classic, #JaneAusten!
12/16/2019

#HappyBirthday to a true classic, #JaneAusten!

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