Thursday, May 22, 2014

Latest Construction Pics

Things are certainly progressing at a quick pace. August will be here before we know it.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ba-Bye Now!

It's getting harder to get into the old library for pictures but I managed a few today.

Looking through the old office area into the main study space.

The former Holocaust Room.

The office area.

Main study space.


Upstairs is looking quite different today!

Summer Hours

Library Hours
May 19-August 24, 2014

Hours are subject to change due to building construction.

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Saturday CLOSED

Exception Dates:

Friday, July 4 CLOSED
Friday, July 25 8:00 AM - Noon
Monday, August 18 CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday, August 19 - 22 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Saturday, August 23 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Move Goes On!

As we settle into our temporary home in the Reading Room changes are taking place upstairs. Not only has the remodeling begun but our library holdings are making their way to their new home in the rear Reading Room and the O'Hara Room. Take a look...

The first floor is looking a bit sparse.

The carts that are taking our books to their new homes.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Due to the closure of Reeves Memorial Library during finals week Cecilian Hall will be available as an alternate study space Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00pm-1:00am.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Learning Commons Begins

The actual work has begun to transfer Reeves Hall into The Learning Commons of which Reeves Memorial Library will be a part. Unfortunately the work had to begin a bit sooner than was convenient for a lot of people. For that the library staff is truly sorry. We would, however, like to thank the student body for their understanding during what is the most stressful time in their semester. To show you what has happened so far today here are some pictures of the place we called home for a very long time.

Friday, May 9, 2014


We have just learned from the construction contractors that the library will be completely closed to the public beginning on Monday, May 12, which unfortunately is the first day of finals week. This was an unforeseen development and we realize that it is going to be very disruptive. We will be open our usual hours until then (8:00-11:50 Thursday & Friday, 9:00-4:50 Saturday, and 1:00-11:50 Sunday). Books can be returned and theses can be dropped off in The Reading Room (former Harlan Gallery) from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday - Thursday and 8:00 AM - 3:40 PM Friday. Use the off-street theater entrance to the building. 

We've compiled some available study location alternatives for the first several days. We are having coffee & tea set up on Monday & Tuesday evenings in the Sully Lounge.

Don't forget that mild-weather options for study also include: The porches off of the Administration building, the courtyard, and the butterfly garden. The 10-Day temperatures are looking favorable.

Monday, May 12:
The Parlors
Sully Hangout (2nd floor)
Sully Lounge (1st floor)
Greensburg Room
5th Admin Atrium (by the elevator)
Faculty & staff lounge in late afternoon/evenings
Most 4th-floor classrooms in Admin after 8:30 PM
A206 after 10:00 PM

Tuesday, May 13:
Sully Hangout (2nd floor)
Sully Lounge (1st floor)
Greensburg Room
5th Admin Atrium (by the elevator)
Faculty & staff lounge in late afternoon/evenings
Most classrooms after 3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 14:
Sully Hangout (2nd floor)
Sully Lounge (1st floor)
Greensburg Room
5th Admin Atrium (by the elevator)
Faculty & staff lounge in late afternoon/evenings
Most classrooms after 5:30 PM

Thursday, May 15:
Most of the above locations, plus most classrooms after 3:00

Cookies, play dough, Bree the Beagle, and Lisa the Australian Shepherd hope to be back for finals in December 2014. Thanks everyone for bearing with all of the changes in the library this year!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Move Approacheth

As we get closer to the big library move... 

                                                  ...the stress level seems to be increasing!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Books on shelves!

The fiction collection has been moved to its permanent home in The Reading Room!

Progress feels (and looks) great!

Thanks to everyone for their patiences as we work on the shelving in the upstairs library this week. We're trying to minimize the disruption as much as we possibly can. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

The O'Hara Room

The former periodicals room of Reeves Memorial Library has officially been renamed The O'Hara Room as a tribute to Sister of Charity Sister M. Rosalie O'Hara. Since she is not one of the more well-known sisters to have taught at Seton Hill University here is a brief biography of Sister Rosalie, a truly remarkable woman.

Sister M. Rosalie O’Hara

Sr. Rosalie O’Hara was a teacher of communication skills and considered a pioneer in radio and television education. She taught at Fordham University from 1968-71 and at Seton Hill University from 1971-83. At SHU she taught Screen Arts and directed the media center. She wrote plays and radio scripts and took summer classes at Notre Dame. While taking post-graduate courses at Northwestern University she was working on a two-person script. Everyone was partnered except for Sr. Rosalie so she worked with a young man from the Drama Department: Charlton Heston. During her career she was also associated with Marshall McLuhan, Lauren Bacall, Jack Healy, and Truman Capote. She was on the advisory board of WQED for 15 years, was a past member of the (PA) Governor’s Advisory Board for Public Television, and a judge for the National Film Festivals in 1969, 1970, and 1971. Sr. Rosalie was also a charter member of the American Film Institute and the National Association of College Teachers in Film and Television. Her script, Alice in Poetryland, won the Gabriel Award for best educational TV series and her documentary on Elizabeth Seton, produced for WQED, received the Golden Bell Award of the Catholic Broadcasters Association.