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Gettysburg, PA 17325



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Senior Stars

In recognition of their work at the library, we asked each graduating library student assistant to choose a favorite book or film. The selection will be bookplated with the student's name and year and added to Musselman's collection.

Student assistants are an important part of our library. We are indebted to these seniors for their valuable contributions!

Last Name: ABC | DEF | GHI | JKL |MNO | PQR |STUV | WXYZ

Alex Brewer

Flemington, NJ

Technical Services for 3 years

Major: German

The Edukators (DVD)



Nikolay Doskov

Interlibrary Loan, Circulation Desk, and Technical Services for 4 years

Major: Economics and Mathematics

Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach by Peter A. Diamond and Peter. R. Orszag

I picked this book because it demonstrates that, with a balanced approach, Social Security can be restored to good health, and without the radical reforms others have recommended.


Dean Flagg

Elverson, PA

Circulation Desk & Stacks for 4 years
Student Supervisor

Major: History

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible: Hebrew Letters, Words and Roots Defined Within Their Ancient Cultural Context by Jeff A. Benner

I have always been fascinated by languages. This book combines my love of language with my love of history into one volume. It is a veritable goldmine of information.



Greg Grover

Circulation Desk for 3 years

Major: Chemistry
Minor: Mathematics

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorite books to read as a kid - and even now.


Julia Grover

Phoenixville, PA

Serials, Acquisitions and
Special Collections for 4 years

Major: History & Classical Studies

Once Upon A Time by Amy Weinstein

This book reflects my enjoyment of history and children's literature. It is a fun book to look through.



John T. Hart, Jr.

Fortenbaugh Music Intern, Spring 2006

Major: Music Education

The Modern Conductor by Elizabeth A.H. Green and Mark Gibson

In my quest for better musical understanding, I found a calling to be an ensemble conductor. Elizabeth Green's book not only helped me develop technical conducting skills, but also reminded me to enjoy my chosen field.


Sujita Kong

Reference and Instruction for 3 years

Major: Philosophy

Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective by Stefan Wolff

Ethnic Conflict reminds me of my thesis research topic because ethnicity is a strong part of how one understands his or her identity, and I have written my thesis on issues of cultural identity.


Danielle Krueger

Circulation for 3 years
Student Supervisor

Major: Management
Minor: Economics

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

All-time favorite book. I enjoyed the sarcasm and wit of the novel as well as the strong personality and confidence of a young woman knowing that happiness is more important than anything.



Nicole Lenart

Fortenbaugh Intern in Special Collections, Spring 2006

Major: History
Minor: Civil War Era Studies

Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle At Home and Abroad by Kenneth Osgood

After processing Mamie Eisenhower's letters in Special Collections, I became interested in studying President Eisenhower. Accordingly, I chose this book to learn more about his administration. Also, as a history major, I am always intrigued by new and exciting research, and this book, about how Ike used propaganda during the Cold War, promises to shed light on a complex time in America and re-examine his entire presidency.


Chris Martin

Stacks for 4 years

Major: Management
Minor: Studio Art

Renoir edited by Margherita d'Ayala Valva and Alexander Auf der Heyde

This book offers a variety of information on one of the most well known artists of the impressionist art movement. Included are a variety of his works that continue to inspire people even today.



Molly! Masich

Circulation Desk for 3 years

Major: Film Studies
Minor: Spanish

Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

Out of all the books I've read, Vile Bodies has made the biggest impression on me. It has spurred me to read and get to know other works by Evelyn Waugh. The themes of this book have influenced the way I think and the writing style has even affected the way I speak on a daily basis.


Megan McCarty

West Milton, PA

Technical Services for 3 years

Major: Japanese Studies

Gracious Gifts: Japan's Sacred Offerings by Gorazd Vihar and Charlotte Anderson

This book contains wonderful images and interesting facts about Japanese culture. Many of the photographs were taken at sites I was able to visit when I studied in Japan from August 2004 to May 2005.



Sylvia Orner

Scranton, PA

Circulation Desk for 4 years

Major: Philosophy
Minor: Chemistry and Peace & Justice Studies

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

This book is perfect for me because I'm a Lord of the Rings fanatic!  I must have been in 5th grade when I first read it and I reread the books all the time.


Jennifer Pollock

Apollo, PA

Fortenbaugh Intern in Reference and Instruction, Spring 2006

Major: History
Minor: Religion& Civil War Era Studies  

Personal Perspectives: World War II by Timothy C. Dowling, Editor

I love reading about World War II. My senior seminar was on the Pacific War and I think it's great to read personal accounts, especially from civilians or non-military persons. A book like this one really widens your perspectives on how the Second World War affected individuals.



Pat Rulon-Miller

Beverly, Mass.

Circulation Desk for 4 years

Major: Philosophy

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

It is one of the greatest stories ever written: a reflection of American society during a time of great change by a man who is still consumed by the psychedelic lifestyle that came with it, in a town where anything and everything can happen.


Lina Smith

Basking Ridge, NJ

Fortenbaugh Music Intern, Fall 2005

Major: Music Education

Music: Downtown by Kyle Gann

As a native New Jerseyan, New York City is near and dear to my heart. The Village is one of my favorite places to go in the city. I love the creativity of the people and the thriving musical culture that is always captured so perfectly in The Village Voice.



Cheryl Williams


Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

Sound and Fury : Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship by Dave Kindred


Tsz-Ying Yeung

Circulation Desk and Technical Services for 4 years

Major: Economics & Mathematics

Gay Marriage and Democracy: Equality for All by R. Claire Snyder

The issue of legalizing gay marriage has appeared recently in the media. In this book, Snyder provides strong arguments in favor of gay marriage, invoking political philosophy, history, religion, and other disciplines.



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