Exhibits and book displays are central to Musselman Library’s mission to create learning opportunities which encourage critical thinking, stimulate curiosity, and enliven the imagination. Members of the Gettysburg College community are welcome to propose an exhibit or book display topic.
All exhibit ideas must be pre-approved by the Library Exhibits and Events Committee. Exhibit ideas will be evaluated for curricular relevancy, campus wide initiatives, commemorations of historical events, promotion of diversity, timeliness, or educational impact. A student initiated exhibit will be considered only if it is endorsed by a faculty member and supervised by library staff. Contact the committee chair Kathryn Martin with any requests or questions.
Book displays will also be evaluated based on the criteria outlined above and must be pre-approved by the Chair of the Library Exhibits and Events Committee. Similar to exhibits, student-initiated book displays will be considered if there is an explicit connection to the curriculum or campus programming, and the student is working closely with a faculty member, a staff member of a non-academic department, or library staff.
Changing exhibit spaces in the library include the apse, central stair tower, exhibit cases on the main/ground floors, and Special Collections & College Archives. All exhibits are installed with consideration for the materials displayed and all wording must be approved by the committee. The length of time exhibits are displayed is at the discretion of the library.