The reception celebrates scholarship that is substantive, original, and in "published form." This implies a process of peer review and promulgation; there must be a published text, not simply a script read at a conference. The reception does not include book reviews, interviews, newspaper articles, manuscripts of conference presentations, posters, art works or music compositions. The reception reflects the use of the Library and/or library materials.
Many other forms of scholarship, creative performance, or authorship are recognized as valuable, significant, and relevant to promotion and tenure. These will be included in the Faculty Notebook (www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/notebook/), which highlights accomplishments, issues, and activities of academic interest.