Information Update - Fall 1997

Library Acquires New Database Services
In 1985, the Reference staff at the University of Scranton Library previewed its first electronic index. The UMI CD-ROM product ABI-lnform, allowed patrons to use a dedicated personal computer equipped with a CD-ROM drive to search by keywords or phrases and find citations to approximately 800 business journals, with short summaries, referencing their topic. > Full story
Jack Palance Receives The Friends of the Library Distinguished Author Award
Known for his prowess at one-arm pushups and his Academy Award winning role as the tough-as-nails cowboy character "Curly" in City Slickers, Jack Palance is the quintessential man's man. > Full story
Librarians Give Presentations at Marywood
"Strutting Your Stuff: Marketing Your Library" was the title of a joint Spring Workshop sponsored by the Northeast Bibliographic Center and the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association and held at Marywood University on June 6, 1997. > Full story
WWW Survey To Evaluate Library Services
The Library is conducting a survey on students' satisfaction of staff, programs, hours, and study space. > Full story
From the Library Director
Around the World Via the Web
American Library Association President Barbara J. Ford states: "Ours is a small world." In an effort to focus libraries' attention on "...information equity, copyright and other issues that will shape the global information infrastructure" Ford has made "Global Reach, Local Touch" the theme for her ALA Presidency ("Ford Begins Term as ALA President," Cognotes, July 1997; p. 4). > Full story
Country Information
Heritage Room Exhibit Calendar
The following exhibits are planned for the Heritage Room during the 1997-1998 school year. The exact dates for each exhibit have yet to he determined. > Full story
Women Come to the Front
Weinberg Memorial Library and the University Art Gallery are co-sponsoring a Library of Congress traveling exhibit titled Women Come to the Front during spring semester. > Full story
Alexander Pope Volume Donated by Murrays
Brian and Diane Murray have added to their Louis D. Mitchell memorial Alexander Pope first edition collection. The Murrays have donated a first edition of Pope's Dunciad Variorum, originally published in 1729 by A. Dodd of London. > Full story
Orginal Angel Sculpture/Ornament Limited Edition on Sale
The Friends of the Weinberg Library are pleased to announce the sale of a limited edition Original Angel Sculpture/Ornament designed for the Friends by Lisa Fedon. > Full story
Silent Auction Update
The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library's Silent. Auction continues with a few remaining valuable items up for bid. > Full story
The 1998 Book Lovers Page-A-Day Calendar on Sale
University Archives Acquires Files
The University Archives has recently received the files of George Babcock, the files of Father Robert Young, documents concerning the establishment of the Catholic Studies Program, and records for the Athletic Department. The material will be processed and made available to the University community in the near future.
A Special Thanks to Our Newest Friends
Staff Changes
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition