Information Update - Fall 1998

First Search Unleashes the Power of Interlibrary Loan
Faculty, staff, and students using the Weinberg Memorial Library will not notice it at first, but a powerful new resource in the pursuit of information has now been unleashed. The ability to send interlibrary loan requests quickly, easily, painlessly to the Library's interlibrary loan department just got easier with ILL via FirstSearch! > Full story
Library to Study Journal Use
The journal Use Subcommittee of the Library Advisory Committee and the staff of the Weinberg Memorial Library will conduct a study of the use of journals from September 1, 1998, until May 31, 1999. The purpose of the study is to determine the frequency of use and cost-per-use of current periodicals, bound volumes and microfilm/microfiche. Young patrons want to surf the web unattended. > Full story
First Phase of NEH Grant Concluded
The Weinberg Memorial Library has recently migrated to an Internet-based version of the popular business database Compact Disclosure. > Full story
Building Bridges
Sometime you don't realize that you are doing something unusual until you come across an article written about a project similar to yours. > Full story
Did You Read the Novel? No, But I Saw the Movie
Researching one's ancestors is an Internet use, which is rapidly gaining in popularity. > Full story
From The Library Director
Two major projects face the Weinberg Library as we open the 1998/99 academic year: the implementation of the Journal Use Study and the implementation of DRA Web2. > Full story
Archivist Attends Rare Book School
Rare Book School is an intense but rewarding experience where one receives a thorough introduction to an aspect of rare book methodology, meets colleagues, and participates in, what one student termed, "summer camp for book geeks." > Full story
Lewis and Clark Exhibit at Library
Library Collection Development seeks to provide users with the materials they need to support the curriculum at the University of Scranton. > Full story
Newsbank Now on the Web
The World Wide Web has had a significant impact on how library users expect to access information. > Full story
The Library's Best Kept Secret
"Wow', I've been here for 4 years, and I didn't know this room even existed!> Full story
1998 Friends of the Library Endowment Gifts
Leaves of Class Drawing
Enter the world of the Leaves of Class, a benefit drawing for the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment Fund. This fund supports special gifts to the Weinberg Library's collections. > Full story
The 1999 Book Lovers Page-A-Day Calendar on Sale
The Friends of the Weinberg Library are pleased to announce that the 1999 BOOK LOVERS PAGE-A-DAY CALENDAR is on sale at the Weinberg Library's Circulation Desk on the 1st floor- Each calendar is $5.00 plus tax. Start your holiday shopping early as the calendars make great gifts. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Weinberg Library Endowment, which supports Library collections and services.
Friends Booksale a Great Success
The 1998 Friends of the Weinberg Library Book & Plant Sale was a huge success with an all-time high proceeds of $4000. Many thanks to the Book & Plant Sale Planning Committee and the Weinberg Library staff as well as the many supporters who attended the sale. > Full story
A Special Thanks to Our Newest Friends
Staff Changes
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition