to the fall 2002 semester. This spring, the Library Advisory Committee
formed an Automation Subcommittee to assist the Library in evaluating
and choosing from among the leading integrated library systems (ILS) being
used in academic libraries. The committee and other members of the Library
staff, and University faculty and staff attended demos of three ILS systems.
Feedback from committee members
and other demo attendees helped narrow the field to two vendors. This
summer, a group of Library faculty and administrators will make several
site visits to view both systems in operation. In early fall 2002, the
committee will make its final decision and develop plans for implementation
of the new system during summer 2003.
As you return to campus this
fall, take a look at our new Distance Learning Services web page (http://academic.scranton.edu/faculty/neyerl2/distanceed.html).
As distance learners, students may need to access materials (books and
journals, magazines, or newspaper articles) using our special document
delivery services. Document delivery is available only to
are currently enrolled in a web-based course through Dexter Hanley College.
On this page are links to the various services and resources available
to distance learners and links to "Distance Learning: Library Information
and Policies." We welcome your feedback.
A special Friend of the Weinberg
Library passed away during the spring semester. Roy Davis was the first
President of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and a true leader
and gentleman in every sense of the word. His passion and love for libraries
and education helped support the Weinberg Library during the past decade.
We are most pleased that his legacy will be preserved in the new Hill-Davis
Jesuit Collection, recently named in honor of Father Davis and Father
William B. Hill, and in the Friends of the Weinberg Library Distinguished
Author Award, recently renamed the Rev. Royden B. Davis, S.J. Distinguished
Author Award. We miss you, Roy. You will live forever in our hearts.
From the Library Dean
Charles E. Kratz,