Information Update - Fall 2007

Launch of Tutorial on Scholarly Research and Academic Integrity for Students
The millennial students who come to campus as freshmen every year are digital natives who have known computers and Internet connectivity all of their lives. For them, technology and multitasking as well as staying connected are in their nature. Millennials are performance oriented, but they are more interested in the product than the process. > Full story
Digitalization Project Is Underway
With our participation in AccessPA, the resource-sharing project among all types of libraries across the Commonwealth, comes the opportunity to participate in sharing some of our unique visual resources as well. > Full story
Impact and Implications of Social Networking in Libraries: Trend or Flash in the Pan - What Will Last, What Will Pass?
Basic observational predictions can be made on the implications for social networking in libraries based on membership and exploration of Facebook and MySpace for the last several months. > Full story
Updates on the Patriot Act
Four librarians on the executive board of the Library Connection, a nonprofit consortium of one academic and twenty-six public libraries in Connecticut, were finally allowed in June 2006 to come forward regarding the National Security Letter from the FBI which demanded computer records from one of the member libraries. > Full story
Research Pro: The Next-Generation of Federated Search
ILLiad-Automating Interlibrary Loan Processing
The Library will be implementing ILLiad software to facilitate Interlibrary Loans. > Full story
Special Collections News
From the Library Dean
Information Literacy Grants
In the past three years, fifteen competitive Information Literacy Grants have been awarded by Charles Kratz, Dean of the Library and Information Fluency. Librarians and faculty have collaborated to integrate the ACRL Information Literacy Standards into their courses.
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Online Resources Continue to Grow
During the 2006-2007 Academic year the Weinberg Memorial Library continued to add to its growing list of electronic resources available to current University of Scranton students, faculty and staff, both on and off-campus. > Full story
Update from the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
As the CTLE looks back at the accomplishments of the past academic year, we see that while we have further increased support to students in the area of peer tutoring and in the area of special needs, we have also substantially increased our services to faculty members. > Full story
Jane Wang, Serials Librarian, Retires
Jane WangAt the end of the summer 2007 Cheng-Yee (better known as Jane) Wang, Serials Librarian, retired from the University of Scranton. > Full story
Dean Kratz Elected to ALA Executive Board
Dean KratzCharles E. Kratz, Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library and Information Fluency, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the American Library Association Executive Board. The 13-member Board manages the affair of the Association. > Full story
Friends of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library Gift Books
This year, the Friends of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library gave a gift of $4,000 to the Library. The gift has enabled the purchase of the following titles: > Full story
Staff News
A Special Thanks to Our Newest Friends
Leaves of Class Winners
Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library 2007 Book and Plant Sale

Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library 2007 Book and Plant Sale, April 26-27

Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition