Information Update - Fall 2010

From the Library Dean

The end of the summer brings a new academic year and some exciting changes at the Weinberg Library. First, over the summer the library's first floor was renovated to create a new 24-hour space for students. The room includes seating for approximately 80 students, a new restroom, a new vending area and a fresh coat of paint and new carpeting. This renovated space was a request from students, so we are most pleased to see it implemented.
 
Next, you will see a fresh new look to the library's webpages (www.scranton.edu/library) this fall. Please let us know what you think. In addition, the library has implemented its newest reference service — Text a UofS Librarian. If your phone is equipped with a basic texting service, you may text a message to our reference desk at 570-687-8787 any time the library is open. Questions about book locations, library hours and library holdings can be quickly answered through our texting service.
 
Dean of the Library
Charles E. Kratz
At the end of the spring 2010 semester Professors George Aulisio and Kristin Yarmey-Tylutki organized the first ever Weinberg Memorial Library Green Team. 16 members of the library staff and faculty volunteered to participate and plan the library's next steps. Check back at the library's blog - Infospot@WML for the latest news, and please give us your suggestions via our blog, Facebook or Twitter.
 
The Friends of the Weinberg Library are most pleased to announce that their 2011 Distinguished Author will be Steve Berry. Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor's Tomb, The Balkan Escape, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy and The Amber Room. The author has 10 million books in print, which have been translated into 37 languages and sold in 50 countries. He is also an accomplished instructor, having taught the concepts of writing to audiences across the globe.
 
Helen Suzman was the iconic South African leader who devoted her life to the fight against apartheid. A traveling exhibition celebrating the achievements of her life will be on display in the library's fifth floor Scranton Heritage Room beginning in September.
 
Finally, the Schemel Forum launches another stimulating academic year with its annual University for a Day on Oct. 2. Please join us this coming fall for a new group of seminars, insight luncheons and other great programs.
 
Again, welcome back and have a great academic year.
Charles E. Kratz
 
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