Information Update - Fall 2011

A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs Exhibit Comes to Heritage Room
The Heritage Room will be hosting an American Library Association exhibit titled "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs" from Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 23. This traveling panel exhibit celebrates American popular song during the period 1910 to 1965. > Full story
Library's Green Team's First Year in Review
If you have been in the library within the past year you undoubtedly have seen many of the Green Team's projects being implemented. The library's Green Team was formed in the fall semester of 2010 to educate students and the community about the importance of sustainability and to promote sustainable practices within the library. > Full story
Library Holds Retreat
The faculty librarians and administrators attended a retreat on May 31 in the DeNaples Center to discuss, evaluate and rewrite the library's tactical plan. The librarians created a vision statement for the library, as well as a revamped mission statement. They also worked on highlighting new goals and objectives for the coming years. > Full story
Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection Grows
The Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection continues to grow, with the addition of a couple hundred printing blocks recently retrieved from the company warehouse in Columbus, Ohio. > Full Story
Introducing Our Staff
Kym FetskoKym Fetsko works as the administrative assistant to the dean of the library and the Schemel Forum events coordinator. Kevin Norris, editor of the information update, interviewed Kym via Facebook Messenger. > Full story
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence 2010-2011 Academic Year
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) had a very busy 2010-2011 academic year. The center offered services to students in the areas of peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, reading services, writing services, accommodations for students with disabilities, and learning technology support services. > Full story
Wired and Plugged In
To improve access to computers and management of wiring in the second floor computer lab, the library has reconfigured the counters in this area. > Full story
New Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Eugeniu GrigorescuI am very pleased to announce the appointment of Eugeniu Grigorescu as the new director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE). > Full story
ProDeo at the Library
One could remark that the ProDeo et Universitate Room on the first floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library is aptly named. The room is dedicated to members of The University of Scranton community who have served for 20 years or longer. This year, two more Weinberg employees have joined the society by completing 20 years of service at the college. > Full story
A Lighthouse in the Bronx Closes its Doors
In a surprise announcement on June 2, 2011, EBSCO Publishing sent out a message to its customers stating that it had acquired H.W. Wilson's databases and print publications. The H.W. Wilson Company, based in the Bronx, N.Y., since 1917, was founded in Minnesota by Halsey W. Wilson. Wilson's first venture was the ""Cumulative Book Index," which sold for $1 when first published in 1898. Wilson placed a 30-foot tall lighthouse resting on a book on top of his Bronx office building as a symbol of his company's mission: "To give guidance to those seeking their way through the maze of books and periodicals, without which they would be lost." (The H. W. Wilson Company, 2011) > Full story
Staff Changes
From the Library Dean
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Eugeniu Grigorescu as the new director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE). Eugeniu has been at The University of Scranton since 1998. > Full story
Weinberg Memorial Library Awards Inaugural Library Research Prize
Research Prize WinnerRosemary Shaver, a junior in the honors program with a double major in history and political science, was selected as the winner of the first annual Library Research Prize. The Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton inaugurated the prize to recognize excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools and services. > Full story
USA PATRIOT ACT Reauthorized
Annette Kalwaytis Retires
Annette KalwaytisAt the end of May 2011, Annette Kalwaytis, Special Collections assistant, retired. Annette began working here in 1982 as an evening circulation clerk. In 1985, she became circulation coordinator. During her time in the circulation department, she worked on her education, completing an associate’s degree in 1987 and her bachelor’s degree in 1990. > Full story
Leaves of Class Winners
The Newest Friends of the Library
Berry Receives Distinguished Author Award
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition