Information Update - Fall 2012

From the Library Dean

Charles E. KratzI am very pleased to announce that during the academic year, 2012-2013, The University of Scranton will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Weinberg Memorial Library. First introduced to campus in 1992, the 80,000-square-foot space was built from the generosity of hundreds of donors who contributed $13.6 million to the "Gateway to the Future Campaign." Twenty years later the Weinberg Library is still a dynamic environment serving not only our faculty and students, but all of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
A milestone anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past and to set goals for the future. Knowing that the Weinberg Library is more than the knowledge found inside its books and journals, we want to expand and create additional synergistic spaces for our University community. Join us for our kickoff celebration in the Patrick and Margaret DeNaples Ballroom on September 29 featuring our Distinguished Author Award recipient Dr. Jay Parini, Axinn professor of English & creative writing, Middlebury College.
 
Gifts during the Weinberg's 20th Anniversary year will fund three priorities: the expansion of the collections, the growth of our collaborative spaces for bringing our students, faculty and community together, and the continued adoption of technology that has made us an example of excellence in library innovation.
 
Just as the resources in our library were authored by many scholars, our goals for the future will need the support of many donors. Contributions to our 20th Anniversary Campaign will be pivotal in funding these important projects and keeping the Weinberg at the forefront of library learning and innovation.
 
I invite you to join us in charting the future of the Weinberg, just as we laid the foundation 20 years ago.
 
Thank you,
Charles E. Kratz
Dean of the Library


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