Information Update - Spring 2003

Library Chooses Innovative Interfaces Inc. for its Integrated Library System
With the purchase of DRA, the Library's current integrated systems vendor, by the SIRSI Corporation, the Library faced a decision: Should it move to SIRSI or should it investigate the various solutions to Library resources management? Our answer was to look at all systems that matched our size and needs so that the system chosen provides the best solution to our needs. > Full story
Question Point Expands Online Reference Service
Marketing publications emphasize consumer demand for 24x7 shopping and customer services. Students often have body clocks that vary greatly from those of us structured to operate in the nine to five world of work. > Full story
Health and Medical Internet Websites
Medical and health-related questions are among the more frequently asked ones we get at the Reference Desk. Whether for a class as for information on particular conditions and diseases, common side effects to prescription drugs, demographics as related to disease, the availability of online journals not subscribed to by the Library,and many other topics.  > Full story
Wilson Web Features Upgrades
New upgrades to Wilson Web Library of Databases include many features that make searching for the novice or the advanced user more efficient. > Full story
From the Library Director
Gadgets and Gizmos
Braving the aftermath of one snowstorm and the threat of another, close to 40 people attended a conference at the University of Scranton on "technogadgets" and their impact on libraries, held Friday, December 13, in Brennan Hall. > Full story
New Public Services Librarian
Tina HertelWe would like to welcome and introduce a new member of our faculty librarian staff, Ms. Tina Hertel. Tina assumed the position of Evening/Weekend Public Services Librarian on 6 January, 2003. > Full story
Library Celebrates Scholarship Month
Library Faculty Teach MIT Course
During the fall semester of 2002 the Library faculty taught E-Research: Information-Seeking Skills and Strategies. This 3-credit course was conducted through the Media and Information Technology department, a cross-disciplinary major. > Full story
Staff Changes
Memorial Books
The Weinberg Memorial Library Collection is enriched by the addition of books to mark special occasions, memorial donations, and gift donations. Special Occasion books mark an event such as receipt of an award, a special birthday or anniversary.  > Full story
Library Exhibits This Spring
The Weinberg Library has a busy spring exhibit schedule. The Heritage Room of the Library hosted a traveling exhibit titled "African Presence in the Americas." The exhibit, on loan from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, was sponsored by the University's Office of Equity and Diversity and the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.  > Full story
Leaves of Class IV Winners
A Special Thanks to Our Newest Friends
Shakespeare's Women Presented
Dr. Joyce E. HenryOn 16 October, 2002, Dr. Joyce E. Henry, Emerita Professor of Theater, Ursinus College, presented a Pennsylvania Humanities Council program titled "Shakespeare's Women: At Every Stage." > Full story
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition