Information Update - Spring 2005

The Aquinas Archives Soon To Be Online
The Aquinas has been the student voice of the University of Scranton, and before that St. Thomas College, for more than 70 years. Although the Aquinas began in 1916 as a combination literary and college news magazine as well as yearbook, it became a student newspaper in 1931. It serves as a primary source for University history and is now coming to a computer screen near you. > Full story
Royden D. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author
The Royden D. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author Award for 2005 will be presented to best-selling author James Grippando on September 17, 2005. > Full story
Flannery O’Connor Exhibit
To say that Rev. John J. (J.J.) Quinn, S.J. was an admirer of the work of Flannery O'Connor, the Catholic Southern writer who died fifty years ago, would be an understatement. Having written his dissertation on O'Connor, Father Quinn developed a personal relationship with the writer, having visited her mother in Georgia and corresponded with the writer herself over the course of a decade. > Full story
Mulberry Poets Launch Anthology
Members of the Mulberry Poets & Writers Association gathered in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library on Thursday, December 9, 2004, to launch the publication of an anthology of their poetry, Palpable Clock: 25 Years of Mulberry > Full story
Information Literacy Assessment
Since December 2003, the Weinberg Memorial Library has worked to identify ways to evaluate the information literacy skills of University of Scranton students. The Library’s goal for students is that they be able to meet the world as information literate persons. > Full story
Millennium Silver To Enhance Library System
Innovative Interfaces Inc.(III) is the provider of the Library’s “integrated” library system. An “integrated” library system is a single database in which all staff and user transactions are reflected in real time. > Full story
Are You Being Served? Virtually Reference
The American Library Association indicates that technology has affected not only the source of the information libraries use to provide reference service, but also the availability, capability and format of reference service. Access to resources in the virtual environment and via the Internet has increased incrementally, allowing users to access information and assistance from outside the constraints of a physical library. > Full Story
Kudos For Library's Distance Learning Library Services
The Weinberg Memorial Library officially inaugurated its Distance Learning Library Services during the Fall 2004 Semester thereby achieving its operational goal to provide alternative delivery modes for remote users of Library resources and services. > Full story
Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence New Services for Students and Faculty
During the fall 2004 semester the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) provided peer tutoring, reading and writing consultation for more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students. Several workshops were provided to students to help them make the most of their time management and improve their study skills. In the spring 2005 semester students will be able to access several tutorials online related to note taking, reading strategies and organizational skills. > Full Story
From the Library Dean
Brotmans Donate Scrapbooks to Library
Seymour and Kathy Brotman have donated four scrapbooks documenting their careers and lives as prominent members of the Jewish community of Northeastern Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2003. The Brotmans arrived in Scranton in 1970 with Mr. Brotman assuming the position of executive director of the Jewish Community Center. > Full story
Upcoming Exhibits at the Library
Staff Changes
Taking Time for Yourself...A Time and Stress Management Workshop
Leaves of Class VI Winners
The Newest Friends of the Library
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition