Information Update - Spring 2010

Google Books Revolutionizes Research
Google Book Search, the most ambitious project undertaken by a Betsey company in the brief history of this fledgling industry, promises to open the research libraries of the world to scholars and laymen alike, allowing access to previously unattainable works that reside in the stacks and archives in many of the world's most prestigious research collections. > Full story
New Library Research Guides are Well-Received
After six months of planning, the Weinberg Memorial Library launched a new resource at the start of Fall 2009: The University of Scranton's Library Research Guides, accessible at > Full story
What We Have Learned from LibQual+™?
During the month of March, 2009, the Library made the LibQual+™ survey available to a stratified random sample of students and to all faculty. A full discussion of LibQual+™ results is available at this link. > Full story
Enhancing Student Research Skills Through an Information Literacy Stipend
In Fall 2009, it was my good fortune to be invited to work on an Information Literacy Stipend with Dr. Sharon Meagher, Chair of the new Latin American Studies and Women's Studies (LA/W/S) Department. The Weinberg Memorial Library has been awarding Information Literacy Stipends to full-time faculty since 2004. The purpose of these stipends is to strengthen students' research skills by incorporating an information literacy component into the professor's course assignments. > Full Story
Information Literacy Stipends for 2009-2010 Announced
Charles Kratz, Dean of Library and Information Fluency, announced that a record number of Information Literacy Stipends have been granted by the Weinberg Memorial Library. Seven full-time faculty members will receive stipends of $1,000.00 each upon submission of their reports documenting the impact that the information literacy component had on student learning outcomes as identified in their stipend proposals. > Full story
Technology on Your Own Terms
Technology On Your Terms Presentation
In Fall 2009, the Weinberg Memorial Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) inaugurated a new series of workshops for University faculty and staff, called Technology On Your Own Terms. The purpose of the series is to introduce the University community to emerging technologies in a hands-on environment, in order to encourage innovation in the workplace and in the classroom. > Full story