Information Update - Spring 2010

Google Books Revolutionizes Research
Betsey Moylan
Google Book Search, the most ambitious project undertaken by a 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
From the Library Dean: Welcome to the Spring 2010 Semester
We have an exciting exhibit season planned. During the spring semester the Library will feature a solo exhibition of the work of Japanese artist Ritsuko Sato. Then in May we will celebrate faculty scholarship with our annual exhibit of faculty publications completed in the past academic year. > Full story
Special Collections News
Special Collections gratefully acknowledges the recent donation by University alumnus Leon C. Petrus of An Ecclesiastical History, Antient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Present Century by John Lawrence Mosheim, published in London by T. Cadell, 1782. > Full story
Football at the University of Scranton: Gone But Not Forgotten
The University of Scranton's varsity football team officially disbanded in 1960 (with club football continuing until 1979), but here at the Weinberg Memorial Library, the history of Scranton football is alive and well, preserved in our University Archives. > Full story
Fall 2009 Distinguished Author Award
Fall 2009 Distinguished Author AwardThe Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Reception on November 14, 2009, was among this event's most entertaining. William Bernhardt discussed the influences in his life that lead to his determination to become a writer. > Full story
News from the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
The Center for Teaching and Learning Experience has once again seen a very busy fall semester. There have been 1031 requests for tutoring services, and, during the same time, the Writing Center has seen in excess of 900 appointments, a 42% increase over the previous year, helping students with writing papers. 120 students with disabilities are registered at the Center, and 425 tests and examinations were administered at the Center. > Full story
The Newest Friends of the Library
The Frank O'Hara and Rose I. Kelly Awards 2009-2010
The librarians of the Weinberg Memorial Library participated in their first departmental retreat on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Bonnie Oldham, Coordinator of Information Literacy and Kristin Yarmey-Tylutki, Digital Services Librarian initiated the retreat to help the various departments in the library integrate their individual activities and projects with the overall strategic plan of the library and the University. > Full story
Library Celebrates Scholarship Month
Introducing Our Staff: Barbara Evans
Editor's note: This is the first of a series of articles introducing members of the Library Staff, some of whom have been at the Weinberg Library for many years, but are familiar only as a friendly face or a name. > Full story
Leaves of Class Winners
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition