Information Update - Spring 2011

Steve Berry to Receive Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award  
Steve BarrySteve Berry will receive the Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award on Saturday, March 19, 2011. There will be a book signing by the author from 4 to 5 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the reception and award presentation. To find out more about the event or to register for the event, visit > Full story
Library to Offer Research Prize
While providing reference assistance to students at the Weinberg Memorial Library, librarians have observed the wide variety of research being done by undergraduate students here at The University of Scranton. As one method to acknowledge and reward the best of this research, the library has established a Library Research Prize for undergraduate students beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year. > Full story
University Faculty Integrate Information Literacy into the Curriculum
With more than 125 separate databases listed on the library's A to Z List of Databases page, of one thing you can be sure - there will be changes to the library databases. Changes that happened since the end of the last academic year can be categorized as follows: databases that are no longer available or will be gone within the next year, new databases, databases that have changed vendor platform and enhancements to the existing vendor platforms. > Full story
Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Exhibit
Zaner-Bloser PenmanshipWeinberg Memorial Library's Heritage Room will feature an exhibit from the newly acquired Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection. The exhibit will feature an overview of the collection providing a glimpse of the different components of one of the largest penmanship history collections in the country. > Full Story
Students and Teachers Receive Rose Kelly Awards
Students at The University of Scranton and their high school teachers who they credit for contributing to their success were recognized at the Rose Kelly Awards ceremony held recently on campus. > Full story
Students Recognized for Academic Achievement
Students at The University of Scranton were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus.
Frank O'Hara medals were given to first-, second- and third-year students with the highest grade point averages in the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education for the 2009-2010 academic year. The award is named in honor of the late Frank O'Hara, who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions. > Full story
The "Best Place to Study on Campus" Just Keeps Getting Better
Since its "Grand Opening" on Sept. 22, 2010, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Student Government President Rita DiLeo, the library's new "24-hour room" keeps improving. From its inception, the project was developed to meet the growing needs of students for more 24-hour study space in the library comparable to what is available in the Pro Deo Room. > Full story
Library Celebrates Scholarship Month
Once again, the Weinberg Memorial Library will celebrate Scholarship Month at The University of Scranton during May 2011 with an exhibition of faculty publications in the Scranton Heritage Room. > Full story
Staff Members "Get To Know Google" with Technology On Your Own Terms
Each semester, the Weinberg Memorial Library and the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) offer a faculty and staff advancement series called "Technology on Your Own Terms." The series introduces University faculty and staff to emerging technologies in a hands-on environment, in order to encourage innovation in the workplace and in the classroom. > Full story
The Newest Friends of the Library
Library Partners with Photography Club
Library Partners with Photography ClubIn fall 2010, the Weinberg Memorial Library collaborated with the University's student Photography Club on a marketing campaign for the library's new text messaging reference service. > Full story
From the Library Dean
Welcome to the spring semester. As the new semester begins, we bid farewell to Dr. André Oberlé as he leaves the University to begin his retirement. We thank André for his many outstanding contributions to the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) and for his strong collaboration with the Weinberg Memorial Library. > Full story
Introducing Our Staff: Pat Savitts
Pat SavittsPatricia Savitts, supervisor of circulation and access services for the Weinberg Memorial Library, sees customer service as the main focus of her job. She continually tries to give our patrons, whether faculty, staff, students, prospective students and their parents, or the general public, the right answers when they approach the main desk in the library's lobby. > Full story
The New Library Website: Collaboration in Action
As our readers are aware, at the beginning of the fall 2010 semester the Weinberg Memorial Library launched a new website. It has been well received by the University community, and is always being improved as we receive new feedback and suggestions from our users. The process involved in the launch of this new website is a story worth telling because it illustrates the collaborative nature of every initiative we undertake here in the library. > Full story
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) had a very busy fall semester. We provided services to 160 students with disabilities, proctored 500 tests and exams, and accommodated 1087 requests for peer tutoring. Two graduate assistants and a student intern worked with students in the Academic Development Program (ADP) and with other students having problems with study skills and time management. > Full story
Leaves of Class Winners
The Library Forms Green Team to Promote Sustainability
During the fall 2010 semester, the Weinberg Memorial Library formed a task force called the "Library Green Team." The Green Team is comprised of librarians, staff and students from various majors who are interested in sustainability and raising awareness to environmental issues. > Full story
QR Coeds @ the Library
QR codeYou may have seen some crazy looking square barcodes appearing on advertisements, in magazines, and on some websites lately. These are QR codes, or Quick Response code, with data embedded for users. Anyone with a smart phone or QR reader capable phone can take a picture of the code and it will deliver instant data, like a website, phone number or plain text. > Full story
Staff Changes
Abe L. Plotkin Papers Available Online