Information Update - Spring 2014

Our Thanks to the Man Behind the Camera: Caring for the Terry and Paula Connors Collection
If you’ve attended an event on The University of Scranton campus lately – say, anytime in the past four decades – there’s a good chance you’ve crossed paths with local photographer Terry Connors. You may not have noticed him (he prides himself on unobtrusiveness), but while you were greeting that former classmate, listening to that faculty lecture, or watching that graduate receive a hard-earned diploma, Connors and his camera were hard at work, capturing moments and memories. > Full story
News and Media Relations: Library Join Forces to Digitize University Press Releases
To understand the importance of press releases in University history, one need only glance at a few titles: “Scranton City Council meets regarding Linden Street” (1974); “Opening of New Bookstore” (1988), “Bell Tolls Again for Houlihan-McLean Center” (1991), “University of Scranton Launches New Web Site” (2000). > Full story
The University Announces Naming of Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections
The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library’s Special Collections will be named the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections, in honor of Brian E. McHugh’s mother. > Full story
Through the Lens: A Compassionate Look Back, at Our Future
The Heritage Room will host a traveling exhibit showcasing the social justice photography of Linda Panetta from Oct. 3 through Nov. 26. The images and stories presented by photojournalist Linda Panetta will take audiences on a moving journey, challenging their own reality of the world as they experience the joy, beauty, hope and sorrow of people affected by violence, sanctions, and misguided foreign policy. > Full story
Write & Cite: Bringing Peer-to-Peer Writing Assistance to Students in the Weinberg Memorial Library
For two days during “dead week” of the spring 2014 semester, students in the Weinberg Memorial Library noticed something new on the first and second floors: the CTLE’s Writing Center had set up camp to offer assistance to students with their final papers. > Full story
From the Library Dean
Welcome to the fall 2014 semester. We are excited this semester to unveil the Weinberg Library’s Reilly Learning Commons, a dynamic, collaborative student environment for research, technology and media. The Library will hold a “Grand Opening” event for the Reilly Learning Commons 24-hour room on September 17 at 10 a.m. > Full Story
Introducing Our Staff: Ian O’Hara
Ian O'HaraIan O’Hara, one of the newest employees in the Weinberg Memorial Library, works as serials/electronic resources clerk. Kevin Norris, editor of Information Update, interviewed him via Facebook Messenger. > Full story
Reilly Learning Commons—Now Open! Ribbon Cutting in September
There will be a special ribbon cutting and vendor fair in the space on September 17 at 10 a.m. > Full story
Digital Collections Move to the Cloud for Long Term Preservation
The Weinberg Memorial Library recently established a new cloud-based digital preservation repository, where we can store and protect important digital files for the enduring future. > Full story
Weinberg Memorial Library Announces Prize Winners
Caroline Swift, an MBA student with a concentration in operations management, and Christine Panzitta, a junior secondary education/history major, were selected as the winners of the 2014 Library Research Prize. The Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton inaugurated the prize in 2011 to recognize excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools and services. > Full story
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
“Framework” is the word that was chosen to describe the core ideas of information literacy by the task force of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) charged with updating the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education published in 2000. After two years of work, the task force has produced a Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. > Full story
Information Literacy Stipend Winners Announced
Dean Charles Kratz announced two Information Literacy Stipend recipients for the 2014 Fall Semester, each of whom will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon submission of their reports documenting the impact that the information literacy components identified in their proposals had on the student learning outcomes for their courses. > Full story
Scranton Reads: One City, One Book: Edgar Allan Poe
Scranton Reads is a community reading project directed by the Scranton Public Library and the City of Scranton. Its goal is to encourage community members to read a specific book or collection of stories during the month of October and attend events to discuss the themes of the title. > Full story
Welcome to the Newest Friends of the Library
Leaves of Class Winners
E-book Collections Made Possible by Ann & Leo Moskovitz
Ann and I. Leo Moskovitz generously donated funds in support of the acquisition of Elsevier’s 2014 e-book collections. > Full story
The Jay Nathan, Ph. D. Visiting Scholar Lecture Series