Library Seeks Raffle Donations for the 2020 Ann Moskovitz Leaves of Class Fundraiser

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton are now collecting donations for the 2020 Ann Moskovitz Leaves of Class Raffle. This fundraising drive benefits the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund. The Endowment created with these funds guarantees a source of funding for Library collections enjoyed by everyone.

Donations can include gift certificates or gift cards to restaurants, salons, shops and museums; gift baskets; tickets to events and concerts; or membership to area fitness centers and yoga studios.

We award these prizes in 2020, so we would appreciate that you not include an expiration date. We are accepting donations until September 9, 2019.

If you would like to contribute this year, please mail your donation to the address below, or call/email Kym Fetsko at 570-941-7816, to schedule a convenient time for one of our committee members to pick up your donation.

The Friends of the Weinberg LibraryWeinberg Memorial Library800 Linden St., 4th FloorScranton, PA 18510-4634

To learn more about Leaves of Class visit our website. Thank you for your generous support.

Leaves of Class XXI – July Winner!

JULY ~ Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. James Montenegro of Union Dale, who won the following prizes:


Extravaganza:  Mount Airy Casino Resort (An overnight stay in a luxurious and elegant deluxe king suite, 2 entertainment tickets to any show of choice, a couples massage, and $200 food credit).

Tres Chic:  Pop It! Jackets & Accessories ($25 gift certificate).

And More!:  Rowan Asher Winery (one bottle – courtesy of Charles Kratz).


Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have FIVE more chances!


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE!  (Services charges will apply.) Or stop in the Library to fill one out.


To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko –, 570.941.7816.


Follow us on Instagram @friends_of_wml


Thank you & good Luck!

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Photograph Signed by Glynn S. Lunney for Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we are honoring Glynn S. Lunney H’71. Lunney was a flight director for NASA and was on duty during the Apollo 11 moon landing. A native of Old Forge, Lunney graduated from Scranton Prep and studied at the University of Scranton from 1951 to 1953 before receiving his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Detroit.

He autographed this moon landing photograph, probably in 1971, for Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J., president of the University of Scranton from 1970-1975.

The full citation for his 1971 honorary doctor of laws degree is in our digital collections. If you’re on campus, you can also browse newspaper clippings concerning his honorary degree and undergraduate commencement address.



Possible network interruption

On July 17th from 7 pm to 10 pm users may experience brief network interruptions. Information Technology is applying required updates to the SSL certificates to the campus wired and wireless networks.
If you experience any difficulties with your network or internet connectivity after this work is complete, please update your network settings while you are on campus. To do so, open a browser on your device, and go to Follow the onscreen directions.

Job Opportunity: Cataloging Assistant, Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

We invite applications for the full-time Cataloging Assistant position. The regularly scheduled hours for this position will be primarily Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A generous benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and holidays.

The Cataloging Assistant is responsible for all aspects of providing accurate online and physical access to library materials.

Essential Duties:

– Performs original and copy cataloging of purchases and gifts in all formats, subjects, and languages for inclusion in the Library’s catalog, utilizing OCLC and following bibliographic format standards

– Evaluates information in OCLC bibliographic records to select best match with items and supplements records with descriptive and local holding information

– Creates and maintains holdings in local system and OCLC

– Assists in collection maintenance; revises online records to ensure quality control

– Handles “rush” requests for books and other materials as necessary

– Performs physical processing of materials (stamping, tagging, plating) when necessary

– Prepares damaged books for the bindery; processes books on return

– Maintains statistics for additions to and withdrawals from the collection

– Assumes responsibility in prioritization and decision making in the absence of the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Additional Skills Required:

– Ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks according to the needs of the department

– Ability to think critically and problem solve

– High level of accuracy and close attention to detail

– Ability to multi-task

– Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

– Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively

– Ability to lift heavy cartons of books (up to 40 lbs.), and push heavy book trucks throughout the library

– Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

Minimum Education and Job Experience Requirements:

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree at time of appointment. One year library work experience. Cataloging coursework or experience. Working knowledge of OCLC and MARC records. Working knowledge of any non-English language.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding.  The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share it its life.  As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at Please provide a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references which include contact information. The position will close on August 19, 2019. Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2019.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Marleen Cloutier, Assistant Professor, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library,