Leaves of Class XVIII – November Winner!

Congratulations to Phil Condron of Scranton, our November Leaves of Class winner, who won 2 reservations to the Mohegan Sun Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar’s live weekly cooking show, starring celebrity chef Kim McLendon, called “In the Kitchen”, a handmade merino wool shawlette/scarf in the “Hitchhiker” pattern made by Bonnie Strohl, a wine tote from Mountain View Vineyard, and $150 cash courtesy of Charles Kratz. Phil also won gift cards and/or certificates to: The Michael J. Aronica, M.D. Wellness Center courtesy of Allied Services, Stirna’s Restaurant, Montage Mountain Ski Resort, Barnes & Noble, Comics on the Green, Downtown Deli & Eatery, The Bog, and a Dunkin Donut gift card courtesy of Gretchen Welby.

There is still ONE more drawing for Leaves of Class XVIII!

Leaves of Class XIX were mailed out recently. Our first drawing is January 31, 2017. To purchase raffle brochures online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves.

To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816

Leaves of Class


Additional Group Study Room Available

The study room in the back corner of the library’s 4th floor, which is usually reserved for faculty, is now open for student use. This room is for group use and can not be reserved. Please follow the posted guidelines, and best of luck as you prepare for exams!

Open Lab for Student Use

IMG_1820Library Computer Lab (WML 306)

The Library’s computer lab will be open for student use during the hours that the Library is open beginning Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9 for the 2016 Fall Semester. Please take note of the student use policy that is posted in the room. Print jobs can be sent to any of the Pharos print stations.

Bike Scranton Season Wraps Up

The University’s 2016 participation in Bike Scranton will end on Sunday Nov. 20. Thanks to the Lackawanna Heritage Valley for inviting the University to partner on this program. Bike Scranton will be back in April of 2017. Thanks to everyone for your positive response to this green initiative!

Library Research Prizes Available for 2016-2017

libraryresearchprize_banner_finalAre you working on a research project this semester? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize is for you!

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded every year to the winning Undergraduate and the winning Graduate submissions. All you need to do is write a 500-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500-word essay you can about your research.

Then, submit the application materials for your project through the Library Research Prize website by the Fall 2016 deadline: Monday, December 5, 2016 by 4:00 pm. This deadline is for projects completed in the Summer 2016 or Fall 2016 semesters. There will be another deadline for Spring 2017 research projects. Winners are announced at the end of the Spring 2017 semester.

Research projects can be individual or group projects, though winning group projects will receive one $500 prize for the group.

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission.

Details on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and what the selection criteria are, can be found at the Library Research Prize website. Any additional questions can be sent to Prof. Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator (bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu).

We look forward to hearing about your research!