Poem in Your Pocket Day 2018

You may know that April is National Poetry Month, but did you know that Thursday April 26 is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day? People are encouraged to “celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day”. I am choosing to share here a poem by Contemporary American Poet Naomi Shihab Nye called “Valentine for Ernest Mann”. I agree that “maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us we find poems.” Pick a poem to share tomorrow – either in person or at #pocketpoem.

Poem Valentine for Ernest Mann


Bike Scranton 2018

Even though the weather isn’t ready, the bikes are!

For the 2018 season the library has 8 bikes of different sizes to lend to anyone age 18 or over. Bikes may be borrowed whenever the library is open, and all bikes must be returned before the library closes that same day. There is no charge for borrowing bikes. We hope to see both some sunshine and some borrowers later this week…

Job Opportunity: Assistant Dean of the Library at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is currently accepting applications for Assistant Dean of the Library. This is a full-time, nine month (Aug-Dec; Feb-May) professional position, which is responsible for overseeing Library services for Circulation; Interlibrary Loan; and Media Resources; and supporting Research & Instruction. The Assistant Dean directly supervises the work of 3 paraprofessional staff, works closely with Faculty Librarians, and is a part of the Library administrative planning team.

Regular hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm, and the anticipated start date is August 6th, 2018. For more details, please visit https://universityofscrantonjobs.com, and search “staff jobs” with the keyword “library”.

Please participate in MISO

Information Technology and the Library are jointly conducting the national Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO) survey over the next two weeks. You can make a real contribution to enhancing the services you receive by participating in this survey. You should receive an email from Lorraine Mancuso today with more details and a link to the survey.

Please respond to this survey to provide us with feedback on your experiences and satisfaction with the services we provide, so that we may better serve your needs.

Thank you.

Library closing at 5pm

Due to weather conditions and the cancellation of evening classes the library will be closing at 5pm today 1/16/18. The 24 hour spaces will remain available to currently enrolled students by card swipe.

Study Break Snacks Tonight!

If you are studying in the library after 10pm tonight, stop by the Reilly Learning Commons for free coffee and cookies, compliments of the Library. Good luck on your finals!

More Library Study Space Available

The Library Computer Lab (Rm.306) and an additional Group Study Room on the 4th Floor are now available for student use. Please note the guidelines posted in each room, and good luck preparing for your exams!

Bike Scranton 2017 Season Ends

The 2017 Bike Scranton Season will end at the University this Friday November 3rd. Preliminary reports indicate a substantial increase in borrowing this year. We are happy to be participants in this green initiative. Plan to join us again next April!

Borrowing Library Laptops

Starting today students may borrow library laptops overnight and take them out of the library if desired. There was student interest in borrowing laptops to use in class or take back to their dorms, so the library worked with IT over the summer to make this possible. So students, stop by the Circulation Desk on the first floor to get more information or to borrow a laptop!