Bike Scranton 2019

Bike Scranton is back! For the 2019 season the library has 10 bikes (our most yet!) 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. Helmets are included as well! Stop by the Library Circulation Desk and borrow a bike today!

Updated Video and Audio Recording Rooms

The Reilly Learning Commons’ Lecture Capture room was recently renovated to create two rooms. One for audio recording and the other for video recording.

124i is now an Audio Recording room with an iMac that includes Audacity, Adobe Audition, and Garage Band to create podcasts or other audio projects. We have a Yeti USB Microphone available at the circulation desk for students, faculty, and staff to check out for 3 hours at a time. You can read more about podcasting and audio recording on our research guide. You can reserve the Audio Recording room by selecting 124i in the room reservation system. 

124j is now a Video Recording room with a One Button Studio. The One Button Studio is a streamlined space for recording videos at the touch of a button. To use the system, you simply plug in a USB flash drive, and the camera and microphone turn on. When you are ready to begin recording, press the space bar (the button), and a countdown timer will display on the monitor. When you are finished recording, press the button again. Your recording will save on your flash drive. To learn more about the One Button Studio, visit the research guide.  To reserve the One Button Studio, email reillylearningcommons@scranton.edu

Job Opportunity: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. 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, holidays, and research leave.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian facilitates access to Library resources by supervising the Library’s Cataloging Department and maintaining the accuracy of the Library’s online catalog.

Essential Duties:

– Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Cataloging Department

– Supervises and evaluates the work of one Cataloging Assistant

– Catalogs materials in all subjects, formats and languages

– Maintains the accuracy of the catalog’s records

– Manages authority control and the bulk loading of bibliographic records into the library catalog

– Provides cataloging statistics for library reports and accreditation reports for various University departments

– Consults with Special Collections and Digital Services as needed

– Explores and integrates appropriate emerging technologies into cataloging practices

– Maintains close relationships with all library functions (circulation, research services, acquisitions, special collections and systems)

– Participates in planning, implementing, and configuration of the integrated library system (ILS) as it pertains to cataloging functions and public display

– Participates in information literacy instruction

Additional Skills Required:

-Familiarity with cataloging tools and standards including: RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCCN, and MARC21 format for bibliographic holdings and authority control

– Ability to implement new cataloging standards and procedures

– Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)

– Familiarity with emerging trends in library systems and services.

– Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills

– Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

– Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently

– Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large

– Professional commitment to user-focused library services

– Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

– Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook

– Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Minimum Education and Job Experience Requirements:

Must possess an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment.   Two years of cataloging experience (including non-book cataloging) working in a library, archives, or museum.  Experience with an integrated library system (ILS) preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra. Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion or Worldshare Management Services.  Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. Supervisory experience.

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.

The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.  We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status and other underrepresented groups. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Please provide a CV, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references which include contact information. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Narda Tafuri, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian, The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library, narda.tafuri@scranton.edu

Job Opportunity: Technical Services Clerk

Technical Services Clerk, Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

The Technical Services Clerk is responsible for assisting in the management and access to the Library’s electronic and print resources through a variety of technical procedures including: elementary cataloging, performing basic library acquisitions processes, recording and processing library materials in all formats, and assisting in file and records maintenance. This position also provides backup for the Library’s mail services. The work schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional hours may be required.

Education and Job Experience Requirements:

Associate’s degree, or two years completed towards a Bachelor’s degree is required. One (1) year library work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Library work experience in Technical Services, with use of an integrated library system is preferred.

For More Information and How to Apply:

Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Please supply a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) references with contact information. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019.

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.

The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status and other underrepresented groups. 

Job Opportunity: Digital Services Librarian, Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Digital Services Librarian, commencing by July 16, 2018.  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, holidays, and research leave.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing the Library’s digital collections and related digital projects. This position works closely with faculty and staff throughout the Library and University, particularly University Archives and McHugh Special Collections, Information Technology, Enrollment Management and External Affairs, and the Division of University Advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, manages, and assesses the Library’s digital collections and web archives in accordance with established standards and best practices.
  • Establishes workflows and provides oversight for the processing, description, publication, and long-term preservation of digital materials.
  • Investigates, evaluates, and selects software, tools, and platforms for the efficient and effective management of digital collections.
  • Works closely with University Archives and McHugh Special Collections faculty and staff to coordinate the digitization of rare and unique materials.
  • Collaborates with departments and divisions across campus to capture, describe, and preserve born digital content relevant to the University Archives, such as masters and honors theses, other forms of student scholarship, the University website, and University publications.
  • Develops policies and procedures that support appropriate and user-friendly access to digital materials, in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Serves as the Library’s liaison to various consortia on collaborative digital initiatives, such as the Pennsylvania Digital partnership and the Digital Public Library of America.
  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of the part-time Digital Services Assistant.
  • Coordinates with University faculty and, when feasible, community partners (such as the Scranton Public Library and Lackawanna Historical Society) on digital projects.
  • Participates in Library and University initiatives, e.g., by serving on committees, etc.
  • Provides research services and information literacy instruction to library users as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment
  • Two years of experience working in a library, archives, or museum
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Experience with digital collections initiatives, such as digitization, born digital records management, and web archiving
  • Experience with (or coursework related to) current metadata schemas and standards
  • Experience with, or interest in, digital humanities projects
  • Supervisory experience
  • Understanding of current trends and best practices in digital collections management and preservation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with digital asset management platforms and tools, such as CONTENTdm, Archive-It, and DuraCloud
  • Familiarity with applicable provisions of copyright law

About the Library and University

The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services, and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large.  The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability.  Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The University of Scranton, a broadly regional, Catholic and Jesuit university with more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast, is seeking individuals who can contribute to our mission and success.

Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. The University’s aspirations are guided by our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan: “An Engaged, Integrated, Global Student Experience”.

Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report), Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence and is moving into the front ranks of America’s comprehensive universities.

Official University of Scranton Diversity Statement

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.

To apply

Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and strengths, a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three professional references.  The position will remain open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning March 12, 2018.  Prof. Narda Tafuri, Coordinator of Technical Services, serves as the Search Committee Chair.

3D Printing in the Library

The Library has a Makerbot Replicator 2 and The Reilly Learning Commons is now offering 3D printing! Printing is done in the technology support room (124J) during their office hours or by visiting the Learning Commons Coordinator, Sheli Pratt-McHugh, in room 124H. Prints costs $0.10 per gram. To request a print job you must first sign the Acceptable Use Policy and fill out a 3D printing request form, which can also be found in the technology support room.

Visit the 3D Printing LibGuide with additional resources to create 3D models, pictures of printed objects, and articles about 3D printing. Email ReillyLearningCommons@scranton.edu for questions or assistance with 3D printing and we will do our best to assist you in this new service!

 

The Weinberg Memorial Library is now hiring for an Associate Dean

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing January 2018.  The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and six years of library/archives experience at a managerial or administrative level, including at least four years in an academic library.

Dr. Brian P. Conniff, Academic Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications received by October 16, 2017 will be given full consideration.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report), Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

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.

Spotlight on Student Worker Mackenzie Thompson

Mackenzie Thompson, from Breezy Point, NY, is a senior Occupational Therapy major with minors in Psychology and Counseling and Human Services. Mackenzie has worked as a technical consultant in the Reilly Learning Commons since its opening in August 2014, where she loves working with people, helping them with technology and using the library. Over the past three years, Mackenzie has helped implement new technology in the Library and is always happy to share her knowledge with others.

Mackenzie is very active on campus working with the Royal Signers on the Executive Board, serving as Co-Director of the Royal Ambassadors, and a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), and Wishmakers. Mackenzie is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Psi Chi.

Mackenzie’s hobbies include drawing, reading, and decorating for holidays. Mackenzie’s favorite book is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and her favorite movie is Anastasia. You might be surprised to learn that Mackenzie has FOUR dogs! Two 8-year-old Golden Retrievers, Brooke and Lucky, and two rescues, a Siberian Husky named Indigo, age 3.5, and a St. Bernard, Indigo, age 5.

Mackenzie hopes to become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Mackenzie’s favorite professors have been all of her OT professors who share their enthusiasm for the field with their students.

After graduation in May, Mackenzie will continue with her education in pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Scranton.

Thank you, Mackenzie! Best wishes with all your future endeavors!