Gaming Marathon Charity Event in RLC this Saturday!

The Extra Life Gaming Marathon event benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be held in the Reilly Learning Commons on Saturday, November 23rd at 2PM. The 12-hour event will run until Sunday, November 24th at 2AM.

Free Pizza, Snacks, and drinks will be provided! All students are invited to join in the fun!

Wii, Switch, and Playstation 3 will be set up in the pods with games including MarioKart, Super Smash Bros., Rock Band, and more! A variety of new and exciting board/tabletop games will also be available!

Sponsored by The University of Scranton Gaming Club, Late Night at Scranton, Commuter Student Association, the University of Scranton Anime Club, and the Weinberg Memorial Library.

 

Book Release and Signing with Amye Archer, Writing Center Coordinator

You are invited to join us for a Book Release and Signing with Editor Amye Archer

Where: Weinberg Memorial Library’s Heritage Room
When: Wednesday, October 23rd 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the launch of CTLE Writing Center Coordinator Amye Archer’s new book, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. This collection features primary narratives from 83 survivors of 21 different school shootings spanning 52 years. From the 1966 University of Texas at Austin shooting to 2018’s Santa Fe High School in Texas, survivors include students, parents, teachers, staff, medical professionals, and community members.

This book, an anthology of woe, offers a modicum of succor and hope to anyone interested in learning how gun violence is affecting our nation. – Washington Post

Amye Archer holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Wilkes University where she received the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship. Her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny received an honorable mention in the 2015 Red Hen Press nonfiction contest and was published by Big Table in 2016. Amye’s writing has appeared in Longreads, Scary Mommy, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and HuffPo. Amye’s essay, “Slow Motion,” received a notable in The Best American Essays of 2016 edited by Jonathan Franzen. Amye is the Writing Center Coordinator at The University of Scranton where she also teaches in the English Department.

Books will be available for purchase. All methods of payment are accepted. A portion of every book sold will benefit groups working with survivors of gun violence.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Coffee Break

Coffee cupThe Library invites University of Scranton Faculty to join us Friday, October 25th, at 2:00 pm during Open Access Week (Oct 21-25) for a coffee break in the Weinberg Memorial Library room 305 to discuss implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom.

Discussion will include an introduction to OER, available resources located in and collected by the Library, and steps to support replacing costly textbooks and other resources with OER. Librarians will also answer questions about OER and the Open Educational Resources Grant, accepting applications until November 15th.

Click here to register by Wednesday, October 23rd.

Game Night Tonight in the Reilly Learning Commons!!

The Library will be hosting a Game Night in the Reilly Learning Commons tonight, Thursday, October 17th from 6:30-10:00PM. Some of the games available are MarioKart, Super Smash Bros., Rock Band, Just Dance, and a variety of new and exciting board games!

Have games of your own? Students are encouraged to bring their favorite board games and card games to enjoy with friends!

Free Pizza, Soda, and Snacks will be provided! All students are invited to join in the fun!

Sponsored by the Weinberg Memorial Library and the University of Scranton Gaming Club

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar- Dr. Leonard Gougeon


Brennan Hall, Rose Room, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
$25 per person/ FREE to University of Scranton Staff, Students, Faculty and Schemel Forum Members

For more information and to RSVP contact Alicen.Morrison@scranton.edu / 570-941-6206

For more information on upcoming Schemel Forum events, click here.

Selections from the 25th Anniversary of the Library Friends Exhibit, Now Open

This June marked the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library in 1994. Since its inception, the Friends have worked tirelessly to promote the library through numerous donations and events, many of which are represented in our exhibit, currently on the 5th floor in the Heritage Room and seen in these photos. The exhibit is titled “Celebrating 25 Years of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library,” and will run until December 13. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.

The first meeting of the Friends of the Weinberg Library Advisory Committee, held on June 20, 1994.
Dr. Darlene Miller-Lanning, former Weinberg Librarian Joe Fennewald, Dean of the Library Charles Kratz, Jack Walsdorf, Dr. Josephine Dunn, and former President of the Weinberg Library Board Rev. Royden Davis, S.J., at the 1994 William Morris Exhibit reception.
2009 Distinguished Author Award winner William Bernhardt with Distinguished Author Award Committee Chair Jane Oppenheim, Dean of the Library Charles Kratz, former President of the Friends of the Weinberg Library Ann Moskovitz, current President of the Friends of the Weinberg Library Mary McDonald, and Friends of the Weinberg Library member Leo Moskovitz.
2013 Distinguished Author Award recipient Susan Campbell Bartoletti with Provost Hal Baillie, Friends of the Library Board Member and Distinguished Author Award Committee Co-Chair Phyllis Reinhardt, former University President Kevin Quinn, S.J., Vice President of the Friends of the Weinberg Library Board and Distinguished Author Co-Chair Gretchen Welby, and Dean of the Library Charles Kratz.
Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies with members of the 2007 Book & Plant Sale Committee Barb Evans, Ann Voorhees, and Phyllis Reinhardt.
2013 Book & Plant Sale Committee
Dr. Midori Yamanouchi, Friends of the Weinberg Library Board Member, with Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies and Dean of the Library Charles Kratz in 2013. Dr. Yamanouchi provided funding for the acquisition of a fine art facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels.
2015 Book & Plant Sale in the Heritage Room