New Sample Chair

We are planning to replace some older chairs in the 4th floor quiet study room, and have a sample chair available for testing. Please leave feedback on the flip chart provided. Thanks!

Friends of the Weinberg Library – February Leaves of Class Drawing

LandingPageButton_LOCDidn’t win the January Leaves of Class drawing? Don’t worry, there’s still eleven chances to win in 2016! We will pull February’s winner on Monday, February 29th!
 
Look at February’s fabulous prizes: Tasty Freeze Ice Cream gift certificates, two bunny bowls – courtesy of William Varady, $250 cash – courtesy of Dolores Groncki, a 5-class card from Jaya Yoga Studio, a basket of natural lotions (and more) for face and body from Alchemy Home Company, gift certificates from Sanderson Place Salon & Spa Scranton, Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood, The Olive Garden and Nada & Co., two general admission tickets to a Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performance with Mark Laubauch, two tickets to the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Distinguished Author event honoring Stephen Karam and two tickets to an Actors Circle performance of The Big Meal.
 
For more information or to purchase tickets: www.scranton.edu/leaves

Early Snow Closure Mon 2/15

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Library are closing early this evening, Monday, February 15, due to inclement weather, so that our staff may drive home safely. Circulation Services, Reference Services, and Media Resources are also closing.

The Reilly Learning Commons, the Pro Deo Room, and the 2nd floor of the Library will remain accessible  24/7 by swiping your Royal Card.

A librarian is also accessible to offer research support via our Ask a Librarian chat widgets, located throughout our web pages.

Apologies for the inconvenience. Stay safe and happy studying!

Spotlight on Student Worker Thanaporn Sermsuwan

A professor suggested Thanaporn Sermsuwan apply for a work study position at the Library in the spring of 2014 and since then she has been a reliable, creative force in Media Resources/Edlab. Thana has worked at a table sit promoting the use of our streaming media collections. She demonstrated how to use the Films on Demand and Alexander Street Press resources and handed out informational flyers. Last year before each International Film Series screening, Thana set up snacks, welcomed viewers, and passed out schedules of future screenings. This is in addition to the everyday responsibilities of working in Media Resources/Edlab.

Thana is a Health Administration major from Raritan, New Jersey who is active in intramural sports and is a member of Colleges Against Cancer. In 2014 she completed the inaugural Scranton Half Marathon. A fun fact about Thana is that she was born in Thailand, and English is her second language! The thing she enjoys most about the Library is learning about Media Resources. Before she began working in Media Resources, she didn’t know it existed. Her advice to other students about the Library is to ask for help because the staff and faculty are always willing to assist you.

We wish Thana all the best as she graduates in May and pursues her goal of working as a hospital administrator. Thank you, Thana, for your hard work and support of the Library!

New Streaming Video Trial from Swank Digital Campus

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to announce a trial of Swank Digital Campus streaming service. This pilot is made available through our membership in PALCI, the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., and offers streaming access to 300 feature films for academic use.  List of titles

Swank Digital Campus allows students, faculty and staff to view licensed content on an individual basis using personal computers and mobile devices (iOS and Android). Browsers may require a plugin installation. For mobile devices, download the Swank Media Player App. Students, faculty and staff may access the films by searching under “S” in the library’s A-Z database.  

Faculty and staff can show content in a secured classroom setting to registered students for specific course support or clearly defined academic purpose. Any cross-campus promotion for classroom viewings, large screen event showings or availability of individual titles is strictly prohibited.

The trial runs through June 30, 2016.

For more information about this trial, please contact sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu.

The International Film Series Presents: Illegal

Photo courtesy of Film Movement.
Photo courtesy of Film Movement.

 

Please join us on Friday March 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Room 305 of the Weinberg Memorial Library for a free presentation of the Belgian drama “Illegal.”

Film Movement describes the film as the story of Tania a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her son, Ivan. One day she is stopped for a routine check by the police and is arrested. Separated from Ivan, who manages to escape, she is placed in an immigration detention center for women and children. While utterly refusing to face expulsion, Tania begins a fight to preserve her dignity, identity and humanity, as well as find her son.

Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse, “Illegal” is in French and Russian with English subtitles. Dr. Marzia Caporale will lead a discussion following the film.

This event is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Please email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu for more information.

Exhibit on Display: Don Rash, Bookbinder and Printer

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Visit the fifth floor Heritage Room of University of Scranton’s Weinberg Library to view a collection of bookbindings created by local bookbinder and printer, Don Rash.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed during normal library hours. For more information, please contact Special Collections Librarian, Michael Knies. Michael.Knies@scranton.edu, (570) 941-6341.

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