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!


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!


Jazz and Democracy in 2017 Does it Mean a Thing if It Aint Got that Swing?

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Lecture
Monday, 25 September, 2017
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Jazz & Democracy in 2017: Does it Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got that Swing?

Wayne Winborne, Executive Director, Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Newark

This talk will provide a brief history of jazz and its connections to and parallels with the socio-political landscape of the 20th Century, today and into the future. Issues to be addressed include the role of the academy, the status of African-Americans and the competition between art and commerce in our society.

Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509; Noon to 1:30 p.m.
$20pp/$30 per couple, FREE to University of Scranton Staff, Faculty and Students
Includes Buffet lunch
RSVP requested

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

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

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.

Passing of Professor Emeritus Bonnie Oldham

From Charles E. Kratz, Dean of the Library:

It is with the greatest sadness that I share with you that Professor Emeritus Bonnie Oldham passed away this past Friday. Bonnie just retired in late May. She will greatly missed by all of us here at the University of Scranton and beyond our campus. Please keep Bonnie’s husband, children and family in your thoughts and prayers.

The obituary for Bonnie is in today’s Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre) and Times-Tribune (Scranton).

Bonnie expressed her wishes that, in lieu of flowers, you please consider a gift to the “Bonnie W. Oldham Weinberg Memorial Library Research Endowment Fund,” in care of: The University of Scranton, Office of University Advancement, 800 Linden St., Scranton, PA 18510.

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize, which Bonnie helped develop, was inaugurated by the Weinberg Memorial Library in 2011, and is designed to recognize student excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process, and the use of library resources, tools, and services.


Leaves of Class XIX – June & July Winners!

Congratulations to Irene Fotta & Mary Beth Hennigan from Clarks Summit, our June winners, who won a 5 class card from Jaya Yoga Studio, a one year couple membership to The Schemel Forum, a PRO Fitness Club basket including one 3-month membership & 2 personal training sessions gift certificates. Irene & Mary Beth also won a gift certificate to Sanderson Place Salon & Spa Scranton ($75), admission tickets to Montage Mountain Resorts Waterpark, 6 flex tics to the Wildflower Music Festival and tickets to the Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival.

Congratulations also to Kevin Clarke of Dunmore, our July winner, who won a basket of cheer compliments of Ann Moskovitz, a “Family Fun” gift basket from The Commonwealth Medical College, a Mountain View Vineyard wine basket and bottle opener set, seven wines in a lovely Longaberger basket courtesy of Charles Kratz and Charlene Reese, a Coleman Roadtrip portable propane grill courtesy of Fidelity Bank, and a ceramic chip and dip Telavera platter. Kevin also won gift certificates/cards from The Epicurean Delight Catering, Inc. ($100), Wegmans ($100), Bella Facia ($25), DOMA Importing Company ($25), Gold Crown Pizza ($25), Mansours Market ($25), Quinn’s Supermarket ($25), and Tasty Freeze Ice Cream ($25).

There are still FIVE chances to win! Our next drawing for Leaves of Class XIX is August 31, 2017.

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Main entrance closed as of July 5

Due to construction, the main entrance to the library will be closed starting Wednesday July 5 for approximately three weeks. Please cut through (or go around) the DeNaples Center to get to the patio side of the library to enter.

Leaves of Class XIX – May Winner!

Congratulations to Kate Leahy from Waverly, PA who won a spectacular overnight getaway package at Mt. Airy Casino Resort, which includes: an overnight stay in a deluxe king suite; golf for two including cart and green fees; a couple’s massage and a $200 food credit.  Kate also won gift certificates from N. B. Levy’s and The Bog.

There are still SEVEN chances to win! Our next drawing for Leaves of Class XIX is this Friday – June 30, 2017.

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!