Welcome back students!

Are you struggling with that first paper? The CTLE Writing Center can help!

The Writing Center Fall 2016 hours are as follows:

In the CTLE (LSC 588):

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

In the Reilly Learning Commons (1st Floor Library):

Monday through Thursday 5pm-9pm

Saturdays: 1pm-5pm

Sundays: 1pm-9pm

*In the Reilly Learning Commons, we are located in the first two study rooms on the left.

To make an appointment email your availability and course name to: writing-center@scranton.edu



Exhibit on Display: “Illustrating Scranton: The Drawings of Don Murray”

Now through December 9th, the Library’s fifth floor Heritage Room will feature an exhibit on the work of local artist Don Murray. Comprised mainly of pen and ink drawings, the works on view depict the historic architecture and landmark sites of … Continue reading

Leaves of Class XVIII ~ August Winner!

Congratulations to Dr. John Norcross of Clarks Summit, our August Leaves of Class winner, who won a Pro Fitness basket including: 1 3-month membership and 2 personal training sessions gift certificates; sweat towels, key clips, ear buds, club information and more, gift cards and/or certificates from P.J. Scanlan’s, Nana’s Pasta House, Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar, The Windsor Inn, Six East Restaurant, Boscov’s, Salon Sage & Day Spa, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Debbie’s Flower Boutique, Inc., The Bog, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and a Amazon gift card courtesy of William Varady. John also won a set of 4 tickets from Roba Family Farms, and a 1 ct. t.w. diamond bracelet courtesy of Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D.

There are still FOUR more drawings for Leaves of Class XVIII!


Leaves of Class XVIII ~ July Winner & August Drawing

We pull our August winner tomorrow – Will it be you?

Congratulations to Donna Rupp of Scranton, our July winner, who won a Coleman Roadtrip portable propane grill courtesy of Fidelity Bank, gift cards from Wegmans, Abe’s Deli, Mansour’s Market, Gold Crown Pizza, Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar, The University of Scranton Bookstore, and TGI Fridays. In addition, Donna won a basket of cheer compliments of Ann Moskovitz, a beach gift basket from The Commonwealth Medical College, a movie gift bag from The Dietrich Theater, 2 theatre subscriptions from The University of Scranton Players, and two tickets to the Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival!

There are still FIVE more drawings for Leaves of Class XVIII. PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES TODAY!


New this Fall – Off Site Storage for Books

Last fall the Library Advisory Committee began working with the Library Faculty to devise a plan to alleviate overcrowding in our library stacks and to make room for new acquisitions. In Spring 2016 the library negotiated an agreement for off-site storage with Iron Mountain, one of the industry’s leaders in storage and information management services. Over the summer 10,172 books published before 1950 which had not circulated in 12 years or more were sent to off-site storage. When viewed in the online library catalog, books included in the project display with the location “Off Site Storage”, and can be requested by clicking the “Place a Hold” button. Requested books will be delivered back to the library in one business day, and requestors will get an email when the book is ready for pick-up at the Circulation Desk. Books recalled from storage will not be sent back off site, but will be re-shelved in the library stacks after use. Please contact the library you have any questions about this new service.


I Love My Librarian Award

ilml2016-250-400-logosThis award encourages library users — professors, administrators, students — to submit nominations about how their librarian makes a difference on campus or in the community.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award-winner’s library.

Nominations are open through September 19, 2016, for the I Love My Librarian Award. Nominate your favorite College, Community College, or University librarian today!

The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, and The New York Times.



EasyBib Update

EasyBib, the Library’s online citation tool, has now become EasyBib EDU. To gain access to EasyBib EDU, students and faculty will need to input a special Coupon Code that is unique to The University of Scranton. The Coupon Code only needs to be entered once to gain access to EasyBib EDU for the duration of the academic year.

Our Coupon Code is: uniofPA962 (Please note, the coupon code is NOT case sensitive)

Faculty and Students with Existing EasyBib Accounts:
● Login to your existing EasyBib account via the EDU link: https://edu.easybib.com/auth/login
● You will be prompted to enter in the coupon code: uniofPA962 and your account will be upgraded to EDU access
● Students and Faculty with projects (bibliographies and notes) from prior EasyBib use will still have their work with them in EasyBib EDU.

New Faculty and Students to EasyBib EDU:
● First click the blue “Sign up for EasyBib EDU” button on: www.easybib.com/register
● Then enter in the University’s coupon code: uniofPA962
● Students and Faculty will be prompted to fill in a registration form, and are then directed to their new EasyBib EDU accounts

Information and articles on how to use EasyBib can be found in their Support Center: http://support.easybib.com/customer/en/portal/topics/ 817998-getting-started/articles

Please feel free to contact the EasyBib Customer Success Team if you have any in-depth questions, concerns or need clarification at: support@imagineeasy.com

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

Thank you, Narda Tafuri, Acquisitions Librarian, x7811

Please note:  EasyBib is currently using the following citation style editions, as noted on the bottom of the screen: “We cite according to the 7th ed. of MLA, 6th ed. of APA, and 16th ed. of Chicago (7th ed. Turabian).”

You can select to cite using the MLA, 8th edition by searching for it in the “More” dropdown next to “Chicago” on the citation page. However, EasyBib Customer Support has indicated that it is a “testing version.”   They are aiming to have MLA 8 out within the next month.

Library Printing Subsidy

Please be advised that the subsidy for printing supplied by the library is not applied to Royal Cards until Monday morning 8/22. If you need to print before Monday you can add money to your card at the VTN station in the library, or you can use a scanner and email documents to yourself for easy printing on Monday. Sorry for any inconvenience.