Poem in Your Pocket Day

You may know that April is National Poetry Month, but did you know that Thursday April 27 is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day? People are encouraged to “celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day”. I am choosing to share here a poem by Contemporary Canadian Poet Sheniz Janmohamed called”The Road Ghazal”. Pick a poem to share tomorrow – either in person or at #pocketpoem.

http://sites.scranton.edu/library/files/2017/04/Road-Ghazal.pdf

 

Support the Friends of the Weinberg Library

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is almost here. Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale, which supports our collections and services. The event is this weekend with a special preview sale for current Friends of the Library & Schemel members and University of Scranton students on Friday, April 28.

A donated collection of 40 Harbour Lights Lighthouses will be for sale individually at the tag sale portion of the Book Sale. These lighthouses are collectible replicas of historic lighthouses and were created in limited production each with its own numbered edition and individual serial numbers. All lighthouses are in excellent condition and include the original box and Certificate of Authenticity.

The Book Sale is Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, from noon until 8 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Join the organization if you would like to take advantage of the special preview. Click here for membership information.

We are unable to take any more donations at this time. Please contact us in the middle of May to make donation arrangements for next year’s sale. The library will accept any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting media and tag sale items.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Barbara Evans at 570-941-4078.

Pop-Up Writing Center!

Struggling with that final paper? Overwhelmed with writing assignments? We can help!

The Writing Center will be hosting additional hours on Sunday, April 30th from 6pm-9pm in Collegiate Hall.

These hours will be walk-in only, and you will not need an appointment!

What: Pop-Up Writing Center Hours

When: Sunday, April 30th from 6pm-9pm

Where: Collegiate Hall

Why: Because we love you.

Students will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis and range anywhere from 15-25 minutes.

Get there early to snag a spot!

 

 

Spotlight on Student Worker Chaleekorn Thamrato

Chaleekorn Thamrato is a Master of Business Administration graduate student focusing on Finance and International Business. Before coming to The University of Scranton, Chalee earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is originally from Bangkok.

Chalee has worked as Reference Department Student Worker for one year, and the reference department relies heavily on her. What Chalee enjoys most about her position in the library is interacting with people. She appreciates the importance of listening and communicating with the people that come to the reference desk to better understand what type of assistance they need. Chalee takes pride in helping people navigate the library and finding what they need.

In addition to her studies and job in the library, Chalee has contributed to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services by giving a presentation on Thailand. The presentation was open to students, staff, and faculty. Chalee’s hobbies include listening to music, especially Bossa nova. She also enjoys watching television series and movies that feature detective stories.  Her favorite pleasure reading involves mysteries and detectives as well. Chalee has kept busy working with the library and pursuing her studies; she has developed time management skills that help her to excel at each of her endeavors.

Chalee  is a capable and reliable student worker and a good colleague to her fellow student workers and the library’s staff; she enjoys communicating with her coworkers and learning more about their professional and personal interests. After graduation in May, Chalee plans to travel around the United States for a few months to see as much as she can before she returns to Thailand. Her career aspirations involve working in corporate finance.

Thank you, Chalee for all that you have contributed to the library! Best of luck in all your pursuits!

Spotlight on Student Worker Mollie Medrano

Mollie Medrano, of Long Beach, New York, has been working in the Circulation Services department for the past 4 years.  She loves interacting with people at the Circulation Desk and being able to socialize while working.  Helping students realize all that the library has to offer is something she enjoys about her job.  She advises students to borrow a laptop or a tablet and to use the Interlibrary loan and Palci EZBorrow systems.  Sharing her knowledge of library resources is rewarding.

Mollie is a Community Health Education Major.  Of all her classes she especially enjoyed Dr. Andrew Lazella’s Ethics class.  She is an active member of the CHED club on campus.  She volunteers her time and services by participating in programs that beautify and benefit the local community such as ‘Street Sweep’, Relay for Life and Safe Trick or Treat.

Mollie enjoys traveling or just hanging out at the beach with her friends.  Her favorite book is Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and her favorite movie is Finding Nemo.  You might be surprised to learn that Mollie spent 12 years participating competitively in Irish step dancing!

After graduation, Mollie plans to seek a career in Nursing.  We thank her for the work she’s done here and wish her all the best!  Good luck Mollie!

Seniors: Vote for Teacher of the YEar

Vote For: Teacher of the Year

ATTENTION: GRADUATING SENIORS

2017 University of Scranton Teacher of the Year Award

Each year the Graduating Senior Class selects its “Teacher of the Year.” Beginning Monday, April 24th, please vote for the full-time faculty member who you believe best exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and fairness.
  • Inspires interest in the discipline through personal enthusiasm and dedication.
  • Is consistently effective in communication.
  • Is available outside of the classroom.

The award will be presented during Class Night on Friday, May 26th, 2017.

HOW TO VOTE: To cast your electronic ballot, access www.scranton.edu/toy

WHEN TO VOTE: Monday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. – Friday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.

Remember a Faculty Member Whose Teaching Has Inspired You!

(Posted on behalf of our CTLE colleagues)

Leaves of Class XIX – March Winner!

Congratulations to Rick & Nancy Davis from Taylor, PA who won event & performance tickets to the Masterworks IV – Season’s Grand Finale, courtesy of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic; 2 tickets to the Actors Circle production of The Uninvited, 12 tickets for the 2017 summer season from The Ritz Company Playhouse, and 2 tickets to the next Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Distinguished Author event. In addition, they also won gift cards/certificates to La Trattoria, Aramark, and The Olive Garden. The Davis’s will also enjoy a foursome round of golf including carts at the Elmhurst Country Club, and gift baskets courtesy of Glenmaura National Golf Club, Krispy Kreme, and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley.

There are still NINE chances to win! Our next drawing for Leaves of Class XIX is April 28, 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!

Bike Scranton 2017

Bike Scranton is back! For the 2017 season the library has 8 bikes 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. Stop by the Library Circulation Desk and borrow a bike today!

Apply Now for the Library Research Prize

The second application deadline for the 2017 Library Research Prize is coming up.

Applications for research projects completed in Intersession or Spring 2017 are due Monday, May 1, 2017 by 4:00 pm.

The Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize recognizes excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools, and services. The prize is $500 for the winning undergraduate project, and $500 for the winning graduate project.

Complete applications will include a 500-700 word essay describing your research process and the ways you used the library in order to complete your project, a final version (or almost complete draft if necessary) of your research project, a bibliography or other appropriate listing of sources consulted, and a statement of faculty support.

For the online application form, tips on how to write a successful essay describing your research process, and previous winning applications, see www.scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize. For questions, email Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator, at bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu.