Library Computer Lab (WML 306)

The Library’s computer lab will be open for student use during the hours that the Library is open beginning Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 19 for the 2017 Spring Semester. Please take note of the student use policy that is posted in the room.

Spotlight on Student Worker: Kyle Kasman

Kyle Kasman is in the student-worker spotlight this week.  Hailing from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Kyle began working in Media Resources/Edlab two years ago while pursuing his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kyle has an outgoing personality, and he most enjoys connecting with other people and finding new movies and books about their interests. Kyle’s excellent organizational skills and attention to detail have helped to keep Media Resources running smoothly. His advice to other students is to take advantage of all the services the Library has to offer and to ask the librarians for help.

A member of the PT Club, Kyle is involved in Seniorcise, an exercise program for seniors, and he assists in coordinating a local wheelchair basketball tournament. His hobbies include playing guitar, photography, hiking, kayaking and camping. You might be surprised to learn that Kyle used to sing and play guitar in a band that was almost signed to a record label!

Kyle is currently completing his clinical internships. His favorite professor is Dr. Leininger and his favorite class is Orthopedics, so it’s fitting that one of Kyle’s career goals is to become a Physical Therapist who specializes in Orthopedics.

Thank you Kyle, for all you have done here! We wish you all the best in the future.

Faculty Scholarship Exhibit

During the month of May, the Weinberg Memorial Library hosts its annual Faculty Scholarship Exhibit in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. The exhibit features books and articles produced by University of Scranton faculty members since 2015. The exhibit, organized by academic department, provides an overview of the diversity and quality of scholarly accomplishments by the University’s faculty. For more information, please contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at michael.knies@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6341.

Additional Group Study Room Available

The study room in the back corner of the library’s 4th floor, which is usually reserved for faculty, is now open for student use. This room is for group use and can not be reserved. Please follow the posted guidelines, and best of luck as you prepare for exams!

Spotlight on Student Worker Mackenzie Thompson

Mackenzie Thompson, from Breezy Point, NY, is a senior Occupational Therapy major with minors in Psychology and Counseling and Human Services. Mackenzie has worked as a technical consultant in the Reilly Learning Commons since its opening in August 2014, where she loves working with people, helping them with technology and using the library. Over the past three years, Mackenzie has helped implement new technology in the Library and is always happy to share her knowledge with others.

Mackenzie is very active on campus working with the Royal Signers on the Executive Board, serving as Co-Director of the Royal Ambassadors, and a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), and Wishmakers. Mackenzie is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Psi Chi.

Mackenzie’s hobbies include drawing, reading, and decorating for holidays. Mackenzie’s favorite book is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and her favorite movie is Anastasia. You might be surprised to learn that Mackenzie has FOUR dogs! Two 8-year-old Golden Retrievers, Brooke and Lucky, and two rescues, a Siberian Husky named Indigo, age 3.5, and a St. Bernard, Indigo, age 5.

Mackenzie hopes to become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Mackenzie’s favorite professors have been all of her OT professors who share their enthusiasm for the field with their students.

After graduation in May, Mackenzie will continue with her education in pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Scranton.

Thank you, Mackenzie! Best wishes with all your future endeavors!

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!