Apply Now for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize!

Are you working on a research project this semester? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize is for you!

The Bonnie W. Oldham 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.

New this year:  Three prizes of $500.00 each will be awarded to the winning individual student and/or group in the following categories: Undergraduate Foundational (100-level courses), Undergraduate Upper-level (200- to 400-level courses), and Graduate. If won by a group, the award will be split equally among the group members. All you need to do is write a 500- to 700-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500- to 700-word essay you can about your research. 

The application deadline for projects completed during Intersession or Spring 2018 is Monday, April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Winners will be announced at the end of the Spring 2018 semester.

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission.

For additional information on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and to access the application, visit the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize page:  www.scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize

Exhibit Reception Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow night, March 27, at 6 p.m. the Library will host a reception for the exhibit “Distinguished for Their Talents,” Theatrical Portraits by Scranton Master Penman P. W. Costello, 1905-1930, in the 5th floor Heritage Room. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, this event is free and open to the public. P. W. Costello’s great-grandson, Thomas W. Costello, will discuss Costello’s career, and University of Scranton professor Michael Friedman, Ph.D., will speak on Shakespearean performance at the turn of the 20th century.

Last week, WVIA’s ArtScene with Erika Funke featured an interview with Thomas W. Costello and Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies about the exhibition.  A recording of their discussion can be found on WVIA’s website: wvia.org/radio/local/artscene/

The exhibit will be on display through April 23 during normal library hours. For more information, please email archives@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6341.

Spotlight on Student Worker Maria Revueltas

Maria Revueltas, from Brooklyn, NY, is a senior Business Administration major with a minor in English. Maria has worked in the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections since the spring semester of her freshman year in 2015. Over the past three years, Maria has helped preserve thousands of photographic negatives from the Terry and Paula Connors Collection that document the history of The University of Scranton and the larger Scranton community. While working with these archival photos, Maria loved learning something new about the University’s history every day.

Born in Colombia, Maria moved to the United States when she was nine years old. Maria is an active member of the campus community and serves on the stage crew in the Liva Arts Company. This student-run drama club produces two musicals annually, and they are currently working on a production of “Legally Blonde” the musical. Maria’s involvement with the Liva Arts Company came out of her love of Broadway. Some of her favorite shows include “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Wicked.” Maria also has a great interest in the film industry, and would love to apply her business education to a position at a film production company in the future.

Thank you, Maria! Best wishes with all of your future endeavors!

2nd Call For Art! – Environmental Art Show 2018!

The library is seeking submissions for the 8th Annual Environmental Art Show. The art show will be held from April 17 to April 24.

The Environmental Art Show promotes the natural beauty of our environment and the ideal practice of sustainable living through artworks of all types, including painting, photography, repurposed goods, sculpture, and more. The art show relies on submissions by University of Scranton student, staff, and faculty, so please consider contributing!

The deadline for submissions is set for Friday, April 13. All works of art can be dropped off at either the Circulation or Research Services desks of the library. All artwork is returned after the art show ends.

Leaves of Class XX – February Winner!

FEBRUARY ~ Congratulations to Mary Palmira Marek of Scranton, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle:  2 tickets for 2017-2018 season of shows; Broadway Theatre League of NEPA:  2 tickets to the opening night of Kinky Boots (Mar. 16);  Scranton Cultural Center:  1 voucher for up to 4 complimentary tickets to a membership season of shows presented and produced exclusively by the Scranton Cultural Center; Ritz Company Playhouse:  6 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions.

Culinary Delights:  Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Domino’s:  1 gift certificate for 1 large pizza with 1 topping; Cuppa Cake Café ($20 gift card); Lynn Sandy’s Bakery ($25 gift certificate).

Tres Chic: Pen set (courtesy of Charles Kratz); handknitted cashmere shawl (courtesy of Bonnie Strohl).

Wellness: LAVISH special beauty basket; Golf Gift Bag with 4 boxes of golf balls and Bushnell GPS Rangefinder watch (courtesy of Glenmaura National Golf Club); Lakeland Golf Club ($50 gift certificate for golf & carts); Pro Fitness Club:  gift basket with 3-month (New Adult) membership including 2 personal training sessions and more.

And More!:  Wine gift pail (courtesy of Franklin Hill Vineyards).

Didn’t win this month? That’s ok, because you still have TEN more chances to win!

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!

Library Book Sale is Approaching

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library book sale is less than two months away.  Volunteers, faculty, and staff are preparing for our annual sale.  The proceeds from the sale supports our collections and services.  The event will be the last weekend of April.

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.

There are donation boxes on the Monroe Avenue side of the library. We will take donations until Wednesday, April 25.

This year’s book sale is on Saturday, April 28th, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 29th, from noon until 4 p.m., in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.   If you’re not a member of the Friends of the Library, and would like to take advantage of our special private preview on Friday, April 27th, you may join by visiting http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/friends/friends-benefits.shtml

 

Library Game Night on Thursday!

The Library will be hosting a Game Night in the Reilly Learning Commons on Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-10PM. Some of the games available are MarioKart, Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, Rock Band 3, and a variety of board games.

Have games of your own? Students are encouraged to bring their favorite board games and card games to enjoy with friends!

Free Pizza, Soda, and Snacks will be provided! All students are invited to join in the fun!

Sponsored by the Weinberg Memorial Library and the University of Scranton Gaming Club

Spotlight on Student Worker Jennifer Felix

Jennifer Felix, a Sociology major with a minor in Philosophy from Paterson, New Jersey, has worked in Media Resources/EdLab for the past two years where she enjoys helping students choose movies and books. She is friendly, responsible and likes sharing her ideas with others.

In addition to her studies and working in the library, Jennifer works for the University Police Department as a student officer. She also spends time playing basketball, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Her favorite movie is The Lizzie McGuire Movie and her favorite author and philosopher is Friedrich Nietzsche. People might be surprised to learn that Jennifer reads quotes by Nietzsche before going to sleep. Her favorite quote is “to have to combat one’s instincts—that is the formula for decadence: as long as life is ascending, happiness and instinct are one”.

After graduation in May, Jennifer would like to become part of a team that will help her achieve her life and career goals.

Thank you Jennifer for your hard work and enthusiasm. We wish you a happy and fulfilling future!