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:
● 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:
● 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: 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:

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.

Change to ILLiad Log-in

As of today (7/26/16) please use your R number to sign onto ILLIAD for making Interlibrary Loan requests. If you have any difficulty signing on please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at  570-941-4003. Thank you.

Online Reservations for 2016 Distinguished Author Award Now Open!

The Royden B. Davis, S. J.,
Distinguished Author Award Presentation
Stephen Karam
October 29, 2016
5:00 P.M. DeNaples Ball Room

Stephen Karam

  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 25 per student
  • $ 55 for Friends members & Schemel Forum members
  • $ 20 per Student Friends member

For what is sure to be a sell-out event, purchase your admission or sponsorship today! (Invitation packets will be mailed the beginning of September. Checks made payable to The Friends of the Weinberg Library may be mailed in advance of the packets to reserve your seat. For more information visit or contact, 570.941.7816.

Stephen Karam is best known for his Tony-Award winning play The Humans, which centers on a Thanksgiving dinner in a New York City apartment, hosted by a former Scrantonian for her parents, sister, and grandmother, who have traveled in for the day from Northeastern Pennsylvania for the holiday. In addition to the Tony, The Humans was also awarded the Drama Desk Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Karam also received the 2016 Obie Award for Playwriting.

Stephen’s Sons of the Prophet, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Other plays by Mr. Karam include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; and the libretto for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. For film, he has written screenplay adaptations of Chekhov’s The Seagull (starring Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan), and Speech & Debate. Stephen is the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk and Horton Foote Playwriting Awards. He teaches graduate playwriting at The New School. A graduate of Brown University, Stephen was born and raised in Scranton, PA.

CRITICS’ PICK “A haunting, beautifully realized play, quite possibly the finest we will see all season… Blisteringly funny and altogether wonderful.” —Charles Isherwood,The New York Times

“Absolutely, relentlessly gripping… Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.” —Jesse Green, New York Magazine

CRITICS’ PICK, FIVE STARS “Gorgeous. Stephen Karam boldly forces us into a world beyond the familiar.” —Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

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 2017. 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 one of the following: a second Master’s degree in a subject field; or the completion of thirty additional graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence. At least six years of academic library supervisory experience at an academic managerial or administrative level with demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget management, policy development, assessment, project management, library systems, and collection development is required.

Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2016.

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.