The Ask-A-Librarian instant messaging service, widgets on our websites, and text messaging services are currently having technical difficulty. Our provider’s servers are currently down, but they are working on restoring the services.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
For the meantime please call the Reference Desk if you need any help (570 – 941 – 4000) OR use the 24/7 Chat service to get help from a librarian at another Jesuit University.
If you’re either a student here at the U or a regular reader of Infospot, you know all about our new 1st floor 24-hour study space. Starting today, that new space has one less blank wall.
This fall, the Weinberg Memorial Library partnered with the University’s Photography Club on a collaborative project to market our text messaging reference service. Members of the Club took photographs of fellow University of Scranton students text messaging and then submitted them to us for review. We chose our five favorite photographs to use for our marketing campaign – but since there were so many other great photographs, we decided to host a Photography Club gallery here at the Library.
So the next time you’re in the building, stop by the 1st floor group study rooms to find 9 gorgeous photographs celebrating text messaging, all thanks to our Photography Club contributors: James Benfante, Anna Heckman, Sarah Prandy, Aimee Miller, Gillian Naro, and Jon Danforth. We’d also like to extend an extra thank you to Jon, who is both the Vice President of the Photography Club and one of our Library TechCons, for coordinating the gallery.
Student photographs, like this one by James Benfante, will be used to market the Library’s text messaging reference service
It’s that time of the semester again. The Library has been filled to the brim these past few days, which means finals are almost here.
To help make your job of studying and paper-writing easier, here are the Library’s extended hours over the next 2 weeks:
Monday-Thursday, May 11-May 14: 8:00 a.m. – Midnight
Friday, May 15: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17: Noon – 2:00 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 21: 8:00 a.m. – Midnight
Friday, May 22: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Then, on Memorial Day Weekend and the week following, our hours will be:
Saturday-Monday, May 23 – 25: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday, May 26 – 28: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Also, just a reminder that the Pro Deo room will be open 24 hours, like usual, leading up to and including finals week.
And finally, a reminder that if you need help on your final papers and projects at any hour of the day or evening, you can Chat 24/7 with a Librarian who will help you navigate our databases and resources, right from your computer at home/in your dorm! Just click here to get started!
Its 9:30 Wednesday morning, you’ve been “awake” for a total of 10 minutes, you haven’t brushed your teeth, you haven’t eaten, and you are by no means ready to meet the world. You look over at your wall calendar and what do you see? –
Okay, you have approx. 30 minutes to get ready for the world, get to the library, ask a librarian how to find the article, wait in-line to print the article, print it, and then run to class.
Oh, and you are still in your pajamas.
Because we feel sorry for you and how taxing the life of the American College student can be, the Librarians have just made your life easier…
We are online ALL DAY LONG from 8 AM to 11:30 PM.
Same scenario, this time instead of running to the library, you send out an IM to UofSRefDesk, a librarian promptly responds to your question, directs you to the article, you print it at home, and you still have time to put on a decent pair of pants and make it to class early enough to suck up to your professor.
So what was that Screen name again?
AIM = UofSRefDesk
MSN = UofSRefDesk
Yahoo! = UofSRefDesk
Google Talk = UofSRefDesk
I suggest adding us to your buddy list now, that way when you really need us, you won’t have to waste that precious time looking for our screen name again.
Oh, and if you look to your immediate left you’ll see the IM a Librarian “widget.” This little window is a portal right to a University of Scranton Librarian, it acts exactly the same way as an IM window except it lives in your browser. No need to register, just type your text and send. We will respond right inside the same window. This widget IM Window is also available on the Ask-A-Librarian Page.
So, remember no matter which program you use to chat, add us to your buddy list!
Go ahead, just say hello. We won’t mind – we like the attention.
So, the new year has started, and the Library is back to business as usual. Here are our hours of operation during Intersession:
Monday, January 5th — Saturday, January 31st
Saturday, 12 Noon-6:00PM
Sunday, 12 Noon-10:00PM
Saturday, January 31st: Closed
Our Virtual Reference / Ask a Librarian services (Email, IM and 24/7 Chat) are all back as well. See the Ask a Librarian page for details, or just use one of the nifty widgets or links located on the left sidebar to access these services.
So, we finally made it! Finals are over, and Christmas break has begun! *cue the celebratory trumpets*
Now is the time for all that book learnin’ to have a chance to settle into our minds and selves… And so, the Library is taking a bit of a break with you. Here are the Library hours over the break:
December 15-19, Monday-Friday — 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
December 20-21, Saturday-Sunday — Closed
December 22-23, Monday-Tuesday — 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
December 24, 2008 – January 4, 2009 — Closed
Please note that the Pro Deo room — aka the 24-hour room — closes with the library on December 23rd at 4:30 PM, and reopens on Sunday, January 4th.
In addition, our Virtual Reference services are taking a bit of a break along with us:
IM Reference Service via Meebo will be unavailable from Monday, December 15, 2008 through Sunday, January 4, 2009. The service will resume on Monday, January 5, 2009.
24/7 Chat Reference Service will be closed from 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 through Thursday, December 25, 2008 for Christmas. It will also be closed from 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 through Thursday, January 1, 2009 for New Year’s. The service will resume as usual on Friday, December 26th and Friday, January 2nd, respectively.
So, enjoy the break! Merry Christmas and many blessings this holiday season! See you in the new year…