Game Night on October 11th!

The Library will be hosting a Game Night in the Reilly Learning Commons on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-10PM. Some of the games available are MarioKart, Super Smash Bros., Rock Band, Just Dance, and a variety of new and exciting 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

The Schemel Forum with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine present Music and Medicine: Leonard Bernstein

The Schemel Forum is offering 25 Students
On a First Come-First Served Basis
A Free Pass to Music and Medicine: Leonard Bernstein

For more information contact / 570-941-6206

To buy tickets, click here.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Dean of the Library for Access Services at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is currently accepting applications for Assistant Dean of the Library. This is a full-time, nine month (Aug-Dec; Feb-May) professional position, which is responsible for overseeing Library services for Circulation; Interlibrary Loan; and Media Resources; and supporting Research & Instruction. The Assistant Dean directly supervises the work of 3 paraprofessional staff, works closely with Faculty Librarians, and is a part of the Library administrative planning team.

Regular hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm, and the anticipated start date is 1/2/19. For more details, please visit, and search “staff jobs” with the keyword “library”.

Improved 24/7 Quiet Study Space

In response to the MISO survey last spring we would like to publicize two Quiet Study spaces on the 2nd floor that are available 24/7. These rooms are set up for students studying individually who need quiet to work, especially after hours. Lighting in these rooms was recently upgraded, and additional electrical outlets will be added soon. For the next few weeks, there will be a place in each room to leave comments/further suggestions. The rooms are numbered 218 & 218B and are located at the back of the floor near the back staircase.

Exhibit Featuring Penman C.P. Zaner Now On Display

The Heritage Room is featuring an exhibit on the career of Charles Paxton Zaner, penman extraordinaire and founder of the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Company. The Weinberg Memorial Library has been the home of the Zaner-Bloser Collection since 2010, and the collection has been used in a number of exhibits. Zaner-Bloser, which is still in business, has been a leading publisher of penmanship instruction materials since 1888. However, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of C.P. Zaner’s tragic death in an automobile collision with a train at the age of 54. Consequently, the exhibit will focus on Zaner’s career and feature calligraphic alphabets, flourished birds, other artistic work and penmanship exercises. But Zaner was more than a penman. He was a businessman, a publisher, an essayist, and author of penmanship manuals. The exhibit will also display manuscript copies of his essays, copies of manuals he authored, accompanied at times by the original penwork and printing blocks, and material from the company he created.

The exhibit, titled “The World’s Best Penman: The Artistic and Business Career of Charles Paxton Zaner, 1864-1918,” will be on display until December 14 during normal library hours. There will be a reception and lecture, by Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies, on Zaner’s career and the profession of penmanship during his lifetime on Wednesday, October 24, at 6 PM in the Heritage Room. The reception is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.

Job Opportunity: Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences (full-time faculty, 12-month, tenure-track), Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences, commencing January 1, 2019. The regularly scheduled hours for this position will be primarily Monday-Friday, 1:00-9:00 pm, with occasional mornings and weekends. A generous benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, holidays, and research leave.

As a member of the Library faculty, the Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences contributes to the Library’s campus-wide focus on transformative teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition. This is an entry-level position, requiring a willingness to develop the knowledge needed to provide information literacy instruction to health sciences courses and programs.


  • Teaches as part of the Library’s information literacy program, which includes information literacy instruction in core general education courses, as well as upper-level disciplinary courses.
  • Provides research services and scholarly assistance to members of the university community both in-person and online.
  • Serves as subject liaison to the health sciences, a role that includes providing course-integrated instruction and collection development.
  • Oversees and is responsible for Library services and building operations during evening hours.
  • Participates in Library and University initiatives, e.g., by serving on committees, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment
  • Experience working in a library or archives
  • Experience working collaboratively with others to pursue, manage, and complete projects
  • Availability to work Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with occasional mornings and weekends

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the health sciences or related subject areas (e.g. nursing, counseling, allied health services, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic librarianship related to research and instruction, such as knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Experience creating engaging learning opportunities for student, faculty, or community audiences
  • Proficiency in the use of technology, such as social media and other emerging technologies and platforms, for delivery of library services
  • Strong desire to explore pedagogical approaches and learning theories that can enrich teaching practice
  • Familiarity with assessment methods and techniques
  • Supervisory experience

Additional Skills Needed

  • Willingness to develop the knowledge required to provide information literacy instruction in health sciences courses
  • Ability to deal well with members of the public
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

About the Library and University

The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services, and programs that meet the dynamic and diverse scholarly, cultural, and social needs of the University and our community. We value teaching, research, and lifelong learning, and we are committed to intellectual freedom, preservation, accessibility, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

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 6th 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 America’s comprehensive universities.

Official University of Scranton Diversity Statement

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.

To Apply

Applicants must apply online at and include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and strengths, a curriculum vitae (or résumé), and contact information for three references. Direct link to the job posting: The position will remain open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2018. Prof. Donna Witek, Information Literacy Coordinator, serves as the Search Committee Chair.

Leaves of Class XX – July Winners!

JULY ~ Congratulations to Stephen & Teresa Andrichak of Sterling, who won the following prizes:

Extravaganza: Mount Airy Casino Resort: An overnight stay in a luxurious and elegant deluxe king suite, 2 entertainment tickets to any show of choice, a couples massage, and $200 food credit.

Culinary Delights: Gertrude Hawk Chocolates: $25 gift card.

Tres Chic: Pop It! Jackets & Accessories: $25 gift certificate.

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

To purchase entries online, visit: To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko –, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Free Film Resource for Educators

POV is a free resource for documentary films that have been shown on PBS. Every year POV premiers 14 to 16 new and innovative programs. POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness.

POV is now offering free resources for educators, including 200+ online film clips connected to 100+ standards-aligned lesson plans, discussion guides and reading lists. The lesson plan themes include Documentaries & Media Literacy, Women’s History, Environmental Issues and the Politics of Elections. To use this resource, you will need to create an account with POV. Registered educators may borrow DVDs from their lending library to host free community and classroom screenings, staff trainings and workshops. If you’d like to try this great source, visit the POV website for more information.

Leaves of Class XX – June Winners!

June ~ Congratulations (again) to Joe & Mary Barrett of Dunmore, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment: Anthracite Heritage Museum: 4 museum tickets & 2 books on the anthracite coal industry; Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library: 2 tickets to the Distinguished Author Award dinner; Kalahari Resorts and Conventions: $100 gift card; Ritz Company Playhouse: 6 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions; Wildflower Music Festival: 6 flex tics; Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival: 2 tickets to the 2018 festival.

Culinary Delights: Nana’s Pasta House: $25 gift certificate; Tasty Freeze Ice Cream: $25 gift certificate for individual treats; Zummo’s Café: $25 gift card.

Tres Chic: N.B. Levy’s Jewelers: $50 gift certificate.

WellnessAlexander’s Spa & Salon: $100 gift card; Spunk Fitness: one 3-month membership, 1-free bring a friend week card, one $10 Synergy cash for use at Salon or Spa.

And More!: Basket of Cheer ($250 value; courtesy of Ann Moskovitz); Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards: large peach jar candle; $10 Starbucks gift card and bottle of wine (courtesy of Charles Kratz);

If these names look familiar, it’s because they are! In the 20-year history of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Leaves of Class raffle program — a total of 234 monthly drawings through the middle of this year — no winner’s name has ever been drawn in consecutive months. Until now.

Joe and Mary Barrett of Dunmore are the lucky couple whose winning ticket was randomly selected in May of this year — and again in June!









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

To purchase entries online, visit: To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko –, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!