Job Opportunity: Assistant Dean of the Library 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 August 6th, 2018. For more details, please visit https://universityofscrantonjobs.com, and search “staff jobs” with the keyword “library”.

Please participate in MISO

Information Technology and the Library are jointly conducting the national Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO) survey over the next two weeks. You can make a real contribution to enhancing the services you receive by participating in this survey. You should receive an email from Lorraine Mancuso today with more details and a link to the survey.

Please respond to this survey to provide us with feedback on your experiences and satisfaction with the services we provide, so that we may better serve your needs.

Thank you.

Bike Scranton 2017 Season Ends

The 2017 Bike Scranton Season will end at the University this Friday November 3rd. Preliminary reports indicate a substantial increase in borrowing this year. We are happy to be participants in this green initiative. Plan to join us again next April!

Borrowing Library Laptops

Starting today students may borrow library laptops overnight and take them out of the library if desired. There was student interest in borrowing laptops to use in class or take back to their dorms, so the library worked with IT over the summer to make this possible. So students, stop by the Circulation Desk on the first floor to get more information or to borrow a laptop!

 

Main entrance closed as of July 5

Due to construction, the main entrance to the library will be closed starting Wednesday July 5 for approximately three weeks. Please cut through (or go around) the DeNaples Center to get to the patio side of the library to enter.

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!

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