Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring/Summer 2023

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to offer $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants to successful full-time faculty applicants.

Affordable Learning aims to reduce the financial burden on students by eliminating expensive for-cost textbooks and course materials with no-cost or low-cost educational resources. OER stands for Open Educational Resources, which includes online textbooks, media, and other materials freely available and can be remixed/reused for educational purposes. For the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants, faculty may opt to use existing OER and open-source software or may compile course materials from open access e-books and journals or appropriately licenses Library materials to replace all, or some, of their for-cost course materials.

For a list of links to available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the Library’s OER Research Guide.

The library will award up to four $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring/Summer 2023 courses.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 2nd, 2022

For more information and the application form, visit the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants web page.

Welcome Class of 2026 to the Weinberg Memorial Library!

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to welcome the Class of 2026 to The University of Scranton!

Sign up for the Heritage Hunt, the interactive introduction to the Library and its resources for first-year students!

Watch our welcome video to learn more about the Weinberg Memorial Library.

To consult with a University of Scranton Librarian during our service hours, you can ask for research assistance at the first floor Library Services Desk, call 570-941-4000, or by use the Ask a Librarian chat boxes on our website. Assistance is available 24/7 through the chat box, which is covered by librarians not affiliated with the University of Scranton outside service hours.

The Library’s Research & Scholarly Services department, located on the second floor, can assist you with research, such as finding, evaluating, and citing information. Research consultations can be scheduled by using the Ask a Librarian chat box or by contacting your subject liaison librarian directly by email.

To find resources, such as books, periodicals, and media, search our catalog from the Library’s home page. The Library’s large collection of e-books, e-journals, and streaming media are available 24/7. To access the Library’s online content, you must first authenticate through my.scranton.edu.

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is available for requesting articles not currently accessible at our library. For ILL questions/concerns, please email interlibrary-loan@scranton.edu.

Circulation Services, located at the first floor Library Services Desk, can help you borrow and return print materials, laptops, and iPads. You can also pick up items on reserve, books placed on hold, and Interlibrary loan materials. In the lobby area in front of the Library Services Desk you will find New Books recently added to our collection, our Recreational Reading Collection which offers a variety of new and popular fiction and nonfiction, and our Featured Media Collection that contains recently acquired and popular DVD’s.

The Weinberg Memorial Library has five floors and offers a variety of spaces to support your study and research needs including computer workstations, individual study space, group study rooms, quiet study areas, and the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room.

The Library’s Pro Deo room, Reilly Learning Commons, 2nd floor, and 3rd floor remain accessible to students 24 hours a day when campus is open and include printing stations, group study rooms, and lab computers.

The Reilly Learning Commons (RLC), located on the first floor, is a collaborative space with access to high-powered computers, video and audio recording rooms, and reservable group study rooms equipped with white boards and monitors.

The Media Resources Collection (MRC), located on the third floor, provides media materials for instructional support and student learning. Students can borrow films on DVD or Blu-ray, music on CD’s or LP Records, and Audiobooks. The EdLab collection, found within the Media Resources Collection, consists of children’s literature and K-12 textbooks.

University of Scranton Archives and McHugh Family Special Collections, located on the fourth floor, collects, preserves, and provides access to historical materials including medieval manuscripts, rare books, American penmanship and local and University history. Appointments are strongly recommended.

The Digital Services Department provides access to digital content related to University Archives and Special Collections. You can search our digital collections online at http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/.

 

Relocation of 5th Floor Oversize and Folio Collections

Due to upcoming renovation work that will be occurring on the 5th Floor, book collections housed in the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room will be relocated over the next few weeks.

The oversize book collection will temporarily be moving to the last row of the stacks area on the 3rd floor.

The large format folio collection has been permanently moved to the 2nd floor adjacent to the newspapers.

If you are unable to locate an item you are looking for please ask for assistance at the 1st-floor service desk.

Tonight at 5:30pm – Artist Talk with Laura Kern

In conjunction with the Environmental Art Show, join us for an Artist Talk with Laura Kern on April 25th, 2022, in the Heritage Room at 5:30 pm.

Laura Kern

Laura is an interdisciplinary artist based in Waymart, PA. She received her BA from Keystone College in 2022 and currently works as an intern for the International Sculpture Center.

Collecting by Laura Kern
Collecting by Laura Kern

 

Her work addresses environmental issues and the relationship between man and the environment. Laura’s art will be featured as part of our virtual exhibit premiering on April 19th.

 

The 2022 Environmental Art Show is open now in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library April 19-26, 2022, with a virtual exhibit that can be viewed at:

https://digitalprojects.scranton.edu/s/environmental-art-exhibit/page/exhibit-home

All guests must follow the University of Scranton Health and Safety Protocols. If you have questions about this event, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

2022 Environmental Art Show is now open!

The 2022 Environmental Art Show is now open!

Everything is Connected: Celebrating our Connection with the Natural Environment

Stop by or view it online!

Exhibits can be viewed in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library from April 19-25, 2022.

You can view the virtual exhibit at:

https://digitalprojects.scranton.edu/s/environmental-art-exhibit/

Environmental Art 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.

In conjunction with the Environmental Art Show, the library will be hosting an Artist Talk with Laura Kern on April 25th, 2022, in the Heritage Room starting at 5:30 pm.

The event is open to all however we ask that you please RSVP by April 22nd.

Laura KernLaura is an interdisciplinary artist based in Waymart, PA. She received her BA from Keystone College in 2022 and currently works as an intern for the International Sculpture Center.

Collecting by Laura Kern
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Her work addresses environmental issues and the relationship between man and the environment. Laura’s art will be featured as part of our virtual exhibit premiering on April 19th.

All guests must follow the University of Scranton Health and Safety Protocols. If you have questions about this event, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

Environmental Art Show presents an Artist Talk with Laura Kern on April 25th

In conjunction with the Environmental Art Show, the library will be hosting an Artist Talk with Laura Kern on April 25th, 2022, in the Heritage Room at 5:30 pm.

The event is open to all however we ask that you please RSVP by April 22nd.

Laura Kern

Laura is an interdisciplinary artist based in Waymart, PA. She received her BA from Keystone College in 2022 and currently works as an intern for the International Sculpture Center.

Collecting by Laura Kern
Collecting by Laura Kern

 

Her work addresses environmental issues and the relationship between man and the environment. Laura’s art will be featured as part of our virtual exhibit premiering on April 19th.

 

The 2022 Environmental Art Show will be held in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library April 19-26, 2022, with a virtual exhibit that will debut on April 19th, 2022.

All guests must follow the University of Scranton Health and Safety Protocols. If you have questions about this event, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

Environmental Art Show – Last Call for Submissions!

The Weinberg Memorial Library is seeking submissions for our annual exhibit of Environmental Art. The deadline for submissions is set for Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. All physical works of art can be dropped off at the Circulation desk on the 1st floor of the library. All artwork is returned after the art show ends.

The art show will be held in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library from April 19-26, 2022.

Environmental Art 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, video, and more.

Everything is Connected: Celebrating our Connection with the Natural Environment is the theme for 2022. We encourage artists to consider developing artwork around this year’s theme. Submissions are open to all and we encourage submissions by University of Scranton students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

This year, in addition to the physical exhibit, we will be offering the option to also exhibit virtually. The virtual exhibit will debut during Earth Week on April 19, 2022. If you are submitting digital artwork, you can submit your artwork at the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/wml_admin/2022-environmental-art-show

You can view our 2021 virtual exhibit and photos of some of our previous in-person exhibits at:

https://digitalprojects.scranton.edu/s/environmental-art-exhibit/page/exhibit-home

If you would like to submit but have questions, need assistance with your submission, or are submitting physical artwork from outside the University please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu.

New Recreational Reading Titles Available

We have received some additional new titles for the Recreational Reading Collection. The following titles have been added during the month of February:

Anatomy : a love story / Dana Schwartz.
Black joy : stories of resistance, resilience, and restoration / Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts.
Cherish Farrah : a novel / Bethany C. Morrow.
Daughter of the Moon goddess : a novel / Sue Lynn Tan.
The family Chao : a novel / Lan Samantha Chang.
Goliath / Tochi Onyebuchi.
I must betray you / Ruta Sepetys.
Manifesto : on never giving up / Bernardine Evaristo.
No land to light on : a novel / Yara Zgheib.
One true loves / Elise Bryant.
The Paradox Hotel : a novel / Rob Hart.
The Red Palace / June Hur.
Violeta : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle.
Waking Romeo / Kathryn Barker.

You can see all the titles currently available by typing “Recreational Reading Collection” into the catalog search box on the Library Home Page.

Searching Recreational Reads

You can find this collection adjacent to the Circulation Desk next to the New Books. Titles in the Recreational Reading Collection are available for check out to all students, faculty, and staff for 30 days.

Environmental Art Show – Call for Art – 2022

The Weinberg Memorial Library is seeking submissions for our annual exhibit of Environmental Art.

The art show will be held in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library from April 19-26, 2022.

Environmental Art 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, video and more.

Everything is Connected: Celebrating our Connection with the Natural Environment is the theme for 2022. We encourage artists to consider developing artwork around this year’s theme. Submissions are open to all and we encourage submissions by University of Scranton students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

The deadline for submissions is set for Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. All physical works of art can be dropped off at the Circulation desk on the 1st floor of the library. All artwork is returned after the art show ends.

This year, in addition to the physical exhibit, we will be offering the option to also exhibit virtually. The virtual exhibit will debut during Earth Week on April 19, 2022. If you are submitting digital artwork, you can submit your artwork at the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/wml_admin/2022-environmental-art-show

You can view our 2021 virtual exhibit and photos of some of our previous in-person exhibits at:

https://digitalprojects.scranton.edu/s/environmental-art-exhibit/page/exhibit-home

If you would like to submit but have questions or need assistance with your submission, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu.

Relocation of the Mission Reflection Collection

The Mission Reflection Collection has been relocated to a new space on the 4th Floor.

You can find the Mission Reflection Room adjacent to the rear elevator doors in Room 423. The Mission Reflection collection contains print materials on topics of Catholic higher education and Jesuit history. The collection also includes volumes of the series Corpus Christianorum and Sources chrétiennes.

Mission Reflection RoomMission Reflection Room interior