FOLIO Migration Date Change – Tuesday May 28th – Go Live Wednesday May 29th

There has been a change in date to our FOLIO migration window. Initially the Library catalog access disruption was to occur on May 20th with Go-Live occurring on May 21st. The new date for catalog migration downtime has changed to Tuesday, May 28th with operations resuming online on May 29th.

Cataloging Downtime

  • Hold on processing of new materials until after May 28.
  • This will NOT affect the circulation of existing materials – you can continue to borrow materials from the Library at the Library Services Desk and at Media Resource Center.

On May 28th

Work stops in our current Library Service Platform and final data is migrated to FOLIO.

As the previous catalog is taken offline there will be some disruption in access to our catalog and Royal Search.

Services AFFECTED by the transition:

  • Royal Search may be temporarily unavailable.
  • Holds will not be able to be placed through Royal Search.
  • Access to My Library Accounts will be offline.
  • Search for Print and Media Reserves will be offline.
  • Lib Guides will still be accessible through our website though some links may not be available.

Services NOT affected by the transition:

  • Library Materials and Course Reserves can still be borrowed from the Library Services Desk and Media Resource Center.
  • Databases will still be accessible through our A-Z list.
  • Illiad will be available for interlibrary loan.
  • Advanced eReserves search will still be available.
  • Cloudsource OA will still be online and available for searching.
  • Digital Services will still be online and available for searching.

May 29th

GO-LIVE DAY!

First working day on FOLIO. All operations, with the exception of EZBorrow, should be back online.

Part of this transition will upgrade our patron empowerment tools in Royal Search. If you are University Student, Faculty, or Staff member, when you log in for the first time and go to place a hold or access an article post transition you will be prompted to personalize your My EBSCO account. This will connect you to your Royal Search dashboard where you can view your requests and loans through the library as well as save and organize your research.

As we transition, more information about new services and features will be provided, as well as training opportunities.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we migrate to our new system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Cataloging and Metadata Librarian Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

Weinberg Memorial Library migrating to FOLIO – Important Service Notice

FOLIO logo with beeThe Weinberg Memorial Library (WML) is very excited to announce that on May 20, 2024, the Library will move to a new open-source Library Services Platform (LSP) called FOLIO. FOLIO enables us to acquire and manage our collections, print and digital. WML will be replacing our current Integrated Library System (ILS) Sierra, the system which the Royal Search Discovery Layer interface currently overlays.

As we move into the final stages of the migration, there are dates the Library wants to make the University Community aware of as there will be some disruption to our regular services. The Library asks for your patience and understanding as we make the transition to our new system. We will be putting out messaging on our blog and website as these various outages and changes occur.

Important Dates and Information

May 10th

PALCI EZBorrow Downtime

  • Access to PALCI EZBorrow will be temporarily shut down. All Interlibrary loan services will be provided through Illiad until our EZBorrow catalog is reindexed. This process can take a few weeks.
  • Alerts will be posted when the service comes down and when the service is reinstated.
  • You can access Illiad here : https://illiad.scranton.edu/illiad/illiad.dll
    • You will be asked to sign on with your RNumber, and set up an account if you do not already have one

Cataloging Downtime

  • Hold on processing of new materials until after May 21.
  • This will NOT affect the circulation of existing materials – you can continue to borrow materials from the Library at the Library Services Desk and at Media Resource Center.

May 20th

Work stops in Sierra and final data is migrated to FOLIO.

As Sierra is taken offline there will be some disruption in access to our catalog and Royal Search.

Services AFFECTED by the transition:

  • Royal Search may be temporarily unavailable.
  • Holds will not be able to be placed through Royal Search.
  • Access to My Library Accounts will be offline.
  • Search for Print and Media Reserves will be offline.
  • Lib Guides will still be accessible though our website though some links may not be available.

Services NOT affected by the transition:

  • Library Materials and Course Reserves can still be borrowed from the Library Services Desk and Media Resource Center.
  • Databases will still be accessible through our A-Z list.
  • Illiad will be available for interlibrary loan.
  • Advanced eReserves search will still be available.
  • Cloudsource OA will still be online and available for searching.
  • Digital Services will still be online and available for searching.

May 21st

GO-LIVE DAY!

First working day on FOLIO. All operations, with the exception of EZBorrow, should be back online.

Part of this transition will upgrade our patron empowerment tools in Royal Search. If you are University Student, Faculty, or Staff member, when you log in for the first time and go to place a hold or access an article post transition you will be prompted to personalize your My EBSCO account. This will connect you to your Royal Search dashboard where you can view your requests and loans through the library as well as save and organize your research.

As we transition, more information about new services and features will be provided, as well as training opportunities. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we migrate to our new system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Cataloging and Metadata Librarian Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

 

The 2024 Environmental Art Show is now open!

The 2024 Environmental Art Show: Creating Connections is now open!

Stop by or view it online!

The exhibit can be viewed in the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library from April 15-24, 2024.

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.

Join us tonight April 15th at 5pm for an Artist Talk with Theresa O’Connor.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

Environmental Art Show presents an Artist Talk with Theresa O’Connor on April 15th at 5pm

In conjunction with the opening of the Environmental Art Show please join us for an Artist Talk with Artist and AFA Gallery Director Theresa O’Connor on April 15th at 5pm in the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be offered.

Theresa has been actively engaged in collaborative projects within the Scranton arts community including The Moth Project and the Saranton exhibition (spearheaded by artist Constance Denchy). She displayed her work in group exhibitions at Adezzo Cafe and at the AFA Gallery. Theresa also established an innovative art and music venue, The Vintage Theater, where she served as the Visual Art Director and Founder. This endeavor allowed her to not only showcase her own work but also provided the opportunity to curate and support the artistic endeavors of others, fostering a vibrant community of creatives.

Theresa will be discussing her work an artist and sharing her experiences with sustainable art practice and the use found objects and alternative materials.

The 2024 Environmental Art Show runs from April 15th to April 24th in the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room and is open to the public during library operational hours.

If you have any questions regarding this event please reach out to Marleen Cloutier via email at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu

 

 

 

Environmental Art Show – No in-person art drop off during Easter Break 3/28-4/1

Due to Easter Break the Library Services Desk will be closed from March 28-April 1. There will be no in-person art drop off. In-person drop off will resume from April 2nd-April 4th during library operational hours between 8am-9pm.

If you are submitting digital artwork, you can submit your artwork at the following link:

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

If you would like to submit but have questions or if you were planning to drop off on the 28th and want to schedule your submission drop off for that date, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu.

Environmental Art Show – Call for Art – Deadline for Submissions EXTENDED to Thursday, April 4th

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

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Thursday April 4th. All physical works of art can be dropped off at the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. All artwork is returned after the art show ends.

In addition to the physical exhibit, we are offering the option to exhibit virtually. The virtual exhibit will debut during Earth Week on April 15, 2024. If you are submitting digital artwork, you can submit your artwork at the following link:

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

The art show theme for 2024 is Creating Connections. Artists are encouraged  to develop artwork around this year’s theme, sharing their connection with nature or a sustainable practice.Submissions are open to all and we encourage submissions by University of Scranton students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

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.

The art show will be held in the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room on the 5th floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library April 15-24, 2024. The exhibit opening event, An Artist Talk with Theresa O’Connor, will be held on April 15th at 5pm. More details to follow.

You can view our 2023 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.

Environmental Art Show – Call for Art – Deadline for Submissions March 28th

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

The art show theme for 2024 is Creating Connections. Artists are encouraged  to develop artwork around this year’s theme, sharing their connection with nature or a sustainable practice.Submissions are open to all and we encourage submissions by University of Scranton students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

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.

The deadline for submissions is set for Wednesday, March 28th, 2024. All physical works of art can be dropped off at the Library Services 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 Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room on the 5th floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library April 15-24, 2024. The exhibit opening event, An Artist Talk with Theresa O’Connor, will be held on April 15th at 5pm. More details to follow.

In addition to the physical exhibit, we are offering the option to exhibit virtually. The virtual exhibit will debut during Earth Week on April 15, 2024. If you are submitting digital artwork, you can submit your artwork at the following link:

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

You can view our 2023 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.

Reminder: Lightning Talks: Open Educational Resources Feb. 27th at Noon

The Weinberg Memorial Library invites University Faculty to “Lightning Talks: Open Educational Resources” on February 27th at noon in our Heritage Room. The Affordable Learning Committee is excited to welcome faculty members: Colleen Farry, Art History, Mike Fennie, Chemistry, Jason Graham, Mathematics, and Adam Pratt, History to discuss the use of OER in their courses.

For more information on OER on campus and how to apply for the Library’s Affordable Learning Implementation Grant, visit the link below.

https://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/infolit/oer-grants.shtml

Lightning Talks: Open Educational Resources

The Weinberg Memorial Library invites University Faculty to “Lightning Talks: Open Educational Resources” on February 27th at noon in our Heritage Room. The Affordable Learning Committee is excited to welcome faculty members: Colleen Farry, Art History, Mike Fennie, Chemistry, Jason Graham, Mathematics, and Adam Pratt, History to discuss the use of OER in their courses.

For more information on OER on campus and how to apply for the Library’s Affordable Learning Implementation Grant, visit the link below.

https://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/infolit/oer-grants.shtml

Environmental Art Show – Call For Art – 2024

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

The art show theme for 2024 is Creating Connections. Artists are encouraged  to develop artwork around this year’s theme, sharing their connection with nature or a sustainable practice.Submissions are open to all and we encourage submissions by University of Scranton students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

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.

The deadline for submissions is set for Wednesday, March 28th, 2024. All physical works of art can be dropped off at the Library Services 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 Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room on the 5th floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library April 15-24, 2024. The exhibit opening event, An Artist Talk with Theresa O’Connor, will be held on April 15th at 5pm. More details to follow.

In addition to the physical exhibit, we are offering the option to exhibit virtually. The virtual exhibit will debut during Earth Week on April 15, 2024. If you are submitting digital artwork, you can submit your artwork at the following link:

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

You can view our 2023 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.