Welcome Class of 2025 to the Weinberg Memorial Library!

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to welcome the Class of 2025 to The University of Scranton!

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

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You can consult a University of Scranton Librarian during our service hours by calling 570-941-4000 or by using the Ask a Librarian chat box. Assistance is available 24/7 through the chat box, which is covered by librarians not affiliated with the University of Scranton outside service hours.

Research consultations can be scheduled by using the Ask a Librarian chat box or by contacting your library liaison 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.

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 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.

Circulation Services, located on the first floor, can help you check out and return print materials, laptops, and iPads. You can also pick up items on reserve, books placed on hold, and InterLibrary loan materials.

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, 3D Printing, and reservable group study rooms equipped with white boards and monitors.

The Library’s Research & Scholarly Services department, located on the second floor, can assist you with research, such as finding, evaluating, and citing information.

The Media Resources Collection (MRC), located on the third floor, provides media materials for instructional support and student learning. The EdLab collection, found within the Media Resources Collection, consists of children’s literature and K-12 textbooks.

University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections, located on the fourth floor, collects, preserves and provides access to rare materials of historical value on 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/.

LIBRARY CLOSED TODAY (8/24/2021)

The Library building will remain closed today, Tuesday, August 24, 2021, due to water damage. Essential maintenance workers will continue to work in the building to mitigate damage and restore air conditioning.

Royal Card Swipe Access has been turned off until tomorrow morning (Wednesday, August 25, 2021) when the Library hopes to reopen.

Library remote services and assistance will continue. For more information and assistance, please visit the Remote Library Services guide.

Celebrate Open Education Week! Join the Affordable Learning Discussion 3/3

 

 

 

 

The Library invites University of Scranton Faculty to join us during Open Education Week on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 11:00 am on Zoom to discuss implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) and affordable learning materials in the classroom. 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 include online textbooks, media, and other materials that are available freely for use and can be remixed/reused for educational purposes.

Discussion will include an introduction to OER, how to locate OER and other open materials within the Library’s collection and online, and suggestions for how you can replace costly textbooks and other resources with OER and/or appropriately licensed library resources. Librarians will also answer questions about OER and the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants (formerly the Open Educational Resources Grants), available to full-time Faculty and accepting applications until April 16th.

Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Fall 2021

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 include online textbooks, media, and other materials that are available freely for use and can be remixed/reused for educational purposes. For our Affordable Learning Implementation Grants, formerly OER Implementation Grants, faculty may opt to use existing OER textbooks and open source software that is available online or may compile course materials from appropriately licensed e-books and journals that are open access or available through the Library to replace all, or some, of their for-cost course materials.

For a list of available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the OER Research Guide. The Library’s OER Committee will be hosting an informational session over Zoom about the grants and available resources on March 3rd from 11 am – noon if you are interested in learning more. Please register if you would like the Zoom meeting link.

The library will award up to two $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Fall 2021 courses. These grants are also made possible with additional funding from The University of Scranton’s Strategic Initiatives Funding.

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

Affordable Learning Discussion 10/28

The Library invites University of Scranton Faculty to join the Library’s Open Educational Resources Committee on Wednesday, October 28th, at 11:00 am over Zoom to discuss implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) and affordable learning materials in the classroom. 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 include online textbooks, media, and other materials that are available freely for use and can be remixed/reused for educational purposes.

Discussion will include an introduction to OER, how to locate OER and other open materials within the Library’s collection and online, and suggestions for how you can replace costly textbooks and other resources with OER and/or appropriately licensed library resources. Librarians will also answer questions about OER and the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants (formerly the Open Educational Resources Grant), available to full-time Faculty and accepting applications until November 13th.

Please click here and register to receive the Zoom link.

Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring 2021

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 include online textbooks, media, and other materials that are available freely for use and can be remixed/reused for educational purposes. For our Affordable Learning Implementation Grants, formerly OER Implementation Grants, faculty may opt to use existing OER textbooks and open source software that is available online or may compile course materials from appropriately licensed e-books and journals that are open access or available through the Library to replace all, or some, of their for-cost course materials.

For a list of available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the OER Research Guide. The Library’s OER Committee will be hosting an informational session over Zoom about the grants and available resources on October 28th from 11 am – noon if you are interested in learning more. Please email kelly.banyas@scranton.edu if you would like the Zoom meeting link.

The library will award up to two $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring 2021 courses. These grants are also made possible with additional funding from The University of Scranton’s Strategic Initiatives Funding.

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

Welcome Class of 2024 to the Weinberg Memorial Library

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to welcome the Class of 2024 to The University of Scranton!

Please use the Library’s Fall 2020 Services guide to stay up to date on current hours and services. This guide provides a listing of service hours, updates, and guidance on seeking research and citation assistance, as well as accessing the Library’s print and online collections.

You can consult a University of Scranton Librarian during our Library hours by calling 570-941-4000 or by using the Ask a Librarian chat box. Research assistance is available 24/7 through the chat box, which is covered by librarians not affiliated with the University of Scranton outside service hours. Research consultations can be scheduled by using the Ask a Librarian chat box or by contacting your library liaison directly by email.

To find resources, such as books, periodicals, and media, search our catalog from the Library’s home page; see our How Do I… guide for more details about searching the catalog and finding materials in the Library. You can also place a hold on materials for contactless pick-up of Library materials.

The Library’s large collection of e-books, e-journals, and streaming media are available 24/7. Please see our Guide to Online Library Resources. 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. Books can be requested at this time through ILL or PALCI E-ZBorrow, but requests may not be filled due to limited lending partners. For ILL questions/concerns, please email interlibrary-loan@scranton.edu.

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, reservable group study rooms, quiet study areas, and the Heritage Room.

The library’s Pro Deo room, Reilly Learning Commons, and the 2nd floor include printing stations, group study rooms, and lab computers. You can print from your own device, or you can watch this video to learn how to print from a Library computer (please ignore instructions after 1:42).

Circulation Services, located on the first floor, can help you check out and return print materials, laptops, and iPads. You can also pick up books placed on hold and InterLibrary loan materials.

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. The EdLab collection, found within the Media Resources Collection, consists of children’s literature and textbooks. You can request materials from Media Resources by placing a hold or by appointment.

University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections, located on the fourth floor, collects, preserves and provides access to rare materials of historical value on local and University history. Appointments are required for Fall 2020. The Digital Services Department provides access to digital content related to University Archives and Special Collections.

If you have any questions, please email askalibrarian@scranton.edu.

We hope you have a great first semester!

Celebrate Open Education Week! Join us for Coffee and OER Discussion

Coffee cupThe Library invites University of Scranton Faculty to join us Thursday, March 5th, at 10:00 am during Open Education Week (March 2-6) for coffee and a light breakfast in the Weinberg Memorial Library room 305 to discuss implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom. The Library defines OER as any freely accessible or appropriately licensed, rigorous academic material that is a suitable replacement for expensive textbooks, readings, and other types of required course materials.

Discussion will include an introduction to OER, how to locate OER resources within the Library’s collection and online, and suggestions for how you can replace costly textbooks and other resources with OER. Librarians will also answer questions about OER and the Open Educational Resources Grant, available to full-time faculty and accepting applications until April 17th.

Click here to register by Friday, February 28th.

Faculty Workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER)

The library invites University of Scranton Faculty to join us for an Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop on Wednesday, January 22nd, in the DeNaples Center room 405 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The Library’s OER Committee will introduce OER and its impacts, followed by guest speakers.

Kate Cummings, an Affordable Learning PA OER Specialist and the Library Director at Luzerne County Community College, will be speaking about her experience with OER, copyright, licensing, and her work with Affordable Learning PA.

Dr. Amy Simolo, Faculty Development Specialist, will discuss integrating OER as part of the course-design process and engaging students through using OER.

The presentations will be followed by an afternoon hands-on work session where the speakers and the Library’s OER Committee will be available to answer any questions and introduce participants to locating a variety of OER resources. Bring any ideas for current or future courses as well as any resources you may want to replace with OER.

Lunch will be provided. Click here to register by January 17th.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Coffee Break

Coffee cupThe Library invites University of Scranton Faculty to join us Friday, October 25th, at 2:00 pm during Open Access Week (Oct 21-25) for a coffee break in the Weinberg Memorial Library room 305 to discuss implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom.

Discussion will include an introduction to OER, available resources located in and collected by the Library, and steps to support replacing costly textbooks and other resources with OER. Librarians will also answer questions about OER and the Open Educational Resources Grant, accepting applications until November 15th.

Click here to register by Wednesday, October 23rd.