“Card Catalogs, Computers, and Learning Commons”

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  All are invited to enjoy the 20th Anniversary Exhibit entitled “Card Catalogs, Computers, and Learning Commons” on the 5th floor Heritage Room of the library throughout the fall semester.  Students are encouraged to test their knowledge of the library and win fun prizes with an exhibit trivia quiz, available in both print and mobile friendly versions on the 5th floor.  Answer the short quiz using the exhibit captions as hints and place the quiz in the box provided on the 5th floor.  All correct trivia winners (students only) will be rewarded with a lovely bookmark and will be entered into random drawings to win fun giveaways every week throughout the fall semester.


JSTOR Service Alert – September 9-10

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days. During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

IT Systems Downtime Notice

Due to maintenance on the University’s IT systems, Banner, the my.scranton portal and RoyalMail will not be available from 4:00 p.m. July 28, 2011. until 8:30 a.m. August 2, 2011. In addition, the following Enterprise Systems are NOT available during this time:

  • Banner INB
  • Banner Self service
  • Imaging
  • Banner Workflow
  • Auxiliary Systems and/or Employee Applications such as the Work Order System, Events System, and OIT Equipment Request Form
  • Web Content Management System
  • Royal Drive
  • Royal Lists
  • Online Course Evaluations

Systems that will be available are:

Scranton’s Native Son Returns Home

“Follow the underground railroad” via the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies exhibit at the Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, March 10-18, during regular library hours. Join “Scranton’s Native Son” Sherman Wooden for a reception and book signing on March 15, 2011, from 4:30-6:30pm at the same venue. read more

The Book of the Snow

Philip Mosley reads from his translation of François Jacqmin’s poems with classical guitar punctuations by Jason Smeltzer.

Philip Mosley,  Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Penn State Worthington Scranton, will perform a reading of his translations of the poems of François Jacqmin on Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of Weinberg Library.

Dr. Mosley’s translation of The Book of the Snow, a volume of 112 ten-line poems by  Jacqmin, has just been published in a bilingual edition by Arc in the UK in its “Visible Poets” series. Jacqmin, who died in 1992, is considered to be one of the foremost Belgian francophone poets of the last fifty years. His poetry is elemental, philosophical, and witty. He was also associated with Phantomas, an iconoclastic neo-surrealist group of artists and writers. Dr. Mosley’s reading will be accompanied by classical guitar punctuations by Jason Smeltzer.

Dr. Mosley is an Associate Editor of Comparative Literature Studies and a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, having been involved with the Council since 1996 as a Commonwealth Speaker, a Read About It! book discussion group leader, and an outside evaluator.  As well as his PHC activities, he has been prominent in the cultural life of northeastern Pennsylvania, organizing and participating in a number of film festivals and literary events, and serving on museum and film boards.  Philips book publications include Ingmar Bergman: The Cinema as Mistress (1982); Georges Rodenbach: Critical Essays (1996); Split Screen: Belgian Cinema and Cultural Identity (2001); and Anthracite! An Anthology of Pennsylvania Coal Region Plays (2006).  His latest book, The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne: Responsible Realism, is forthcoming from Wallflower Press in London.  Additionally, he has translated a number of Belgian authors from French to English including Guy Vaes (October Long Sunday, 1997), Georges Rodenbach (Bruges-la-Morte, 2007), Maurice Maeterlinck (The Intelligence of Flowers, 2008), and Francois Jacqmin (The Book of the Snow, 2010). He was awarded the 2008 Literary Translation Prize by the French Community of Belgium in recognition of his contribution to the dissemination of Belgian francophone literature.  A native of England who immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1988, Philip holds a B.A .in English from the University of Leeds, an M.A. in European Literature and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both from the University of East Anglia.  In 2000 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Toulouse, France, and in 2003-04 was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

December Leaves of Class Winner

Congratulations to Carl A. O’Neil of Scranton, PA! Carl won a new computer, printer and computer courses from The University of Scranton, a gift basket from Medical Express Care and a $25 gift card from T.G.I. Friday’s.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there is no technical support for printers or computers from

4 p.m. Wednesday, November 24 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2010.