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.

Schemel Forum Rountable Cancelled for Monday 12/2

This event has been cancelled due to the weather.

Citizens and the Culture of Corruption: What Can We Do? A Roundtable

The Schemel Forum in collaboration with the Office of Community & Government Relations

Monday, December 2nd – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Please contact Alicen Morrison, 570.941.6206, Alicen.Morrison@scranton.edu with any questions.

Gaming Marathon Charity Event in RLC this Saturday!

The Extra Life Gaming Marathon event benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be held in the Reilly Learning Commons on Saturday, November 23rd at 2PM. The 12-hour event will run until Sunday, November 24th at 2AM.

Free Pizza, Snacks, and drinks will be provided! All students are invited to join in the fun!

Wii, Switch, and Playstation 3 will be set up in the pods with games including MarioKart, Super Smash Bros., Rock Band, and more! A variety of new and exciting board/tabletop games will also be available!

Sponsored by The University of Scranton Gaming Club, Late Night at Scranton, Commuter Student Association, the University of Scranton Anime Club, and the Weinberg Memorial Library.

 

Book Release and Signing with Amye Archer, Writing Center Coordinator

You are invited to join us for a Book Release and Signing with Editor Amye Archer

Where: Weinberg Memorial Library’s Heritage Room
When: Wednesday, October 23rd 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the launch of CTLE Writing Center Coordinator Amye Archer’s new book, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. This collection features primary narratives from 83 survivors of 21 different school shootings spanning 52 years. From the 1966 University of Texas at Austin shooting to 2018’s Santa Fe High School in Texas, survivors include students, parents, teachers, staff, medical professionals, and community members.

This book, an anthology of woe, offers a modicum of succor and hope to anyone interested in learning how gun violence is affecting our nation. – Washington Post

Amye Archer holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Wilkes University where she received the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship. Her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny received an honorable mention in the 2015 Red Hen Press nonfiction contest and was published by Big Table in 2016. Amye’s writing has appeared in Longreads, Scary Mommy, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and HuffPo. Amye’s essay, “Slow Motion,” received a notable in The Best American Essays of 2016 edited by Jonathan Franzen. Amye is the Writing Center Coordinator at The University of Scranton where she also teaches in the English Department.

Books will be available for purchase. All methods of payment are accepted. A portion of every book sold will benefit groups working with survivors of gun violence.