“Celebrating Past Presidents” Exhibit Now Open!

In honor of Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J. becoming The University’s 29th president, Weinberg Library’s Heritage Room will feature an autumn exhibit on the past presidents of The University of Scranton and St. Thomas College. The exhibit, based on research by Professor Emeritus of History Frank Homer and utilizing photographs and documents from the University Archives, will focus on the accomplishments of the past presidents and their impact on the development of the school. 

The exhibit will be on display in the Heritage room until December 17. A reception is being planned but the date is not yet confirmed. For more information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341 or Michael.Knies@scranton.edu.

Friends of the Weinberg Library 25th Anniversary Exhibit


This June marked the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library in 1994. Since its inception, the Friends have worked tirelessly to promote the library through such events as the Leaves of Class drawings, the annual book sale, and Distinguished Author Award dinners. They have purchased rare books and facsimiles, donating more than $75,000 to acquire more than 1240 books and other items for Special Collections as well as for the circulating and reference collections. The Friends have sponsored numerous other donations and events, many of which are represented in our exhibit, currently on the 5th floor in the Heritage Room. The exhibit is titled “Celebrating 25 Years of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library,” and will run until December 13. For further information, contact Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies at 570-941-6341.

Fifty Years Later

Day in the Life of President Kennedy Book Cover_001Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

To commemorate that tragic day, the Library is exhibiting popular culture biographies of JFK, writings by him, and publications from around the world commemorating his death.

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You can view the display in the 4th Floor Special Collections and the Quiet Study Rooms now through the end of the semester.





The Library also has a wide variety of resources about the life, death, and legacy of America’s 35th president.



Finally, here’s a look back at the report by The Aquinas student newspaper about the reaction on campus when the sad news first broke.

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The Evolution of the University of Scranton from 1888 to the Present

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An illustrated history talk and exhibit reception will be held in the Weinberg Memorial Library on October 2nd at 6 p.m. in celebration  of the 125th Anniversary of the University.

The presentation, titled From the 300 Block of Wyoming Avenue to the Hill Section: The Evolution of the University of Scranton  from 1888 to the Present, will be presented by Dr. Frank X.J. Homer, Professor of History Emeritus.  The talk will be held in Library Room 305.

A reception will follow in the Library’s 5th Floor Heritage Room for the exhibit, Pride, Passion, Promise: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary.

The event is sponsored by Friends of the Weinberg Library.

For more information please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Faculty Librarian, (570) 941-6341 or michael.knies@scranton.edu

Pride, Passion, Promise: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary

125th Anniversary Exhibit Flyer

The Library’s current exhibit, Pride, Passion, Promise: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary, displays photographs, documents, and memorabilia from the founding of the school in 1888 to the present. It covers the range of activities that institutions of higher education engage in, including student life, the development of the campus, as well as the primary purpose of educating students.

The exhibit opened Monday, August 12th, and will close December 15th. For further information please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, 941-6341, Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu

Faculty Publication Exhibit in Heritage Room

Visit the 5th floor Heritage Room in the Weinberg Memorial Library to view the latest publications written by University of Scranton faculty members.  Books, journals articles, and conference proceedings from departments across campus are on display.

Environmental Art Show Now Open

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On Earth Day, Monday, April 22 from 5-7PM the 3rd Annual Environmental Art Show will host a reception open to the public.

The Environmental Art Show boasts a new Instagram Exhibit featuring dozens of photographs from student, staff, and faculty photographers, an exhibit documenting a U of S Travel Course that went to the Philippines , as well as numerous, diverse, and excellent artworks from sixteen different campus artists.

Please join us at the Reception Monday night to interact with the artists and appreciate their art. There will be light refreshments served.

The Art Show is open for viewing any time the library Heritage Room is open and will run until Noon on Thursday, April 25.

Environmental Art Show Submission Deadline Extended



The deadline to submit works of art for the Environmental Art Show has been extended to Wednesday April 17.

We are looking for all types of art, including photography, paintings, 3D Objects, repurposed/recycled items, and so on.

Please bring your works of art to the Library’s Reference Desk on the 2nd floor.

The 3rd Annual Environmental Art Show will run from Thursday, April 18 to Thursday, April 25. There will be a reception to meet the artists on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 from 5-7 PM in the Heritage Room of the library.

If you have any questions, contact george.aulisio@scranton.edu

Call for Artists



The library will be hosting the 3rd Annual Environmental Art Show during the University’s Earth Week Celebration (April 18-25). The purpose of the Art Show is to showcase the artistic talents of our students, staff, and faculty while promoting sustainability and the environment.

As always the Art Show is comprised solely of University of Scranton student, staff, and faculty submissions, so the success of the show relies on the number of submissions we receive. All types of artwork are accepted for display in the Art Show, but they must be your own creation, and they must be environmentally themed. Our definition of “environmentally themed” is understood very liberally and includes: nature scenes, animals, environmental degradation, sustainability messages, recycled goods, and so on.

Please consider submitting to the show before April 12 and attending the Art Show’s Reception on Monday April 22 from 5-7 pm. All submissions will be returned to the artists before the end of the Spring semester.

American Hands Exhibit and Schemel Forum Event

American Hands ExhibitThe Library’s Heritage Room is currently hosting American Hands: A Visual Celebration of Traditional Tradespeople, a traveling exhibit of work by photographer Sally Wiener Grotta.

American Hands is Sally Wiener Grotta’s ongoing narrative visual celebration of those individuals who are keeping alive the traditional trades that built our country’s diverse culture. She has documented the work of artisans including a spinner, weaver, blacksmith, bookbinder and others. She has returned to their workshops over the course of months and years to document the different stages of their creations.  She documents the craft processes as well as the personalities of the individual tradespeople.

Sally began the exhibit as Pennsylvania Hands.  The constantly changing exhibit has been seen around the state and has now become a national project and renamed American Hands.

Sally is widely considered to be a pioneer of digital photography and computer graphics.  She has served as chapter president for the American Society of Media Photographers and has traveled on assignment to every continent including Antarctica.  Sally co-authored (with Daniel Grotta) the groundbreaking work, Digital Imaging for Visual Artists which is considered one of the first important works on the subject. The PC Magazine Guide to Digital Photography and The PC Magazine Digital SLR Photography Solutions are among their other books. Her photographs and articles have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and books.

There will be a reception featuring a talk by the artist on Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room.  The reception is free and open to the public.  The exhibit, lecture, and reception are cosponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and the Schemel Forum.  You can register for the event here.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of February.