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

 

One Week Left! – Application Deadline for Library Research Prize is Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize

There is one week left to apply for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize! Project submissions from Intersession and Spring 2024 courses are due Tuesday, May 7, 2024 by 4:00 pm.

Are you working on a research project in a course this semester? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize is for you!

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize recognizes excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information gathering process and use of library resources, tools, and services.

Three prizes of $500.00 each will be awarded to the winning individual student or group in the following categories: Undergraduate Foundational (100-level courses), Undergraduate Upper-level (200- to 400-level courses), and Graduate. If won by a group, the award will be split equally among the group members. All you need to do is write a 500- to 700-word essay describing your research process and how you used the Library in completing the project. Check out our Tips web page for updated advice on how to craft the best 500- to 700-word essay you can about your research. 

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission.

For additional information on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and to access the application, visit the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize page: www.scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize

Bikes Ready to Borrow!

Bike Lackawanna is back! For the 2024 season the library has 3 bikes of different sizes to lend to anyone age 18 or over. Bikes may be borrowed whenever the library is open, and all bikes must be returned before the library closes that same day. There is no charge for borrowing bikes. Stop by the Library Services Desk and borrow a bike soon!

2024 Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale

Join us at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s book sale this weekend! The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, April 28th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 26th for current University of Scranton students, current (2023-2024) Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library members, and current Schemel Forum members. Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library? Information for membership can be found at Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. To check the status of your Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and Schemel Forum memberships, please contact Kym Fetsko at kym.fetsko@scranton.edu or (570) 941-7816.

The book sale will have a variety of hardcover and paperback books including non-fiction books, fiction books, cookbooks, young adult books, and children’s books. In addition, the book sale will have DVDs and CDs.

Any questions about the book sale? Please reach out to Melisa Gallo at melisa.gallo@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6195.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual book sale!

 

Alumnus Author: Brendan Deneen, “Alien Uncivil War”, Reading and Q & A

Alumni author Brendan Deneen will be visiting campus Thursday, April 18th at 5:30pm in the Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room.  He will read from his latest book “Alien Uncivil War”, followed by a Q & A!

ABOUT BRENDAN DENEEN

Brendan Deneen is the author of the award-winning coming-of-age novel THE NINTH CIRCLE, the horror novel THE CHRYSALIS, and MORBIUS: BLOOD TIES, an original novel set in the Spider-Man universe for Marvel/Titan. He’s also the author of the bestselling four volume NIGHT NIGHT GROOT picture book series for Marvel; the original middle grade graphic novel GREEN ARROW: STRANDED for DC Comics; the upcoming novel GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ANNIHILATION for Marvel/Titan; and the upcoming sci-fi romance novel TRACER for Blackstone Publishing. His other graphic novel work includes multiple volumes of FLASH GORDON, an original ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS book, a CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST reboot, PHOENIX (with Jim Krueger), SOLARMAN (a reboot of a Marvel/Stan Lee series), SCATTERBRAIN, and two upcoming graphic novels, THE BONES OF THE GODS and MORTIMER THE LAZY BIRD. His short stories and essays have been published by St. Martin’s Press, Reader’s Digest Books, 13Thirty Press, and Necro Publications.

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

Apply Now for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize

Are you working on a research project in a course this semester? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize is for you!

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize recognizes excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information gathering process and use of library resources, tools, and services.

Three prizes of $500.00 each will be awarded to the winning individual student or group in the following categories: Undergraduate Foundational (100-level courses), Undergraduate Upper-level (200- to 400-level courses), and Graduate. If won by a group, the award will be split equally among the group members. All you need to do is write a 500- to 700-word essay describing your research process and how you used the Library in completing the project. Check out our Tips web page for updated advice on how to craft the best 500- to 700-word essay you can about your research. 

The application deadline for projects completed in Intersession or Spring 2024 courses is Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission.

For additional information on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and to access the application, visit the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize page: www.scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize