Applications due for Affordable Learning Implementation Grants – Deadline Dec. 2nd!

The Weinberg Memorial Library will award up to four $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring/Summer 2023 courses to successful full-time faculty applicants.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 2nd, 2022 (This deadline will NOT be extended)

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

For a list of links to available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the Library’s OER Research Guide.

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

Introducing the Kanopy Base Collection

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to offer Kanopy Base, a collection of over 10,000 educational and feature films. This greatly expands the films available from Kanopy, and access to the new films is through the already existing Kanopy database.

Benefits of Kanopy Base are unlimited, simultaneous access to the collection, and multidisciplinary coverage including World Cinema, Film Studies, Education, Ethnic Studies, and Sciences. Suppliers include PBS, Kino Lorber, and New Day Films.

To explore the Kanopy Base collection, visit the Library’s A to Z database page or click here.  Chrome is the recommended browser for streaming films.

Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring/Summer 2023

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

For a list of links to available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the Library’s OER Research Guide.

The library will award up to four $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Spring/Summer 2023 courses.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 2nd, 2022

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

New Database for Fall 2022 – Ethnic Diversity Source

The Weinberg Memorial Library is excited to offer a new database for Fall 2022.  EBSCO’s Ethnic Diversity Source is a full-text database dedicated to resources covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, ebooks, and biographies.  Additionally, students and faculty can use Ethnic Diversity Source to explore tens of thousands of well curated primary source documents including letters, interviews, and speeches.

You can start exploring Ethnic Diversity Source today by visiting the Library’s A to Z database page or clicking here.

 

Welcome Class of 2026 to the Weinberg Memorial Library!

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to welcome the Class of 2026 to The University of Scranton!

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

Watch our welcome video to learn more about the Weinberg Memorial Library.

To consult with a University of Scranton Librarian during our service hours, you can ask for research assistance at the first floor Library Services Desk, call 570-941-4000, or by use the Ask a Librarian chat boxes on our website. Assistance is available 24/7 through the chat box, which is covered by librarians not affiliated with the University of Scranton outside service hours.

The Library’s Research & Scholarly Services department, located on the second floor, can assist you with research, such as finding, evaluating, and citing information. Research consultations can be scheduled by using the Ask a Librarian chat box or by contacting your subject liaison librarian 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.

Circulation Services, located at the first floor Library Services Desk, can help you borrow and return print materials, laptops, and iPads. You can also pick up items on reserve, books placed on hold, and Interlibrary loan materials. In the lobby area in front of the Library Services Desk you will find New Books recently added to our collection, our Recreational Reading Collection which offers a variety of new and popular fiction and nonfiction, and our Featured Media Collection that contains recently acquired and popular DVD’s.

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 Charles Kratz Scranton 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.

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. Students can borrow films on DVD or Blu-ray, music on CD’s or LP Records, and Audiobooks. The EdLab collection, found within the Media Resources Collection, consists of children’s literature and K-12 textbooks.

University of Scranton Archives and McHugh Family Special Collections, located on the fourth floor, collects, preserves, and provides access to historical materials including medieval manuscripts, rare books, American penmanship and 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/.

 

Affordable Learning Implementation Grants – Application Deadline Extended to April 29th, 2022

The deadline to apply for an Affordable Learning Implementation Grant for Summer/Fall 2022 has been extended to April 29th, 2022.

Affordable Learning aims to reduce the financial burden on students by replacing 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, full-time faculty may opt to use existing OER textbooks and open source software 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.

Please visit the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants web page for more information and reports from previous recipients.

For a list of links to available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the Library’s OER Research Guide.

Looking for more Affordable Learning resources? You can simply search the catalog by typing in “Scranton Affordable Learning” into the Catalog search box on the library home page. Or select the new Open Access Search tab to search for Open Access and OER material through our new CloudSourceOA database.

For additional information about Affordable Learning and how to find resources that can be used as part of the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants, materials presented at the March 9th discussion on implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordable Learning materials in the classroom can be viewed on the Library’s OER Research Guide.

If you have any questions, please reach out to affordablelearning@scranton.edu.

Affordable Learning Implementation Grants – Application Deadline Extended to December 3rd, 2021

The deadline to apply for an Affordable Learning Implementation Grant for Spring 2022 has been extended to December 3rd, 2021.

Affordable Learning aims to reduce the financial burden on students by replacing 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. Please visit the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants web page for more information and reports from previous recipients. 

For a list of links to available OER and appropriately licensed Affordable Learning resources, visit the Library’s OER Research Guide.   

Looking for Affordable Learning resources in our catalog? You can simply search the catalog by typing in “Scranton Affordable Learning” into the Catalog search box on the Library home page. 

For additional information about Affordable Learning and how to find resources that can be used as part of the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants, materials presented at the October 27th discussion on implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordable Learning materials in the classroom can be viewed on the Library’s OER Research Guide.

Look for the WML Event Materials box on the guide to find links to our latest presentations.

In Search of New Books?

New Books Book Shelf Check out the New Book Shelf

A selection of the Library’s newest additions to our collection can be browsed on the New Book Shelf located on the 1st floor across from the Circulation Desk.

Want to see what is new but can’t make it to the Library?

There is a quick and easy way to search the Catalog to see the new books we have received within the last month.

In the catalog search box, type “New Books” in quotes.

WML catalog search box

Then use the facets along the left-hand side to refine your results by “Subject” and “Book”.

Selecting facets
Faceting will allow you to see a list of everything that the Library has recently added to our print collection.

If you want to see what new books have come in for a specific subject or keyword, you can use the Advanced Search.

WML Catalog Advanced Search Box

or

You can visit the Library’s Research Guides at https://guides.library.scranton.edu/

New Books link in research guides

You would then pick a subject, for example, “History.” On the History Research Guides page you will see a link to “New Library Books.” Clicking the “New Library Books” link will take you to the Library’s Catalog and a display of all of the new books that the library has acquired for that specific Academic Department in the last month. You can also find additional useful links on the Research Guide page which can direct you to helpful Databases, Reference Books, Websites, and contact information for the Librarian Subject Specialist.

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/.

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.