Online Reservations for 2016 Distinguished Author Award Now Open!

The Royden B. Davis, S. J.,
Distinguished Author Award Presentation
honoring
Stephen Karam
October 29, 2016
5:00 P.M. DeNaples Ball Room

Stephen Karam

  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 25 per student
  • $ 55 for Friends members & Schemel Forum members
  • $ 20 per Student Friends member

For what is sure to be a sell-out event, purchase your admission or sponsorship today! (Invitation packets will be mailed the beginning of September. Checks made payable to The Friends of the Weinberg Library may be mailed in advance of the packets to reserve your seat. For more information visit www.scranton.edu/authaward or contact kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Stephen Karam is best known for his Tony-Award winning play The Humans, which centers on a Thanksgiving dinner in a New York City apartment, hosted by a former Scrantonian for her parents, sister, and grandmother, who have traveled in for the day from Northeastern Pennsylvania for the holiday. In addition to the Tony, The Humans was also awarded the Drama Desk Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Karam also received the 2016 Obie Award for Playwriting.

Stephen’s Sons of the Prophet, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Other plays by Mr. Karam include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; and the libretto for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. For film, he has written screenplay adaptations of Chekhov’s The Seagull (starring Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan), and Speech & Debate. Stephen is the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk and Horton Foote Playwriting Awards. He teaches graduate playwriting at The New School. A graduate of Brown University, Stephen was born and raised in Scranton, PA.

CRITICS’ PICK “A haunting, beautifully realized play, quite possibly the finest we will see all season… Blisteringly funny and altogether wonderful.” —Charles Isherwood,The New York Times

“Absolutely, relentlessly gripping… Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.” —Jesse Green, New York Magazine

CRITICS’ PICK, FIVE STARS “Gorgeous. Stephen Karam boldly forces us into a world beyond the familiar.” —Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Win $500 for Describing Your Research Process in 500 Words

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Image by Flickr user ocean_of_stars via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license (a human-readable summary of this license may be found here)

Are you working on a research project this semester? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then you should consider submitting your project for a chance to win the Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize.

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded every year to the winning Undergraduate and the winning Graduate submission. All you need to do is write a 500-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500-word essay you can about your research.

Then, submit the application materials for your project through the Library Research Prize website by the Fall 2015 deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015 by 4:00 pm. This deadline is for projects completed in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015. There will be another deadline for Spring 2016 research projects. Winners are announced at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

Research projects can be individual or group projects, though winning group projects will receive one $500 prize for the group.

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission, so be sure to let your course instructor know you will be submitting your project for consideration for the prize.

Details on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and what the selection criteria are, can be found at the Library Research Prize website. Any additional questions can be sent to Prof. Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator (bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu).

We look forward to hearing about your research!

Library Research Prize Winners!

029April Francia, a Political Science and Philosophy double major and a History minor, and Paula Annunziato, an Occupational Therapy with a minor in Counseling and Human services were selected as the 2015 Library Research Prize winners.

The Weinberg Memorial Library inaugurated the prize in 2011 to recognize excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools, and services.

Honorable Mention awards in the undergraduate category included Christine Panzitta, a Secondary Education/History major; Alannah Caisey, double major in Communication and Women’s Studies with a minor in Political Science; and a group of Exercise Scienc majors consisting of Dennis Cho, Rachel Conniff, Alexandra Crowley, Lauren Krasucki, Erik Meyer, Kaitlin Mulroy, and Christina Nowack.

In the graduate category, an Honorable Mention was also awarded to a group of Physical Therapy students, Antonietta Bruno, Meghan Durney, Carol Mastrosante, and Caitlin Thompson.

Prize winners were honored at a reception on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Two Librarians Earn Faculty Awards

IMG_9811Donna Witek, Public Services Librarian and Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian received Provost Enhancement Awards at the annual faculty appreciation dinner. Donna earned the Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award. Kristen earned the Excellence in University Service and Leadership award. Congratulations Donna and Kristen!

Library Research Prize Deadline Approaches

2015 flyer

Did you work on a research project in either Intersession or Spring 2015? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize is for you!

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded every year to the winning Undergraduate and the winning Graduate submission. All you need to do is write a 500-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500-word essay you can about your research.

Then, submit the application materials for your project through the Library Research Prize website by the Intersession and Spring 2015 deadline: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by 4:00 pm.

Research projects can be individual or group projects, though winning group projects will receive one $500 prize for the group.

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

Details on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and what the selection criteria are, can be found at the Library Research Prize website. Any additional questions can be sent to Prof. Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator (bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu).

We look forward to hearing about your research!

 

Enter to Win the $500 Library Research Prize

500 Words = $500!

500 Smackeroos

Image by Flickr user nyer82 via CC BY-NC 2.0 license (a human-readable summary of this license may be found here)

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

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded every year to the winning Undergraduate and the winning Graduate submission. All you need to do is write a 500-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500-word essay you can about your research.

Then, submit the application materials for your project through the Library Research Prize website by the Fall 2014 deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014 by 4:00 pm. This deadline is for projects completed in Summer 2014 or Fall 2014. There will be another deadline for Spring 2015 research projects. Winners are announced at the end of the Spring 2015 semester.

Research projects can be individual or group projects, though winning group projects will receive one $500 prize for the group.

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

Details on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and what the selection criteria are, can be found at the Library Research Prize website. Any additional questions can be sent to Prof. Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator (bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu).

We look forward to hearing about your research!

The International Film Series Presents: Shun Li and the Poet

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Photo courtesy of Film Movement.

Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on Friday March 28, 2014 in Room 305 of the Weinberg Memorial Library for a free presentation of the Italian drama Shun Li and the Poet. Professor Allison Lai will lead a discussion following the film.

This award-winning film tells the story of two outsiders who become unlikely friends. Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, slowly paying off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, while saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small fishing village along the Venetian Lagoon. The pub is the hangout of the local fishermen, including Bepi, a handsome old Slav immigrant nicknamed “The Poet.”  A delicate friendship, based in part on their love of poetry, grows between Shun Li and Bepi, but the locals don’t approve, and gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship. Zhao Tao earned Best Actress honors at the 2012 David di Donatello Awards for her portrayal of Shun Li.

Directed by Andrea Segre, Shun Li and the Poet is in Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles.

This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. Please email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu for reservations.

How Can 500 Words=$500?

You can receive $500 if you are the winner of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Library Research Prize!

How to Apply:

1. Complete the Project Application Form. (Individual or Group) Group winners share the $500.

2. Submit a 500-700 word description of the research methods and information gathering process used to complete a research project for a course that you take here at the University of Scranton. Your essay should include how you used library resources, tools and services to gather your research. (Upload along with your application.)

3. Submit a copy of your project along with the application, which can be in any format.

4. A bibliography or other appropriate listing of sources consulted. (Upload with your application.)

  • Use bibliography format and conventions appropriate to the discipline.
  • Cite all sources that you consulted, even if you did not directly quote from them. This bibliography may differ from your Works Cited or Reference List since it will include not only your quoted sources, but also your background material.

5. Ask your professor to complete a statement of faculty support. (Online form for faculty.)

Dates to Remember:

  • Application Deadline is Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:00pm for courses completed during Summer or Fall

For more information, visit www.scranton.edu/libraryresarchprize or contact Prof. Bonnie Oldham by phone 570-941-4000 or email bonnie dot oldham at scranton.edu

Pennsylvania Library Association Conference: Award and Presentations

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) held its annual conference in Seven Springs, PA, October 20-23rd. University of Scranton Librarian, Bonnie Oldham, was honored with an award at the conference. Two other University of Scranton librarians attended this year; Digital Services Librarian, Kristen Yarmey, and Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Sheli McHugh.

During the annual business meeting for PaLA, University of Scranton’s Information Literacy Coordinator, Bonnie Oldham was awarded a Certificate of Merit for her continued contribution to the Association. Oldham has served on the board of College and Research Division of PaLA as well as the Northeast Chapter. Congratulations, Bonnie Oldham!

Yarmey presented a conference session titled “Capture all the URLs: First Steps in Web Archiving” where she discussed her work implementing Archive-It at The University of Scranton and how other institutions can begin to plan their web archiving projects. Yarmey also presented on a panel with other Pennsylvania librarians to discuss programs that support and highlight PA Forward‘s Five Literacies, focusing on Civic and Social literacy.

McHugh presented a poster session discussing survey results that analyzed how cataloging librarians use Twitter as a Personal Learning Network to connect with other catalogers. The survey also examined if their Twitter use can lead to higher levels of Social Capital, or sense of belonging to ones community.

 

2013 Library Research Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the WML’s 3rd Annual Library Research Prize! The Weinberg Memorial Library inaugurated the prize to recognize 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.

Graduate WinnerIse Kannebecker, a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, whose submission, “Exploring the Effects of a Longer Music Listening Session on Reducing Postoperative Pain: A Research Proposal,” was selected as this year’s winner of the prize in the Graduate category. Ise’s supporting faculty member was Dr. Margarete Zalon in the Nursing Department.

In her essay describing the research process, Ise wrote:

The interlibrary loan department proved to be of invaluable assistance to me with my research proposal as well in obtaining articles from journals that the library did not possess. This was particularly useful to me when I was doing research from my home.  Occasionally I even utilized the library’s texting service when I encountered search questions, which proved helpful and convenient too.

Three graduate students were chosen to receive Honorable Mentions – Kristin Leccese and Christina Tripodi, Occupational Therapy majors, and Jessica Palmeri, a Marketing major.

Undergraduate WinnerChristine Ferrari, a senior Nursing major, was chosen as the prize winner in the Undergraduate category. Her submission was titled, “Pláticas de la presiόn arterial: Hypertension Education in the Hispanic Community.” Dr. Margarete Zalon in the Nursing Department was her supporting faculty member.

Christine wrote in her essay describing the research process:

The resources from the Weinberg Memorial Library undoubtedly enabled me to write my Honors thesis. They have left me feeling well-equipped to navigate whatever graduate education and professional research in which I may participate in the future. More importantly, however, they allowed me to design and implement a nursing intervention that taught Hispanic individuals about hypertension and provided them with the tools to reduce their risk for a detrimental disease. Thanks to the resources from the library, these individuals have a better chance to happier, healthier, and longer lives.

Honorable Mentions were also awarded to three undergraduate students – Bernadetta Bernatowicz, a Biology major, William Reddington, a History major, and Joseph Seemiller, a Neuroscience major.

Winners were honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the Heritage Room of the Library. More photos from the reception can be seen here.