Volunteers and Donations for the 2024 Weinberg Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale

The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library is accepting book, DVD, and CD donations for its annual book sale occurring on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 26 for current (2023-2024) Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library members, current Schemel Forum members, and current University of Scranton students.

The Weinberg Memorial Library is accepting hardcover and paperback books in good condition, such as fiction and non-fiction books, cookbooks, young adult books, and children’s books. The Library is also accepting unscratched DVDs and CDs. Donation appointments are needed. There will be a hiatus for accepting donations starting on Saturday, April 13 until the completion of the annual book sale on Sunday, April 28. Donations will be welcomed again following this pause. In addition, the Weinberg Memorial Library is welcoming volunteers to help with the book sale. Volunteer shifts for the book sale are flexible.

To schedule an appointment to donate books and/or DVDs and CDs, obtain clarification on accepted items, or to volunteer, please contact Melisa Gallo at melisa.gallo@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6195. 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.

2023 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 29th from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, April 30th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 28th for current University of Scranton students and current (2022-2023) Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library members and 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 vast array 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 a variety of 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 at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual book sale!

Volunteers and Donations for the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale

The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library is accepting book, DVD, and CD donations for its annual book sale occurring on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 28 for current (2022-2023) Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library members, current Schemel Forum members, and current University of Scranton students.

The Weinberg Memorial Library will be accepting paperback and hardcover books in good condition, such as children’s books, young adult books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction books. The Weinberg Memorial Library is also accepting unscratched DVDs and CDs. Donation appointments are needed. In addition, the Library is seeking volunteers to help work the book sale. Volunteer shifts for the book sale are flexible.

To schedule an appointment to donate books and DVDs/CDs, obtain clarification on accepted items, or to volunteer, please reach out to Melisa Gallo at melisa.gallo@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6195. 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.

Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale

The Weinberg Memorial Library’s book sale is fast approaching! The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale slated for Saturday, April 30 from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, May 1 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 29 for current (2021-2022) Friend’s members and Schemel Forum members. Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library? Information for membership can be found at the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

The book sale will have a vast array of hardcover and paperback books including non-fiction books, fiction books, cookbooks, children’s books, and young adult books. The library is still looking for volunteers to help with the book sale. Volunteer shifts are flexible.

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

All current University of Scranton health and safety protocols in place for the weekend of the book sale, as indicated in the Royals Back Together plan, must be followed by guests and volunteers.

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

In Search of New Books?

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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.

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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.

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or

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

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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.

5.06 ~ The University of Scranton’s Day of Giving

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Don’t judge a book by its cover.

More than just books, the Weinberg Memorial Library is a central hub for collaboration, technology, art, research, and even coffee breaks. Scranton students have 24-hour access to this campus hotspot, as well as 24-hour online access to thousands of special collections and digital resources.

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Thanks to Friends like you, the Weinberg Memorial Library is able to grow the number of resources available on campus and online each year. Today, on The University of Scranton’s Day of Giving, consider making your 5.06 gift to the Library.

Buy a Book on 5.06!
Did you know it costs $75 to add one book to the campus collection? With a gift of $75 or more today, a nameplate will be added to a book in your honor.

MAKE MY 5.06 GIFT

Exhibit on Display: Don Rash, Bookbinder and Printer

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Visit the fifth floor Heritage Room of University of Scranton’s Weinberg Library to view a collection of bookbindings created by local bookbinder and printer, Don Rash.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed during normal library hours. For more information, please contact Special Collections Librarian, Michael Knies. Michael.Knies@scranton.edu, (570) 941-6341.

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University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit

Alumni Authors Exhibit

Throughout the month of June, The University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit is on display in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. The exhibit showcases books by more than a hundred alumni authors and includes many signed copies.

The range of subjects varies greatly, encompassing alumni who became authors in their academic fields, nonfiction writers, novelists, children’s literature writers, and historians. The earliest alumnus featured is Clarence Walton, ’37, 10th president of The Catholic University of America and the first layman to hold the position. The youngest graduate featured in the exhibit is Sarah M. Piccini, ’07, G’10, whose local history book, Framing Faith, provides a pictorial history of former churches in the Diocese of Scranton.

Also included in the exhibit is Jason Miller, ’61, H’73, who received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season.  Two of our very own librarians, Bonnie Strohl, G’90, and Kristen Yarmey, G’12, are also alumnae and have books on display in the exhibit.

We also have numerous books by alumna and children’s literature writer, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, G’82, who has written a Newberry Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal winner.  She is also the recipient of 2013 Friends of the Weinberg Library Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

A recent addition to the collection is a book by retired NASA engineer, Glynn Lunney, ’55, H’71.  Lunney was an employee of NASA from its creation in 1958 until 1985 and was the flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs. He was on duty during historic events such as the ascent of Apollo 11 and the pivotal hours of the Apollo 13 crisis.

We encourage you to explore this wonderful exhibit and celebrate our alumni and their important contributions in the publishing world. The exhibit is on display during normal library hours.  For a full list of books by alumni authors that are available at the Weinberg Memorial Library visit Scranton.edu/alumniauthors.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, (570) 941-6341.

If you an alum with a published book and would like to donate a copy to the library for display in its annual exhibit, please mail a copy to The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510.

A Mind of Its Own: Healing the Mind and Heart of the Parasite of Child Abuse by John J. Lemoncelli, Ed.D. ’71 Avventura Press 2008

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti G’82, HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition 2005

*Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal

New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era by Kathleen Sprows Cummings ’93 The University of North Carolina Press 2009

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels and the Birth of Nascar by Neal Thompson ’87, Broadway Books; Reprint edition 2007

Framing Faith: A Pictorial History of Communities of Faith by Sarah Piccini ’07, G’10 Tribute Books 2011

The President’s Ladies: Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis by Bernard F. Dick ’57 University Press of Mississippi 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins of American Democracy: The Legacy of Slavery by John J. Fendrock ’48 Xlibris, Corp. 2007

The Press and the Suburbs: The Daily Newspapers of New Jersey by David Sachsman and Warren Sloat ’57 CUPR/Transaction 2013

Muzzle Thyself Poems by Lauren Fairbanks ’81 Dalkey Archive Press; First edition 1991

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor ’85, G’87, Kaylie Jones Books 2014

Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania by Stephanie Longo ’03, G’06 Arcadia Publishing 2004

Pick up the Pennies In Every Season of Life by Michael T. Goskowski ’50 Tate Publishing 2009

Alumni Authors Exhibit

Alumni Authors Exhibit

Throughout the month of June, The University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit is on display in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. The exhibit showcases books by more than a hundred alumni authors and includes many signed copies.

The range of subjects varies greatly, encompassing alumni who became authors in their academic fields, nonfiction writers, novelists, children’s literature writers, and historians. The earliest former student featured is Clarence Walton, ’37, 10th president of The Catholic University of America and the first layman to hold the position. The youngest graduate featured in the exhibit is Sarah M. Piccini, ’07, G’10, whose local history book, Framing Faith, provides a pictorial history of former churches in the Diocese of Scranton.

Also included in the exhibit is Jason Miller, ’61, H’73, who received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season.  Two of our very own Librarians, Bonnie Strohl, G’90, and Kristen Yarmey, G’12, are also alumnae and have books on display in the exhibit.

We also have numerous books by alumna and children’s literature writer, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, G’82, who has written a Newberry Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal winner.  She is also the recipient of 2013 Friends of the Weinberg Library Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

We encourage you to explore this wonderful exhibit and celebrate our alumni and their important contributions in the publishing world. The exhibit is on display during normal library hours.  For more information, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, (570) 941-6341.