Environmental Art Show Now Open

EAS opening 2013


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.

Recycled Craft Night

In celebration of Earth Week and in conjunction with the Environmental Art Show, the Library will be hosting a Recycled Craft Night on April 14th at 7PM in the Heritage Room.  Come join us as we learn how to make origami swans and jumping frogs out of unused book covers!  This event has been organized by the Weinberg Memorial Library Green Team.    All Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend!

Fabric Recycling Drive

If you have any old and used fabric that you are looking to get rid of…

The Friends of the Poor is sponsoring a Recyclable Fabric Drive.

They are accepting old, used, torn, stained, and tattered fabric items, which include: Clothings, Shoes, Boots, Outerwear, Sheets, Blankets, Pillows, Towels, Curtains, Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Back-packs, Purses, Belts, Socks, Hates, Gloves, Stuffed animals, Area rugs, etc..

The Drop off location is at:

Our Lady of Peace Parking Lot

University Ave (Marywood U. Campus)

Scranton, PA

Come by on:

Thursday November 4, from 8am to 5pm

Friday, November 5, from 8am to 5pm

Satuday, November 6, from 8am to 5pm

Sunday, November 7, from Noon to 3pm

Green Team On the Move

The Weinberg Library’s Green Team met yesterday to talk over some new ideas and projects.  Here’s a taste of what we have in store for the next few months:

  • Keep an eye out for a new water bottle filling station in our 24 hour space…
  • …where you can use your custom-designed Weinberg Memorial Library reusable water bottle.
  • Mark your calendar for Earth Week 2011.  The Library will be celebrating with our first ever environmental art show and a recycled material craft night.
  • Everyone loves the new double-sided printer in the new 24-hour space.  No guarantees, but we’re working on getting another one for the Pro Deo room.
  • Recycling should be easy… so we’ll be adding some holders by our bins to remind you to remove your bottle caps before recycling any plastic bottles.

Many thanks to all of the students, faculty, and staff who have been giving us suggestions on making the Library greener!

Earth Week in the Library

How much paper does the Library use each week? Let's just say it's not pretty.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and we green-minded folk here in the Library will be celebrating all week.  Since this is our first year officially celebrating Earth Week, we thought we’d put up a few displays to encourage everyone to start thinking about how the Library could be more sustainable.  So if you visit our building this week, be sure to take a look at:

1) Our 5’3″ stack of paper in the  second floor computer lab, which represents the 45,000 sheets of paper our Library printers use up each week.

2) Our growing collection of recycled paper, showing how much paper is thrown into the recycling bin in the computer lab each week.  While we’re glad that this paper is being recycled rather than just thrown away, we hope to impress upon all of our patrons just how much paper is wasted each week. Please only print when necessary!

3) Our “These Come From Trees” reminder stickers, now on every Library printer, copier, and paper towel dispenser.

4) A display of sustainability-themed books in our fourth floor Quiet Study Room.

5) Recommendations for sustainability-related resources from our faculty and staff, on the first floor right inside the Library’s terrace entrance

6) A big sheet of paper (reused, naturally!) where you can write down your own ideas and suggestions for how the Library should go green in 2010.

Also, check back here at Infospot @ WML throughout the week for green-themed books that we’ve just recently added to our collection.

And when you’re not in the Library, be sure to participate in some of the joint University of Scranton/City of Scranton Earth Week activities, starting with tonight’s concert by alternative rock band Monty Are I and culminating on Friday with the popular Fair Trade Fair.

Library Computer Lab

Busy writing that paper, but can’t find a computer in the Library? Well, beginning on Wednesday, November 19th, the Library Computer Lab (WML 306) will be open for student use. The bad news is that there is no printer in this lab. The good news is that you can send your print jobs to the UNIPRINT Station on the 2nd Floor. When the Printer Menu pops up, select ‘WML 2nd FloorQ on UNIPRT2-K3.” Oh, and by the way, there are different containers in the lab as well as throughout the Library, for Recycling paper (these are Green), Recycling plastic and cans (these are Blue), and for trash. Please put your garbage and trash only in the trash cans and remove the plastic caps from plastic bottles and place the empty bottles only in the Recycle bins.