GLBT History Month

October is GLBT History Month, and the Scranton Inclusion student group will be celebrating the achievements of GLBT icons throughout history.  If your interest is piqued by the flyers you’ll be seeing around campus, why not stop by the Library to learn a little more about GLBT history?

We have some relevant books, like…

You can also read the works and biographies of GLBT icons including…

And don’t forget that you can take a look at our GLBTQ Inclusion Research Guide for additional resources on GLBTQ issues.

GLBTQ Awareness and Understanding

In support of President Pilarz’s Scranton Inclusion Initiative, we’ve just added some resources on GLBTQ Inclusion to the Library’s Research Guides wiki.  With these resources, we hope to increase awareness and understanding of GLBTQ issues on campus.

Many thanks to the faculty members of ReSPECT for helping us get our resource list started.  Please let us know in the comments if you have suggestions for other resources to add.

P.S. If you’re unfamiliar with the Scranton Inclusion Initiative, check out the text of Father Pilarz’s announcement, as blogged by alum Rob Swinton.

Introducing the Library Research Guides Wiki

ResearchGuidesWiki The Weinberg Memorial Library is proud to announce a new collaborative project this fall –  the University of Scranton Library Research Guides!

The Research Guides basically act as a starting point, where students and other researchers can find useful resources in their discipline.  We’re using the Guides as a “home” to bring together helpful databases, reference books, e-books, and web resources for each subject.  While we’re focusing on traditional academic disciplines, we’re also creating Research Guides for interdisciplinary issues like Sustainability and New Technology.

The best thing about the Research Guides, though, is that they’re in wiki format (like Wikipedia) – which means that anyone can contribute links or references they find useful in their work.  It also means that the Research Guides are fluid.  Unlike static web pages, they will change and adapt over time as contributors add, update, and reorganize resources.

We’d like to invite all members of the University of Scranton community to view, edit, and improve our Research Guides.  If you’re new to wiki editing, take a minute to visit our Getting Started page.  Let us know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.  We’re looking forward to collaborating with you!