Friends of the Library 20th Anniversary Exhibit

Friends of the Library 20th AnniversaryCongratulations to the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, who mark their twentieth anniversary in 2014!  For two decades the Friends group has been committed to helping the Library excel in meeting the dynamic scholarly, cultural, and social endeavors of the University and the community at large.

In celebration of the anniversary, a small exhibit is on display in the 5th floor Heritage Room showcasing the years of support from the Friends group, including their various activities, events, and Endowment.  The exhibit will be on display until Thursday, April 17th.

Visit our Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library webpage to learn more about the Friends group and how you can become a member.

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

The Lindisfarne Gospels Facsimile

Lindisfarne Gospels Facsimile  The Weinberg Memorial Library Special Collections recently received an extraordinary gift in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Library.  Dr. Midori Yamanouchi, Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Board Member, provided funding for the acquisition of a fine art facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels.  The original Lindisfarne Gospels is at the British Library in London, and it is one of the most important and one of the best-preserved early medieval manuscripts.


The Lindisfarne Gospels is an Illuminated manuscript gospel book created approximately 715-720 AD in a monastery at Lindisfarne off the coast of England. It is considered one of the best early versions of St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate.  The Lindisfarne Gospels also includes an interlinear Old English translation of the Gospels.  This word-for-word English gloss was added to the Gospels around 950-970 AD.  It is the oldest known translation of the Gospels into English.

This fine art facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels was produced in 2002 by Faksimile Verlag of Luzern Switzerland, a company that specializes in the highest quality reproductions of liturgical medieval manuscripts.  The facsimile was produced in cooperation with the British Library using state of the art digital photographic technology.

The facsimile is currently on display in the Library’s 4th floor Special Collections Reading Room.

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Library 20th Anniversary Celebration Video

This past Saturday, the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library honored award winning poet, biographer, fiction writer and educator Jay Parini, Ph.D., with the 2012 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award. We also kicked off the Library’s 20th anniversary celebration with another honored guest, American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan.

The evening was a wonderful success, and we’re so grateful to our event sponsors, the event planning committee, all of our Friends, and the many Library and University faculty and staff members who have contributed to our 20th Anniversary festivities.

The celebration is far from over, though – check out our calendar of events and join us for lectures, conversations, and our first ever wine-tasting fundraiser!

“Card Catalogs, Computers, and Learning Commons”

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  All are invited to enjoy the 20th Anniversary Exhibit entitled “Card Catalogs, Computers, and Learning Commons” on the 5th floor Heritage Room of the library throughout the fall semester.  Students are encouraged to test their knowledge of the library and win fun prizes with an exhibit trivia quiz, available in both print and mobile friendly versions on the 5th floor.  Answer the short quiz using the exhibit captions as hints and place the quiz in the box provided on the 5th floor.  All correct trivia winners (students only) will be rewarded with a lovely bookmark and will be entered into random drawings to win fun giveaways every week throughout the fall semester.


The WML on Facebook Converts to Timeline

The Weinberg Memorial Library is excited to announce that we’ve converted our Facebook Page to the new Timeline format! If you haven’t visited our Page in a while, come on over and take a look around.

Over the coming months we’ll be adding to our Facebook Timeline information about our history since moving into our current building in 1992, in honor of celebrating our 20th Anniversary since becoming the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library (formerly the Alumni Memorial Library).

“Like” our Page on Facebook if you haven’t already (hint: you can do this in the right-hand panel of our blog), encourage your friends to “Like” us too, and check back at the Page often to stay up to date on Library news as well as 20th Anniversary events and festivities!

Schemel Forum Spring 2012 Schedule

What’s the best way to beat the post-holiday blues? How about thinking Spring by thinking Schemel?

Our Schemel Forum Spring 2012 schedule is out, and it’s packed with captivating speakers and sessions to steal your attention away from the winter gloom:

If you still need convincing, take a few minutes to listen to Schemel Forum director Sondra Myers talking over this season’s Schemel Forum events with WVIA’s Erika Funke.

As always, registration is required, so please contact program coordinator Kym Fetsko at to make your reservation or to find out more about our programs.

Happy 2012!… and Intersession Hours

Happy 2012 to the University of Scranton community! The Weinberg Memorial Library faculty and staff is back from the holiday, and we’re ready for a new year of challenges, opportunities, work, and fun.  This year is especially important to us since we’ll be celebrating our 20th anniversary all year long.

More about that later, but for now, here are our hours for Intersession (January 3 – 28):

Monday – Thursday:  8am – 10pm
Friday:  8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Regular hours will resume on January 29 at the start of the Spring semester.  Happy studying!