Weinberg Memorial Library

Timeline of the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton

In celebration of WML's 20th Anniversary in 2012, the Library has created a timeline to highlight significant milestones and events. ;xNLx;;xNLx;[Weinberg Memorial Library Website](http://matrix.scranton.edu/academics/wml/index.shtml);xNLx;;xNLx;Opened in 1992, the holdings of our 80,000-square-foot, five-story library building include 499,289 volumes of books, bound journals and microfilm, and 35,296 full-text online and print journals. The Library’s digital collections are available at [Digital Collections](http://www.scranton.edu/library/digitalcollections). The Library conducts an extensive information literacy program to orient and instruct students on resources and research techniques. A [video tour](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEBLuTtpWbo&feature=player_embedded) of the building and its services is available on our home page. ;xNLx;;xNLx;The facility includes the following special features:;xNLx;;xNLx; * group-study rooms and quiet study areas;;xNLx; * a 24-hour study room (Pro Deo Room) with computer lab and Java City coffee bar;;xNLx; * a new, second 24-hour study space on the 1st floor;;xNLx; * a quiet study room on the 4th floor;;xNLx; * a 5th floor reading room (Scranton Heritage Room) overlooking the campus and community;;xNLx; * University Archives and Special Collections, which houses University historical records, rare books, faculty publications and other special collections; and;xNLx; * a Media and EDLAB Resources Collection that holds 16,257 non-print items.;xNLx;;xNLx;The Library offers 150 online databases accessible wherever there is an Internet connection. There are 83 Internet workstations in the Library, including 46 machines available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Library’s 1st floor. Wireless connection to the Internet is available throughout the building via laptops. Fifteen laptops and three iPad2 tablets are available for checkout at the circulation desk located on the 1st floor. In addition to these machines, students may use ResNet ports to plug personal laptops into the network on the first floor. Users can consult librarians via our “Ask a Librarian” services, which include Email, Instant Messaging or Text Messaging (text your questions to 570-687-8787). We also offer a 24/7 chat reference service, through which students, faculty and staff can get research help from a librarian from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and Tutor.com, at any hour of the day.

Library Research Guides Wiki

After six months of planning, the Library launched the University of the Library's Research Guides wiki.

ILL and Acquisitions go electronic

The Interlibrary Loan Form and the Electronic Book Acquisitions Suggestion Form were made available on the Online Public Catalog (OPC) and through jaguar using LIBCAT connection.

New Library Committee Formed

With the support of the Board of Trustees, the University formed a committee and intensive planning began for a new library, including a community-wide forum to explain the program, planning schedule, and site selection.

Infospot Blog Began

Library introduced their blog, Infospot: Your One-Stop Spot for Weinberg Memorial Library News and Activities.

In Their Own Voices Native American Exhibit

A Library of Congress traveling exhibit: In Their Own Voices about Native Americans

Papers of Joseph Polakoff '37 Donated

The Library received the complete papers of Joseph Polakoff '37, one of the preeminent Jewish journalists of the century.

Center for Teaching and Learning Launched

New Library Location

The New Library Committee proposed a new library be constructed on Galvin Terrace at the foot of the Commons.

Donation from Harry Weinberg for New Library

Harry Weinberg donated $6 million to University of Scranton; $5 million of which went to building a new library; $1 million to the Judaic Studies Institute.

New Library Details Finalized

The Board of Trustees paved the way for construction on the Galvin Terrace site and the final building designs.

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