Monday, April 7, 2014

Spotlight on... Regina Bobak

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library.  Today we introduce you to the director of the Instructional Media and Design Center (IMD), who has an office in the library. 

What is your name?  Dr. Regina Bobak

What is your title?   Instructional Technology Specialist

What is a typical day like for you?
A feature of my job that I enjoy is that I don’t have ‘typical’ days. Any of the following tasks may occur at any given time:
* Answer emails/phone calls (most likely a faculty member needing assistance)
* Research various technologies and methodologies
* Meet with faculty on various projects
* Manage the IMD Center (projects, budget, staff)
* Communicate information to faculty
* Plan for upcoming events
* Troubleshoot BOLT issues
* Create documentation and tutorials
* Test new versions of BOLT
* Teach faculty via webinars
* Evaluate software
* Committee meetings and work
I can have a list of tasks that I want to complete for the day and will push them to the side due to a higher priority request or issue. It’s all about prioritizing the work and maintaining a high level of customer service.

What else should people know about you?  I like to bake and the IMD Center student workers enjoy the results!

How can people get in contact with you?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trial to Online DSM-5

The library is running a trial to the online version of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) released by the American Psychiatric Association in May 2013.  It contains the criteria for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders. The library currently has access to the DSM-5 in paper only.  

To access the trial version, click here.  Or, from the library's homepage, go to Databases A-Z, then click on the tab for Trials.

Trial access to the DSM-5 will run through April 22.  Please provide feedback about this trial to Katie Yelinek (  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friend of the Bloomsburg University Library Association Annual Book Sale

The 14th Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association, will be held at the Andruss Library, Schweiker Room, on the following dates:
  • Saturday, March 29 from 1-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 30 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m 
  • Monday, March 31 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m
Friends of FOBULA may attend a Preview on Saturday, March 29 from 12-1pm. For information on how to become a Friend of the Library, visit this page. You can join at the door!

Items are still being accepted and can be donated at the Circulation Desk. The Friends are looking for all types of books, both fiction and nonfiction, in GOOD condition, that would appeal to a general audience, in addition to movies and music. Items that do not sell well and that are discouraged include old textbooks (before 2000), magazines, journals, encyclopedias and Reader's Digest condensed books. For more information, contact Bob Dunkelberger, email rdunkelb{at}bloomu{dot}edu, ph. 570-389-4210.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Spotlight on... Kayley Glynn

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library. Today we introduce you to one of our student workers

What is your name? Kayley Glynn

What is your major? Digital Forensics

What do you do in the library?  I work in Government Documents, where I process and shelve documents.

What do you enjoy most about your job? I really enjoy going through the shipping lists (which tell me what documents we’re supposed to get with each box) and making sure we got the right books, and then labeling the books.

What’s the best class you’ve taken at BU? The best class I have taken at Bloomsburg is Intro to Digital Forensics.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Get books from NYU

Faculty, staff, and students can now access the 4.5 million volumes at NYU’s Bobst Library via E-ZBorrow.  With the addition of NYU, E-ZBorrow libraries now help support the research and information needs of 745,000 students, faculty & staff. 

Go to to search and request books we don’t own at Andruss Library from our 50+ lending partners across the mid-Atlantic region, including Penn, Rutgers, University of Pittsburgh, West Viriginia University, and now NYU.  Books generally arrive in a few days and can be kept for up to 12 weeks.

Questions?  Contact or 570-389-4218

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Headphone Sets Available

Need some serenity while studying at the library? Maybe listening to music helps you to concentrate better? The staff at Andruss library can offer some assistance to you in finding solace from distraction by offering quality headphones to enhance your study atmosphere. 

These headphones are currently available at the Circulation Desk, free of charge, so that you can “plug in” and listen to webinars, music, or maybe just serve as a barrier from nearby chatter. Using headphones can help eliminate the noise disturbance to others caused from playing video or music feeds without them.

The borrowing process is easy. Library patrons simply use their student ID to check a pair out and then use them (in-house only) for 2 hours at a time. Of course, if there is a late return on the headphones or they get misplaced, applicable fees will be applied.

If you are interested, try this free service next time you stop by Andruss Library. It might just be the remedy you need for quiet time during your visit.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spotlight on... Katie Yelinek

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library.  Today we introduce you to one of our librarians, who you probably have seen before.

What is your name? Katie Yelinek

What is your title? Reference Librarian/Coordinator of Government Documents

What is a typical day like for you? Never dull!  Every day is different, depending on what I’m working on.  A lot of my time is spent prepping for and teaching library instruction classes.  I’m the librarian for the departments of Anthropology, English, EGGS, Political Science, and Psychology.  It’s always fun to work with students and to see what topics they’ve chosen to focus on.  I get to do that, too, when I’m working at the Research Center or when students ask to meet with me one-on-one in my office.  Another thing I do is to oversee the Government Documents collections in the library—there’s such a huge wealth of information put out by the government that it’s amazing to see where our tax dollars are going.  Finally, I recently started the Popular Reading Collection in the library.  I love picking books to add to that collection.
What else should people know about you?    It might be a cliché, but I became a librarian because I have interests in a lot of different areas.  I enjoy working with my English students just as much as my EGGS students.  Being the Government Documents Librarian lets me work with topics from every government agency under the sun, which is rather neat.

How can people get in contact with you? email:  Phone:570-389-4228  Office: AL 241