Thursday, October 6, 2016

Toshiko Takaezu

"Endless Circle" Rededication Ceremony

Interested in learning more about Toshiko Takaezu and some of the history behind the Endless Circle ?  Andruss Library has added a new page on our website with links to books, articles, websites, films, interviews and historical photographs all about Toshiko Takaezu and her connection to Bloomsburg University:
On Thursday October 6th, the BU College of Liberal Arts hosted a rededication ceremony for the reinstallation of the Endless Circle (1989) bronze bell on a new structure, a white oak Japanese Gate.   Bloomsburg University commissioned the ceramic artist, Toshiko Takaezu, in the mid 1980’s to fashion a cast bronze bell in memory of Dr. Percival Roberts, beloved chairperson of the Art Department and a good friend of the artist.  Endless Circle was created on campus in the old Simon Hall Sculpture Studios, using the lost wax bronze sculpture method and through a collaborative effort involving Toshiko Takaezu and Bloomsburg University ceramic arts faculty and students.  Dean Brown gave the opening remarks and Emeritus Professor Karl Beamer presented the keynote address in the Sculpture Garden outside the Andruss Library.   Emeritus Professor Beamer continued his talk about the history of the making of the Endless Circle on the third floor of the Andruss Library, where the ceramic art of Toshiko Takaezu is permanently displayed. 

Also located on the third floor is BU Archivist Bob Dunkelberger's exhibit Beautifying Bloomsburg: Outdoor Art on the University Campus  showcasing the history behind all of the beautiful sculpture located here on campus, including historical records and photos related to the Endless Circle

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RemoteApp Access

We are aware of the issue with RemoteApp not connecting through the start menu. 
In the meantime, you can go to:

then put in your credentials and you can still access the programs through IE

Business Plan Competition

The State System Business Plan Competition Committee is seeking State System students who are interested in starting or growing their own business in Pennsylvania. Funding is available to support students in their business development efforts. Start-up/seed capital and in-kind prizes will be awarded to assist with the creation of your new business or the development of your growing business.
 Prizes include:
  • $10,000 for 1st place
  • $5,000 for 2nd place
  • $2,500 for 3rd place
  • $500.00 for best Video (Student Choice Award based on number of YouTube views)
  • $350.00 1st. place and $150.00 2nd. place for best Poster displayed at Awards Ceremony
    All active competitors as of Feb. 2, 2017 will receive a Certificate indicating their participation. 

For more info:

Email Cindy Nolte, Business Plan Competition Coordinator
Email Michael Coffta, Business Research Librarian,

GRE Preparation

Want to conquer the GRE?  Want to reduce the stress of taking the GRE?  The University's GRE Preparation Program can help you. 

For more info, go to

For info on test prep for other tests, such as the GMAT, go to

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where to print in the Library

For quick printing, go up to the 3rd or 4th floors and print from one of the many computers located on the floor (near the back and sides of the floor). The printing room is located in the same area as on the 1st and 2nd floor.

Did you know you can also print from any computer in the library to the 3rd or 4th floor using WebPrint? Here's how:

1. Launch an internet browser.
2. Go to this website:
3. Enter your HuskyID username and password and click “Log In.”
4. Click on “WebPrint”
5. Click on “Submit a Job >>”
6. Pick a printer. The choices include printers in the library and the Kehr Union Games Room.
7. Set your Options: (typically Copies:1)
8. Browse for the document you want to print and click “Upload & Complete.”
9. The Webprint service will now submit your job to the printer. You can go collect it when it says: “Finished: Queued for printing”.
10. When done, click “Log Out” on the menu.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Trial to Kanopy Streaming Video

Andruss Library is pleased to offer a campus-wide trial to Kanopy Streaming Video until September 15, 2016. Kanopy offers college campuses a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers, and  films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Explore their catalog at . For help in using Kanopy, visit their Support page.
Depending on response and demand, the library may adopt Kanopy's 'patron driven acquisition' (pda) model, thus allowing us to continue providing access to the entire database of titles while controlling expenses by only being charged for films we use. (A film 'triggers' a purchase when viewed 4 or more times during the year.) 
To help the library get a sense of possible interest, please give us your feedback using the Database Trial Evaluation Form. In the comments section, include the names of any specific Kanopy films you'd like to use in your course(s). While we may not be able to accommodate every single request, we hope to work out an equitable arrangement. If questions, please contact Linda Neyer, Library Database Coordinator, lneyer(at)bloomu(dot)edu.

Friday, July 1, 2016

National Survey of State Laws

The Andruss Library recently purchased the 7th edition of the National Survey of State Laws for the print Reference Collection, and as a 'perk' the publisher is providing online access to it. Like all our databases, it can only be accessed via the library website, > Databases A-Z & By Subject, 'N'...

The online version provides the same content from the current 7th edition, as well as from the 6th and 5th editions, giving an overview of controversial legal topics in the U.S. and enabling users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. Browse eight major legal categories, or browse laws by topic. For help, view this guide.