Monday, November 2, 2015

Keep a Lookout for LibQual

In November, the Andruss Library will be participating in the LibQual survey.  This web-based survey lets us measure the service quality of libraries. We participated in LibQual in 2006, 2009, & 2012; this follow-up survey will show us how things have changed over the last three years.

This survey will:
* Tell us how the BU community rates its library services
* Allow us to compare our results against other university libraries
* Show us where we can improve our library services

To let you know how important we take this survey, we’re giving away prizes.  When you fill out the survey, you’ll have the chance to enter into a drawing to win:
* One (1) $150 gift card
* One (1) $100 gift certificate to the University Store
* One (1) $50 gift certificate to the University Store
* 500 additional pages of free printing

Prizes are made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association (FOBULA).

We will be surveying all members of the BU community, so keep a lookout for an email inviting you to complete the survey.  If you have questions, contact Katie Yelinek, Reference Librarian/Coordinator of Government Documents, at

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Winner of Freshman Library Orientation Drawing

Andruss Library

Press Release

The George Keller Photograph Collection

The Bloomsburg University Archives is proud to announce its latest acquisition, a collection of hundreds of photographs from the personal collection of George Keller, the former University art professor and nationally-known wild animal trainer. The collection is yet to be organized, but it contains many rare and unique treasures dating from the early 1930s to late 1950s, just two of which can be seen below.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Change to the 'Search Everything' box

In an effort to better assist you in finding research and reading materials available through the Library, the Library is making a change to the ‘Search Everything’ box on its website. Beginning this Saturday, September 26, the search will be rebranded as ‘Search Everything @ BU,’ and search results will be limited to materials actually available either through the Library (full-text online) or in the Library in physical format (hard copy). Of course you will still be able to find materials that are available elsewhere, not just at BU, by simply ‘xing out’ the ‘Available in Library Collection’ limiter:

This limiter will show up prominently starting on Saturday.

This change effects only the 'Search Everything' box.  It is being made because of the confusion we’ve heard from patrons when many search results are not immediately available through the Library.  Also, patrons have expressed concern when items they know are in the Library don’t show up on the first page of search results.  This new configuration will favor Library-owned items.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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.  The Library has collaborated with this program to make a web guide to:

  • Provide details of the GRE Preparation Program and the revised GRE exam
  • Explain how you may receive coaching, opportunities for practice tests, and more
  • Provide free online resources to help you with your preparation
For more info, go to

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