Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Study Rooms For Final Exams

In addition to group study rooms in the library, the following places will be available as study spaces for individuals or groups:

Kehr Union
  • Fireside Lounge--for group study beginning Sunday, April 27 at 5pm and continuing through finals week
  • All other spaces--for both group and quiet study beginning Sunday, May 4.  Ask at the Information desk for keys to unlock the conference rooms.
  • Lobby--available beginning Sunday, April 27 through finals week
  • Assembly Rooms--for both group and quiet study from Friday, May 2 through Thursday, May 8 from 8am-midnight.  On Friday, May 9, Monty's will be open 8am-6:30pm. 
 JKA Community Building
  • Available for group and quiet study from 9am-midnight

Also, as a reminder, the following resident hall lounges are available for study spaces:

  • First Floor Fireside Lounge
  • Second Floor Lounge
  • Fifth Floor Lounge
  • Seventh Floor Lounge
  • Ninth Floor Lounge
  • Basement Student Lounge
  • Ground Floor Lounge G 41
  • Second Floor Lounges (N214, N215, N219, and lobby lounges)
  • Third Floor Lounge 304
  • Fourth Floor Lounge 404
  • Fifth Floor Lounge 504
  • Sixth Floor Lounge 604
  • Seventh Floor Lounge 704
  • Ground Floor Fireside Lounge
  • First Floor Lobby Lounge
  • Second Floor Lounge
  • Second Floor Lounges (2)
  • Third Floor Lounges (2)
  • Fourth Floor Lounges (2)
  • Basement Lounges (2)
  • First Floor Lounge
  • Second Floor Lounges (2)
  • Floors 1-4 Center Lounges
  • Floors 1-4 Center Lounges

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Remember to return your library materials

Please remember to return your library materials before you leave campus for the semester.  They are due back no later than May 17, 2014. 

Questions or concerns about this?  Call our Circulation Desk at 570-389-4205.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spotlight on... Wayne Mohr

This is the last 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 Associate Vice-President of Technology and Library Services. 

What is your name?  Wayne Mohr

What is a typical day like for you?

My job wouldn’t be as challenging or enjoyable if I had anything resembling a typical day. Yesterday I spent the entire morning meeting with college deans, administrative directors and the Provost discussing non-technical academic issues or challenges that will affect the entire campus.  Then I spent most of the afternoon with engineers, architects and our construction managers reviewing engineering blue prints and drawings for the addition that will be built on the back of the library.  I spend an unusual amount of time each week on conference calls to coordinate purchases of goods or services for all 14 PASSHE institutions, or to collaborate with fellow PASSHE CIOs across the state on shared technology projects, or to score technical and cost proposals from technology vendors. I also spend quite a bit of time participating in webinars or face to face meetings with vendors to evaluate new products or services that could improve our technology related systems or services.  I set aside time each day to read white papers, survey results, studies, trade publications or books just to keep up with the relentlessly evolving technology landscape.  And, of course, there are always invoices to review and approve, budgets to manage, proposals to evaluate, reports to write and decisions to make.  There are few dull moments, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 
What else should people know about you? 

My inspiration in life comes almost entirely from my wife of 40 years, Kathleen, my son Jake and my two daughters, Jocelyn and Jordan. If I’m not at work, you’ll find me on the ski slopes, the golf course or the gym.  I lived in Virginia, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas and New Hampshire before arriving here in Pennsylvania.  I’ve been a bus driver, bartender, construction laborer, soldier, electrician’s apprentice, journalist, photographer, professor, television producer/director and chief information officer.  I seldom chose the road most traveled, and it’s made all the difference. 

How can people get in contact with you? 

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.