Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Darla Bressler, beloved education librarian, passes away

Darla Bressler, a wonderful colleague, friend, and dedicated educator, passed away at her home last week on Wednesday, March 14th, with her daughter Kelly by her side. Darla was the education librarian at Bloomsburg University, Andruss Library for over 16 years and had retired from the University fall semester 2017 for medical reasons. After a brief hospitalization at Geisinger Hospital in early March, she went home to hospice care. We will miss her greatly.
      Deeply committed to students, Darla was passionate about the power of children’s literature to instill a love of reading and learning in young children and adolescents and was justifiably proud of the Juvenile Collection (children's literature) that she had developed over the years for the BU Library. It was -- and is -- a vibrant collection, heavily used by education students and members of the University community. Darla had requested after her retirement that in lieu of gifts, people make donations to her beloved Juvenile Collection, and her family has requested that the fund be continued to honor and commemorate her work. 
      A visitation for friends and family will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home in Curwensvile, PA, on Tuesday, March 20, from 5 - 8 pm. Her obituary may be viewed and condolences posted online at https://www.pasimplecremation.com/obituary/darla-j-bressler/ 

Darla Bressler Juvenile Collection Fund link.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Speech League Tournament Friday March 16th

Andruss Library is hosting the Pennsylvania High School Speech League Tournament this Friday March 16th from 1 - 9 pm. Best Wishes to all participants!
The library will be open to regular library patrons as well. Please check at the circulation desk for information about available computers and study areas.

Monday, January 22, 2018

GRE Preparation

Want to dominate 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 http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/gre

For info on preparation for other tests, such as the GMAT, go to http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/testprep

Friday, December 15, 2017

Research Assistance during Winter Session

The Library is available for your research needs during Winter Session.  Be sure to check out the summary of Library Services during Winter Session.  The best way to contact a Research Librarian for assistance is the Ask a Librarian service.  Please feel welcome to take full advantage of these services!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Library Website Usability Study -- looking for participants

The Library is conducting a website usability study ... your input is valuable to us. 

The goal of our usability study is to find out if our website content is organized effectively. We have chosen a card sorting activity as the method to evaluate the website.

Click HERE to participate in the card sort activity survey....

You can find out more about card sorting at https://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/card-sorting.html.

CARD SORT ACTIVITY URL: bloomu.libsurveys.com/librarycardsort

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Final Exam Extended Hours


Extended Hours in the Gathering Place

Sunday, Dec 3rd - Thursday, Dec 7th:  Midnight - 2 am