Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For Faculty Only: Deselection Process

We have completed the deselection project due to space considerations in order to remove duplicates as well as other materials that were considered inappropriate for our curriculum and research endeavors. According to the Library’s policy, these materials should not be withdrawn without the consent of the faculty.

Therefore, we would like to ask faculty members to come to the Library and review these materials that are held in the Acquisitions Storage Room in the Acquisitions Dept. Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If anyone needs to come at a later hour or on the weekend, please contact Maria Silva Kuhn, and she will make arrangements to be here at your convenience. It is our aim to complete this part of the process by Friday, October 16th, 2009. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

All materials are in Library of Congress call number order. The subjects covered are as follows:

G—Geography, Anthropology, & Recreation including Leisure, Exercise & Sports

H—Social Sciences including Economics, Finance, Sociology, Criminology, etc.

J—Political Science




N—Fine Arts

P—Languages and Literatures

Q—Science, including Math, Physics, Chemistry, & Biological Sciences




U—Military Science

V—Naval Science

Z—Bibliography, Library Science, & Information Resources

In addition, there are two foreign language collections that were acquired in the 1970’s.

· One is a collection of mostly German and some French books in the Social Sciences dating from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

· We also have a collection of Spanish paperbacks, all 20th century imprints, dealing with both Peninsular and Spanish American literature and culture and a few books in Portuguese.

Many of the titles in these two collections are not in “excellent” condition. We have not had nor do we have the ability to catalogue them at present and sending them out to be catalogued would be an extremely expensive proposition.

Books will not be kept in the general collection that are duplicates. However, if you wish to take any book after they have been withdrawn, you may do so by inserting a slip with your name and department in those books. We will send them to you after the withdrawal process is completed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Silva Kuhn, Coordinator of Acquisitions & Collection Development.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Five Sites to Learn about the Flu

Looking for information about the flu (swine or otherwise) this fall? Try these sites:

H1N1in PA--A new site set up by the Pennsylvania Department of Health shopping for flu information, from the US Government
Seasonal Influenza--Generic flu information from the Centers for Disease Control
Swine Flu--Swine flu information from the Centers for Disease Control
Flu Fact sheet--Links to information about treatment, symptoms, and the latest research from the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health

Additional links available on the Government Documents Hot Topics page.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Updated Information for Faculty

The "Library Resources for Faculty" has been revised. In particular, the list of departmental liaisons has been updated. Faculty should check to confirm if a new liaison has been assigned. In general, those departments previously assigned to David Magolis have been reassigned to Katie Yelinek. Departments previously assigned to Nancy Weyant have been reassigned to several different librarians.

As always, faculty should contact their liaison to schedule a library information session or to discuss purchasing material for the library.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Welcome New Interim Director

The library is pleased to welcome David Magolis to his new position as Interim Director of Library Services. David has been our Social Sciences Librarian and Webmaster for the past five years. We wish him all the best as he assumes his new responsibilities.