Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Longer Check Out for Curriculum Collection and Gov Docs

The Library’s circulation policy has recently changed to accommodate more students. Materials in the Curriculum Collection now can be checked out for 14 days, rather than 7 days. This new 14 day circulation period applies to government documents, as well.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Databases Dropped

Andruss Library provides access to several databases through Access PA, a resource-sharing project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Office of Commonwealth Libraries. In response to projected budget cuts, Access PA has canceled subscriptions to a number of databases, and as a consequence Andruss Library no longer provides access to the following databases:

Professional Development Collection (all journals are available in Academic Search Complete, however)
Book Collection: Nonfiction
Consumer Health Complete
History Reference Center (however, the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century is available in Points of View Reference Center)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Obama declares October National Information Literacy Month

I am pleased to tell you that on October 1, 2009, President Obama signed a proclamation identifying October as National Information Literacy Awareness month. Information literacy is the academic library’s most important mission, to ensure that students have the ability to access, retrieve, and evaluate information by using critical thinking skills. At Andruss Library, we strive to provide the resources and support necessary to enhance information literary throughout the curriculum. We are actively involved in information literacy assessment. Please check here for our information literacy reports. If you have any questions about information literacy, or would like to find ways to integrate it into your course, please feel free to contact one of our reference librarians at 570-389-4204 or

More information about President Obama’s initiative visit this website.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nancy Weyant Retires

Faculty member Nancy Weyant retired in August, 2009 after 16 years serving as a reference librarian in the Harvey A. Andruss Library specializing in the humanities. She loved her work and excelled at helping students find information for over 40 years. In addition to her job Nancy stayed very active in learning and research, and during her time at Bloomsburg completed an M.A. in Art History, as well as published two books, a number of articles and other works and made regional, national and international presentations on authors Elizabeth Gaskell and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and artists Nancy Cox-McCormack and J.J. Lankes. Congratulations on your retirement and best wishes for the future!