Friday, February 26, 2010

Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Sunshine Week essay contest!

Luke Whittaker, senior Journalism major from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, won first prize. His essay will be published in "The Press Enterprise" during Sunshine Week (March 14-20). For a complete list of the winners, visit

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You Spoke: Study Rooms & Scanners

This is the first in a series of posts to respond to findings from the LibQual 2009 survey.

The #1 comment we received from the LibQual survey was about the need for additional group study rooms in the library. We're taking a step in that direction. By the end of the Spring 2010 semester, the Word Processing Room on each floor will be converted into a group study room. This will give us 4 additional group study rooms.

The computers from the rooms will be distributed around the library, so we won't be losing any computers (requests for additional computers was another frequently received comment).

Also, in response to comments about the need for additional access to scanners, we will be taking all of the scanners in the library and putting them in one place, probably on the 2nd floor. This space will be a designated scanning area, so first priority for the computers with attached scanners will be given to those needing to use the scanners.

Look for all of these changes by the end of the Spring 2010 semester, and keep an eye on this blog for additional responses to LibQual findings.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Library Personnel Updates

On January 28, 2010, Alice Fink retired from her position as Library Assistant in the Access Services department of Andruss Library. We would like to thank Alice for her many years of valuable service to the library and university. We wish you a happy retirement Alice!

We would like to welcome Gail Berbick to the library’s staff. She will be assuming Alice Fink’s position as Library Assistant I on night shift. Please take an opportunity to stop by Access Services and welcome Gail to the library.