Friday, March 26, 2010

May and August 2010 Graduating Seniors

Nominate an Outstanding Professor at BU who has had a significant impact on your learning. The award acknowledges teaching effectiveness.

Begin the nomination by going to the website:

Submit your nominations no later than April 9, 2010, 4 PM

Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center (TALE)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Now Have More Group Study Rooms

Have you noticed the changes in the library?
  • The word processing rooms on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors have been converted into group study rooms.
  • Computers from those rooms were moved to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. We did not lose any computers.
  • The scanners from these rooms have been moved to the 2nd floor. They are now in the row of computers along the windows by the Government Documents. Please note that priority for these computers will go to individuals needing to use the scanners.
These changes came about because of responses we got to the 2009 LibQual survey.

Also, TALE has moved into the library on the 4th floor. TALE is now located in rooms 419 & 420.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Research Project? We Can Help!

Welcome back, we hope that you had a restful and enjoyable break!

With less than seven weeks of classes remaining, you may be beginning to feel the pressure. Now is the time to get moving with your research projects and term papers. The Libraries can help in a variety of ways.

We offer access to millions of authoritative articles, books, datasets, and other resources that may be just what your professors would like to see.

Intimidated? Don’t know where to begin? Our friendly reference librarians are available to help you get started. Stop by the libraries, visit our Website, or call:
Andruss Library Reference Librarians: 570-389-4204
Library Hours:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

You Spoke: Group Study Rooms

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

Be on the look out for new signs posted on the group study rooms. These signs reinforce that the rooms are for groups (2 or more people). Single individuals will be asked to leave when a group needs the room. Unattended personal belongings left in the room will be removed to the lost and found. Loud or disrespectful groups will be asked to leave.

Your cooperation will make the use of the group study rooms easier for everyone.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hours over Spring Break

Here is the schedule for the library over Spring Break:

Fri., March 5: Open regular hours, 7:30am-4:30pm
Sat. & Sun., March 6-7: Closed
Mon.-Fri., March 8-12: Open 7:30am-4:30pm
Sat., March 13: Closed
Sun., March 14: Open regular hours, 12:00pm-12:00am

For additional information, visit the library hours page.

You Spoke: 3rd and 4th Floors

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

One comment that was received frequently was a desire for more of a librarian and staff presence
on the 3rd and 4th floors. While we don’t have enough personnel to reassign anyone to those
floors (we are currently down three librarian positions and one staff position), Reference
Librarians are making a point to have more of a presence on these floors.

So, don’t be surprised if you see one of the Reference Librarians up on the 3rd or 4th floors. Feel
free to ask a question or just to say Hi. That’s what they’re there for.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Library Faculty Retirement

The library would like to announce that faculty member Maria Kuhn, Coordinator of Acquisitions and Collection Development, has retired after nearly 11 years at Bloomsburg University. She came here from Tulane University and helped to institute new procedures to facilitate the acquisition of books and worked to greatly increase the library’s digital resources. We wish her well in her retirement in Florida.

Sign up for "The Age of Innocence"

The Andruss library of Bloomsburg University will conduct a series of reading and discussion sessions on Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence, on April 1, 8, 22 and 29, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Library’s Schweiker Room. The sessions will be led by Dr. Ferdâ Asya, Associate Professor of English.

The reading and discussion sessions are free and open to Bloomsburg University students, faculty, and staff and the members of the surrounding communities.

The registration to attend the reading and discussion series will be open from March 15 to March 22, 2010 at the Circulation Desk, First Floor, Andruss Library. Registering participants will receive a copy of the novel and a Reader’s Guide.

Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the reading and discussion series is a part of the project, The Big Read. The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA, designated to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read will bring together partners across Columbia and Montour counties to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

For more information, please contact Katie Yelinek, Government Documents Coordinator, Andruss Library, Bloomsburg University.

Phone: (570) 389-4228