Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Website Changes Coming

Over the summer, the librarians and staff at Andruss Library will be busy working to update the library's website.  You should expect to see some minor and major improvements as the summer continues.  Please excuse the dust as we work to bring you a new and improved website. 

Questions?  Please contact Linda Neyer or Katie Yelinek

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Anthropology Plus: New Database!

We are happy to announce that Andruss Library has acquired access to Anthropology Plus.  This new database provides indexing for and selected full-text access to leading and minor Anthropology journals from the 1800s to the present.  Major topics of coverage include anthropology, archaeology, ethnography, folklore, and more.

Click here to take a look. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Popular Reading Collection 2.0

Changes are coming to the Popular Reading Collection!  Due to popular demand (pun intended), the library is making plans to expand this collection.  This will happen in two steps:

  • First, over this summer, the books currently in the collection will be added to the library catalog.  You will now be able to search for books in the Popular Reading Collection.  This means you will also check the books out at the Circulation Desk, just like any other item from the library.
  • Then, in the 2013/2014 academic year, we will be growing the collection.  This means more mysteries, romances, and fantasy books for you to check out.  

Please bear with the dust as we construct a bigger, better collection.  Contact Katie Yelinek with questions or suggestions for books to add to the collection. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Library Hosting Study & Snack Break during Finals' Week!

Students, stop by the Schweiker Room in the Library next week during finals for an evening study break! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies, and other goodies will be served by your favorite professors (along with a little wisdom) during finals' week, May 13 - 16, Monday through Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 pm. So stop by, get something to eat or drink, and say hi!

Coffee Nights are sponsored by the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties (APSCUF), the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association (FOBULA), and the Global Awareness Society International.

All of us in the Library wish you good luck on your finals!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Spotlight on... Lorraine Letcavage

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library.  Today we introduce you to our newest staff member.

What is your name?  Lorraine Letcavage

What is your title?   Administrative Assistant I, Library Services

What kinds of things are you responsible for in the library?  I report to the Director of Library Services, so my assignments vary daily. I enjoy the variety. I assist in budget preparation, statistical reports and data collection for state surveys, research activities, and many operational procedures within the library. Currently, I am part of a team that is redesigning the library website and its contents.

How did you come to work in the library?  Since I worked in education previously and really enjoyed it, I looked at available positions with schools and applied here because I really liked the Bloomsburg area. Luckily, I was hired at the Andruss library this past January. I like to learn and love to read, so the library position seemed well-suited for me. I am the newest staff member on board.

What do you enjoy most about your job?  I like the opportunities to learn new things, to participate in activities, and apply what I know to new projects. Everyone has been really nice and helpful since I started, and that’s a plus on any job.

What else do you want people to know about you?  I used to teach GED and ESL classes to adult learners. It was very rewarding, as most students had very interesting life stories and challenges to overcome. They were very grateful to have a second chance at something many take for granted. It was a pleasure to witness their success and actually make a difference in their lives.
Personally, I love the outdoors, nature and animals. I’m also interested in the entertainment world and photography.

How can people get in touch with you? 
Email: lletcava@bloomu.edu  Phone: 389-4077.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Congratulations to FOBULA Award Winners

   The Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association (FOBULA) recently presented awards for outstanding service during their annual Author’s Dinner at Monty’s on April 19, 2013.  Staff and faculty members of the Andruss Library were among those rewarded for their outstanding achievements.

“TEDDY” Award
   Bob Dunkelberger, University Archivist/Coordinator of Special Collections at Harvey A. Andruss Library, was the proud recipient of the “Teddy” Award, specially named after its first honoree, Thaddeus (Ted) Piotrowski, Faculty Emeritus, one of the founding members of FOBULA.
   Bob is just the third person to receive this award, selected by board members for exceptional service and dedication toward the overall enhancement of Bloomsburg University library programs. Bob volunteers many hours each year to coordinate the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, participates in many events to promote library resources, and serves as FOBULA board secretary.  Congratulations Bob!

Bob Dunkelberger, BU University
Archivist/Coordinator of Special Collections,
displays the "Teddy" Award presented to him
by the FOBULA Board of Directors
for special service and achievement.

FOBULA Book Scholarship Award

   An additional award presented during the Author’s Dinner was the FOBULA Book Scholarship Award for outstanding Library Student Assistants. Library personnel submitted student worker candidates for consideration who have worked at least a year, possessed a great work ethic, positive attitude, and provided excellent customer service.
   The FOBULA board proudly awarded $250 gift vouchers toward future purchases at the university bookstore to our five winners from Harvey A. Andruss Library: Rick Bailey, Ashton Keefer, and Tom Malinski (Access Services); Kellie Fisher (Acquisitions); and Christian Tloczynzki (Interlibrary Loan). Congratulations and great job by all!

FOBULA Award Winners Bob Dunkelberger (left), Kellie Fisher (second from left),
Rick Bailey (third from left), Tom Malinski (third from right)
and Board Members Ted Piotrowski (second from right), Chang Roh (right),
gathered recently in the Andruss Library.
Missing from photo: Ashton Keefer and Christian Tloczynzki.