Monday, April 27, 2015

Construction at Andruss Library: Work on Interior Begins Monday, April 6

You’ll have noticed some changes at the Andruss Library.  Fencing for the construction area has been put up, and pedestrians are directed along the walkway between Waller and the Library.

On Monday, April 6, the interior work begins with the building of a temporary wall on the first floor.  This wall will shield the interior space from the active construction on the other side.

Campus and library staff will work to make this go smoothly for everyone, but we also know there will be disruptions along the way and want to keep you informed and let you know how to be in touch with us.        

Study spaces on first and second floors will remain available, but there will be some shifting of the furniture.  Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk if any of the noise affects your study. 

Note that the Andruss Library building will remain open during the construction; the Library’s resources and tools will remain available; and research assistance will continue.  As part of the BU campus construction plans, an addition to house University Police and a data center is being built at the side of the Library that faces the Recreation Center. 

The campus and library staff will work to make this transformation as comfortable as we can for everyone. Please let us know if there are problems during this time; you may contact me directly or let any staff member know your concerns.

Check our website for information about the updates as they occur. 

Charlotte Droll
Director of Library Services
Tel. 570-389-4207

Database Trials

The Library is running several trials to databases right now until various ending dates in May. Check the trials out and provide us with your feedback, using this brief survey, telling us what how you might use them with your students, what you like and don’t like about them, and so on.

The databases include:

Search the 95th Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics online, a comprehensive one-volume reference resource for science research.
FOD provides access to 391 streaming videos exclusively through the Nursing Collection. Content is categorized by Nursing Skills, Patient Care and Interventions, Nursing Foundations, and Diseases, Disorders, and Disabilities
350 hours of high-definition video from television's most preeminent news program, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. This resource also includes 175 hours of bonus segments from the popular CBS News program Sunday Morning.
Video collections for Counseling and Psychotherapy, Communication and Media Studies, Education.

Any questions, please contact Linda Neyer, Associate Professor, MLS, MS, Database Coordinator and Research & Instruction Librarian, phone 570-389-4801, email: lneyer(at)bloomu(dot)edu.

5/22/2015: For those trials that have ended, you can still give us your feedback, using this brief survey. Thanks!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Partnering with the Public Library

Andruss Library and the Bloomsburg Public Library have teamed up on a pilot project to allow Bloomsburg community members greater access to official government information.  Selected government documents from the Andruss Library  will now be housed at the Bloomsburg Public Library.   These government documents address topics such as learning English as a foreign language, consumer health information, visiting national parks, and other topics of interest to community members.   The intent is to make these materials available to the general public at a more central location. 

The government documents come from Andruss Library’s Government Documents Collections.  Andruss Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, a program of the U.S. government that aims to make government information widely available to the public.  Any one is allowed to come into the library and use its government information.  For more information, contact Government Documents Librarian Katie Yelinek.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association's 13th Annual Author's Dinner

Hi everyone! Mark your calendars for our Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association's 13th Annual Author's Dinner! This year, it will be on April 17th and will be held at Monty's on the University's Upper Campus. Reception and music will begin at 6:00 pm with the dinner following at 6:30 pm.

This year's honoree and speaker is David Minderhout, professor emeritus of Anthropology at Bloomsburg University, author of Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present.

The first volume in the new Stories of the Susquehanna Valley series by Bucknell University Press, the book describes the Native American presence in the Susquehanna River Valley, a key crossroads of the old Eastern Woodlands between the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay in northern Appalachia. Combining archaeology, history, cultural anthropology, and the study of contemporary Native American issues, contributors describe what is known about the Native Americans from their earliest known presence in the valley to the contact era with Europeans. They also explore the subsequent consequences of that contact for Native peoples, including the removal, forced or voluntary, of many from the valley, in what became a chilling prototype for attempted genocide across the continent.

The cost of the dinner is $30 per person and please contact Steven Cohen at for further information on menu options and reservations.  Payment information can be found on the flyer below.

New American history treasure trove!

If you are looking for primary sources for American history, be sure to look in Accessible Archives, a new online research database now available through the BU Library. Accessible Archives contains eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical record, all available full-text. For more information on the collections contained in Accessible Archives, visit this page.

Access the database via the Library's Databases A-Z page, the Databases by Subject page, or via selected Research Guides. As always, if you have questions or would like research assistance, Ask a Librarian.