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We want to know what you think

Love the new Learning Commons? Running into a consistent problem? Have an idea for improvement? Let us know by filling out our Suggestions Form.
NOTE: We respect your privacy. Your name, email address, and other personal information will not be posted on the Suggestion Blog. We do, however, reserve the right to edit or modify suggestions and comments, or choose not to post them on the Suggestion Blog. All collected status data is used for tracking purposes—all suggestions and comments carry equal weight. We will post your comment and our response on our Suggestion page.

70,000 eBooks

Yep, that’s how many eBooks we have access to at Marywood

Our eBook Collection provides access to full-text scholarly, reference and professional eBooks from leading university, academic and professional publishers. These eBooks are digital versions of print books from a broad range of subject areas and topics. There are approximately 70,000 titles in the collection, including 30,000 classic works of literature and history, as well as speeches, government documents, and other resources. To learn how to search, view, checkout and download ebooks, sign up for an individual consultation with a librarian using our Research Consultation Request form.


Featured image: Girl Reading in a Bedroom, by Viktor Hanacek

Academic Writing Group for Faculty

Do you struggle to keep up with your writing during the academic year? Are you unsure of the journals that are the “best fit” for your article? Beginning this fall, Leslie Worrell Christianson, User Services Librarian, will host a Academic Writing Group in the Learning Commons. The goal of the group will be to support each other in the process of writing, setting goals, and researching publishing opportunities.  In a recent post on Vitae, Joli Jensen talks about her success with an academic writing group and gives some great advice. Please look for more information closer to the fall semester. Hope to see you there!

Jim Frutchey

Meet the Librarians: Jim Frutchey

Jim Frutchey, Associate Professor, Collection Development

Having grown up in nearby Clarks Summit, it has been terrific to work for an institution as familiar as Marywood for the past seven years.  Many years ago, my mother earned her master’s degree from Marywood College, and she often would bring me along to the library when there was research to complete.  Following a lengthy career in the Abington Heights School District, my father began teaching history classes at Marywood.  His visits to my office and our lunches together in the cafeteria have been priceless.

My arrival at the library of Marywood was preceded by a somewhat meandering path.  I majored in American studies (emphases on history and political science) as an undergraduate and completed a couple of museum internships.  Although I enjoyed my studies, I quickly learned that finding a living wage position somewhat associated with my degree was not the easiest thing to do.  Continue reading