Daily Archives: January 7, 2013

A celebration of central Pennsylvania architecture

The University Libraries will host “A Celebration of Central Pennsylvania Architecture and the work of A. William Hajjar,” on Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m., in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Activities include a display of original plans and drawings of local houses designed by former Penn State faculty member, A. William Hajjar. In the 1950s and 60s, Hajjar challenged the conservative look of the State College community with his contemporary-styled homes. More than 50 years later, his forty-plus buildings still delight those who appreciate post-war modern design, and their owners are proud to play a part in conserving a significant part of local history.

The event will also unveil a new digital collection: “Central Pennsylvania Architecture and Landscape Architecture.” The Hajjar architectural drawings are a recent donation by his children to the University. For more information, contact Tim Pyatt, tdp11@psu.edu/814-865-1793.

Jan. 7 LHR News

New Hires
Kate Armstrong, information resources and services support specialist, Tombros McWhirter Knowledge Commons

Internal Moves
Ryan Ake, reference librarian, Tombros McWhirter Knowledge Commons
Billie Walker, head librarian, Worthington Scranton Campus Library
Susan Ware, head librarian, Vairo Library, Brandywine Campus

Gwen Catchen, Arts and Humanities Library
Barbara Keiper, Nesbitt Library, Penn State Wilkes Barre
Rebecca Mugridge, Cataloging and Metadata Services
Linda Sheaffer, Cataloging and Metadata Services
Sara Whildin, Vairo Library, Penn State Brandywine

Library offers $1200 research travel awards

Three $1,200 travel grants are currently available to researchers who use collections from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, located in Paterno Library, Penn State University Park.

The application deadline is February 28, and grant recipients will be announced March 29. The grants cover expenses incurred with travel to use University Park resources. Any faculty member, graduate student, or independent scholar with a research project that utilizes the Special Collections Library and lives beyond a 100-mile radius of State College, Pennsylvania, may apply for the grant. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposed projects with Special Collections staff prior to submission

  • Two awards supported by the Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award will be given for research using any material in the Special Collections Library.
  • One award supported by the Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Award will be given for research using items related to women writers in the Special Collections Library.

Grant recipients are expected to use the collection between June 3 and August 30, 2013, and to participate in an informal public talk about the research project.

Tim Pyatt, head of the Special Collections Library and the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair, created the travel awards using funding from his endowed position as an opportunity to showcase the wealth of materials in the collections. Now in its second year, the awards program gives scholars funding to pursue their research and highlights strengths of the collection.

Additional details are available at www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/speccolls/travel.html. To view last year’s winners, see http://dontcallusdusty.blogspot.com/search/label/travel%20grants. For more information, contact Luann Shifter at 814-867-0290.