Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

LHR News: March 18

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Priscilla Kallias Arts and Humanities Library
Gregory Leitzel Special Collections Library
Kathryn McKenna Arts and Humanities Library
Floyd Seltzer Ciletti Memorial Library, Penn State Schuylkill

Tech Tip: What is Doceri?

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

Doceri is known as an “interactive whiteboard” App for iPad. The Doceri App will allow you to view a Penn State podium computer screen directly on your iPad. You can control the screen as if you were sitting right in front of it–advance slides, open web sites, play videos. What’s more, you can use your finger (or a stylus) to draw right on your iPad screen, and everything you do is shown on the in-room projector. Continue reading

Save the date: April 15 LFO forensic

From Learning Outcomes to Lesson Plans: Creating Meaningful Classroom Experiences
Monday, April 15, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – noon
Foster Auditorium and via Media Site Live (live.libraries.psu.edu)

In this forensic we will discuss best practices and principles for creating learning outcomes for information literacy teaching tailored to the needs of a specific class, whether it be a first level or upper division disciplinary class. This will lead to a discussion on turning these learning outcomes into a lesson plan and design for teaching the session. Resources for developing learning outcomes and creating lesson plans will be shared for use during the workshop and for future reference. All attendees (whether in-person or on Mediasite) should come with a class in mind for which they wish to plan (or re-plan). Librarians will leave the forensic with early drafts of both their learning outcomes and their lesson plan for a class of their choosing.

Presenters: Anne Behler, Nancy Dewald, Loanne Snavely

Upcoming webcast on how libraries create value

By Sherry Lonsdale

Note: This upcoming Library Value Webcast Series is related to Common Spaces Value, offered by ARL and LibValue Project

LibValue: Commons Spaces Value
Thursday, March 21, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Teresa Walker, associate professor and head, Integrated User Services, University of Tennessee Libraries
Gayle Baker, professor and electronic resources coordinator, University of Tennessee Libraries
Steven Smith, professor and dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee Continue reading

Floating collection at 19 campus libraries

By Barbara Coopey

Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, New Kensington, Wilkes Barre, and Worthington Scranton campus libraries migrated to Floating Collection production on February 20, 2013. There are now around one million monographs with a BOOKFLOAT item type in the stacks locations of 19 campus libraries. Currently, over 3,000 floating books are being shelved at a floating library where a user returned them instead of being shipped back to the library of origin. Continue reading


By Ann Snowman

DARCHIVE-P is a new location policy viewable only in WorkFlows that will be used to govern the circulating behavior of volumes comprising the PALCI Distributed Dark Archive that resides in the Libraries Annex. Penn State is the designated site to retain 46 titles published by The American Chemical Society (ACS), The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and The American Physical Society (APS) making up the archive on behalf of our PALCI consortial partners. Continue reading

March 18 deadline reminder for student thesis application

Undergraduate students are reminded that submission of the online Student Thesis Application and the faculty support statement for the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award are due March 18. Final thesis submission will be April 8.

Details, including submission forms, are available at: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/admin/thesisaward.html

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Events: March 18 – 24

Tutoring Services in the Libraries: Meet the tutors
March 20, 4 – 6 p.m., Mann Assembly Room. Get acquainted with the tutors in the libraries. Enjoy free coffee and snacks and learn about the Tech, Writing, Math and Statistics Tutors in the Libraries. Read last week’s story on this event.

Diversity Potluck
March 20, noon – 2 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. Contact John Meier, meier@psu.edu Continue reading

Alumni Library features early television, women’s history

Readers can access the Alice Marshall Women’s History Collection online through the current issue of the Alumni Library at http://alumni.libraries.psu.edu. The collection consists of unique books, advertising trade cards, graphics, magazines, posters, and rare items related to women’s lives from the 1500s to the early 1980s. Also featured is the late Professor Emerita of Art Education Alice Schwartz’s groundbreaking video of an early children’s public television series. The Key to the Cupboard television series, produced in the 1950s, was a pioneering show for both early television as a medium and for public television and children’s art education.

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Thirteenth annual poetry reading celebrates Public Poetry Project

The thirteenth annual “An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project” will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s campus, followed by a reception and poster signing.

The Public Poetry Project focuses on poets with a connection to Pennsylvania and displays the poetry in public places to make it a part of the daily lives of a greater number of people. Since the project began in 2000, sixty-one poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania. Continue reading