Events: April 15 – 21

National Library Week
April 14–20. This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your Library.”

Library Workers Day
April 16. This year’s theme is “Libraries work because we do.”

Embodying the Avant-garde: Corporeal Visions in Spain and Italy
April 16, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
Brad Epps, professor, University of Cambridge and formerly of Harvard University, will speak on “Mimesis, Mimicry and Movement: Formic and Other Deformations in Salvador Dalí.” His academic interests include 19th- and 20th-century Spanish and Latin American language, culture and urban studies.

Budgeting 101: Making dollars with sense
April 17, 3–4:30 p. m., 302 Paterno Library (registration required, see details here:
Presented by Dr. Daad Rizk, co-sponsored by the Adult Learner Advocacy Initiative’s Financial Literacy Curriculum and the University Libraries.

Film: The Devil’s Miner – Part 2
April 17, 12:15 p.m., Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, 105 Deike (41 min). The story of 14-year-old Basilio Vargas and his 12 year-old brother as they work in 16th century Bolivian silver mines.

LLS Showcase
April 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mann Assembly Room. Come sample our dessert bar while sampling our wide range of programs and services. If you have questions, please contact Megan Gilpin (mcg13) at 7-0069.

The Truth Revealed: Academic Uses of Sports Archives, Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Penn State’s Sports Archives, 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18,  Foster Auditorium.

Julia Spicher Kasdorf presentation
April 19, 4–5 p.m., Foster Auditorium. The presentation will be on Fred Lewis Pattee’s novel, “The House of the Black Ring: A Romance of the Seven Mountains.”

MediaTech Technology Expo
April 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dean’s Hall, Penn Stater Conference Center

Save the date:   Elsevier E-Journal Forum, April 30, 10-11 a.m., Foster Auditorium (and MediaSite).

Penn State’s current contract with Elsevier for e-journals ends in 2013. To inform the decision about whether and what to renew, a small group has been gathering data on usage of Elsevier titles, our costs and other factors. Some of the highlights of these data will be shared at the forum but a primary goal is to get input from you. Should we do another “big deal” with Elsevier? What other factors ought to be considered? Please join us as we share thoughts and considerations, or simply come and be dazzled by data! — Linda Musser (Elsevier E-Journals Evaluation Team — David Brennan, Nan Butkovich and Linda Musser)