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The public is invited to join Sir John Daniel, a world renowned researcher and theorist in the field of online and distance education, for a presentation, “Making sense of MOOCs and other emerging models in higher education,” on Thursday, June 13, 3–4:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library and on MediaSite Live.
“Lancaster Farming,” the leading Northeast and Mid-Atlantic farm newspaper is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular farming newspapers. Published weekly since November 4, 1955, issues are now available in digital format through December 27, 2003.
The newspaper includes four basic sections each week. Section A is devoted to breaking news, dairy and beef news, commodity market reports and upcoming events. Section B, the family section, includes the most comprehensive listing of auctions on the east coast, mailbox markets, a special antiques center, recipes, 4-H and FFA news and food and nutritional information for the entire family. Sections C and D, the agribusiness center of the paper, include business news, new product information and updates, herd reports, classified news, and other information pertinent to farmers.
Courtney Louise Young, head librarian at the J. Clarence Kelly Library, Penn State Greater Allegheny, has been elected the 2014-2015 president of the American Library Association (ALA). Young will become the president elect at the close of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference this July and will assume the ALA presidency a year latter at the 2014 conference.
Several Penn State librarians have been elected to positions within the American Library Association (ALA), for 2013-2014. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Chicago, the ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
Submitted by Cathy O’Connell for the Green Team
May 17 is bike to work day! Bicycling is a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Join the crusade for a happier, healthier, greener community and ride to work! The Centre Region Bicycle Coalition has a list of local cyclists who will help you figure out the best route for you to commute in to work.
These Bike-to-Work Mentors are listed at http://centrebike.org.
By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator
You can enable Restrictions (Parental Controls) on your iPad, iPhone or iPod to prevent access to specific features. To enable and adjust these settings go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
Library Learning Services would like to thank everyone who attended our showcase to learn about just what we do. We had more than one hundred people in attendance! Thank you so much for your interest! – Megan Gilpin (photos by Wilson Hutton)
The research project calculator presented by Amanda Clossen.
Megan Gilpin talking about LLS’s many outreach activities
Submitted by Binky Lush
Bloomsbury Qatar is an Arab publisher of 7 open access peer-reviewed journals in medical, health, Islamic studies, engineering, and social sciences. http://www.bqfp.com.qa/
Hamburg University Press
This content is from the Thesis Server of the State and University Library of Hamburg. It is an Open Access Repository. DBID ~4V. http://ediss.sub.uni-hamburg.de/
Now Publishers Foundations and Trends: Now Books. http://www.nowpublishers.com/
Story and photo by Barbara Coopey
More than fifty interlibrary loan practitioners from academic, public, and special libraries attended the Central Pennsylvania Resource Sharing Discussion Group held at Penn State Harrisburg Library on May 1. The guest speaker was Chris Ritter, librarian at the Library and Research Center of the Antique Automobile Club of America located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Please plan to attend the Dean’s Forum on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. For those attending in person, we’ll gather in Foster Auditorium. The Forum will also be broadcast via Media Site Live.
Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:
Kelly Adams – Penn State Great Valley Library
Caitlin Baran – Collection Maintenance, Penn State University Park
Megan Bennett – Penn State Harrisburg
Caitlin Brandle – Research Hub (currently working in Lending Services), Penn State University Park
Molefi James – Lehigh Valley Campus Library
Sharon Klimczyk – Research Hub (currently working in Knowledge Commons and Earth and Mineral Sciences Library), Penn State University Park
Shelbie McCurdy – Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (currently working in Engineering and Earth & Mineral Sciences Libraries), Penn State University Park
Althea Ornie – Special Collections, University Archives, Penn State University Park
Michael Petrisko – Collection Maintenance (currently working in Commons Services), Penn State University Park
Guy Sikpa – Abington College Library