Daily Archives: July 29, 2013

Exhibit showcases digitized collections

“Libraries of the Future: Digitized Collections,” is on display through September 4, in Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library. Penn State University Libraries’ Digitized Collections, numbering nearly 100, cover a wide range of subject areas, including agriculture, the Civil War era, geology and geography of Pennsylvania, labor history, Pennsylvania history, Penn State history, and political protest. The collection includes thousands of fascinating images and documents, from blueprints to bookplates, and from diaries to published academic research, many of which were digitized from holdings in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library.

horses galloping

Images from the Art History Department Visual Resource Collection include Sallie Gardner at a Gallop; also known as The Horse in Motion, the pioneering work of English photographer Eadweard Muybridge that forever changed the perception of artists rendering motion.

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Liberal Arts Scholarship and Technology Summit

poster for LASTS summitThe Liberal Arts Scholarship and Technology Summit 2013 (LASTS) will be held on August 14–15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Pattee Library and Paterno Library. It will give faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in the liberal arts an opportunity to collaborate with other scholars at the intersection of the humanities and technology to explore through presentations, panel sessions, workshops and lightning talks:

•Digital Research Tools and Methods,
•Digital Pedagogy,
•Digital Publishing and Scholarly Communication and
•Digital Scholarly Workflow.

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Upcoming events

August 1: Book Sale
The University Libraries United Way committee will hold a used book sale on Thursday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Mann Assembly Room, first floor, Paterno Library. Please support this worthy event. Click on this link to view the flyer: Booksale flyer 2013

August 20: Annual Picnic
Please join us for the 23rd Annual University Libraries’ Faculty/Staff Family Picnic, from 5:00 p.m. – sunset, in Sunset Park, Pavilions #1 and #2 (Buffet dinner service to begin at 5:30 p.m.)
MENU: Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with rolls, potato salad, grilled vegetables, freshly cut fruits, and desserts
Please RSVP (by Tue., 8/06/13) using the online form at http://bit.ly/18aUWPp, by visiting the University Libraries’ Picnic page (http://bit.ly/176TOJi), or by printing and sending the form via campus mail to Sandy Confer, 510 Paterno. Sorry, we cannot fund travel expenses for those coming from other campuses, but we promise good fun and fun! We hope to see you there!

September 5: UPLEA Arts Fest

11am-3pm, in the Mann Assembly Room.

September 16: The University Libraries will host Megan Oakleaf of Syracuse University  for a visit focused on library assessment. Dr. Oakleaf will help us learn more about assessing library services so that we can document the value that we provide to our users. More details of her visit will be forthcoming. 

Employees reach service milestones

Cataloging and Metadata Services, Information Technologies (I-Tech), and Serials and Acquisitions Services held their annual joint service awards program on Thursday, July 25. Associate Dean Lisa German welcomed everyone who attended, and Robert Alan, Annie Copeland and Lisa German presented awards to the following employees who have recently achieved service milestones:

  • 45 years: Linda Schreck
  • 35 years: John Attig
  • 20 years: Grace Brooks, Carolyn Hertzog, Dan Keller, Sue Owens, and Katherine Strenko
  • 15 years: Susanne Coetzee
  • 10 years: Lisa Morgan
Cataloging and Metadata Services, Information Technologies (I-Tech), and Serials and Acquisitions Services group shot

Cataloging and Metadata Services, ITech and Serials and Acquisitions Services employees gathered for the annual event. Photo by Wilson Hutton

UPLEA to hold pet supplies drive

black and white cat

Danielle…can be found in the Cat Room at Pets Come First

For the entire month of August, UPLEA will be holding a pet supplies drive for Pets Come First. Pets Come First is a 501c (3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization, dedicated to finding homes for homeless animals and educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering pets. In 2013, year to date, PCF has found homes for 240 animals and has spayed or neutered almost 500 cats. Pets Come First is run almost entirely by volunteers and through donations of money and supplies.

Below is a list of items that are urgently needed. Please consider purchasing an item or two to help local animals. Any donation is greatly appreciated! find us on facebook logo

  • Gift cards for Tractor Supply & Wal-Mart
  • Gas cards for Kwik Fill or Sheetz
  • Non-scoopable, inexpensive cat litter
  • Nine Lives cat food & kitten food
  • Purina One dog food
  • Canned cat and dog food
  • Paper towels

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Create delegates in UCS 8

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

The ability to create a delegate is a new feature in UCS 8. When you delegate someone in UCS, the delegate can send mail on your behalf without having granting manager rights to your inbox.

To enable a delegate select the Preferences tab. In the Accounts category, navigate to the Primary Account Settings section.

how to create delagates in ucs 8

Select Add Delegate and enter the email address. Finally, select Send As or Send on Behalf Of and select OK.

adding delegate in ucs 8

LHR News for July 29

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:


8/1/13 Derrick Beckner – Information Resources & Services Supervisor/Manager, Music & Media Center
Sarah Harkleroad, Information Resources & Services Support Specialist, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library


Jesse Brown, Arts and Humanities Library

Wishing the following employees well as they leave us:

7/31/13 Jenny Dimeler, Penn State Harrisburg Library
Jeff Marker, Cato Annex
Bruce Reid, Nesbitt Library, Penn State Wilkes Barre

Take Care of Your Health Wellness Initiative

If you are enrolled in Penn State’s medical benefits, you should have recently received an email and a mailing (sent to your home address) about this initiative. If you have not received it, full details can be found on the Employee Benefits website, at bit.ly/14aAVRd. This page has complete details, step-by-step instructions, and complete FAQs, at http://bit.ly/19kzEiG. If you have any questions, please contact LHR.

UPLEA Arts Fest

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 25, 11am-3pm, for the 3rd Annual UPLEA Arts Fest. The event will be held in the Mann Assembly Room. Reserve your space by clicking on the following link to register (even if you have presented in former shows):


ARTISTS NEEDED in photography, painting, needlecrafts, fiber arts, ceramics and sculpture, wood crafts, jewelry making, culinary arts, performing arts, music and much more. Demonstrations are also welcome and encouraged.

Added attractions:  This year’s Arts Fest will include a category for literary creations. So if you’re an aspiring writer and you would like to share your works with your colleagues, please consider reserving a space. Time slots will be reserved in Foster Auditorium for you if you would like to present a short piece of your work.

Remote artists: Once again, we are inviting our colleagues at the Commonwealth campuses to submit their art. Faculty and staff of the campuses are encouraged to submit text, photos or audio/video clips of their art which will be presented in a slide show in our virtual artist category.