Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

2013/14 Guide to the Libraries

The 2013/2014 Guide to the Libraries have delivered and copies have been sent to all Libraries. It is also viewable at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/pram/publications.html

Please discard all old Guides. They can be recycled as mixed office paper.
If you find you need additional copies, please send a note Wertney Cox, wgc4@psu.edu

You are encouraged to use the Guides as they are a comprehensive endorsement for all of the University Libraries and cost no more than the smaller brochures we produce.

Libraries recognized for ‘excellence in tutorial development’

In the Survey of Best Practices in Developing Online Information Literacy Tutorials, recently published by the Primary Research Group, Penn State is one of 24 institutions worldwide cited by survey participants for excellence in tutorial development. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona Libraries and the University of Vermont Library, looks at how academic libraries create and use online information literacy tutorials. Read more about the study online.

Events: Week of August 12 and beyond

**Note: UPLEA supplies drive for Pets Come First is being held this month**

September 10, 6:30 p.m.: The public is invited to “Meet Eyal Press, author of ‘Beautiful Souls,’” an interview by Steven Herb, in Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA. “Beautiful Souls” was selected by the Penn State Reads series to be read and discussed by incoming freshmen.

September 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.: The annual open house at University Park Libraries.

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.

September 16: Indigenous Geography Workshop
1:00 p.m. -4:00p.m., Mann Assembly Room in Paterno Library. Presented by: Dr. Douglas Herman senior geographer, National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institution. More details coming soon.

September 25: UPLEA Arts Fest

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

Next week: Earth and Mineral Sciences Library Fall film listings, Library Learning Services fall offerings

New campus maps printed

New University Park Campus Maps have been printed. Please discard any maps that are dated “Feb 2011” in the lower right corner. New maps have “July 2013.” Contact Sandy Hoffmaster (swf4@psu.edu) for copies.

LHR News for August 12

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:


Nicole Gargiulo – Fletcher L. Byrom Earth & Mineral Sciences Library
Heather Kahl – Lartz Memorial Library, Penn State Shenango
Arthur Omondi – George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Penn State Hershey
Emily Paulsen – Research Hub and Tombros McWhirter Knowledge Commons
Sharon Svoboda – Fletcher L. Byrom Earth & Mineral Sciences Library

Amy White – Instruction Librarian, Library Learning Services

Open typed URLs in a new tab with Alt+Enter

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

Let’s say you go to a website and you are browsing when you decide you want to visit a different website. You go to the URL bar and start typing the address of that site, but you forgot you want to leave your previous site open and open the new one in a new tab.

using alt enter to open tab

Luckily you can just press Alt-Enter to open that typed URL in a new tab while preserving your original open page. No need to cut/paste. This works in most browsers.

new tab showing on screen