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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
**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.
11am-3pm, in the Mann Assembly Room.
Next week: Earth and Mineral Sciences Library Fall film listings, Library Learning Services fall offerings
The English Department has invited University Libraries faculty and staff to participate in the Marathon Read. Find out more here:
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 (email@example.com) for copies.
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
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.
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.