August 24, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  “Plants get sick too!” presentation on Pennsylvania peach production, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Presented by Frederick Gildow, department head in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.

August 29, 10-11 a.m., 302 Paterno Library: Library Research Basics

September 4, 10 –11:30 a.m.   Introduction to Zotero

September 4, 12:15 p.m.: Film – “Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification. ” 22 min. Carbon dioxide pollution is changing the chemistry of earth’s oceans, rapidly making the water more acidic. Rising acidity has the potential to drastically alter the ability of many organisms, especially those with shells, to survive. Scientists explain what is happening and why we should be concerned. Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, 105 Deike.

September 5, 10-11:30 a.m., 302 Paterno Library: Introduction to Mendeley

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 11, 12: 15 p.m.: “Hawaii: Roots of Fire” 27 min. Follows an international team of earth scientists as they work among the volcanoes of the Big Island Hawaii, pursuing clues and compiling evidence in a quest to shed light on the mysterious inner-Earth process that has been producing giant volcanoes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for more than 75 million years. Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, 105 Deike.

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, 3-4 p.m., 302 Paterno Library: Library Research Basics

September 16, 1 – 2:15 p.m., 202 Chambers Building : Introduction to EndNote

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.

September 18, 12:15 p.m.: “Data Mining: Big Data’s Increasing Challenge and Payoff.” 25 min. Just as raw materials buried in the Earth yield the occasional gem, raw data can also be mined for value. This program explores the methods, processes, and key functions of data analysis. EMS Library, 105 Deike.

September 25: UPLEA Arts Fest

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