By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator
Have you ever been at a Podium machine in the libraries and you need to access a committee space on Roo or your user space to access a file? You can access these files very quickly by following the steps below:
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“Using Indigenous Knowledge-Based Narratives to Facilitate Ukrainian Immigrants’ Adaptation to Life in the United States” will be presented by Svitlana Iarmolenko on March 26, at noon, in Foster Auditorium, first floor, Paterno Library. This is the latest seminar in a series on indigenous knowledge that examines ways of knowing passed down orally from generation to generation. Following the presentation, a small reception will be held in the Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management. The event is free and open to the public and can also be viewed live online.
Iarmolenko is a PhD candidate in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management. Her scholarly inquiry is grounded in the fusion of American academic tradition and Eastern European traditional indigenous knowledge. Her research project, supported in part by a 2013 Marjorie Grant Whiting Student Indigenous Knowledge Research Award, was aimed at finding ways to help Ukrainian immigrants to the United States cope with immigration-related stress. In a description of her research, she says, “Different ethnic groups have unique histories of immigration which impact their ability to acculturate into the host country. However, adjustment programs provided for immigrants often fail to address the need for social and economic assistance.”
Dan Cohen will give the 2014 Kaplan Institute talk “Inside the Digital Public Library of America” from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The presentation is open to the public and will be broadcast live on MediaSite.
Cohen is founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which is bringing together the rich resources of America’s libraries, archives and museums, and making them freely available to the world. In his talk, he will give a behind the scenes look at how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what’s to come for the young project and organization.
The University Libraries will host a film screening of “Girl Rising” on March 19, at 6:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. A panel discussion with students will follow the screening. All are welcome to this free event, which will be introduced by the chair of the Commission for Women.
The film uses the power of storytelling to demonstrate how educating girls can transform societies. Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. When you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Removing barriers to girls’ education—such as early marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access to healthcare, and school fees—means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world for all.
This feature film, by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, spotlights the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. More about the film is available at www.girlrising.com
The event is co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Mu Sigma Upsilon sorority.
For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Amanda Clossen at firstname.lastname@example.org and 814-863-7455.
The fourteenth annual “An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project” will be held on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s campus, followed by a poster signing.
The Public Poetry Project focuses on poets with a connection to Pennsylvania and displays the poetry in public places to make it a part of the daily lives of a greater number of people. Since the project began in 2000, sixty-five poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania.
Poets featured in the 2014 Public Poetry Project poster series will read from their work. This year’s posters were designed by Wilson Hutton and will be available at no charge at the presentation. The 2014 Poetry Poster series includes poets Stephen Berg, W. S. Di Piero, Le Hinton, and Shara McCallum.
The project is under the direction of Dr. Steven L. Herb, librarian and director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and is supported by the Paterno Family Librarian for Literature, William S. Brockman; the University Libraries; the Department of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The readings are open to the public.
For more information, including physical access and special accommodations, contact Caroline Wermuth at 814-863-5472 and visit www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu
March 11, 3-4 p.m.: CMS Author Coffee/Conversation, Mann Assembly Room. Topics on the agenda include: new broken link service, accessibility updates and timelines, what the team has been working on, development plan for the next six months. Also: a chance to share your views on what is going well and what could be improved. Adobe connect link: https://meeting.psu.edu/ulcms
March 19, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Diversity Potluck, Mann Assembly Room.
March 19: Geologic Journey–Tectonic Europe (film). Traverse the Eurasian plate from Iceland to the Alps. (50min). EMS Museum, Deike Building.
March 19, 6:30 p.m.: ‘Girl Rising’ film screening, Foster Aud. Film will be followed by student panel discussion.
March 20, 1p.m.: User Services Training Curriculum roll out. User Services Training Coordinator Rita Buhite will roll out the new Services Training Curriculum. The presentation will provide insight into the training modules already completed and the goals for User Services Training. Upcoming training activities will also be presented. Foster Auditorium.
March 20, at 4 p.m.: “Linked Open Data and Humanities Scholarship: A Report for the (Archaeological) Field,” Foster Auditorium. This is the first Tombros Lecture on the Ancient World and will be presented by Sebastian Heath, clinical assistant professor of ancient studies, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), New York University. More information next week.
March 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: “The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Disappearing Collective Past.” Presenter: Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Department, and co-sponsored by the History Department, the Women’s Studies Department, the Center for Global Studies, and the Penn State University Libraries. Foster Auditorium. (Click to download: Gail Hershatter flyer)
March 25, 2-3 p.m.: Dan Cohen will give the 2014 Kaplan Institute talk “Inside the Digital Public Library of America”. Foster Auditorium and MediaSite.
March 26, noon: “Using Indigenous Knowledge-Based Narratives to Facilitate Ukrainian Immigrants’ Adaptation to Life in the United States” will be presented by Svitlana Iarmolenko, Foster Auditorium. This is the latest seminar in a series on indigenous knowledge that examines ways of knowing passed down orally from generation to generation. Following the presentation, a small reception will be held in the Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management. The event is free and open to the public and can also be viewed live online.
March 26, 7:30 p.m. Public Poetry Project reading, Foster Auditorium. This popular annual event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:
Michael Andruzzi – Robert E. Eiche Library, PS Altoona
Sudharsan Ramesh – Arts and Humanities Library
Heidi Stover – Special Collections Library
Wishing the following employees well as they leave us:
3/14/14 Debora Cheney, World Campus
Rebecca Marcum, Tombros McWhirter Knowledge Commons
Roberta Stern, Development
An Open House will be held on in the Engineering Library, 325 Hammond Building, on March 25, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., to highlight information resources in mechanical and nuclear engineering.
It will include displays of historical Penn State mechanical and nuclear engineering achievements, a timeline of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, new books and a demonstration of an engineering database relevant to the study of mechanical and nuclear engineering.
Light snacks will be served. All majors are invited – bring a friend!
Penn State University Libraries and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award.
This year’s winner is “Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet” written by Andrea Cheng, with woodcuts by the author, published by Lee & Low Books. The award and a $1000 prize, courtesy of Lee Bennett Hopkins, will be presented at Penn State University in the fall.
One judge remarks, “‘Etched in Clay’ is an accomplished biography-in-verse that forever etches in our minds the life of a man who dared to leave his mark.” Another comments, “In direct, forthright verse from multiple perspectives, embellished with her own simple woodblock prints, Andrea Cheng crafts a careful, human portrait of a man of extraordinary resilience and strength, himself a poet and an artist.” And from another, “Even the careful juxtaposition of the poems creates a path of life and heart that makes this novel in verse a hand-thrown treasure.”
Additionally, judges gave honor awards to “Coaltown Jesus” by Ron Koertge, published by Candlewick Press and “Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents” by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by John Hendrix, published by Disney·Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group. Continue reading