Training opportunity at Penn State Libraries

lion reading a bookA training program for all Penn State staff on library services and resources will be held on October 29, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. This is a prime opportunity for staff to learn about—and help others get the most out of—the University Libraries. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m., with refreshments in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. The program will start at 9 a.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, and will cover a number of “must knows,” including how to search and obtain books, journal articles and other materials and how to use the wide range of library tools available online.

Participants will learn about LionSearch (the Libraries’ powerful search engine), borrowing basics, office delivery, interlibrary loan and special resources such as research guides, course reserves, course guides and citation management tools. The program will also highlight a number of specialized services offered by the University Libraries, including an overview of equipment that can be borrowed (including laptops), where to find scanners, plotters and other hardware, Knowledge Commons resources, adaptive technology, data management help and much more.

In addition, the presenters will share some of the additional resources that Penn State staff can access, including ebooks, DVDs, world and local newspapers, leisure reading and video collections and children’s books and play kits.

The goal of the program is to help Penn State staff learn about the wealth of resources available in the University Libraries and how to use those resources, both for work and for personal enrichment.

This program is free and open to all Penn State staff. To register, email Megan Gilpin at Registration is open through Friday, October 24. If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please email Gilpin or call 814-867-0069.