October 29, 12:15 p.m.: Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean StewardshipSeries of three short episodes on the ocean and sustainability, 18 Deike Bldg. EMSL Film Series. Featuring:
- Ocean Blueprint in the Florida Keys (11 min.)
- Saving Whales at Stellwagen Bank (27 min.)
- Iowa Farmers & Gulf of Mexico (22 min.)
October 29, 8:30 – 11 a.m.: What the Libraries Can Do for You, training for Penn State staff on essential library services and resources. Program starts at 9 a.m. in Foster Aud. following refreshments in Mann. Email email@example.com for information.
October 30, noon–3:00 p.m.: Digital Literary Studies Seminar Series Part I. Computational Stylistics, 23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library). Instructor: James O’Sullivan. To register, visit the Humanities Lab website.
October 30, 3–5 p.m.: Libraries’ Halloween Party 2014, in Mann Assembly Room. Enjoy snacks, a costume contest, games, and prizes and have fun! Event organized by the Safety Committee and UPLEA. (see flyer from last week)
November 3, 11 a.m. Libraries Human Resources Forum, Foster Auditorium and MediaSite Live. Topics include:
- New Performance Management System – YOU@PSU
- Libraries Training Interest Survey Results
- Open Enrollment for Benefits
November 3, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Update on the recently established ITS unit — Services and Solutions — which DLT joined at the beginning of this calendar year. What does this reorganization mean for the UL? What has been happening over the last few months? What’s next? Please join us in the Mann Assembly Room on to answer these and other questions. Refreshments will be served. Adobe Connect details to come.
November 4 – 10–11 a.m. So HELP Me: Improving Customer Service. Part 1. Register in TechSmart.
November 5, 1 p.m.: Introduction to EndNote, W315 Pattee.
November 5, 12:15 p.m. : The Creek Runs Red (film) 18 Deike. How lead and zinc mining has impacted the 100-year old town of Picher, Oklahoma. See schedule
November 5, 9:00 am – Noon: Preparing and Planning for Change. Organized by LHR. Presenter: Cheryl Johnson, Mann Assembly Room. Register: http://portal.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load§ionId=1117727
November 6, 10-11 a.m.: So HELP Me, Part 2. Register in TechSmart.
November 6, 2014, 7:30pm: 2014-2015 Mary E. Rolling Reading Series presents Chinelo Okparanta, the author of Happiness, Like Water, a 2013 New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice. Foster Auditorium. Okparanta’s writing has appeared in GRANTA, The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, and Tin House, among others. Her story “America” was selected as a notable story for Best American Short Stories 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State.
November 11, 10 a.m.: Introduction to Mendeley, 302 Paterno
November 12,12:15 p.m.: Extreme by Design (film). A cross disciplinary approach to find ways to help solve health issues amongst the world’s poorest populations. 18 Deike. See schedule
November 13, 2–4 p.m.: Content Management Systems for the Humanities, 140 Pattee Library (Knowledge Commons). Instructors: Kate Miffitt, director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship, and James O’Sullivan. To register, visit the Humanities Lab website.
November 13 – 3–4 p.m. So HELP Me: Improving Customer Service. Part 1. Register in TechSmart.
November 14, 4 p.m.: “Moving the Chains,” archival footage of great moments in Penn State football, Foster Aud. and MediaSite Live.
November 18, 10 a.m.: Dean’s Diversity Forum with Janice Welburn. Foster Aud. and MediaSite Live. Welburn has a very distinguished career in research librarianship including holding the designation of ACRL Librarian of the Year. She has written and presented extensively on diversity and a number of other topics.
November 19, 12:15 p.m.: Asbestos Connection (film). The discovery, production, and health effects of asbestos. 18 Deike. See schedule
November 19: GIS Day. The University Libraries is co-sponsoring an event with the Department of Geography to raise awareness of geospatial information and the many possibilities and opportunities of geographic information systems (GIS). Check out the GIS Day webpage for more information: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchhub/gis-day.html
Information Fair: 1-4 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library
Poster Display: The Atrium of Pattee Library
GIS Networking Reception: 4–5 p.m., 208 Paterno Library
Please encourage students, staff, and faculty to attend to learn about what is GIS and its many application areas.
November 19, 4 p.m.: Presentation by graphic novelist Jim Woodring, Foster Aud. Woodring won the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year for 2014 for “Fran,” published by Fantagraphics Books. Read the full story on Penn State News.
November 20, noon–2 p.m.: Digital Literary Studies Seminar Series Part II. Network Analysis, 23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library). Instructors: Dawn Childress and James O’Sullivan. To register, visit the Humanities Lab website.
December 3 – 1–2 p.m. So HELP Me, Part 1. Register in TechSmart.
December 3, 12:15 p.m.: Mind Your Mind (film). How subliminal messages from advertising, politicians, and mass media shape the way we think. 18 Deike. See schedule
December 3, 2–4 p.m.: Introduction to Git, 140 Pattee Library (Knowledge Commons)
Instructor: Dan Coughlin, director of SaS Development. To register, visit the Humanities Lab website.
December 4, noon–2:00 p.m.: Digital Literary Studies Seminar Series Part III. Digital Scholarly Editing, 23 Pattee Library (News and Microforms Library). Instructors: Dawn Childress and James O’Sullivan. To register, visit the Humanities Lab website.
December 5, 1-2 p.m.: So HELP Me, Part 2. Register in TechSmart.
December 10, 12:15 p.m.: Truth about Exercise (film). Not all exercises “work out” equally. 18 Deike. See schedule
December 11, 3-4 p.m.: So HELP Me, Part 2. Register in TechSmart.