Daily Archives: November 24, 2014

Library News: November 24


LHR News: November 24

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:
11/24/14: Brett Spencer –Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Berks
11/25/14: Charlie Morris –Programmer/Analyst, I-Tech

Ashlee Yealy, Penn State Harrisburg Library
Katie Barrett, Penn State Harrisburg Library
Daniel McLaughlin, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library

Wishing the following employees well as they leave us:
11/26/14: Tony Sanfilippo, Penn State Press

Honors student to present on goat production in Rwanda

field of goatsSchreyer Honors College senior Kira Hydock will present “Analysis of Traditional and Modern Approaches to Goat Production and Management in Rwanda” on Dec. 3, from noon to 1:00 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, first floor, Paterno Library. Hydock, who is majoring in veterinary and biomedical sciences and African Studies, with a minor in international agriculture, is a recipient of the 2014 M.G. Whiting Student Indigenous Knowledge Research Award and the first undergraduate to be selected. She will be introduced by her advisor, Clemente Abrokwaa, senior lecturer in African Studies. The seminar is free and open to the public and can be viewed live online

Kira Hydock (center) during her visit to RwandaHydock (pictured here, center) says that after visiting Rwanda during the summer of 2012, she left the country with many questions, one being, “Why are there so many goats in a country with a ‘one cow per poor family’ program?” Her interest in traditional goat production and management in Rwanda’s Muhanga district became the impetus for her honors thesis. She compiled a literature review of traditional goat production methods and combined the review with personal accounts and opinions from Rwandan goat herders. Access to this information allowed Hydock to generate several conclusions about goat herding in Rwanda and enabled her to formulate recommendations for the preservation of traditional practices that simultaneously increased the productive capacity of the goat herds. These observations will be presented in her seminar. Hydock will attend the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in fall 2015.

This presentation is the latest in a series of seminars on indigenous knowledge co-sponsored by the Penn State University Libraries and ICIK, the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge. For more information, or if you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Helen Sheehy, 814-863-1347 and hms2@psu.edu in advance of your visit. For more on ICIK, including a link to past seminars, go to http://icik.psu.edu/.

Events: November 24

December 3, 10-11 a.m.: Tech Update, Foster Auditorium. Libraries Technology 2.0 – Come hear what’s new in I-Tech and how it will impact the Libraries.

  • The new face of Library IT
    1. User Support and Operations Unit – Michelle Dzyak
    2. Applications Development and Systems Support Unit – Linda Klimczyk
    3. Discovery, Access and Web Services Unit – Binky Lush
    4. IT Projects and You – Linda Klimczyk and Dace Freivalds
  • ScholarSphere 2.0:  What’s New, and What’s Coming – Patricia Hswe

December 3, noon: Analysis of Traditional and Modern Approaches to Goat Production and Management in Rwanda, Foster Aud. ICIK seminar presented by Schreyer senior Kira Hydock.

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 3, 6 p.m.: Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself, a workshop, Mann Assembly Rm.

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 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Penn State Press Holiday Book Sale, Kern Building lobby.

December 10, 12:15 p.m.: Truth about Exercise (film). Not all exercises “work out” equally. 18 Deike. See schedule

December 10, noon -4 p.m.: Holiday Arts and Craft sale to benefit United Way, Mann Assembly room.

December 11, 3-4 p.m.: So HELP Me, Part 2. Register in TechSmart.

Use the Snipping Tool to take a screen shot in Windows

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

Window 7 and 8 offers an easy to use tool to take screenshots. Whether you are creating documentation, sending an email with images or creating a helpdesk ticket and you want to capture an issue you are experiencing, a screen capture can be a very useful tool.

You can access the snipping tool by going to the Start Menu and choosing All Programs->Accessories and click Snipping Tool or the easier option may be simply typing snipping in the Start Menu search box and click Snipping Tool when it appears.Capture2(8)

Main Interface
The Snipping Tool window has three important buttons: New, Cancel and Options.Capture1(10)

The New button allows you to select the type of screenshot that you want to take and then take a screenshot. The Cancel button allows you to cancel the current action. The Options button allows you to customize different aspects of the application.

How to Take a Screenshot
There are four types of captures available when pressing the New button:

Capture3(3)The Free-form Snip enables you to draw an irregular line around an object or area.

The Rectangular Snip allows you to take a screenshot shaped as a rectangle, by dragging the cursor around an object. I use this the most to capture parts of my screen.

Window Snip allows you to select a window (e.g. your Internet browser) or dialogue box (e.g. error message received from an application) and capture it.

Full-screen Snip enables you to capture the entire screen, like the old-fashioned Print Screen key.

Simply choose a selection and create your area to snip.

The captured area of the screen appears in the mark-up window, where you can write or draw on it, save it, and send it to someone in an email.

Workshop on identity theft protection planned for Dec. 3

“Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself,” a workshop, will be presented on Wednesday, December 3, 6:00–7:30 p.m., in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.

Identity theft can compromise your personal and financial records and disrupt your life, and it can take years to restore your good name. Dr. Daad Rizk, Penn State’s financial literacy coordinator, and Amy Shuey, Penn State Federal Credit Union’s marketing and member education coordinator, will help you learn how to protect yourself and what to do if identity theft happens to you.

Refreshments will be provided.

The presentation is part of the Money Counts: a Financial Literacy Series, a collaborative effort of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners and the University Libraries.

Additional details are online at http://bit.ly/1rzz1Jw.

The presentations are available in the MoneyCounts: A Financial Literacy Series, see the left-hand column listing, at tinyurl.com/FinLitMCSeries.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Lauren Reiter at lmr29@psu.edu or 814-865-4414.

Cards available to alert parents of unattended children

cardPlease contact the Public Relations and Marketing Office if you need business-size cards to distribute to parents of unattended children. These cards reference Policy UL-AD28, “Safety and Well-Being of Children in the University Libraries.” They are printed in hot pink to attract attention. For more information on the policy, please go to: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulad28.html

New part-time reference librarian at Greater Allegheny

I’m pleased to announce Jessa Darwin has begun as the part-time reference librarian at Greater Allegheny. Darwin is a graduate of of the University of Pittsburgh LIS program and currently works part-time as a reference librarian at Chatham University. She also holds a BA in philosophy and English from Eastern University and during her junior year of college attending the Best Semester’s Scholars’ Semester (SCIO) program at the University of Oxford. She can be reached at jcd18@psu.edu. Please join me in welcoming Jessa to the University Libraries! — Courtney Young

Save the date: Penn State Press Book Sale on Dec. 9

picturing dogsPenn State Press invites the University community and the public to our annual Holiday Book Sale. This year’s one-day-only sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, in the Kern Building lobby. emilie davis diaryShop the sale in person and receive a 30% discount! (Or purchase books through the Press’s website, using the code HS2014, for 25% off.) Visitors to the sale at noon can get their copies of Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic signed by the author, Bill Russell. And don’t forget to check out the $5 book table! We offer free shipping to on-campus addresses; regular shipping charges apply everywhere else. For information on any of Penn State Press’s titles, visit http://www.psupress.org or call 865-1327.