Daily Archives: February 23, 2015

Library News: Feb. 23

New features in Box Notes

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

Box Notes is an easy-to-use document creation tool built natively in Box and available to all Box users With Box Notes, you can quickly take notes, share ideas and collaborate in real-time with your team—all without leaving Box. The notes are web-based documents and do not require any other software in order to create, view or edit.

If you have never created a Box Note before, simply select New Box Note from the initial drop-down menu next to Upload or select the Box Note button (see below).

Capture2(8)Box Notes was updated last week to include three new main features:

Capture(31)1) The ability to insert tables into a Boxnote
2) The ability to insert images that are housed outside of Box. Previously you could insert an image that was stored elsewhere in Box. Now if the image is accessible on the Internet, you can insert that image in your Boxnote.

(You’ll find icons for these two features at the top center of each Boxnote)

3) Versioning is now enabled for Boxnotes. New versions are automatically created roughly every five minutes. You can view who has made changes and you can revert to older versions.

Events: Feb. 23

February 24, 11:15 a.m.: Penn State Laureate Susan Russell presents “Thanks, Mrs. Sawyer: How My First Grade Teacher is Helping Me Translate 21st Century Education,” Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

February 25, noon: Forest Food Fight! Gender, Indigenous Knowledge and the Struggle for Resources at the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve in South Africa, Foster Aud. Presented by Katie Tavenner, dual-degree PhD candidate in rural sociology and women’s studies. View online.

February 26, 9:30 a.m.: Creating Accessible Word and PowerPoint Documents in Office 13
See TechSmart for location and details. In this session, you will discover best practices to create accessible Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents (updated for Office 13). Whether you create website content or just email and share documents with staff, creating accessible Office files is very important. This session will cover the basic techniques needed to optimize your content for accessibility.

March 1, 11 a.m.: Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B, will appear on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday.” Chittister is an internationally renowned writer and lecturer and one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of this age. The Eberly Family Special Collections Library in Penn State’s University Libraries houses The Joan D. Chittister Archive in an archival collaboration to preserve her accumulated works with Mercyhurst University in Erie and the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

March 2, 10:00–11:30 a.m., Endnote, W23 Pattee. EndNote can be used to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, images and PDFs in any language and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Attend one of these seminars to learn how to get the most out of EndNote. To register, go to http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/lls/classes/research_basics_seminar.html

March 2, 4 p.m.: Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves, an illustrated talk by Ann-Janine Morey, Foster Aud.

March 3, noon – 1:30p.m.: United Way Chili Cook Off. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba8ab28a64-university You don’t need to cook, but you can vote! Come between noon-1:30pm to buy your voting tickets $5 for 5 tickets and stay for lunch.

March 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Spring Clean Financial Clutter, Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. Additional details are online at http://bit.ly/1rzz1Jw. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/1DXRzru.

March 5, 10:00–11:30 a.m.: Mendeley. 302 Paterno Library. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research library, collaborate with others online and discover other relevant papers based on what you are reading. To register, go to http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/lls/classes/research_basics_seminar.html.

March 18, 3 p.m.: Women Don’t Ask. Book talk discussion session with author Sara Laschever, Foster Aud. In this talk, Laschever will look at why women are less likely than men to ask for what they want. She shows women how to recognize more opportunities to negotiate, evaluate the economic value of their work, rehearse their negotiations beforehand, and employ negotiating strategies that have been shown to work especially well for women.

March 18, noon – 1 p.m.: University Libraries Diversity Committee Potluck, Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. https://surveys.libraries.psu.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=983M3ol&Preview=true

** Also see “Training and Enrichment Opportunities” for additional staff events.

Author to discuss vintage photographs of people with their dogs

2 BusterE“Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves,” an illustrated talk by Ann-Janine Morey, will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

Morey is the author of “Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves. American Vintage Photographs,” published in 2014 by the Penn State University Press as part of the series Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture. The talk will be followed by a book sale and signing.

Dogs are as ubiquitous in American culture as white picket fences and apple pie, embracing all the meanings of wholesome domestic life—family, fidelity, comfort, protection, nurturance and love—as well as symbolizing some of the less palatable connotations of home and family, including domination, subservience and violence. In her book Morey presents a collection of vintage photographs of dogs and their owners that reveal a richly textured visual history of the relationship between Americans and their dogs, including cultural expressions of race, class and gender. Her talk will draw from her own collection of hundreds of postcards, early 19th-century photographs, childhood snapshots, posed studio portraits and images of hunting and many other settings in photographs created from 1860 to 1950.

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