Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

May Events

Thursday, May 21 2:00-3:30 pm: The University Libraries Diversity Committee presents the 2015 Diversity Research and Programming Colloquium on  and on MediaSite Live in Foster Auditorium . Faculty and staff from throughout the Libraries will discuss their diversity related projects. Please join us!


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

LHR News

submitted by Wendy Stodart

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:


Maria Landschoot    Bednar Intern, Social Sciences Library

Sun Son    Bednar Intern, Research Hub

Access Services recognizes employees at award event and luncheon


Access Services held its 12th Annual Service Awards and Luncheon on May 14.

Staff recognized for reaching library service milestones were:
30 Years: Nadine Deitrich
25 Years: Mark Leskovansky
20 Years: Robin Waltz
15 Years: Wertney Cox, Amy Miller, Barb Woods
10 Years: Hyma Bhat, Melanie Rinker
5 Years: Suzanne Sadler, Gerald Wion

Following the luncheon, Brandy Karl, copyright officer, presented “Copyright Law Developments Affecting Research Libraries.”

Young attends White House launch of ConnectED: Library Challenge

Courtney Young, Penn State Greater Allegheny head librarian and 2014-15 ALA president recently attended the White House launch of the ConnectED: Library Challenge Initiative. Young met President Barack Obama and several of the president’s team who are leading the project. The initiative seeks to transform teaching and learning through digital connectivity and content. For more information ConnectED, see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/30/fact-sheet-spreading-joy-reading-more-children-and-young-adults.

For more on the launch of the initiative, see http://www.districtdispatch.org/2015/04/ala-welcomes-white-houses-connected-library-challenge/

2015 Diversity Research and Programming Colloquium

The University Libraries Diversity Committee will present the 2015 Diversity Research and Programming Colloquium on Thursday May 21 2:00-3:30 pm in Foster Auditorium and on MediaSite Live

  • Dawn Amsberry/Binky Lush (University Park): Comprehensive bibliography of print and electronic resources on web accessibility and public and academic libraries (ALA Carnegie-Whitney Grant)
  • Binh P. Le (PS Abington): Choosing to Lead: Asian American Academic Library Leaders
  • Pembroke R. Childs (University Park): Belly Dance Styles: My Presentation for and Work with the Penn State Belly Dance Club
  • Henry Pisciotta (University Park): The Avery Monument: The Elevation of Race in Public Sculpture and the Republican Party
  • Greg Crawford (PS Harrisburg): Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
  • Amanda Clossen (University Park): Reviewing video accessibility among all R1 Public Universities