Daily Archives: June 1, 2015

Library News: June 1

WIMT Update: Usability expert team gets to work

Letters About Literature contest winners announced

LibGuides Migration update **NEW** this will be a regular feature

Estlund appointed associate dean for technology and digital strategies

June Events

Tech Update

Behrend to Welcome Diaz

Zabel: ‘Students are my number one priority’

Exhibition features ornate book covers, bindings

Getting to Know Our Library Colleagues

Behrend to Welcome Diaz

Tech Tip: Plan Meetings and Get-Togethers with Doodle

LHR News

LHR News

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:




6/1/15    Regina Sherwood  – Marketing Communications Specialist (Senior Designer), Penn State Press

6/1/15    Justin Wilkinson – Audio-Visual Technician A, Media and Technology Support Services





Kailee Danoski – Ciletti Memorial Library, Penn State Schuylkill

Gabriel Uriarte – Commons Services

Gary Owen – Commons Services

Internal Moves:


6/1/15    Brian Beer – Marketing and Communications Manager (Asst. Director, Marketing and Data Services), Penn State Press

Tech Tip: Plan Meetings and Get-Togethers with Doodle


Doodle is a free and very simple online tool that allows you to suggest dates and times for events or meetings in a simple table. When you have filled in all possible dates and times, you then share the web address of your suggestions with your invitees. No need for them to register. They simply visit the page, type in a name of their choice, and click check-boxes to select the times they can attend. Doodle saves all responses right there for everyone to see, and keeps track of the best date.

With Doodle Premium, you can connect calendars and send automatic reminders. Doodle is a free app for mobile devices, too!

To get started, visit Doodle.com.

submitted by Ryan Johnson

Behrend to Welcome Diaz

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Diaz will be joining us at Behrend as our new tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian.  Stephanie comes to us from Penn State York where she has been since 2013.  Prior to that she worked at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.  She received her B.A. from Bowling Green State University and her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.  Her anticipated start date is July 15.


submitted by Russ Hall

Getting to Know Our Library Colleagues

The University Libraries faculty and staff workforce is always evolving and if you haven’t been here long, you might only know a handful of colleagues in your department.  Even if you have been here for thirty years, we’re guessing you could still learn something new about a coworker.  With this in mind, we are starting a bi-weekly Getting to Know You column in the Library News.  Do you have a hidden talent that you’d like to share?   Have you lived in another country before?  If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Getting to Know You column or would like to nominate a fellow colleague, please contact Barb Kopshina and Andrea Pritt.   We look forward to hearing from you!

Exhibition features ornate book covers, bindings

Exhibit 16b

“Catching Your Attention: Decorative Book Covers and Unique Bindings,” is on display through July 7 in the Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library. William Minter, the Libraries’ senior book conservator, created the exhibition, which highlights a sampling of books and bindings primarily drawn from the Eberly Family Special Collections Library.

Through examples suggested by Sandra Stelts, curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, this exhibit includes images of some unique bindings, both old and new, that are among the Libraries’ holdings.

Among the more intriguing books on display is the cloth-bound, exquisitely crafted “The New Day: A Poem in Song and Sonnets,” by Richard Watson Gilder; “The Anatomy of Melancholy,” by Robert Burton, published in 1624 — a book of such great value that it had to be chained to the bookcase; and “The Smallest English Dictionary in the World.”

The exhibit is open 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The Libraries will be closed on July 3 and 4.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Jenna Gill at jmk441@psu.edu or 814-865-9406, in advance of your visit.