Daily Archives: June 22, 2015

Events: June 22

June 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Workshop on debt management, Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. See https://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchguides/business/financialliteracy.html#moneycounts for more information.

June 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m.: HR Forum, Foster Auditorium and MediaSite Live. Includes panel discussion on Penn State Resources for Employees.

July 9, 2 p.m.: Online Digital Journal Website demonstration, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. For more information, see story on Brent Wilson’s current exhibition in Special Collections.

July 14, 1:30 p.m.: “What the Libraries Can Do For You: Training for Penn State Staff,” in Foster Auditorium. This program is specially designed for Penn State staff and will focus on the materials and services available in the Penn State Libraries for personal and work-related use. To register, email Megan Gilpin: mcg13@psu.edu.

Save the date:

August 4, 2015, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Dean’s Forum in Foster Auditorium and via Media Site Live. Joe Salem, Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, will present. Also, Anne Langely, Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications will be introduced.
More information to come.

August: Presentations by research travel grant winners

Tech Tip: Download an offline map in Google Maps

By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

If you’re going where mobile data is spotty or you won’t have an Internet connection, you can save a map to your device and use it when you’re offline for traveling. Here’s how:

1. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet and signed in to your Google account.

2. Open the Google Maps app.

3. Search for a place, like “San Francisco.”

4. At the bottom, touch the bar that has the name of the place you searched.

5. In the upper right, touch the menu bar

6. To save the map, select Save offline map and follow the directions on the screen.


7. To view your offline map, select the three line menu in the search window and select My Places from the list of options. Scroll to the bottom of the page, where you should find any offline maps still stored on your device.

Keep in mind that any saved maps will only remain on your device for 30 days. After that the app will purge a saved map to clear up space on your device.

Note: The biggest size for an offline map is 50km x 50km. If you try to save an area bigger than that, you’ll be asked to zoom in to a smaller area.

LHR News

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:


6/22/15 Jill Shockey — manager, Public Relations and Marketing
6/17/15 Nicole Schwindenhammer — Collection Maintenance


Yun Lu — George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library
Joanne Heckman — Great Valley Library
D’Aundra Lewis — Commons Services Desk

LibGuides workshops

Now that the LibGuides training is live, please remember to request LibGuides access using I-Tech’s Account Request System on their homepage. Generally only supervisors can request accounts, so if you cannot access the form, please ask your supervisor to request an account for you. The account type requested should be “regular.”

We’re happy to announce our full schedule of additional training workshops:

  • Wednesday, June 24 10:00 a.m. -noon and 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at University Park, in W140 Pattee (repeat drop in sessions)
  • Tuesday, July 7 10:00 a.m.- noon and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at University Park, in W140 Pattee (repeat drop in sessions)
  • Thursday, July 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at New Kensington (Lunch is provided.) : Register Here
  • Tuesday, July 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Berks (Lunch is provided) : Register here
    Please register by July 9 for New Kensington and July 21 for Berks.

Save the date: Presentations by research travel grant winners in August

Winners of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library 2015 research travel awards program will be giving short presentations on their research findings over summer. The winners received travel grants to visit Penn State and access materials housed in the Special Collections Library. All talks will be held at noon, in Mann Assembly Room.

August 6: Angelique Szymanek, from SUNY Binghamton, will highlight her research using the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection. Her dissertation, “Representations of Rape in Visual Culture,” focuses on the relationship between feminist art production and the anti-rape movement in the U.S. throughout the 1970s.

August 20: Dorothy Foehr Huck award winner Bob Hodges, of the University of Washington, will talk about his use of the library’s collection of 19th and 20th century utopian literature for his dissertation “Figurations of Modernity in Antebellum U. S. Romances.”

August 26: Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives winner David Cain, of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library and the University of East Anglia, in England, will highlight his
research on the social interaction of the 8th USAAF with local people in the East of England between 1942 – 1945.

August 27: Helen F. Faust Women Writers award winner Amanda Stuckey, from the College of William & Mary, will talk about her research on bodily behavior in the nineteenth-century boy book.