Daily Archives: June 29, 2015

Library News: June 29

*reminder: blog will be back on July 20*


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, 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.

Also in August: Presentations by research travel grant winners

Training for July

The following training is available in July.

Making a Positive Difference with the Green Paws Program

Are you interested in making a positive difference in your unit and personal life? The Green Paws Program (GPP) can help. In its simplest form, the GPP can be seen as a checklist for resource efficiency in the office, and in fact many people think sustainability is synonymous with recycling and energy efficiency. By working through the action steps in this program, participants will come to understand that sustainability is building a skillset of thinking about the social, environmental and economic impacts of our everyday decisions, both at work and at home. By using this decision-making framework developed through the program, we can strengthen our communities and organizations. Many Penn State Commonwealth Campuses and Colleges have included sustainability goals in their Unit Strategic Plans. This program is a tool to help achieve those goals.

Presenter: Lydia Vandenberg

Date:  July 21, 2015

Time: 9 – 10AM

Available online Adobe Connect at https://meeting.psu.edu/ust and will be recorded

Photoshop for Beginners


Learn the basics of Photoshop in this hands-on, live workshop.  This workshop is designed for people who have little to no experience working in Photoshop.  We will learn about layers, how to edit images using color and selection tools, how to add type to an image, and how to use these image in other applications.  Training will take place from 10AM – 3PM with a break for lunch from Noon – 1PM.  The afternoon will provide you with an opportunity to edit and create your own images, so bring a flash drive with images you would like to work with.

This workshop will not be recorded.

Presenter: Rita Buhite

Date:  July 23, 2015

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location:  302 Paterno – University Park

This workshop will be limited to 12 people. 

Please register for these workshops in TECHSmart (https://techsmart.libraries.psu.edu