Daily Archives: January 18, 2016

Events: Jan. 18


The 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration poster was designed by Kushtrim Loshaj, senior graphic design/music technology student

Monday, Jan. 18: Special events in the Libraries for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Continuous showings of two videos: “Martin Luther King Jr.: Look Here” and “Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The Making of a Holiday,” Foster Auditorium, E102 Paterno Library
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Essence of Joy Vocal Performance, Barbara Hackman Franklin Atrium

For all events happening across campus on this day, go here: mlk.psu.edu/schedule-of-events/. This year’s theme is Keep Moving Forward #TakeTheNextStep. For more information, see: mlk.psu.edu/.


Tuesday, January 19, 10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.: User Services Training Coordinator presentation. Foster Aud. and Mediasite Live. Go to live.libraries.psu.edu and log in . Click on Libraries in the left menu bar and then click on the candidate’s name. If you have any questions, please email the search committee at: ul-trainingcoor-search@lists.psu.edu.

Tuesday, January 19, 2:30 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.: User Services Training Coordinator presentation. Foster Aud. and Mediasite Live. Go to live.libraries.psu.edu and log in . Click on Libraries in the left menu bar and then click on the candidate’s name. If you have any questions, please email the search committee at: ul-trainingcoor-search@lists.psu.edu.

Wednesday, January 20, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Wage and Tax Fundamentals, Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library. Taxes are something nobody enjoys thinking about, but it’s important that you educate yourself on important issues related to your taxes. This will ensure that you fulfill your legal obligations and avoid penalties or other problems—and may even help you save some money on your tax bill. In this workshop, Penn State Financial Literacy Manager, Daad Rizk and Cathy Bowen, professor and consumer issues specialist, will cover some important tax-related topics.

Friday, February 12, 5 to 7 p.m.: Library League of Centre County networking event, Mann Assembly Room. This free reception is for all full-time and part-time employees from any library in Centre County, and offers a great opportunity to meet, network and share experiences with local colleagues. Last year, the reception was held in Schlow Library, in downtown State College. This year, the University Libraries will host the event. Light refreshments and wine will be served. To register, please e-mail organizer Ann Snowman, ams32@psu.edu. The Library League of Centre County aims to promote networking among employees from academic, public, school, historical, museum and all other types of libraries in the area.

Save the date:

Discovery Day will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 this year. If you would like to be a part of this year’s committee please contact Ann Snowman, ams32@psu.edu

Watch latest Drupal migration forum

The recent Drupal migration forum held on Jan. 13 highlighted a number of key areas, including an update on the new “Staff Site” and details about the new home page image. The forum can be accessed on MediaSite Live. If you have any questions, please contact the Web Implementation Management Team. To report broken links on the website, go to https://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/ask/website-feedback.html.

Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 no longer supported

by Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

Internet-ExplorerStarting Jan. 12, Microsoft no longer supports older versions of Internet Explorer, including IE 8, 9 and 10. What this means is Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for these versions of its browser. You can still use them, but if a new security hole is discovered in IE — and it eventually will be — your browser will remain unpatched and your system will be in danger.

The University Libraries is using Internet Explorer 11. If you need to use a previous version of IE for Director’s Station, you should turn on Compatibility Mode. Compatibility mode is a software mechanism in which a software either emulates an older version of software, or mimics another operating system in order to allow obsolete or incompatible software or files to remain compatible with the computer’s newer hardware or software.

Don’t forget to update your home browsers as well!

User Services Training Coordinator candidate presentations

The search committee for the User Services Training Coordinator position is pleased to announce upcoming interviews for two candidates; we invite you to join us for their presentations.

January 19, 2016: 10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

January 19, 2016: 2:30 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Each candidate is asked to address the following in their presentation, which will be hosted in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library:

“How do best practices in customer service training translate into effective learning experiences for staff at academic libraries?
Be sure to address your training philosophy and examples of how your philosophy informs your teaching.”

For those who cannot attend in person, a MediaSite Live recording will be available for approximately three days (until end of the day on Friday) following each presentation. Staff log on is required.

Update: Harrisburg Library to close on Feb. 6 & Feb. 13

Construction work at Penn State Harrisburg Campus that was originally planned for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been delayed. The Library will be open on that day. Construction will now take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 13, and the Library will be closed on those days.

For more information, please contact Glenn McGuigan, head, Penn State Harrisburg Library (gxm22@psu.edu).

LHR News: Jan. 18

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Catherine Miller – Knowledge Commons, Welcome Desk
Cherish Crust – Engineering Library
Joseph Evans – Engineering Library
Thanakorn Thaminkaew – Engineering Library
Alissa Dolensky – Penn State New Kensington
Ryan Breen – Penn State New Kensington
Ashley Worlds – Penn State New Kensington
Tesfaye Gebre – Penn State Berks
Michael Cook – Graduate Assistant, William and Joan Schreyer Business Library
Taylor Sigg – Welcome Desk, Knowledge Commons

Wishing the following employees well as they leave us:
James O’Sullivan – Publishing and Curation Services