University Libraries 2015-2016 Annual Report: Partners in Advancing Scholarship and Discovery

The University Libraries is pleased to share its 2015-2016 annual report, “Partners in Advancing Scholarship and Discovery.” The report highlights some of our accomplishments and initiatives during the past academic year as they relate to our strategic plan programmatic areas of Teaching and Learning; Discovery, Access, and Preservation; and Advancing University Research.

A University Libraries-wide committee, appointed by the Libraries leadership team, contributed content and reviewed the report, which also was informed by the dean’s annual activity report, the Ithaka S+R survey and additional data-driven sources. Committee members included Steve Borrelli, Chris Holobar, Joe Fennewald, Brent Hurley (succeeded by Nicki Hendrix), Athena Jackson, Sue Kellerman, Binky Lush, Tom Reinsfelder, Emily Rimland and Jill Shockey. Committee members sought input from units in an effort for content to be as widely representative of the  Libraries’ achievements and activities as possible.

The annual report may be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file. Print copies of the annual report are sent to targeted donors and prospective donors, peer institutions and others at Libraries leadership and Development’s discretion. The PDF also has been shared with members of Penn State’s academic leadership.