Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

Events: May 14

Summer 2018
Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.

"What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales" exhibition, image from "The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault," illustration by Harry Clarke


Jan. 16–Aug. 26, “What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at the Wolf in Fairy Tales”exhibition, Eberly Family Special Collections Library Exhibition Room, 104 Paterno Library.



Depth of Field exhibit poster


Feb. 18-Aug. 13, “Depth of Field” exhibit, Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, seeks to highlight the intersections of war in the Middle East with the history of war photograph


exhibit logo - 1968


Mar. 27-July 31, “1968: Student Activism at Penn State and Beyond” exhibit, Highlighting archival documents, photographs, and books from The Eberly Family Special Collections, this exhibit ties into a College of the Liberal Arts project titled Moments of Change: Remembering ‘68. Learn more about this project at 1968.psu.edu. Barbara Hackman Atrium, Pattee Library.

Friday, May 18: Creating Space for Online Learning, 
An interactive webinar presented by ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and Infopeople that explores online workplace learning, fulfilling your library’s mission, and ways to easily and effectively incorporate it into your daily routine in ways that serve you, your library, and library users. 2-3 p.m. More info and registration here.
Thursday, May 31: Discovery Day, a full day conference-style event created to increase understanding of University Libraries, the library profession, and the campus and community environment in which we work. 8:45am – 4:15pm, various locations around Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
Wednesday, June 6: Docunight: Iran via Documentaries, Documentary films about or filmed in or around Iran, or made by Iranian filmmakers. All films have English subtitles and are free and open to the public. Every first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium.
Thursday, July 12: 2018 Lee Bennett Hopkins Award event: Join winner Nikki Grimes, who will receive her award and read from her award-winning book, One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College.  .

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Tech Tip: Sway vs PowerPoint: What’s the difference?

By: Ryan Johnson

Power Point vs. Sway graphic


Sway is a digital storytelling application. Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more. Sway uses a card metaphor to present a sequence of information, which may contain text, images, and other media, such as audio clips and movies. Sway is good for Web-like presentations that rely more on images and style. Sway is especially good at augmenting your own creativity as it provides many pre-designed backgrounds and images, and it will take your content into account and make suggestions for other content to add.

To learn more about how to use Sway, please check out the Sway Learning Path offered by IT Learning and Development.


PowerPoint is a presentation application. The software allows users to create anything from basic slide shows to complex presentations. The presentations are comprised of slides, which may contain text, images, and other media, such as audio clips and movies. Sound effects and animated transitions can also be included to add extra appeal to the presentation. PowerPoint editing tools provide a more precise level of customization than currently exists in Sway.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Submitted by: Alia Gant

May 17th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day or GAAD. This is the 7th year for this initiative to build awareness regarding technology and overall discussion about access for individuals with disabilities. GAAD has stated the following regarding this initiative, “the target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.”

Throughout the month, an array of events are taking place throughout the world, both in person as well as virtually to discuss awareness of disabilities and accessibility. These events can be found here .

To celebrate GAAD, the Libraries Accessibility Committee will show a webinar describing and introducing screen readers. You may also sign up to watch the webinar remotely by using the following link:


The webinar will start at 1 pm on May 17, in room 403, Paterno Library.

We hope to see you there!

PA Center for the Book announces romance novel for 2018 Route One Reads

Submitted by: Nicole Miyashiro

Remember When book cover artFor the fourth consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will participate in Route One Reads, a roadtrip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates located along Route 1. In 2018, the theme of the reading will be romance novels, and the selected book to represent Pennsylvania is Remember When by Lindsay Detwiler (Hot Tree Publishing).

Detwiler is a contemporary romance writer who teaches English at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High in Pennsylvania. She credits her junior high sweetheart and husband, Chad, with showing her the enduring power of love amidst the difficulties of life. Detwiler says her goal as a writer is to maintain a “true sense of realism” in her work while celebrating the beauty of love and to “speak to the modern woman’s experience.” In the suspenseful tale Remember When, a couple finds themselves in the grips of a snowbound car wreck with only the intense contemplation of their marriage to pass the time, as they fear their time is edging towards an end.

The diverse reading list created by Route One Reads highlights each individual State Center for the Book while celebrating the East Coast as a whole. By participating in Route One Reads, readers can travel across 15 states and the District of Columbia without taking a single footstep, or load selected books into the car for a literary road trip. The full list of featured books for the 2018 Route One Reads initiative is available along with a map of participating states at Route1Reads.org.

Route One Reads is a partnership between the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and its affiliates in: Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Virginia; and, Washington, D.C. The initiative was launched at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit Route1Reads.org or follow #Route1Reads on Twitter.