Monthly Archives: October 2018

Exhibit: Farmers’ High School to Penn State University: Campus maps from 1874-2018

By: Heather Ross

Penn State campus maps display

Article Text: Ever curious about where Old Beaver Field was or what campus looked like from the Old Old Main tower? Come check out campus maps from 1874 through today and aerial images from the 1920s and the 1980s. You can also view University Park campus maps on the topic guide, Maps & Geospatial: Campus maps here.

 

Tech Update This Week!

By: Ryan Johnson

This Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Foster Auditorium, and on Mediasite Live:

  • An Introduction to Kaltura – Penn State’s New Media Management Platform
  • Web Projects Update from the Web Development Team
  • Enterprise Active Directory, Firewall and W drive Clean-up.
  • New Hires in I-Tech

2017-2018 annual report now online

cover page of 2017-2018 University Libraries annual reportThe 2017-2018 University Libraries annual report is now available online as a PDF via the “Organization at a Glance” page under the “About” section.

Since its origin in 2014, the annual report has been designed as a double-sided, trifold printed item containing brief University Libraries highlights and achievements of the fiscal/academic year, July 1 to June 30.

It is mailed to Association of Research Libraries peer organizations, members of University leadership, and select donors, and handed out to prospective donors and others at the discretion of the dean’s office and Development and Alumni Relations.

Source material includes items submitted to the dean and compiled in her’s annual Activity Report; Libraries news releases, blog entries, and publications, such as The Library newsletter; the Library Assessment Programs office; and unit-level information shared by unit/department heads with the Public Relations and Marketing (PRaM) office.

PRaM offers its sincere thanks to all unit-level leaders who submitted information and answered our questions.

Events: October 29

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

Into the Woods exhibit logo

 

Sept. 5-Feb. 11, Exhibit: “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, Explore the Eastern Forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth. Libraries’ resources, services, unique collections and course materials will guide you on the trails of nature education and exploration. Discover local environmental programs. Be inspired by the instrumental work of women conservationists. Check out the related books, maps, movies and more, and get … Into the Woods.

 

A Full Course: Encounters with Food exhibit flyer

Sept. 10-Jan. 13, 2019, Exhibit: “A Full Course: Encounters with Food” Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 102 Paterno Library, and Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. To survive and thrive, we must all consume food every day; eating is, therefore, one of the few universal human experiences. The exhibition will consider the more contested and continuing questions surrounding food: where does it come from, what and how do we cook and eat, and what role does food play in our collective imaginations? The books, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera on view will offer a feast for the eyes and food for thought!

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Friday, Nov. 9: Football Friday Library Tour. Enjoy a tour through the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information, with hands-on exhibits, interactive presentations and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Reserve your spot at sac210@psu.edu or 814-863-7718 Tours meet at the Paterno Library Welcome Desk. 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Penn State GIS Day. A one-day seminar for individuals working with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps, and location-based research on campus to foster greater geospatial awareness on campus, within the community, and beyond. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library and Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus.

Friday, Nov. 16: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on data management. Cynthia Vitale, Digital Scholarship and Data Services head, will present on findings related to questions on data management from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510 Paterno Library, University Park campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Please submit event information — and all Library News submissions — to Public Relations and Marketing via the Library News submission form. *Please note: The content submissions process may be changing soon; please stay tuned for updates.*

Film: How I Ended This Summer / Как я провёл этим летом

By Tara Murray

Wednesday, October 24, 6:15 pm, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
How I Ended This Summer – «Как я провёл этим летом», 2010, dir. Alexey Popogrebsky.

“A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once
strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere…” —summary by the Koktebel Film Company (source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588875/).

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Winner of numerous international awards, including:
The Silver Bear for Best Actor (Berlin)
Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Category “Camera” (Yerevan, Armenia)
Best Film at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival.

The event is free and open to the public. The film is in Russian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Penn State Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Global Studies, the Patterno Library , Penn State Students in Russian

Fall 2018 Scholarly Communications workshops

By: Ana Enriquez

Copyright for Scholarly Authors
Thursday, Nov.1, 2- 3 p.m., Pattee Library, W-315 — Register HERE
Monday, Nov. 5, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., and via Zoom — Register HERE

Have you ever run into copyright questions when publishing your scholarship? How can you obtain permission to use someone else’s images or figures? When can you use those images or figures without permission? What permission is necessary for use of archival or museum materials? Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a workshop on these and other questions. This is an interactive workshop. After an overview from Ana, workshop participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the
physical access provided, please contact Ana Enriquez at 814-865-1758 or enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Please register for this session on LRN or by contacting Ana at enriquez@psu.edu.

Complying with the NSF Public Access Policy 
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 12:30 to 1 p.m., and via Zoom
Register HERE

Do you understand the public access requirements for your NSF-funded research? Under NSF’s public access policy, publications based on NSF-supported research must be deposited in the NSF Public Access Repository no later than 12 months after initial publication. Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a brief overview of grant recipients’
obligations, with time for questions. This session will take place via Zoom.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the
physical access provided, please contact Ana Enriquez at 814-865-1758 or enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Please register for this session on LRN or by contacting Ana at enriquez@psu.edu.

Negotiating Publishing Contracts
Thursday, Nov. 8, 3.- 4:30 p.m., Pattee Library, W315 — Register HERE
Wednesday, Nov.14, 3- 4:30 p.m., and via Zoom — Register HERE

Which terms of your publishing agreement might you want to negotiate? How? When you’re working on behalf of a publisher, what terms do you seek? Explore these and other questions about publishing contracts in a workshop hosted by Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian. This is an interactive workshop. After a brief overview of negotiation
techniques and the law in this area, participants will negotiate mock publishing contracts. Participants will be able to choose between a mock contract for a journal article and one for a
scholarly monograph. The group will then reconvene to debrief those negotiations.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the
physical access provided, please contact Ana Enriquez at 814-865-1758 or enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Please register for this session on LRN or by contacting Ana at enriquez@psu.edu.

Introduction to Copyright
Thursday, Nov.15, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pattee Library, W-315 — Register HERE

Have you ever wondered how things enter the public domain? What rights you have to control use of your work? What rights you have to use someone else’s work? Learn more about copyright law at this workshop by Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian. This is an interactive workshop. Throughout it, participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the
physical access provided, please contact Ana Enriquez at 814-865-1758 or enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Please register for this session on LRN or by contacting Ana at enriquez@psu.edu.

Tech Tip: What is phishing and how to report it?

By: Ryan Johnson

tech tip: phishing graphic

Phishing is the act of attempting to deceive a user into divulging personal or confidential information such as login credentials, credit card information, etc., to gain access to resources that enable them to steal your identity.

Phishing scams usually come in the form of email messages and false websites. Cyber criminals use social engineering to learn about their targets and then use that information to try and gather your personal information.

Things to look for to identify that you may be targeted include:

  • Spelling and bad grammar: Phishing emails are commonly plagued with spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Links in emails: Links in emails may appear as though they are taking you to a legitimate website however they can be disguised. Hover over (DO NOT CLICK)  links and see if you are being re-routed to some other page.
  • Threats: Some emails contain threats to include legal action, time sensitive materials, etc. These are designed to convince you to make a hasty decision and click a malicious link or open an unsafe attachment.
  • Spoofing a legitimate website or company: Some emails will appear to come from a legitimate company. However that is far from the case. Again, attackers will try to make everything appear to be legitimate but things such as suspicious URL’s (pages with names not associated with the website or company), or outdated information can be tell-tale signs something is not right.

If you believe you have been sent a phishing scam, forward the original phish as an attachment in a new message addressed to phishing@psu.edu.

For more information on how to report a Phish or view recently reported phishes, please visit here.

Customer Service Tip: People always complain about that

By: Shep Hyken (submitted by Carmen Gass)

The other day I was at my hotel waiting for my client to pick me up for a meeting. I wanted a quick breakfast, so I went to the hotel’s coffee shop to pick up some oatmeal. They had instant
oatmeal in a cup. The cashier added the hot water and $4.00 later I was on my way. I sat down at an open seat in the hotel lobby and noticed that my oatmeal looked more like soup that oatmeal. Usually, you just wait a few minutes and the oatmeal thickens up, but that was not the case. So, I walked over to the coffee shop to see if they had any suggestions. Her response: “People always complain about that.”

She was very nice and gave me my money back. I started to think about what happened. If “people always complain about that,” then why do they continue to serve it? Read more here .

Events: Oct. 22

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

Into the Woods exhibit logo

 

Sept. 5-Feb. 11, Exhibit: “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, Explore the Eastern Forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth. Libraries’ resources, services, unique collections and course materials will guide you on the trails of nature education and exploration. Discover local environmental programs. Be inspired by the instrumental work of women conservationists. Check out the related books, maps, movies and more, and get … Into the Woods.

 

A Full Course: Encounters with Food exhibit flyer

Sept. 10-Jan. 13, 2019, Exhibit: “A Full Course: Encounters with Food” Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 102 Paterno Library, and Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. To survive and thrive, we must all consume food every day; eating is, therefore, one of the few universal human experiences. The exhibition will consider the more contested and continuing questions surrounding food: where does it come from, what and how do we cook and eat, and what role does food play in our collective imaginations? The books, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera on view will offer a feast for the eyes and food for thought!

 

Monday, Oct. 22-Thursday, Oct. 25: Open Access Week 2018. OA events take place University-wide, including panel discussions, faculty talks, film screenings, helpful handouts and more. The events are free and open to all Penn State faculty, staff and students, and aim to increase affordable, discoverable and equitable access to Penn State’s open-access (OA) initiatives.
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Film; How I Ended This Summer – «Как я провёл этим летом», (2010), A film by director Alexey Popogrebsky, in Russian with English subtitles, 6:15 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Sponsored by the Penn State Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Global Studies, the Patterno Library , Penn State Students in Russian

Monday, Oct. 29: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on teaching. Rebecca Miller, Library Learning Services head, will present findings related to questions about teaching from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510
Paterno Library, University Park.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Friday, Nov. 9: Football Friday Library Tour. Enjoy a tour through the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information, with hands-on exhibits, interactive presentations and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Reserve your spot at sac210@psu.edu or 814-863-7718 Tours meet at the Paterno Library Welcome Desk. 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Penn State GIS Day. A one-day seminar for individuals working with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps, and location-based research on campus to foster greater geospatial awareness on campus, within the community, and beyond. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library and Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus.

Friday, Nov. 16: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on data management. Cynthia Vitale, Digital Scholarship and Data Services head, will present on findings related to questions on data management from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510 Paterno Library, University Park campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Please submit event information — and all Library News submissions — to Public Relations and Marketing via the Library News submission form. *Please note: The content submissions process may be changing soon; please stay tuned for updates.*

Open Access Week 2018 Coming to the University Libraries!

By: Tom Reinsfelder

OA Week 2018 Coming to the University Libraries! On October 22-25, events will be held to support the many facets of OA: Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Data initiatives, Open Publishing, ScholarSphere (Penn State’s institutional repository), and more. And of course, there will be fantastic Open Access swag. All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

Monday, Oct 22nd: OPEN ACCESS
• 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., Franklin Atrium: Free coffee and snacks (and swag!) to kick off OA Week
• 10 a.m.-noon, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library: Open Access Week Welcome from Dean Dewey, followed by an overview of the Open Access movement and a panel on Global Equity and Access. Broadcast via MediaSite Live
• 1 p.m., Foster Auditorium: “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” movie screening

Tuesday, Oct 23rd OPEN PUBLISHING
• 10 a.m., Foster Auditorium: “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” movie screening
• 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in Foster: Libraries Open Publishing Program overview and walkthrough of journal and bibliography publishing (this event will be broadcast via MediaSite Live)  http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/1ad1bfb599954b4cbf6bec650a71773d1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

Wednesday, Oct 24th OPEN SOURCE & OPEN DATA
• 1-2 p.m. in Foster Auditorium: Open Source and Open Data panel with members of DSDS
• 2-4 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room: ScholarSphere Upload Party – free pizza for participants! Bring your previous publications and we’ll help you determine if an open access version can be made available in ScholarSphere. Also, bring your questions about ScholarSphere and we’ll be happy to tell you more about Penn State’s institutional repository. http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/96e60ff24a2841128a3dfd56a4ad6d291d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

Thursday, Oct 25th OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
• 10 a.m.-noon, Foster Auditorium: Overview of Open Educational Resources and ACT Panel (this event will be broadcast via MediaSite Live) Please add these events to your calendar so you don’t miss out!   http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/caf40b08d0b44ff99f0dada187d76cdd1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

Open Access liaisons across the University Libraries will also be working to raise awareness of these topics during OA week by:
• Sharing information with faculty, staff, and students in their areas
• Directing questions to the OA Task Force or sharing resources as appropriate
• Helping to promote events planned as part of Open Access Week

The Open Access Task Force may be reached at open@psu.edu
Open Access and Copyright
• Brandy Karl – Copyright Officer and Affiliate Law Library Faculty, bak25@psu.edu
• Ana Enriquez – Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, aee32@psu.edu

Open Education
• Amanda Larson, Open Education Librarian, acl49@psu.edu

Open Research and Data
• Robert Olendorf, Research Data Librarian, rko5039@psu.edu

Open Publishing
• Allyson Laird – Open Publishing Program Specialist, alaird@psu.edu

Open Access Representative for Campus Libraries
• Tom Reinsfelder – Head Librarian, Mont Alto, tlr15@psu.edu

Tech Tip: Forward a meeting when you’re not the organizer

By: Ryan Johnson

If you want to invite someone to a meeting you haven’t organized, you can forward the meeting to them. When the recipient receives the meeting request, it appears to come from the meeting organizer and the meeting organizer receives notification that you forwarded the meeting.

 

Forward a meeting when you’re not the organizer

To forward a meeting or meeting series that’s on your calendar:

  1. In the calendar, double-click the meeting to open it.
    • For a recurring meeting, click Just this one to forward a single meeting in the series or click The entire series to forward the entire series.
  1. On the main meeting menu (either Meeting, Meeting Occurrenceor Meeting Series), in the Actions group, click Forward > Forward.

forwarding screen shot for tech tip

  1. In the Tobox, enter the email address or addresses of the people you want to forward the meeting to, and then click Send.

Events: October 15

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

Into the Woods exhibit logo

 

Sept. 5-Feb. 11, Exhibit: “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, Explore the Eastern Forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth. Libraries’ resources, services, unique collections and course materials will guide you on the trails of nature education and exploration. Discover local environmental programs. Be inspired by the instrumental work of women conservationists. Check out the related books, maps, movies and more, and get … Into the Woods.

 

A Full Course: Encounters with Food exhibit flyer

Sept. 10-Jan. 13, 2019, Exhibit: “A Full Course: Encounters with Food” Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 102 Paterno Library, and Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. To survive and thrive, we must all consume food every day; eating is, therefore, one of the few universal human experiences. The exhibition will consider the more contested and continuing questions surrounding food: where does it come from, what and how do we cook and eat, and what role does food play in our collective imaginations? The books, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera on view will offer a feast for the eyes and food for thought!

 

Monday, Oct. 29: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on teaching. Rebecca Miller, Library Learning Services head, will present findings related to questions about teaching from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510
Paterno Library, University Park.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Friday, Nov. 9: Football Friday Library Tour. Enjoy a tour through the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information, with hands-on exhibits, interactive presentations and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Reserve your spot at sac210@psu.edu or 814-863-7718 Tours meet at the Paterno Library Welcome Desk. 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Penn State GIS Day. A one-day seminar for individuals working with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps, and location-based research on campus to foster greater geospatial awareness on campus, within the community, and beyond. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library and Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus.

Friday, Nov. 16: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on data management. Cynthia Vitale, Digital Scholarship and Data Services head, will present on findings related to questions on data management from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510 Paterno Library, University Park campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Please submit event information — and all Library News submissions — to Public Relations and Marketing via the Library News submission form. *Please note: The content submissions process may be changing soon; please stay tuned for updates.*

Events: October 9

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

Into the Woods exhibit logo

 

Sept. 5-Feb. 11, Exhibit: “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, Explore the Eastern Forest, its wildlife and botanical wealth. Libraries’ resources, services, unique collections and course materials will guide you on the trails of nature education and exploration. Discover local environmental programs. Be inspired by the instrumental work of women conservationists. Check out the related books, maps, movies and more, and get … Into the Woods.

 

A Full Course: Encounters with Food exhibit flyer

Sept. 10-Jan. 13, 2019, Exhibit: “A Full Course: Encounters with Food” Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 102 Paterno Library, and Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library. To survive and thrive, we must all consume food every day; eating is, therefore, one of the few universal human experiences. The exhibition will consider the more contested and continuing questions surrounding food: where does it come from, what and how do we cook and eat, and what role does food play in our collective imaginations? The books, manuscripts, posters, and ephemera on view will offer a feast for the eyes and food for thought!

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Geospatial Analysis: Using ArcGIS Desktop for location and demographic data. An introduction to using ArcMap software to work with location data and demographic data and working with sample data. Participants are encouraged to consider and/or use their own data based on research, work, and/or teaching interests. This session will demonstrate general processes of working with location-based data, which may require additional instruction and follow-up in specific contexts, geographic regions, and disciplines.  Examples of resources and data for this session are on the Maps and Geospatial: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) guide. 3-4 p.m., 211A Pattee Library, University Park.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Open Source GIS: QGIS. An introduction to using QGIS, an open source GIS software option. Learn more about QGIS from the QGIS website. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop and if desired have QGIS installed to experience first-hand some of the software’s options for working with geospatial data. More information on QGIS is located on the Maps and Geospatial: Open Source GIS guide, QGIS section. 4-5 p.m., 211A Pattee Library, University Park.

Friday, Oct. 12: Football Friday Library Tour. Enjoy a tour through Preservation Conservation and Digitization with stops and brief demonstrations at different areas. Then learn how to sew a book (or some other PCD activity). Some guest participation. Reserve your spot at sac210@psu.edu or 814-863-7718. Tours meet at the Paterno Library Welcome Desk. 3:30-5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 29: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on teaching. Rebecca Miller, Library Learning Services head, will present findings related to questions about teaching from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510
Paterno Library, University Park.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Friday, Nov. 9: Football Friday Library Tour. Enjoy a tour through the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information, with hands-on exhibits, interactive presentations and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Reserve your spot at sac210@psu.edu or 814-863-7718 Tours meet at the Paterno Library Welcome Desk. 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Penn State GIS Day. A one-day seminar for individuals working with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps, and location-based research on campus to foster greater geospatial awareness on campus, within the community, and beyond. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library and Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library, University Park campus.

Friday, Nov. 16: Ithaka Faculty Survey brown bag on data management. Cynthia Vitale, Digital Scholarship and Data Services head, will present on findings related to questions on data management from the spring 2018 library survey of Penn State faculty. Noon – 1 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room, 510 Paterno Library, University Park campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. On the first Wednesday of every month, featuring a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Docunight events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Please submit event information — and all Library News submissions — to Public Relations and Marketing via the Library News submission form. *Please note: The content submissions process may be changing soon; please stay tuned for updates.*

Libraries Halloween Party

By: Pembroke Childs

You are invited to the Libraries Halloween Party, hosted by the Safety Committee and the Green Team. It will be held Wednesday, October 31st in Mann Assembly Room from 1:30 pm -3:30 pm.
Enjoy a variety of refreshments and participate in a costume contest.*

Regale your friends with recycling knowledge as you play the Recycling-Jeopardy game.
Libraries staff and faculty are welcome.

*Costumes are not required to attend the party.

University Libraries United Way Kick Off Party

By: Nicole Gampe

On Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am until 1:30pm the University Libraries United Way Committee will be selling lunch in the Mann Assembly Room. For $10 you will get… 2 – 4×4
squares of cheese pizza, a side salad*, a drink**, and a dessert!

Please RSVP by Friday, October 12 for an approximate headcount.
Go here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtn5JRQKD2AtEQcj6BbibhL4j7OwYkMQSTRbkQlUdaUhEwng/viewform

Contact Heather Ross (hdr10) or Nicole Gampe (nmg110) if you have questions.

*Ranch and Italian dressing will be available
**Drinks will be Aquafina water and Pepsi products.

Partnership with University Split featured on ALA Journal

By: Daniela Rojas Medina

The latest issue of the American Library Association’s International Leads publication was recently released and features an article from our Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian, Mark Mattson. The article highlights PennState’s partnership with the University of Split and how this relationship began. This is the second sister library profile to be featured in the publication, as the University of Freiburg partnership was featured in an earlier issue. It is our hope that these articles help to promote the Penn State Libraries and our GEN partners to the wider library community.

We are also hoping to establish a reputation for the PSU libraries as a true leader in the “libraries and global engagement” space. If you are interested in getting involved with our sister library partnerships or want to know more, please contact Mark Mattson at mam1196@psu.edu or Daniela Rojas Medina at djr5583@psu.edu.