Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

Updated Instructional Videos

By: Amanda Clossen

The library videos for Google Scholar [https://youtu.be/zO_Lha0ZZP8] and LionSearch [https://youtu.be/5EOAGoN83gI] have been updated to mirror changes in the layout and structure of these resources.

If you have any questions about the content of these videos, please contact Amanda Clossen at asc17@psu.edu.

Healthy start to a new year!

By: Nicole Schwindenhammer

After the holidays and perhaps some overindulgence, many of us want to get back on track with our health. As a member of Penn State’s Green Team, I thought it would be a good time to write
about one of the many parts to sustainability, which is health and happiness. Penn State’s  current definition of sustainability is: “the simultaneous pursuit of human health and  happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations”. With the New Year and focusing on “human health and happiness”, we can start fresh and take
charge of our health through diet and exercise. I am far from an expert in this department but I do strive to be as healthy as I can be, at the same time finding that balance and living a life.

While there are many forms of exercise, whether it’s walking/running, joining a gym, yoga/pilates, and many other activities, remember that taking care of your health doesn’t
just start after work hours. There are plenty of healthy things we can do during our workday that will benefit our bodies and also our work performance.

As far as exercise is concerned during the workday, the idea is to not stay stagnant for too long. It is good practice to get up out of our chairs and stretch from time to time, perhaps each hour. Whatever your duties are, make it a point to move around your workplace during your shift and keep active when possible. As said many times before, take the stairs if you can, as opposed to the elevator. It really make a difference! And don’t forget about your lunch/dinner break. If  possible, try and get outdoors for a walk, even if it’s very brief. The fresh air can be very

Increased physical activity/exercise go hand in hand with eating healthier. What we put in our bodies is equally (if not more) important as exercising. During the workday, being mindful of
what we eat, whether it’s a meal or a snack, will really help keep things on track. Packing healthier lunches and snacks not only keeps the cost down, but also keeps temptation down by not visiting one of the cafes or restaurants on campus with indulgent food.

It is very motivating when we can get others involved as well in living a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Departments within your workplace can share nutritious recipes, go for walks together, or even have a potluck. Hosting a potluck where everyone has to bring in a healthier dish is a great way to build camaraderie and learn about different dishes that can be made more  nutritiously.

So here’s to you and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

This is a monthly update of full-time employees that have joined or left the University Libraries.

In December, we did not welcome any new employees, but we said good-bye to:
Katherine Gorrell – Harrisburg
Sherry Roth – Life Sciences
Suzanne Shamrock – Education

Tech Tip: How to uninstall programs with Defendpoint

By: Ryan Johnson

Do you know you can uninstall programs with that you may no longer need or want with Privilege Guard? To do this, please follow these simple instructions:

Go to your Start menu, click on Defendpoint Utilities, and select Remove Programs:

screenshot for tech tip 1/7/19

The Avecto Programs and Features Manager will appear. From here, you can choose the name of the program you wish to uninstall. Choose the program you want to delete and choose Uninstall from the top menu.

screenshot for tech tip 1/7/19

Customer Service Tip: The power of tone

By: Greg Zlevor (submitted by Carmen Gass)

People may listen to your words, but they react to your tone. When asked in an interview with Oprah Winfrey about the process of becoming Abraham Lincoln, award-winning actor Daniel Day Lewis thoughtfully replied, “The voice is a deep reflection of character, of who we are—the voice is the fingerprint of the soul.”

Day Lewis intuitively knew how impactful tone can be. He spent months researching, studying, and eventually taking on the persona of Lincoln after much hard work and soul-searching.  Read more here.

Events: January 7

Spring 2019
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, Jan 9: Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries. Every first Wednesday of each month, Docunight screens a documentary about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Films are free and open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles.

Saturday, January 12: Central Atrium Beam Signing & Brunch. A beam-signing event and leave your personal mark on one of the most historic and student-centered facilities on campus. Enjoy brunch, live music, a photo booth, and short guided tours of new student spaces — including the highly anticipated Collaboration Commons. rsvp to 814-865-2258 before 1/9.

Wednesday, February 13, Human Library. Open discussions and Q&As with “Human Books” who will tell their stories to raise awareness and foster diversity and inclusion. Paterno Library, Time TBA.

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.*