Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

From the Library Instruction Reboot: Badges pave the way for more advanced instruction

By: Anne Behler

Thank you for following along with Library Learning Services on our Library Instruction Reboot. In our latest blog post, guest blogger Carmen Cole, Information Sciences and Business Librarian, shares her experience using digital badges as a mode of teaching students in IST 110. Stories like these add fuel to our fire as we develop our instructional portfolio. Thank you, Carmen, for sharing yours!

Badges Pave the way for more Advanced Instruction

Penn State Wireless changes beginning on May 4

By: Ryan Johnson

Enterprise IT recently announced Penn State Wireless changes that occurred this past weekend on May 4. What does this mean for Libraries Machines?

1.) I-Tech has pushed the update to all Windows networked machines automatically, nothing will need to be done on your end.

2.) Mac’s will need to be done manually beginning May 4. Instructions are provided in the email and online at this location. If further assistance is needed, please open a helpdesk ticket.

3.) Any department wireless laptops or Student Circulating laptops will need to be done manually as well. Again if assistance is needed, please open a helpdesk ticket.

4.) Finally any personal devices (iPhones, iPads) will need to be done manually beginning on May 4 as well. Please follow the instructions here. Android devices and Chromebooks will not
require an update.

If you have any other questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the Libraries Helpdesk.

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

In April we welcomed the following new employees:
Dann Bohn – Programmer/Analyst 4, Digital Scholarship and Repository Development
Daniel Espinal – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 2, Lending Services
Tom Joudrey – Acquisitions/Production Assistant, Penn State Press
Leo Lo – Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries
Clayton McGahee – Records Analyst, Records Management
Trevor Myers – AV Technician A, MTSS
Eleanor Schultz – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 3, Harrisburg Campus Library
Kelly Thormodson – Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library, Hershey
Scott Waite – Receiving Room Clerk, Receiving Room
Xuying Xin – Data Analyst, Research Informatics and Publishing

We said good-bye to:
Carolyn Cole – Programmer/Analyst, DSRD
Katie Luu – Journals Marketing Manager, Penn State Press

Events: May 6

Spring 2019
Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.

promotional poster - Secret Lives of Girls and Women

 

Jan. 28-Sept. 1, 2019, Exhibit: “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library. Through the examination of books, letters, hand-written diaries and other archival materials, The Secret Lives of Girls and Women exposes a wide spectrum of feminine mysteries. The exhibition includes many hidden or concealed aspects of female life found within beauty secrets, secret languages created by women, literary secrets, social taboos and more throughout history. On display during Special Collections Library hours.

The Future is Now, exhibit graphic

Mar. 11-Sept. 26, 2019, Exhibit: “The Future is Now.” Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library. Highlights from current and forthcoming equipment and assistance available to support students’ academic success from the Libraries’ Media and Technology Support Services and Adaptive Technology and Services departments.

Technology Expo 2019 graphic, Monday, May 6 11 A M to 3 P M Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in Innovation Park

Monday, May 6: Technology Expo 2019. The annual Technology Expo hosted by Media Technology Services and Support (MediaTech) to bring vendors and state-of-the-art technology equipment to regional I.T. specialists, facilities managers, and others interested in the latest multimedia and related devices and products available for educational, nonprofit and commercial use. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Presidents Hall, The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Innovation Park, State College, Pa. 

Tuesday, June 18, Public Tour: Secret Lives of Girls and Women. Curated free tours of the Special Collections exhibit “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” will offer background information and provenance to the books and objects on display, as well discussion about the their meaning and importance. Registration requested11 am to noon, 104 Paterno Library on the University Park Campus.
Thursday, July 18, Public Tour: Secret Lives of Girls and Women. Curated free tours of the Special Collections exhibit “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” will offer background information and provenance to the books and objects on display, as well discussion about the their meaning and importance. Registration requested. 2-3 p.m., 104 Paterno Library on the University Park Campus.
Tuesday, August 13, Public Tour: Secret Lives of Girls and Women. Curated free tours of the Special Collections exhibit “The Secret Lives of Girls and Women” will offer background information and provenance to the books and objects on display, as well discussion about the their meaning and importance. Registration requested. 10-11 a.m., 104 Paterno Library on the University Park Campus.

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