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
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.
By: Carmen Gass
Enhance your knowledge and skills and network with your peers. Take a day away from your regular responsibilities to focus on activities across a range of library operations and personal
Learn more and register for the day here:
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
By: Carmen Gass
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Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.
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.
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.
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.
Please submit event information — and all Library News submissions — to Public Relations and Marketing via its Staff Site request form and selecting the “Library News blog article” button.