Daily Archives: June 29, 2020

Data Days 2020 schedule announced

By: Lana Munip

The Assessment Department is excited to announce the lineup for Data Days 2020 on July 31:

We have a full schedule of 13 presentations that together offer a glimpse into the breadth of research and data-related activities being conducted across the Libraries. The keynote address will be presented by Leo Lo, associate dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campuses. No registration is required, and you can participate in some or all of the sessions depending on your interest (zoom links will be added closer to the date).

All sessions will be recorded for later viewing. If you have any questions, please email lana@psu.edu.

Tech Tip: Turn on live subtitles and captions in PowerPoint from Office 365

By: Ryan Johnson

Do you want to make your presentations better understood by everyone in the room? Some of your students may be a native speaker in another language or have difficulty hearing when you have a soft-spoken guest. Live Captions and Subtitles in PowerPoint can provide captions for your presentation in the same language you are speaking or translate it into another language in real-time!

How to turn on Live Captions & Subtitles:

  1. Open PowerPoint Presentation in PowerPoint on Office 365
  2. Navigate to the Slide Show menu.
  3. Select the Always Use Subtitles option.

Always use Subtitles screenshot

4. Choose where you would like the Subtitles to appear.

4.	Choose where you would like the Subtitles to appear.

5. After selecting the location of the Subtitles, navigate to the Spoken Language options.
6. Select the Spoken Language from the menu of options.
7. Next, choose the Subtitle Language for the translation.

5.	 After selecting the location of the Subtitles, navigate to the Spoken Language options. 6.	Select the Spoken Language from the menu of options. 7.	Next, choose the Subtitle Language for the translation.

8. After selecting the Subtitle Language, test your presentation to make sure your microphone  is working. Start the slideshow and begin speaking.

Customer Service Tip: Taking the extra step to deliver amazing service

By: Shep Hyken (submitted by Carmen Gass)

Sometimes a little creativity and extra effort can make a big difference in the customer experience.

One of our followers, David Turk, shared an article from a recent issue of the New York Times about how a server at an upscale restaurant “astonished” a guest with an amazing display of
customer service. Read more here.

Events: June 29

Summer 2020
Academic calendar information for all campuses is available online.

UPDATE: In light of the University’s March 11 announcement regarding measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, nonessential events and meetings scheduled at University Libraries locations throughout the spring semester have been canceled, rescheduled or will be offered virtually. 

Earth Archives exhibition posterEXHIBITION: Earth Archives: Stories of Human Impact. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Archives explores the intersection of the environment, human activity, and the documentary record. Highlights of the virtual exhibition include representations of varied print, manuscript, and art works that invites the viewer to consider a range of environmental-related topics and will serve as a growing, centralized resource.


buttons from INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: Highlights From the Ken Lawrence Collection

EXHIBITION: International Solidarity: Highlights from the Ken Lawrence Collection. A virtual look at the visual culture of political protest in the late 20th-century, to provoke thought about international solidarity in our own time, including human and civil rights, immigration, and independence movements.

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.