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1000 mile recruiting letter

On July 1, 2018 a small group of library employees embarked on an ambitious goal:  traverse (run, hike, walk, bike, swim) 1,000 miles in one year. It sounds unattainable, but broken down into small chunks, it’s only 2.74 miles per day. For the last two years, Heather Ross has participated in a group of fellow Syracuse University alums where a group leader maintained a weekly log of miles and posted the results weekly. She didn’t think she could do it, so she watched from the shadows for a year, and then in January of 2018 she jumped in with two sneaker-clad feet and started walking. In October 2018, she surpassed her 1,000th mile with the Syracuse group.

1000 miles: Weekly wrap-up image

Things were going so well that Heather decided to start a 1,000 mile group here in the University Libraries. She talked with a small group of people in the Libraries in late June and we started tracking in July 2018. We use Slack to post our mileage and every week the mileage keeper posts pretty charts that show progress and help with encouragement! Heather’s life got crazy in January and Andrew Gearhart took over as mileage keeper and cheer captain. However, he couldn’t do it alone, as there was a lot of encouragement flying on the channel between the members of the group. As of May 21, 12 of our members have walked 1,000 miles with three more in the running (no pun intended).  Cumulatively, our group has covered over 20,000 miles!

We have people of all sorts of abilities. Heather’s not a runner but loves to walk. Rachel runs 1/2 marathons. Albert walks EVERYWHERE!  To others, each step is a precious thing to be celebrated. Some weeks are good weeks and some weeks aren’t.  It’s not a race to see who gets to 1,000 miles the fastest.  It’s accountability and encouragement from and for the group. While most of us have a goal of 1,000 miles, many have their own personal goals.  It’s really about the long-term effort and in the end, we did it together.

Want to join us in our next epic trek?  Email Heather Ross (hdr10@psu.edu or @heather_ross on Slack) or Andrew Gearhart (andrew@psu.edu or @AndrewGearhart on Slack).  You can also join our Slack channel #1000-miles.

We count Monday through Sunday so our first day (for 2019-2020) will be Monday, July 1.  On Monday, July 8, you post your mileage in the Slack channel.  It helps to have a fitness tracker of some sort (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple/Android watch), but many smartphones can also be configured to work as a pedometer. Accuracy of pedometers varies significantly, but remember, it’s about the effort … not the distance!

2018-19 Group members:
Albert Rozo
Ally Laird
Andrew Gearhart
Ann Thompson
Anne Behler
Ashoo Kumar
Diane Sawyer
Ellysa Cahoy
Emily Rimland
Heather Ross
Paul Burnell
Rachel White
Sandy Confer
Sandy Morgart
Stephanie Gates
Theresa Tarves

Events: June 10

Summer 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.

Monday, June 3-Tuesday, Aug. 13  Summer Scholarly Communications Workshops. Students, faculty and staff, join Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, for communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies.Workshops take place via Zoom and in various locations across Penn State’s campuses. Registration is free but required for all workshops by clicking on the links provided.
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 requested. 10:30-11:30 am, 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.

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.

Summer 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered

The following workshops and trainings on scholarly communications and copyright will be offered this summer. The workshops are coordinated by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and take place either via Zoom or in various locations through Penn State’s campuses.

Registration is free but required for all workshops. To register, please follow the links below or contact Ana Enriquez at enriquez@psu.edu. Workshops on Zoom:

Introduction to Copyright (three-part series), Tuesdays, June 4, June 25, and July 9, 12 to 1 p.m. (Zoom)
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.

Using Creative Commons Licensed Material (with Amanda Larson), Tuesday, July 9, 10 to 11 a.m. (Zoom)
Have you ever wondered whether you can use material licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses? Have you had trouble finding licensed material? Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, and Amanda Larson, Open Education Librarian, for a workshop on using material licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses. Ana will provide an overview of what the licenses mean. Amanda will provide tips on searching for licensed content. Participants will have the opportunity to practice determining which licenses are suitable for particular needs and finding content.

Open Access Basics, Wednesday, July 10, 12 to 1 p.m. (Zoom)
Learn the history and current directions of the open access movement. Ask your questions. Get prepared to advocate for open access at Penn State and beyond.

Copyright for Scholarly Authors, Thursday, July 11, 12 to 1 p.m. (Zoom)
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.

Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation, Tuesday, July 30, 10 to 11 a.m. (Zoom)
Do you have copyright questions related to your thesis or dissertation? 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? What’s the relationship between copyright and academic honesty? 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.

Negotiating Publishing Contracts, Tuesday, July 30, 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Zoom)
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.

Copyright and Accessibility, Wednesday, July 31, 12 to 1 p.m. (Zoom)
How does copyright law interact with making copyrighted works accessible to people with disabilities? Learn more at this workshop from Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian. 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.

Predatory Publishing, Thursday, August 1, 12 to 1 p.m. (Zoom)
We’ve all seen publishing opportunities that seem too good to be true. How can you avoid falling for an offer from a predatory publisher and damaging your scholarly reputation? Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a workshop on avoiding predatory publishers. After an overview from Ana, participants will practice evaluating publishing offers and other solicitations sent to researchers (conference invites, editorial board nominations, etc.) to determine whether they are predatory. Participants are encouraged to submit examples to Ana in advance for evaluation during the workshop.

Trainings on Public Access to Research on Zoom:

Complying with the NSF Public Access Policy, Tuesday, June 18, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. (Zoom)
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. Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a brief overview of grant recipients’ obligations, with time for questions.

Complying with the Department of Energy Public Access Policy, Wednesday, June 19, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. (Zoom)
Do you understand the public access requirements for your DOE-funded research? Under DOE’s public access policy, publications based on DOE-supported research must be deposited in the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES). Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a brief overview of grant recipients’ obligations, with time for questions.

Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, Thursday, June 20, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. (Zoom)
Do you understand the public access requirements for your NIH-funded research? Under NIH’s public access policy, publications based on NIH-supported research must be deposited in PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a brief overview of grant recipients’ obligations, with time for questions.

Who Owns What, Monday, June 24, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. (Zoom)
What does PSU policy have to say about the ownership of scholarly IP? Who gets to sign publishing agreements and make copyright decisions about published research? How does this interact with public access mandates from research funders? Join Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, for a brief overview of Penn State policy in this area, with time for questions.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Community Outreach Workshop:

Copyright for Artists and Art Lovers, Friday, July 12, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (University Park, Mann Assembly Room)
What’s the line between building on someone else’s work and ripping them off? Copyright law gives us one answer. Join Ana Enriquez from the Penn State Libraries for a discussion of art copyright, including cases involving Shepard Fairey, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Super Bowl XLIX’s very own Left Shark. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

University Park Workshop Day, July 17:

Introduction to Copyright, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pattee W315)

Copyright for Scholarly Authors, 1 to 2 p.m. (Mann Assembly Room)

Negotiating Publishing Contracts, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Mann Assembly Room)

Harrisburg Workshop Day, July 18: Schedule to be announced.

Eastern PA Workshop Day (Brandywine), August 5:

Predatory Publishing, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Penn State Brandywine, 113 Main)

Open Access Basics, 12 to 1 p.m. (Penn State Brandywine, 113 Main)

Introduction to Copyright, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Penn State Brandywine, 113 Main)

Western PA Workshop Day (Greater Allegheny), August 13:

Copyright for Scholarly Authors, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Penn State Greater Allegheny, Ostermayer Multipurpose Room)

Negotiating Publishing Contracts, 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Penn State Greater Allegheny, Ostermayer Multipurpose Room)

Predatory Publishing, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. (Penn State Greater Allegheny, Ostermayer Multipurpose Room)

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.

Tech Tip: Learn about Microsoft Groups and Teams at Discovery Day

By: Ryan Johnson

Microsoft Groups and Teams is the communication and teamwork hub of Office 365. Teams helps users meet, connect, and share their knowledge with others. Penn State University is now using teams to for projects, committees and communication sharing.

In this session, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about using Teams, starting with how to set up and join existing teams. We will cover how to organize teams and engage in
conversations. In addition, we will cover how to add extra functionality using apps, connect Box and use video chat.

Presenter: Ryan Johnson
Location: W211A Pattee

Events: May 27

Summer 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.

Wednesday, May 29, Research Coffee Hour: family and Local History. Join us in Special Collections for an overview of the library’s family history and genealogy resources, and a lively discussion between researchers who use our collections and those who are just getting started on family history research. Share your research challenges and gain ideas from others at this interactive gathering. Open to the public. 10-11 a.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library on the University Park Campus.
Thursday, May 30, Discovery Day. A day-long program for faculty and staff that emphasizes employee development through planning and participation in a conference- style event comprising a broad spectrum of topics to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities. Various locations throughout Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
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 requested. 10:30-11:30 am, 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.

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.

Events: May 20

Summer 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.

Wednesday, May 29, Research Coffee Hour: family and Local History. Join us in Special Collections for an overview of the library’s family history and genealogy resources, and a lively discussion between researchers who use our collections and those who are just getting started on family history research. Share your research challenges and gain ideas from others at this interactive gathering. Open to the public. 10-11 a.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library on the University Park Campus.
Thursday, May 30, Discovery Day. A day-long program for faculty and staff that emphasizes employee development through planning and participation in a conference- style event comprising a broad spectrum of topics to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities. Various locations throughout Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
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.

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.

Discovery Day Session Highlight: Penn State Supervision Series – Our experiences

By: Carmen Gass

Come and learn more about the Penn State Supervision Series from some participants in the current and past programs. Each of us will talk about our memorable experiences and the benefits we saw after the program in our jobs or careers. We’ll share our advice on how to prepare in order to benefit the most from the program. There will be quite a bit of time left for us to answer your questions, hear from you, and talk about management and leadership skill development at Penn State.

Presenters: Ally Laird, Jackie Dillon-Fast, Meg Massey, John Meier, Nathan Tallman, Paul Burnell

Events: May 13

Summer 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.

Wednesday, May 29, Research Coffee Hour: family and Local History. Join us in Special Collections for an overview of the library’s family history and genealogy resources, and a lively discussion between researchers who use our collections and those who are just getting started on family history research. Share your research challenges and gain ideas from others at this interactive gathering. Open to the public. 10-11 a.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library on the University Park Campus.
Thursday, May 30, Discovery Day. A day-long program for faculty and staff that emphasizes employee development through planning and participation in a conference- style event comprising a broad spectrum of topics to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities. Various locations throughout Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
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.

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.

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.

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.

Events: April 29

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.

 

Thursday, May 2, 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.

Friday-Sunday, May 3-5: Spring Commencement, University Park.
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.

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.

Diversity Retreat 2019 Coming Soon

By: Brent Stump

Diversity Retreat 2019 is fast approaching and space is filling up quickly! Luckily, you can still register at https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Vj269wbedlhHc9

  • Highlights of the retreat include:
    Dr. Alina Wong, Assistant Vice Provost of Penn State University, presenting ​​”From Ally to Advocate to Accomplice: Accountability for Action”
  • Dr. Joy Cox of Rutgers University, presenting “What to Do When the Chairs Don’t Fit,” a discussion on weight bias
  • Shakoor Ward of the Penn State Affirmative Action office, presenting “Cultural Competency Intervention in the Workplace: From Knowing to Doing”

Please visit https://staff.libraries.psu.edu/diversity-day-2019-awareness-action
to read more about these programs and several other though-provoking events during the day.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The Diversity retreat is open to all employees, and arrangements for travel funding can be made HERE.

Anyone not able to attend in person is encouraged to view all presentations via Media Site Live (no registration required)

Events: April 22

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.

 

Tuesday, Apr. 23-Friday, May 3, Destress Fest. Extended hours throughout University Park Libraries locations, including activities, free coffee and snacks, and games to help relax and de-stress studying students during finals week. All locations have varying activities and hours, more information here.

Wednesday, Apr. 24, International Write-In. Open to Penn State students, faculty, and staff, offering quiet writing spaces and areas for small-group collaboration, as well as support from reference librarians and writing consultants. Snacks, coffee and tea provided throughout the event, as well as free pizza midway through the evening. 3-10 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, University Park campus.
Thursday, Apr. 25, MediaTech Open House. Stop in to see how MediaTech can help you; learn about the many equipment and technologies options are available for student use, plus register for prize giveaways. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wagner Annex, behind Wagner Building on Curtain Road. For more info, call 814-863-3202.
 
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5: Spring Commencement, University Park.

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. 

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.

Events: April 15

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.

 

Tuesday, Apr. 23-Friday, May 3, Destress Fest. Extended hours throughout University Park Libraries locations, including activities, free coffee and snacks, and games to help relax and de-stress studying students during finals week. All locations have varying activities and hours, more information here.

Wednesday, Apr. 24, International Write-In. Open to Penn State students, faculty, and staff, offering quiet writing spaces and areas for small-group collaboration, as well as support from reference librarians and writing consultants. Snacks, coffee and tea provided throughout the event, as well as free pizza midway through the evening. 3-10 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, University Park campus.
Thursday, Apr. 25, MediaTech Open House. Stop in to see how MediaTech can help you; learn about the many equipment and technologies options are available for student use, plus register for prize giveaways. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wagner Annex, behind Wagner Building on Curtain Road. For more info, call 814-863-3202.
 
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5: Spring Commencement, University Park.

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. 

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.

Events: April 8

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.

 

 Thursday, Apr. 11, Geospatial Analysis: Using GIS Desktop software. An introduction to geospatial processes in ArcGIS ArcMap and ArcPro software. This informational session introduces and utilizes key software terminology, along with examples of the functionality within the software. Maps and geospatial examples will be provided in an interdisciplinary manner. More information about GIS is available HERE. 3-5 p.m., 211A Pattee Library, University Park. No registration is required, open to all Penn State students, staff, faculty and visitors, with remote viewing available online using Zoom.

Thursday, Apr. 25, MediaTech Open House. Stop in to see how MediaTech can help you; learn about the many equipment and technologies options are available for student use, plus register for prize giveaways. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wagner Annex, behind Wagner Building on Curtain Road. For more info, call 814-863-3202.
 
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5: Spring Commencement, University Park.

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. 

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.

25 Year Service Awards

During the 2019 fiscal year, three people completed 25 years of service at Penn State. Congratulations to Ralph Homan, Chris Holobar and Amanda Maple, for your dedicated service to the Libraries and Penn State!

“What struck me once again this year is the actual longevity of our honorees at the library. All three have spent all or nearly all of their entire Penn State careers at the University Libraries…Chris has spent his entire full time career in Access Services, Ralph for 20 of his 25 years, and Amanda has been with us since 1994.” Dean Dewey

25 years of service awards at Penn State University Libraries, from Left to Right: Ralph T. Homan, Campus Technician, Media and Technology Support Services; J. Christopher Holobar, Supervisor of Circulation and Reserves, Access Services; Amanda Maple, Music Librarian and Acting Head; Arts and Humanities Library Dean Dewey

From left to right: Ralph T. Homan, Campus Technician, Media and Technology Support Services; J. Christopher Holobar, Supervisor of Circulation and Reserves, Access Services; Amanda Maple, Music Librarian and Acting Head, Arts and Humanities Library; Dean Barbara Dewey.

 

Tech Update – April 4 – Agenda

By: Melody Gehlbach

Reminder: Tech Update
Thursday, April 4, 2019
10 – 11 a.m.
Foster Auditorium

Agenda:
~ Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) update and next steps
~ Collections Reporting News: Now available: acquisitions data, historical data, new ways to interact with collections data, new tools for selectors and more…
~ University Libraries Listserv Updates
~ Common Phishing Attacks and How to Protect Against Them.

If you cannot participate in person please join us via MediaSite Live: http://live.libraries.psu.edu/
Once logged in, click “I-Tech” on the left nav bar in the Mediasite catalog.