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2020 All Staff Conference session highlights

By: Angel Peterson

Community • Connection • Collaboration  

The 2020 All Staff Conference will be a wonderful opportunity to foster a sense of community, connect, and collaborate with your colleagues from across the Commonwealth! Take a look below to see some of the sessions that will be offered.

Becoming an Active Witness Who Hears, Sees, Feels, and Does with Shakoor Ward

Everyone is a witness at some time in their lives. A witness observes unacceptable behavior and knows that the behavior is destructive and could become pervasive if gone unchecked. An
active witness responds to unacceptable behavior in some form of involvement. Participants will consider a number of responses and appropriate strategies to active witnessing within their own “voice” and personality strengths.

2020 All Staff Conference Book Discussion  

Are you interested in investing in yourself, reading and discussing a good book, and getting to know colleagues? If so, please consider the 2020 All Staff Conference Book Discussion! The book selected is Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.

If you are interested in reading this book and participating in the 90 minute discussion, email Carmen, crg177@psu.edu, and let her know. Books will be provided and are yours to keep. The
deadline to sign-up for this discussion is Friday, March 27.
If these sessions sound exciting, please join us for the conference on June 3rd and 4th, 2020. Don’t forget to register by April 24!

Check out the 2020 All Staff Conference Website for more information.

Thank you,
2020 All Staff Conference Committee

Display Celebrating Female Engineers in the Engineering Library

By: Kelly Beck

Display Celebrating Female Engineers in the Engineering Library

As part of the Engineering Library’s rotating student displays, the March display brings together history, engineering, the libraries, and student successes. In celebration of Women’s History Month the library worked with SWE (Society of Women Engineers) to look back on the history of women in engineering at Penn State, and the accomplishments of recent graduates. The display also highlights resources available through the Engineering Library and Penn State for women in engineering, as well as encouraging current students to go to SWE events on campus.

One of the display posters focuses on the first women to graduate from Penn State with engineering degrees. Graduating in 1945, four women received degrees from the College of Engineering and Architecture, two in electrical, one in mechanical, and one in industrial engineering. In total that year, 56 engineering degrees were awarded to women from all universities in the United States. The Penn State graduates that year were Dorthea Pauline
Harrington, Althea June Schaffer, Margret Phillips Haden, and Mary Eileen Stroup. Facing significant pushback, these women helped pave the way for more than 1,000 women to graduate with an engineering degree from Penn State each year. It also highlights the bigger picture of women in engineering, and how many more opportunities there are today, thanks to pioneers like the first four graduates.

The second poster highlights four recent female engineering graduates to show the successes of Penn State, SWE, and the engineering program. The women all have varying occupations,
fields of work, and degrees, and highlight the different paths possible for students as they enter the workforce. For this display, material and information was provided by SWE Penn State, from their alumna listserv and other historical material. The Libraries’ resources we highlight include different materials on success and mentorship for women in engineering, as well as several historical pieces that highlight women in engineering. The books and materials highlighted are available for checkout and use by patrons throughout March. We also feature SWE information, to encourage more participation in SWE, as well as the LibGuides related to diversity within engineering on two iPads.

Kelly Beck, a student in Community, Environment, and Development and an Engineering Library employee, was connected with SWE by Instruction Librarian Paul McMonigle, to develop and create the posters for this display. Her interests are in sustainable design and engineering, and in encouraging women to pursue STEAM degrees and interests.

Events: March 16

Spring 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 through April 6 are being canceled, rescheduled or offered virtually. 

ZOOM ONLY — Wednesday, Feb. 12- Apr. 8, Spring 2020 Scholarly Communications and Copyright Workshops.
CANCELED — Tuesday, March 17, Film: Not for Ourselves Alone. The University Libraries Diversity Committee and the Women’s subcommittee of the Finance and Business Diversity Committee present “Not for Ourselves Alone” in celebration of Women’s History month through film. 2:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
CANCELED — Wednesday, Mar. 18, Voices 2020: The Share Your Story Showcase at Penn StateA series of 45-minute individual storytelling sessions where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. A Showcase event in Foster Auditorium is scheduled for 11 a.m., with sessions throughout Paterno Library and Pattee Library from 1-5 p.m.. Sponsored by the University Libraries in cooperation with Adult Lerner Programs and Services, Schreyer Honors College, the Gender Equity Center, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the Center for the Performing Arts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., University Park.  
CANCELED — Wednesday, Mar. 18, Restorative Justice Initiative: Higher Education in PrisonsA film screening of “College Behind Bars,” directed by Lynn Novick, explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees. 5:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
CANCELED — Thursday, Mar. 19, Women’s History Zine Workshop. Use the Special Collections archives to create a zine to celebrate Women’s History Month in this hands-on workshop including a brief history of zines and a presentation by University Archivist Angel Diaz on preserving and archiving. You’ll leave with your own zine! 5-7:30 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
CANCELED Thursday, Mar. 19, Barbara Jordan Lecture Series presents Dr. Ibram Kendi. Dr. Kendi, author, historian and professor at American University will speak about his bestselling book, How to be an Antiracist” A book sale and signing will follow the event. 6 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
CANCELED Monday, Mar. 23- Friday, Mar. 27, Wiki Edit-a-thon. A cross-campus Wikipedia Edit-a-thon week in honor of Women’s History Month. No experience is necessary. Information on each campus edit-a-thon can be found on the meetup page.
CANCELED — Wednesday, April 8, Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries.On the first Wednesday of every month, Docunight features a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Free and open to everyone, all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Apr. 8, A presentation with Bayan abu Sini, head of Library User Services Department at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan. Ms. Bayan will discuss her experiences as a librarian in Jordan, differences between librarianship in the U.S. and Jordan, and her research project as a Humphrey Fellow. Noon-1 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Thursday, Apr. 9, Student Employee Showcase. Lighting talks from the Libraries’ Bednar interns, Stelts-Filippelli intern, and other student employees at 1:3-0 p.m. in Foster Auditorium and via MediaSite Live, followed by Outstanding Student Employee Awards at 2:45 p.m. A small reception will be held at 3-4 p.m. in Mann Assembly room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, Spring 2020 Commencement 

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.

EMS Spring Break Writers Retreat in the library

By: Elise Gowen

For the third year in a row, the EMS Library will be giving graduate students a chance to make the most of the quiet on campus during Spring Break by the EMS Writers’ Retreat in the library! Aimed primarily at graduate students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, but open to all colleges, the retreat offers a quiet, convivial atmosphere where participants can retreat to and focus on finishing their writing projects. Originally conceived as a thesis and dissertation bootcamp, the event took on a more relaxed mood, where the goal is for students to move at a pace that works them while staying focused and surrounding themselves with other writers in a productive atmosphere.

The Writers’ Retreat offers attendees a free ceramic mug, unlimited coffee, light breakfast, snacks throughout the day, and lunch. Books on writing and time management are also available for check-out, and librarians are also on-hand to provide citation management support.

Attendance for Penn State students, faculty, and staff is free.
The Writers’ Retreat takes place in the EMS Library during spring break, Monday – Friday, Mar. 9–13. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Elise Gowen at edg16@psu.edu

Events: March 9

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

Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences exhibition graphic

Through Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.

Tuesday, March 17, Film: Not for Ourselves Alone. The University Libraries Diversity Committee and the Women’s subcommittee of the Finance and Business Diversity Committee present “Not for Ourselves Alone” in celebration of Women’s History month through film. 2:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Mar. 18, Voices 2020: The Share Your Story Showcase at Penn StateA series of 45-minute individual storytelling sessions where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. A Showcase event in Foster Auditorium is scheduled for 11 a.m., with sessions throughout Paterno Library and Pattee Library from 1-5 p.m.. Sponsored by the University Libraries in cooperation with Adult Lerner Programs and Services, Schreyer Honors College, the Gender Equity Center, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the Center for the Performing Arts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., University Park.  
Wednesday, Mar. 18, Restorative Justice Initiative: Higher Education in PrisonsA film screening of “College Behind Bars,” directed by Lynn Novick, explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees. 5:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Thursday, Mar. 19, Women’s History Zine Workshop. Use the Special Collections archives to create a zine to celebrate Women’s History Month in this hands-on workshop including a brief history of zines and a presentation by University Archivist Angel Diaz on preserving and archiving. You’ll leave with your own zine! 5-7:30 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Thursday, Mar. 19, Barbara Jordan Lecture Series presents Dr. Ibram Kendi. Dr. Kendi, author, historian and professor at American University will speak about his bestselling book, How to be an Antiracist” A book sale and signing will follow the event. 6 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Monday, Mar. 23- Friday, Mar. 27, Wiki Edit-a-thon. A cross-campus Wikipedia Edit-a-thon week in honor of Women’s History Month. No experience is necessary. Information on each campus edit-a-thon can be found on the meetup page.
Wednesday, April 8, Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries.On the first Wednesday of every month, Docunight features a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. Free and open to everyone, all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Apr. 8, A presentation with Bayan abu Sini, head of Library User Services Department at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan. Ms. Bayan will discuss her experiences as a librarian in Jordan, differences between librarianship in the U.S. and Jordan, and her research project as a Humphrey Fellow. Noon-1 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Thursday, Apr. 9, Student Employee Showcase. Lighting talks from the Libraries’ Bednar interns, Stelts-Filippelli intern, and other student employees at 1:3-0 p.m. in Foster Auditorium and via MediaSite Live, followed by Outstanding Student Employee Awards at 2:45 p.m. A small reception will be held at 3-4 p.m. in Mann Assembly room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, Spring 2020 Commencement 

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.

All Staff Conference: Pre-conference options and evening activities

By: Angel Peterson

Connection • Collaboration • Community

The success of all staff across the commonwealth is one of the University Libraries’ top priorities. In order to contribute to their professional development, Libraries’ Administration has put its full support behind the development of the 2020 All Staff Conference as an opportunity for all to gather together, to connect, collaborate, and create a sense of community.

Looking for some fun activities to do before the conference or during the evening of June 3? Sign up for one of the Pre-Conference Options and/or Evening Activities.

Pre-Conference Options:

StrengthsFinder 
When: Wednesday, June 3, 8:30am – Noon
Session limit: 35
Please register here.  Registration closes May 1.

Don’t just manage… Lead!
When: Wednesday, June 3, 9am – Noon
Session limit: 20
Please register here.  Registration closes April 1.

Arboretum Tour 
When: Wednesday, June 3, 9-10:30am;
Session limit: no limit
Please register here.

Pegula Ice Arena Tour 
When: Wednesday, June 3, 10:45 am
Estimated time: 30-45 minutes
Session limit: 50
Please register here. Registration closes May 1.

Evening Activities:
Collaboration Commons Reception, Wednesday, June 3, 5-7pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Painting with Jackie Gianico, sign-up here. Session limit: 20.
Making paper with Bill Minter, sign-up here. Session limit 20.
Dine Arounds, sign-up here.

Please see the FAQ for more information!

 

Events: January 27

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

Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences exhibition graphic

Through Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.

Saturday, Feb. 1-29, Blind Date with a Book. Book lovers can check out a surprise title when they choose a wrapped book rom the “Blind Date with a Book” displays, located in Pattee Library’s Franklin Atrium and other locations throughout the University Park campus in February. A variety of fiction and nonfiction titles are available, but books may not be unwrapped until after they are checked out at the lending services desk.
Tuesdays, Feb. 4-Mar. 31, Code for Her – Faculty and Staff workshop. Join other dedicated female and gender-diverse participants in this 9-week beginner coding workshop. Become familiar with HTML, CSS and JavaScript with no prior coding experience necessary! Limited seats are available, apply by Jan. 26 at sites.psu.edu/codeforher.
Thursdays, Feb. 6-Apr. 2, Code for Her – Student workshop. Join other dedicated female and gender-diverse participants in this 9-week beginner coding workshop. Become familiar with HTML, CSS and JavaScript with no prior coding experience necessary! Limited seats are available, apply by Jan. 26 at sites.psu.edu/codeforher.
Friday, Feb. 14, Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon.  Presented by the Colored Conventions Project, celebrate Frederick Douglass’ “birthday” and help preserve Black history during a day-long transcribe-a-thon with the papers of Anna Julia Cooper. Visit douglassday.org for more information. Noon-3 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park. Additional events take place at Fayette, Scranton, and Brandywine campuses.
Wednesday, February 26, Instruction Community of Practice: Out-of-Classroom Instruction. Beyond one-shot instruction, what can you do to share library resources and librarian expertise with students? Join Penn State Harrisburg Librarians for an online discussion to learn about successful out-of-classroom instructional programs and share or develop programs for your library. Presenters: Emily Reed, Andrea Pritt, and Emily Mross. 2 p.m. om Zoom. Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/148124396
Wednesday, March 18, Voices 2020: The Share Your Story Showcase at Penn State.  Attendees sign up for 45-minute individual storytelling sessions where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. A Showcase event is scheduled in Foster Auditorium. Sponsored by the University Libraries in cooperation with Adult Lerner Programs and Services, Schreyer Honors College, the Gender Equity Center, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the Center for the Performing Arts. More information and a sign-up link coming soon.
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, Spring 2020 Commencement 

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: January 20

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

Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences exhibition graphic

Through Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.

Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Day. Commemorative events include screenings of the documentary film “Freedom Summer” (2009), at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Foster auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Pattee Library’s Franklin Atrium, visitors can enjoy the sounds of Essence of Joy, the renowned student choral ensemble. The group will perform sacred and secular music that is rooted in African and African American traditions.
Tuesdays, Feb. 4-Mar. 31, Code for Her – Faculty and Staff workshop. Join other dedicated female and gender-diverse participants in this 9-week beginner coding workshop. Become familiar with HTML, CSS and JavaScript with no prior coding experience necessary! Limited seats are available, apply by Jan. 26 at sites.psu.edu/codeforher.
Thursdays, Feb. 6-Apr. 2, Code for Her – Student workshop. Join other dedicated female and gender-diverse participants in this 9-week beginner coding workshop. Become familiar with HTML, CSS and JavaScript with no prior coding experience necessary! Limited seats are available, apply by Jan. 26 at sites.psu.edu/codeforher.
Friday, Feb. 14, Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon.  Presented by the Colored Conventions Project, celebrate Frederick Douglass’ “birthday” and help preserve Black history during a day-long transcribe-a-thon with the papers of Anna Julia Cooper. Visit douglassday.org for more information. Noon-3 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park. Additional events take place at Fayette, Scranton, and Brandywine campuses.
Wednesday, March 18, Voices 2020: The Share Your Story Showcase at Penn State.  Attendees sign up for 45-minute individual storytelling sessions where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. A Showcase event is scheduled in Foster Auditorium. Sponsored by the University Libraries in cooperation with Adult Lerner Programs and Services, Schreyer Honors College, the Gender Equity Center, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the Center for the Performing Arts. More information and a sign-up link coming soon.
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, Spring 2020 Commencement 

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.

GIS Day connects students, staff, and faculty to geospatial examples

By: Tara Anthony

This year was the 6th Penn State GIS Day held at University Park on November 12th. This event co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Department of Geography offered attendees an opportunity to learn about GIS resources on campus, examples of geospatial applications, and connect with others on geospatial topics. This year’s events included the use of the Central Atrium on the ground floor to host representatives from Maxar,  Esri, and the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information. Presentations included keynote by Keith Swavely, Account Executive for Local Governments at Esri, entitled “ArcGIS Online: Changing the Way Governments Do GIS.” Lightning talk speakers shared about the range of geospatial research topics being studied and implemented at Penn State. A recording of presentations is available on Media Site Live.

photo of GIS dayGIS event photo

Penn State GIS Day Geospatial Technology Demonstration

Penn State University Press announces annual holiday sale & new titles for spring 2020

By: Cate Fricke

PSU Press Kern sale

Penn State University Press will host a Holiday Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Kern Building lobby at University Park. The one-day sale, featuring more than 70 new and
bestselling PSU Press titles, is open to the University community and the general public.

An annual tradition, the sale will include recently published books such as “Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront” by eminent art historian Jonathan Weinberg, “Paul
Verlaine: A Bilingual Selection of His Verse, ” translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg, and “Picatrix: A Medieval Treatise on Astral Magic,” edited by Dan Attrell and David Porreca, as well as graphic novels such as “Us Two Together” by Belgian artist Ephameron and “The Lady Doctor” by Graphic Medicine pioneer Ian Williams. The sale will also include classic PSU Press books
such as “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic,” “Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium,” and many more.

All books will be available at 30–50 percent off the regular list price. There will also be a $5 book table featuring backlist titles on Pennsylvania history and other topics. Shoppers can also purchase books at 30 percent off through the Penn State University Press website by using discount code NR18. The Press offers free shipping to on-campus addresses; regular shipping charges apply everywhere else.

The Press’s new catalog, featuring forthcoming books slated for release in Spring/Summer 2020, will be available at the sale as well as on the PSU Press website. Highlights include “Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community,” by William Burton and Barry Loveland; “Algériennes: The Forgotten Women of the Algerian Revolution,” a graphic novel by Swann Meralli and Deloupy; “Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History,” a visually rich exploration of the iconic cathedral by Dany Sandron and the late Andrew Tallon; and titles in Art History, Rhetoric, Philosophy, Anthropology, Medieval Studies, and more.

Visit psupress.org to view the Spring/Summer 2020 catalog.

Save the Date: Giving Tuesday 2019

By: Alexandra Boyda

Giving Tuesday logo

Giving Tuesday 2019 is almost here!

Help empower students on the global day of giving by supporting our Textbook and Educational Resources Endowment – frequently referred to as the “Textbook Fund.” The funds provided by the endowment each year allow the University Libraries to purchase more textbooks, electronic and educational materials. Students can borrow these materials, which may make the difference between taking and not taking a class, and helps make Penn State more affordable and accessible to our students. This year, we are partnering with The Lion’s Pantry and collecting canned goods for students at the two University Park events below.

The Libraries Giving Tuesday page is viewable but not live until 6:55pm Dec 2nd through 11:59pm Dec 3rd. The Libraries goal is 185 gifts – with gifts starting at $5. Every gift makes a difference. Help share the Giving Tuesday page far and wide at http://c-fund.us/nme

Maximize your impact by using hashtags like #TextbookFund, #PSUGivingTue, @PSUlibs, and tagging @RaisePennState. With your support, we can make this the best Giving Tuesday yet!

Lookout for some of our University Park hosted events on campus. All are invited!

November 20, 3-5pm: Giving Tuesday Kickoff Party Come celebrate Giving Tuesday by attending our kickoff event in the Mann Assembly Room (103 Paterno Library). Enjoy FREE FOOD and meet past donors, students, and librarians. Also available for viewing is the “gallery of student impact,” which includes various forms of media showcasing the importance and significance
of philanthropy and the Course Reserves. Make sure to bring a canned good to support The Lion’s Pantry!

December 3, 10am-3pm: Giving Tuesday Student Outreach Event A Giving Tuesday station will be set up in the Franklin Atrium (Pattee Library). Games, prizes, coffee, cider, and snacks for
students will be available! Students will be invited to sign thank you cards to be mailed to Giving Tuesday donors. Volunteers will work the station: handing out flyers, interacting with students, talking about the importance of the Course Reserves and the Textbook Fund, and most importantly, having fun! Make sure to bring a canned good to support The Lion’s Pantry!

Penn State GIS Day: Exploring the world through geovisualization: Tuesday, Nov. 12

By: Tara Anthony

Penn State GIS Day will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with events that are open to faculty, staff, students, and the community.

Penn State GIS Day is co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and the University Libraries. Penn State GIS Day events aim to create geospatial awareness of geospatial technologies across disciplines, and serve as a way to connect with others who are using geospatial technologies.

This year’s events include speakers from Esri, Maxar, and multiple Penn State departments. See full listing of speakers on the Penn State GIS Day site.

Events include:
11 a.m.–noon: Geospatial Technology Demonstration, Collaboration Commons Atrium.

1:30–2 p.m.: “ArcGIS Online: Changing the Way Governments Do GIS.” Keith Swavely, Esri. Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library; viewable via Mediasite Live.

2–3 p.m.: Lightning Talk Presentations. Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library; viewable via Mediasite Live.

3–4 p.m.: Networking and Refreshments. Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information, 1 Pattee Library.

3–6 p.m.: Center for Immersive Experiences Open House. Collaboration Commons Atrium, 3 Pattee Library.

 

 

Libraries Halloween Party!

Halloween_Party_Invite

You are invited to the ULIBS Halloween Party!

Thursday, Oct. 31 at 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Health and Safety Committee, this years’ event will be held on the Garden Level Paterno, Join us for food, fun, and safety information.

All University Park Employees are welcome.
Supervisors, Please share with your Student Employees.

Best,
Pembroke, on behalf of Health and Safety Committee

Events: October 28

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

Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences exhibition graphic

Sept. 16 – Mar. 15, 2020, Exhibit: “Indigenous Roots/ Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences.” Special Collections Exhibition Space, 104 Paterno Library. Reflections on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange between Indigenous Peoples. Europeans, Africans, and later, Americans.

Thursday, Sept. 12-Thursday, Nov. 21, Fall Scholarly Communications Workshops. Featuring in-person workshops at Penn State Behrend, Penn State Scranton, and Penn State Harrisburg, as well as a full roster of Zoom workshops, including our popular trainings on complying with public access policies from federal agencies. Specialized workshops for thesis and dissertation writers, instructional designers, and scholarly authors are included.
Monday, Sept. 30-Friday, Nov. 1, Libraries Short Edition fall writing contest: “Brunchin’ Around.” Submissions are being accepted for the  Short Stories’ fourth writing contest , open to all Penn State students, faculty and staff on the theme “Brunchin’ Around.” Winners will have their short stories or poetry displayed on all Penn State Short Edition story dispensers and win $100.
Monday, Oct. 28, Data Visualization Session: Introduction to Data Visualization. Services from multiple areas of Research Informatics and Publishing, including statistical, geospatial, scientific and software data visualizations. 1-2 p.m. in 315 Pattee Library, University Park.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, Miracles and Wonders from Deaf Worlds: An Ethnographic Film Showing and Discussion Panel. An intimate exploration of the social and communicative worlds of deaf children. This event will feature a short ethnographic film of a typical day in an internationally-celebrated deaf bilingual kindergarten classroom,  followed by a discussion panel that includes an all-deaf panel composed of experts on sign languages, bilingual/multilingual education, and deaf-led advocacy. 6-8 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Thursday, Oct. 31, Dungeons & Dragons/Halloween Secrets in the Archives. Visit the Special Collections Library at 4-5 p.m. for a Dungeons & Dragons Character building workshop for new players, then join a quest to discover the halloween secrets within the archives from 5-7 p.m.—including your chance to examine the Aliester Crowley papers.
Wednesday, Nov. 6. Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries.On the first Wednesday of every month, Docunight features a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. All events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, Penn State GIS Day. Open to faculty, staff, students, and the public, an event to bring together those who work with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps and location-based research across disciplines. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in various locations throughout Pattee and Paterno Libraries on the University Park campus. Visit Penn State GIS Day for information and schedule of events.
Wednesday, Dec. 4. Docunight: Iran Via Documentaries.On the first Wednesday of every month, Docunight features a documentary film about, around, or in Iran, or made Iranians. All events are open to everyone, and all films have English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and the University Libraries. 7 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.
Saturday, Dec. 21, Commencement

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.

The Iconic Modern Chair Collection kickoff

By: Henry Pisciotta

Iconic Modern Chair Collection kickoff flyer

Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space (1st floor)

Prof. Craig Zabel of the Department of Art History was honored with the Penn State Teaching Fellow Award: Alumni Association and Student Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence, which includes funding to be used “for the improvement of undergraduate teaching and learning.” He chose to start a teaching collection of historically significant modern chairs for the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library. Prof. Zabel will present an illustrated lecture about the history and design of these seven chairs and two stools.

A reception will follow in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, where testing chairs is encouraged.