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Penn State team wins the 2013 AgNIC Partner of the Year Award

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Representing the University Libraries, left to right, are Amy Paster, Helen Smith, Sherry Lonsdale, and Wayne Ellenberger. Not pictured: from the University Libraries is Linda Klimczyk and from the College of Agricultural Sciences are Jan Scholl, David Abler, and Bruce Grinder. Photo by Wilson Hutton

A Penn State team has won the 2013 AgNIC Partner of the Year Award that recognizes outstanding contribution to the vision and goals of the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC).

Since becoming a member in 1999, Penn State has demonstrated leadership and innovation as an AgNIC partner. Penn State supports AgNIC subject websites in the areas of Home Gardening and Turfgrass and of particular note are two additional sites: Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Youth Development. These resources are the products of a highly successful collaboration between the Penn State Life Sciences Library and the College of Agricultural Sciences, with support from the USDA and the National Agricultural Library through a specific cooperative agreement.

EFNEP, which has been in existence for forty years, educates low income families in the areas of nutrition, food preparation, and food management. The AgNIC site provides a database of professional and graduate research studies conducted about the program.

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Libraries Complete Digitization of Lancaster Farming Newspaper through 2003

“Lancaster Farming,” the leading Northeast and Mid-Atlantic farm newspaper is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular farming newspapers. Published weekly since November 4, 1955, issues are now available in digital format through December 27, 2003.

The newspaper includes four basic sections each week. Section A is devoted to breaking news, dairy and beef news, commodity market reports and upcoming events. Section B, the family section, includes the most comprehensive listing of auctions on the east coast, mailbox markets, a special antiques center, recipes, 4-H and FFA news and food and nutritional information for the entire family. Sections C and D, the agribusiness center of the paper, include business news, new product information and updates, herd reports, classified news, and other information pertinent to farmers.

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Reception and exhibit celebrates 125 years of Life Sciences Library

Staff are invited to a reception for 125th Anniversary of the Life Sciences Library
March 28, 2–4 p.m., tours; 4–5 p.m., refreshments and remarks, with the opportunity to meet Dr. Leon Kneebone and learn about his mushroom collection. Life Sciences Library, 4th floor of the Paterno Library.

“The Life Sciences Library at 125 years,” is on display in the Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library, through June 21, 2013.

In 1888, the Life Sciences Library began as the Experiment Station Library on the second floor of Old Main, which at the time comprised the entirety of The Pennsylvania State College. The old gray stone structure sheltered almost everything except the farm animals. Viewers are invited to enjoy the old photographs and commentary about the evolution of this important Penn State resource.

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