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Mark your calendars! We will be having our first club meeting this Tuesday, November 1st at 7:30pm EST. We have a very special guest speaker, Dr. Steven Herb of the Penn State Library will be joining us as our first speaker of the year. Those of you who attended his talk last year remember how informative and educational his talk was and we’re so pleased to have him back again this year.

Dr. Herb will be speaking about psychology resources that are available through Penn State, how to search those resources and answer any questions about the Libraries’ resources. This will be an invaluable talk about how to bolster your research abilities for your next research assignment!  If you have any questions you’d like Dr. Herb to answer, please comment on this blog post and we’ll see if he can answer your question at our meeting!

To join the meeting, please use the following link:
You’ll need to sign in using your Access ID (the same login and password that you use for ANGEL).

As always, even if you can’t join us right at 7:30, please drop in when you can – better late than never!

About Dr. Steven Herb:

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Steven Herb is head of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Library and affiliate professor of language and literacy education at Penn State University. He is also the director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress; a position he has held since 2000.


Dr. Herb has a special interest in storytelling and the power stories hold.  He is the co-author of the history of Penn State’s school symbol–The Nittany Lion: An Illustrated Tale (1997), with Penn State archivist, Jackie Esposito.  His first year seminar on storytelling resulted in Herb being named Penn State’s Most Innovative Faculty member of the year 2000 by the Schreyer Institute for Innovation in Learning and the USG Academic Assembly.


Herb is also the co-author of two children’s literature textbooks for Neal-Schuman: Using Children’s Books in Preschool Settings (1994) and Connecting Fathers, Children and Reading (2002) with Sara Willoughby-Herb. He is a past president of the Association for Library Service to Children and a three-term chair of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.


Over the past ten years, Herb has led the team that developed the online Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania, which received a Daniel Boorstin Award from the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in 2005. His family literacy web site at the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, developed in partnership with his colleagues Karla Schmit and Sara Willoughby-Herb, and co-sponsored by the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State, is used in 50 states in connection with summer reading programs across the nation.


Herb is the current chair of the Randolph Caldecott Book Award Committee for the American Library Association which will select the best picture book published in the United States this year.