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University Libraries' Manuel Ostos awarded 2021 José Toribio Medina award

University Libraries News - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:04
Penn State University Libraries’ librarian Manuel Ostos has been awarded the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials’ (SALALM) 2021 José Toribio Medina Award for authoring "Spanish-language print materials within academic consortia: assessing the impact of resource sharing in two academic libraries."

Libraries' Virtual Open House offering digital badges through Sept. 24

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-09-15 08:46
Penn State University Libraries is offering its annual Open House for students and faculty who wish to acquaint themselves with services, collections and resources available to them at the libraries. Through Sept. 24, the Open House will again feature a digital badge — a visual representation of a skill of competency that has been learned — for all participants who complete the virtual event.

Libraries to host virtual sessions on digital maps, geospatial data, software

University Libraries News - Mon, 2021-09-13 16:41
In October, Penn State University Libraries will host virtual information sessions on geospatial data, digital maps, and software options for faculty, staff and students. New this semester is a session focused on the use of digital maps in both historical and contemporary teaching and research projects.

Reopening ceremony celebrates renovated Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library

University Libraries News - Fri, 2021-09-10 11:21
Students, faculty, staff and University representatives gathered Sept. 8 to celebrate the reopening of the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library at Penn State Hazleton, officially ushering in a refreshed, state-of-the-art campus resource following a $7.6 million renovation project.

Learn about undergraduate research at this series of fall Zoom workshops

University Libraries News - Thu, 2021-09-09 14:45
Students who are interested in learning more about undergraduate research, including how to get started, can attend a series of online workshops during the fall 2021 semester.

Libraries announces fall 2021 data analytics and visualization workshops

University Libraries News - Thu, 2021-09-09 13:30
Beginning Sept. 24, Penn State University Libraries and the Cloud Services team at Penn State are offering a series of virtual workshops on data analytics and visualization. Sessions will highlight tools for business analytics (Power BI, Tableau) and cloud platforms for big data analytics (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services).

PA Center for the Book and Mary Gay Scanlon join 'Read Around the States'

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-09-08 17:11
The Library of Congress has launched “Read Around the States,” an initiative featuring videos of U.S. Congress members presenting books recommended for young readers, followed by interviews with the authors. Pennsylvania Center for the Book's contribution features U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania’s Fifth District reading from “The Other Side” by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Penn State, Monash libraries team up for second Great Rare Books Bake Off

University Libraries News - Thu, 2021-09-02 07:01
Penn State’s Eberly Family Special Collections Library is again teaming up with Special Collections at Monash University in Australia for a rare recipe baking challenge. Volunteers are needed to discover the hidden gems of the universities’ historical recipes and help Penn State win The Great Rare Books Bake Off.

Penn State, Monash libraries team up for second Great Rare Books Bake Off

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-09-01 15:22
Penn State’s Eberly Family Special Collections Library is again teaming up with Special Collections at Monash University in Australia for a unique rare recipe baking challenge. Volunteers are needed to discover the hidden gems of the universities’ historical recipes and help Penn State win The Great Rare Books Bake Off.

New community of practice supports Power BI users at Penn State

University Libraries News - Tue, 2021-08-31 11:59
The Penn State Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR) and Penn State World Campus, with support from Penn State University Libraries and Cloud Services, have created a community of practice to support Power BI users at the University.

Penn State alumni to kick off 2021-22 Mary E. Rolling Reading Series

University Libraries News - Mon, 2021-08-30 16:27
Two Penn State alumni novelist James Charlesworth and poet Leah Huizar – will kick off this year’s Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Libraries' University Park Office Delivery Service extends to graduate students

University Libraries News - Fri, 2021-08-27 11:18
Penn State University Libraries has expanded its University Park campus Office Delivery Service to graduate students, now enabling anyone with an on-campus office mailing address to request library materials online for transfer through Campus Mail.

Penn State University Press announces fall 2021 virtual author event lineup

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-08-25 13:59
Penn State University Press has announced the Fall 2021 lineup for PSU Press Presents, a monthly series of free virtual events that feature authors of new and recent books in conversation with each other. Topics reflect the wide range of subjects published by the Press, including sensory studies, rhetoric, world religions, medieval studies and many more.

University Libraries events welcome students back to campuses

University Libraries News - Fri, 2021-08-20 15:54
Penn State University Libraries is offering welcome events across its commonwealth campuses as a way for students new to the Libraries to familiarize themselves with the spaces, faces, services and resources offered. Event details, including dates, times and hours will vary from campus to campus.

Penn State libraries, Media Tech establish fall semester hours

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-08-18 12:19
Penn State University Libraries’ locations University-wide have posted their fall semester hours of operation effective when classes begin on Monday, Aug. 23. University Libraries faculty and staff are ready to welcome students, faculty, staff and community members and provide help to support academic success.

Penn State University Press kicks off school year with 'State Sale'

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-08-18 11:40
Penn State University Press announces a special sale on University-themed books to celebrate the start of a new semester.

'Menopause: A Comic Treatment' wins two prestigious Eisner Awards

University Libraries News - Wed, 2021-08-11 14:04
"Menopause: A Comic Treatment," edited by MK Czerwiec and published by Penn State University Press in 2020, has been awarded the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Anthology, and Mimi Pond’s “When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” one of the comics contained in the anthology, has been named Best Short Story.

Pa. Center for the Book announces 2021 Wordstruck Micro Essay contest winners

University Libraries News - Mon, 2021-08-09 11:03
Wordstruck: Micro Essays on Literature that Redefined You is an essay contest administered by the Pennsylvania (PA) Center for the Book for tenth-to-twelfth-grade Pennsylvanians and it invites writers to describe how a self-selected piece of literature redefined their behavior, attitude, worldview, and/or personal perspective.

Spark Program provides mentoring for competitive fellowships; apply now

University Libraries News - Fri, 2021-08-06 07:50
Penn State first- and second-year undergraduates from all campuses are invited to apply to the Spark Program, which helps students prepare for fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Two versions of the program — in-person and remote — will be offered in fall 2021.

Penn State University Press, Libraries host author Bret Rothstein Aug. 11

University Libraries News - Tue, 2021-07-27 08:37
What is it about puzzles that drives us to figure them out? Penn State University Press and Penn State University Libraries invite participants to explore this question during its online author event Aug. 11 with Bret L. Rothstein, author of "The Shape of Difficulty: A Fan Letter to Unruly Objects."

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