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Alumni Jack and Jeanette McWhirter named the 2017 Philanthropists of the Year

Wed, 2017-07-12 10:47
Penn State has named John “Jack” and Jeanette Dachille McWhirter, Penn State alumni and longtime supporters, its 2017 Philanthropists of the Year for their support of programs across the University.

Abington librarians accept national innovation award

Mon, 2017-07-10 08:46
Jennifer Hunter and Christina Riehman-Murphy, Penn State University Libraries reference and instruction librarians at Abington, received the 2017 Innovation in College Librarianship Award. The duo was cited for programs that develop relationships with students while promoting scholarship.

Mary Ann Joyce recognized for exemplary service to Worthington Scranton campus

Fri, 2017-07-07 17:03
Mary Ann Joyce, information resources and services support specialist in Penn State Worthington Scranton’s library, was the recipient of this year’s Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Service Award.

Penn State booth to highlight the art of science at Arts Festival

Thu, 2017-07-06 13:53
At Penn State's Art of Discovery booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, festival visitors of all ages are invited to participate in free, hands-on workshops highlighting the art of science and the science of art. The booth will be located next to the Willard Building on campus and will be open for visitors from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 13-15. For a sneak peek, check out the full schedule of events.

Abington librarians accept national innovation award

Thu, 2017-07-06 08:46
Jennifer Hunter and Christina Riehman-Murphy, Penn State University Libraries reference and instruction librarians at Abington, received the 2017 Innovation in College Librarianship Award. The duo was cited for programs that develop relationships with students while promoting scholarship.

July 18 discussion to focus on benefits of Summer Academy programs

Mon, 2017-07-03 09:48
A discussion and question-and-answer session on July 18 will raise awareness about Pennsylvania Summer Academy and the two unique programs offered on the University Park campus that enhance independence skills for students transitioning to postsecondary education.

Penn State Bookstores awards second round of Barnes and Noble grants

Thu, 2017-06-29 16:00
The Penn State Bookstores, managed by Barnes and Noble, has awarded its second round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University. As previously announced, the bookstores launched the new grant program through a five-year, $1.25 million commitment to the University.

Penn State Reads launches photo contest for 2017-18 book, ‘It’s What I Do'

Wed, 2017-06-28 08:10
Incoming first-year students are encouraged to further their engagement with the Penn State Reads program by participating in a photo and accompanying essay contest.

Six pop-up library events introduce resources and collections to LEAP students

Mon, 2017-06-26 09:22
The University Libraries will introduce its services and resources during six weekly pop-up library events for LEAP students this summer in the Redifer Commons lobby area on the University Park campus.

Docunight presents touching portrait of cinema giant Kiarostami July 5

Sun, 2017-06-25 13:09
A tribute to world-renowned filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” will be featured for Docunight: Iran via Documentaries series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5 in 102 Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. Co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association and Penn State University Libraries, Docunight events are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month and are free and open to the public.

Creative, scientific process helps EMS graduate student bake edible book winner

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:25
Preeya Kuray, a third-year doctoral student majoring in materials science and engineering, was thrilled to win the People’s Choice Award at the inaugural Edible Book Festival, so also winning “Best Depiction of a Classic” was, so to speak, the icing on the cake.

Five scholars selected for 2017 summer research travel awards

Mon, 2017-06-19 07:00
Five scholars have won research travel awards to visit the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at University Park during the summer of 2017. As part of their visit, the scholars will each present their research projects during hourlong “learn at lunch” sessions throughout July and August in Paterno Library.

Unique abecedarium showcased in University Libraries’ new exhibit

Sun, 2017-06-18 23:05
From elaborately designed book chapter initials to paper constructions that show the alphabet in its entirety, a new exhibit, “ABC: An Abecedarium from the 15th to the 21st Century” is open through Sept. 10 in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library in 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

Pa. Center for the Book announces 2017 list of best books for family literacy

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:46
Thirteen books selected by a panel of children's literature experts comprise the annual "A Baker’s Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy for 2017." The Baker’s Dozen list complements the Pennsylvania Center of the Book’s family literacy activities to help parents and caregivers to create and nurture lifelong readers.

Consultation event to support faculty in adopting open educational resources

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:43
In support of faculty members who are interested in adopting, adapting or authoring open educational resources or incorporating library resources in new or existing courses, the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and the University Libraries will offer a drop-in consultation event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 in 315 Rider Building.

Pa. librarians’ Information Literacy Summit to examine maker culture July 19

Mon, 2017-06-12 08:10
Librarians from across Pennsylvania will meet at Penn State’s University Park campus July 19 to discuss “Libraries and Maker Culture: Co-constructing Learning Experiences and Learning Environments,” the theme of the 2017 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit. Hosted annually by the Penn State University Libraries, the one-day event’s registration is open now through July 12 on a space-limited basis to 110 attendees.

Shank honored with University Libraries Award

Thu, 2017-06-08 11:29
John Shank, head librarian at Penn State Berks, was recently honored with the University Libraries Award at a ceremony on Thursday, May 11, in Foster Auditorium at Penn State University Park campus.

Worthington Scranton librarian presents at national conference

Mon, 2017-06-05 16:43
"What if the ideal tools for teaching undergraduate students the most critical information literacy concepts have been sitting in the stacks all along collecting dust, or wading out in digital space unencountered?" That is the question Kristin E.C. Green, acting head librarian at Penn State Worthington Scranton, tackled during her recent presentation at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference.

Pa. Center for the Book selects book for 2017 Route One Reads initiative

Fri, 2017-05-26 11:16
For the third consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2017, the theme of the initiative will be memoirs and biographies, and the book selected to represent Pennsylvania is “The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott” by Marjorie G. Jones.

Five named Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Fellows

Thu, 2017-05-25 10:57
The Big Ten Academic Alliance's Department Executive Officers Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks. Those selected from Penn State for the 2017-18 program have been chosen because of their significant contributions and potential to continue to undertake key leadership responsibilities.