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Penn State University Press names David Aycock executive director

Tue, 2024-06-18 13:26

David Aycock, deputy director of Baylor University Press, has been named executive director of the Penn State University Press, effective Aug. 1. 

Pennsylvania Center for the Book announces 2024 Baker’s Dozen booklist

Tue, 2024-06-18 11:54

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book has announced its 2024 "A Baker’s Dozen: The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy" booklist. The 21st annual booklist was compiled by a panel of children’s literature experts who chose from among the many children’s books published in the previous calendar year. 

Zoom classroom recording replaces Mediasite, camera tech aids recording support

Wed, 2024-06-12 09:00

Instructors at Penn State’s University Park campus will see enhanced camera technology being rolled out in classrooms beginning this summer as Zoom also becomes the default resource for instructional recordings.

Juneteenth 2024 to be celebrated at Penn State with community events, resources

Mon, 2024-06-10 15:48

Penn State campus and local community members will be provided the opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day and learn more about the holiday with several events and resources, including the fifth annual Juneteenth block party and art exhibit on June 14-15.

Libraries marks Juneteenth with resources for African American culture, history

Mon, 2024-06-10 15:46

In celebration of Juneteenth National Independence Day on Wednesday, June 19, Penn State University Libraries offers a listing of resources, including books, articles, films, artifacts, exhibits and more that uplift those voices — throughout history and today — who celebrate African American culture and promote the work of dismantling racism, with the intention of providing educational resources and continued dialogue.   

University Libraries 2024-27 early career librarianships support growth, mission

Mon, 2024-06-10 14:39

Three Penn State University Libraries librarians have been named to three-year appointments as early career librarians effective July 1, 2024. Established to support library faculty in the first decade of their careers, these appointments provide endowment funding to support individual career growth and research initiatives advancing the University Libraries’ mission and strategic priorities.

Conservation Centre summer papermaking events return to the Arboretum

Thu, 2024-06-06 16:47

Members from Penn State University Libraries’ Conservation Centre will lead hands-on papermaking sessions for all ages this summer 10 a.m. to noon on June 10 and July 8 at the Arboretum at Penn State Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden.

Pennsylvania Center for the Book selects two titles for 2024 Great Reads

Fri, 2024-05-31 12:11

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, located within the Education Library of Penn State University Libraries, has selected Kelly Starling Lyons’s I Can Read comic for young readers, “Ty’s Travels: Camp Out,” published by Harper Alley, and Leon Ford’s adult memoir, “An Unspeakable Hope: Brutality, Forgiveness, and Building a Better Future for My Son,” published by Atria, to represent Pennsylvania in the Library of Congress Center for the Book’s 2024 Great Reads program.   

Six Penn Staters named 2024-25 BTAA Academic Leadership Program Fellows

Thu, 2024-05-30 08:40

The Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program in 2024-25 will include six new fellows from Penn State. The BTAA is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities and the United States’ preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. The Academic Leadership Program focuses on addressing the challenges of academic administration at major research universities.

Five Penn Staters named 2024-25 BTAA Academic Leadership Program Fellows

Thu, 2024-05-30 08:40

The Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program in 2024-25 will include five new fellows from Penn State. The BTAA is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities and the United States’ preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. The Academic Leadership Program focuses on addressing the challenges of academic administration at major research universities.

Penn State announces non-tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2024

Wed, 2024-05-29 08:50

The following is a list of non-tenure-line faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1, 2024.

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2024

Wed, 2024-05-29 08:50

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2024.

Penn State Lehigh Valley holds 3rd annual Open and Affordable Showcase

Thu, 2024-05-23 13:13

The agenda for the third annual Open and Affordable Showcase, recently held at Penn State Lehigh Valley, focused on the sharing of experiences and perspectives on open education. For the first time, the event reached beyond the Lehigh Valley to invite faculty and staff from across Penn State’s eastern Commonwealth Campuses to present and participate.

2024 University Libraries Research Awards honor 111 students from 20 campuses

Wed, 2024-05-22 13:13

Penn State University Libraries presented its seventh annual Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy honors at the end of the spring 2024 semester to 111 students at 20 undergraduate Penn State campuses.

Libraries announces June workshops for scholarly communications, copyright

Tue, 2024-05-21 16:42

Beginning June 4, Penn State University Libraries will offer free virtual workshops on scholarly communications and copyright topics for students, faculty and staff, and the public. The workshops include introductions to U.S. copyright law, the Libraries’ Researcher Metadata Database, open-source software licensing, plagiarism and attribution, copyright issues related to generative AI tools, using Creative Commons licensed material, and copyright and accessibility.

Penn State University Press announces new books for fall/winter 2024

Thu, 2024-05-16 02:34

Penn State University Press has unveiled its fall/winter 2024 catalog, featuring new general interest and scholarly books in the fields of literature, art history, religious studies, rhetoric and communication, sensory studies, medieval and early modern studies, current events and more.

University Libraries’ Student Showcase celebrates outstanding student work

Tue, 2024-05-14 15:32

The Penn State University Libraries’ 2024 Student Showcase and Outstanding Student Employee Awards offered viewers a glimpse into the outstanding achievements and perspectives of part-time student staff, undergraduate interns and graduate assistants who have worked alongside librarians, archivists and staff to further the Libraries’ mission and played a crucial role in supporting the academic and research needs of the Penn State community.

Libraries Open Publishing releases monograph on filmmaker Frederick Wiseman

Fri, 2024-05-10 12:07

Penn State University Libraries’ Open Publishing program has released “Making Documentary Film: Frederick Wiseman and His Collaborators,” a new monograph by Thomas W. Benson, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric Emeritus at Penn State, and Carolyn Anderson, professor emerita of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Students launch digital exhibit highlighting library’s distinctive collections

Fri, 2024-05-10 09:28

A recently launched student-curated digital exhibition “Books Unbound” include materials located within Penn State University Libraries’ Eberly Family Special Collections Library, with selections spanning from circa 2000 B.C. to 2017 and from as far away as Sumatra.

Penn State Altoona hosts inaugural showcase of open and affordable resources

Wed, 2024-05-08 14:48

Penn State Altoona held its first Open and Affordable Showcase on May 7. The daylong conference was sponsored by the Robert E. Eiche Library.

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