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Maria Schultheis, an alumna of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has received an honorable mention in the 2021 University Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy category for “The Future of Photovoltaic Technology: Using Amino Acids as Molecular Electronics.”
Penn State University Libraries will host a virtual talk by global health and open access expert Natalia Norori at noon on Oct. 26 as part of the 13th annual worldwide observance of Open Access Week.
Newbery medalist Lois Lowry will receive the 2021 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. During the virtual presentation via Zoom, Lowry will speak about her writing and read from her winning selection, “On the Horizon: World War II Reflections.” The public is encouraged to attend at https://psu.zoom.us/j/95620926440.
Penn State University Libraries is preparing for its Engineering Library to move into the West 1 Building currently under construction. It also is planning to modify spaces in West Pattee Library to provide additional capacity for student study areas and advanced research services. To prepare for these changes, University Libraries faculty and staff have begun assessing, deselecting and relocating shelved collections for the new Engineering Library and in West Pattee and Central Pattee Library. The project is expected to last through the end of 2022.
The Penn State University Libraries and College of Medicine are conducting a survey to gain an understanding of the COVID-19 "infodemic” — the rapid spread of not only the virus, but also information (both accurate and inaccurate) about the virus, including vaccine information. The survey is open to all Penn State students, faculty, staff and recent graduates (spring 2020 and later).
A daylong symposium on Oct. 15, “Rethinking Undergraduate Research in the Humanities,” will kick off an initiative that seeks to increase undergraduate students' engagement in humanities research at Penn State.
Numerous historic records from the Hayfield estate, where Penn State Wilkes-Barre is located, have been digitized and are now easily accessible to the public. The digitized Hayfield estate records contain various material from 1925 to 1945, including correspondence, financial records and architectural drawings related to the estates owned by John C. and Bertha R. Conyngham, in particular the construction of their estate on Hayfield Farm.
Seven Penn State faculty and staff were chosen to work with the Student Engagement Network on funded projects that research or contribute to student engagement.
Penn State University Libraries invites Penn State students, faculty and staff to submit their best “Through the Woods” -themed original creative writing to the fall Short Stories writing contest. The contest is open for submissions Monday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 29.
Penn State and community partners are working throughout October to raise awareness around domestic violence, offering speakers, exhibits, and interactive activities like the Clothesline Project so students, faculty and staff can participate in a variety of ways.
Penn State University Libraries has created a program that gives Penn State World Campus students access to librarians through their courses in Canvas so they can receive real-time academic support from information resource experts.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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’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’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.