You are here

University Libraries News

Subscribe to University Libraries News feed
Updated: 33 min 52 sec ago

Pa. Center for the Book announces 2019 Letters About Literature contest winners

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:37
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book has announced the Pennsylvania winners of the 2019 Letters About Literature Contest, a nationwide event sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. This contest invites students in three grade levels to write letters to authors — living or dead — about how an author’s words affected them or changed their worldview.

Libraries’ Special Collections to offer genealogy-themed Research Coffee Hour

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:39
Join us in Special Collections for an overview of the library's family history and genealogy resources, as well as a lively discussion between researchers who use our collections and those who are just getting started on genealogy research. Share your research challenges and gain ideas from others at an interactive gathering at 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 in 103 Paterno Library.

Libraries’ Special Collections to offer genealogy-themed Research Coffee Hour

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:39
Join us in Special Collections for an overview of the library's family history and genealogy resources, as well as a lively discussion between researchers who use our collections and those who are just getting started on genealogy research. Share your research challenges and gain ideas from others at an interactive gathering at 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 in 103 Paterno Library.

Libraries' 2019 research prizes honor 13 students at University Park events

Tue, 2019-05-07 10:07
Penn State University Libraries awards recognized three outstanding undergraduate thesis authors as well as one graduate student and nine undergraduate student researchers, all exhibiting exemplary scholarly research methods and communication at University Park campus presentations this spring.

University Libraries’ Clara Drummond honored with 2019 Leab Exhibition Awards

Mon, 2019-05-06 16:46
Clara Drummond, curator and exhibitions coordinator for the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, has received an award from the Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, for “Field Guide to Fairy-Tale Wolves,” an exhibition catalog she created as a companion to last year's physical exhibition titled “What Big Eyes You Have: Looking at the Wolf in Fairytales."

Libraries' Research Awards recognize 105 students across 19 campuses

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:59
Penn State University Libraries awarded its Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy to students at nearly all undergraduate Penn State campuses in April, honoring 97 undergraduate students as well as eight graduate students participating in their respective campus-wide research exhibition events.

Trustees committee OKs Penn State Hazleton Lofstrom Library renovation proposal

Thu, 2019-05-02 17:57
The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (May 2) approved a proposal for renewing Penn State Hazleton’s Lofstrom Library. The project, which goes to the full board for consideration on May 3, will include infrastructure and programming upgrades to modernize the facility and incorporate state-of-the-art resources for students.

Nora Krug's 'Belonging' wins 2019 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:54
“Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home,” by Nora Krug and published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, has won the 2019 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the year. Penn State University Libraries sponsors the juried annual award and its administrator, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.

Ross commits gift for new WPSU transmitter and Pattee Library expansion

Wed, 2019-05-01 14:30
Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross, of State College, Pennsylvania, has made a gift of $2 million to support WPSU television and Penn State University Libraries.

Conservation Centre's grand opening sparks new era for University Libraries

Tue, 2019-04-30 15:32
To commemorate the newly opened Penn State University Libraries’ Conservation Centre, an open house and grand opening celebration on Thursday, Apr. 25 attracted donors, colleagues, friends of the Libraries and special guests, including Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications Barbara I. Dewey.

Conservation Centre’s grand opening sparks new era for University Libraries

Tue, 2019-04-30 15:32
To commemorate the newly opened Penn State University Libraries’ Conservation Centre, an open house and grand opening celebration on Thursday, Apr. 25 attracted donors, colleagues, friends of the Libraries and special guests, including Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications Barbara I. Dewey.

Libraries Short Stories spring contest winners explore 'The Other Side'

Tue, 2019-04-30 12:30
Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “The Other Side” spring 2019 contest winners included 11 student honorees, three faculty/staff honorees, and one local middle school student honoree. Each of the four Libraries Short Stories Editorial Board winners and the People’s Choice winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. All winners and honorable mentions will have their stories placed on the Libraries’ Short Edition short story dispensers.

New Penn State open access policy to expand reach of University research

Tue, 2019-04-30 10:44
A new open access policy at Penn State, recently endorsed by the University Faculty Senate, will greatly increase public availability of original, peer-reviewed Penn State scholarly research in support of the University’s land-grant mission.

Technology Expo 2019, May 6, to showcase latest A/V, integrative tech equipment

Wed, 2019-04-24 08:00
Attendees at Technology Expo 2019, set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6, can try out many of today’s newest high-end technology products for educational and commercial use, and speak with representatives in the vendor showcase. Held in Presidents Hall at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center and organized by Penn State University Libraries’ Media and Technology Support Services, Technology Expo 2019 is free and open to the public.

Abington library holds student poetry reading focused on diverse poetic voices

Tue, 2019-04-23 10:56
The theme of the Penn State Abington student poetry reading was built around multi-ethnicity, immigration, and identity.

Free food, playful pups and mindful meditation sessions to ease finals stress

Thu, 2019-04-18 15:13
University Park students can find activities and resources around campus to help de-stress leading up to and during finals week.

Spring 2019 International Write-In event set for April 24

Thu, 2019-04-18 10:31
Penn State University Libraries will hold its spring 2019 International Write-In event on Wednesday, April 24, in Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. The event, with free snacks provided and online registration open to students, faculty and staff, encourages participants to use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments and projects throughout the evening.

Spring 2019 International Write-In event set for Apr. 24

Thu, 2019-04-18 10:31
Penn State University Libraries will hold its spring 2019 International Write-In event on Wednesday, Apr. 24, in Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. The event, with free snacks provided and online registration open to students, faculty and staff, encourages participants to use dedicated time to work on and complete writing assignments and projects throughout the evening.

Libraries' De-Stress Fest offers support, extended hours aid studying students

Tue, 2019-04-16 11:11
During finals week, Penn State University Libraries is offering fun and relaxing De-Stress Fest activities to help students at the University Park campus relax and ease stress as they study for finals and complete end-of-semester papers and projects. In addition, extended hours at most Libraries locations University-wide are in effect through Friday, May 3, with Pattee Library and Paterno Library offering continuous 24-hour access.

Libraries' Destress Fest offers support, extended hours for studying students

Tue, 2019-04-16 11:11
During finals week, Penn State University Libraries is offering fun and relaxing DeStress Fest activities to help students at the University Park campus relax and ease stress as they study for finals and complete end-of-semester papers and projects. In addition, extended hours at most Libraries locations University-wide are in effect through Friday, May 3, with Pattee Library and Paterno Library offering continuous 24-hour access.

Pages