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Applications open for GivingTuesday 2021

Tue, 2021-07-27 08:00
Applications are now open for all Penn State campuses, colleges, programs and alumni groups interested in hosting a fundraising campaign during Penn State’s GivingTuesday celebration.

University Libraries documenting the Black student alumni experience

Wed, 2021-07-21 10:14
The Black Student Alumni Oral History Project is a year-long undertaking initiated and led by Penn State graduate Maia Hill and supported by colleagues in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, records oral histories with 13 Black alumni who attended Penn State between 1969-1971. The hope of the project is that it will be a resource for both past, current, and future Black students and the entire Penn State community to learn more about the Black student experience at the University during the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Inaugural Linda Stein Upstander Award recipient honors Indian artist

Mon, 2021-07-19 18:17
The first recipient of the Linda Stein Upstander Award, administered by Penn State University Libraries, is Isha Yadav from Guagon, India, an Ambedkar University doctoral candidate, Delhi University assistant professor, creator of socially engaged art and founder of a nonprofit all-women support community and the Delhi Art Slam. Yadav said she hopes to “create community art to speak up against gender disparities faced by marginalised communities especially in local and regional South Asian communities.”

Libraries' digital exhibit highlights Penn State participation at Olympics

Mon, 2021-07-19 13:57
“Olympic Lions: A History of Penn State's Participation at the Olympic and Paralympic Games” digital exhibit, now open for viewing at, uses the most inclusive definition of a Penn Stater as we look at the University’s history of Olympic involvement.

Trustees name Harrisburg campus library in honor of Madlyn Hanes

Thu, 2021-07-15 14:29
The library building at Penn State Harrisburg has been named the Madlyn Levine Hanes Library in honor of the University’s senior vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor, who will retire from Penn State on Aug. 1.

Libraries' Mark Mattson receives 2021 APLU Malone International Leadership Award

Thu, 2021-07-15 12:27
Mark Mattson, head of global engagement initiatives and international partnerships for the Penn State University Libraries, has received one of two 2021 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The award annually recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities in the United States.

Libraries wins international marketing award for 2020 Great Rare Books Bake-Off

Wed, 2021-07-14 09:43
Penn State University Libraries placed first in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions PressReader International Marketing Award competition for the Great Rare Books Bake-Off, a joint effort with Monash University Library in Australia.

Kalin Early Career Librarianship appointments announced

Mon, 2021-07-12 15:02
Christina Riehman-Murphy, reference and instruction librarian at Penn State Abington Library, has accepted the Sally W. Kalin Early Career Librarianship for Learning Innovations, and Ruth Tillman, cataloging systems and linked data strategist in Cataloging and Metadata Services, has accepted the Sally W. Kalin Early Career Librarianship for Technological Innovations at Penn State.

University Libraries names room, endowment for Dean Emerita Barbara I. Dewey

Mon, 2021-07-12 10:05
In recognition of Barbara I. Dewey’s retirement from Penn State and in honor of her decade of service and leadership as dean of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Libraries has honored her with two gifts. One is an endowment to enhance leadership development; the other is a named space within Pattee Library and Paterno Library’s Collaboration Commons.

Students receive 2021 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards

Tue, 2021-07-06 14:48
The Penn State University Libraries has selected the winners of the 2021 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards, funded by the M. G. Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge. Applicants must be Penn State students planning to conduct research related to an approved topic for an undergraduate capstone course, honors thesis topic, master’s or doctoral thesis, or similar project.

Penn State access to HathiTrust emergency library resources to end July 10

Tue, 2021-06-29 01:00
Penn State University Libraries will discontinue its online access to HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service content as of July 10 to begin the process of reverting its spaces and catalog to make physical titles on shelves accessible for checkout. Most locations University-wide except Pattee Library and Paterno Library are aiming to reopen library stacks by July 19.

Libraries marks Juneteenth with resources for historical, present context

Mon, 2021-06-14 07:06
In celebration of Juneteenth this Saturday, June 19, Penn State University Libraries has compiled a listing of resources, including books, articles, films, artifacts, exhibits and more, that uplift those voices — throughout history and today ­— who promote the work of dismantling racism, with the intention of providing educational resources and continued dialogue.

Lithograph by John T. Biggers, for Our Grandmothers, a poem by Maya Angelou, image 2

Fri, 2021-06-11 13:02
Four images from Our Grandmothers by Maya Angelou with lithographs by John T. Biggers (New York: Limited Editions Club, 1994), copy 35 of 400.

Lithograph by John T. Biggers, for Our Grandmothers, a poem by Maya Angelou, image 2

Fri, 2021-06-11 13:02
Four images from Our Grandmothers by Maya Angelou with lithographs by John T. Biggers (New York: Limited Editions Club, 1994), copy 35 of 400.

PA Center for the Book announces 'Route 1 Reads' poetry title for 2021

Thu, 2021-06-10 09:24
For the seventh consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will participate in "Route 1 Reads," a road trip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates located along Route 1. In 2021, the theme of the reading list is poetry.

Undergraduate research virtual workshop series offered this summer

Wed, 2021-06-09 07:23
Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring (URFM) and the University Libraries will offer a series of virtual workshops on undergraduate research during summer 2021.

Summer talks highlight data sciences support, student engagement opportunities

Tue, 2021-06-08 10:41
A series of short talks organized by the Penn State Data Science Community will showcase a variety of organizations and units at Penn State that offer research and education support and student engagement opportunities.

University Libraries honors 2021 employee award recipients

Thu, 2021-06-03 16:51
On May 20, Penn State University Libraries recognized seven outstanding faculty and staff based at Penn State Berks and the University Park campus. Faye Chadwell, dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, presided over a virtual awards ceremony to continue a tradition of recognizing employees that spans at least 47 years.

Mary Ann Joyce is Penn State Scranton's June Employee of the Month

Tue, 2021-06-01 10:32
Chancellor Marwan Wafa has named the campus library's Information Resources and Services Support Specialist Mary Ann Joyce as Penn State Scranton's Employee of the Month for June.