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

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A pop-up library will greet Penn State students participating in the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) for six afternoons this summer as the University Libraries introduces its services and resources. All pop-up library events will be held weekly from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning Thursday, July 6, in the Redifer Commons lobby area on the University Park campus.

“We hope to reach students in a new space and introduce them to the variety of resources available to them through the University Libraries,” Hailley Fargo, student engagement librarian, said. “Students use the libraries as a study space, but that’s a very limited view of what the libraries can provide. Our goal is to show students how our faculty and staff can help them throughout their academic careers and during their time at Penn State."

Each week, the pop-up library will feature collections, titles and items from various subject libraries and units as well as from University Libraries’ leisure reading and viewing collections. Penn State students can also learn about the libraries’ extensive online resources such as scholarly journals, databases and the Ask A Librarian service.

The six dates for the pop-up library events are:

  • Thursday, July 6
  • Thursday, July 13
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Thursday, July 27
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2
  • Thursday, Aug. 10

Free coffee and snacks will be provided at the special pop-up library event on Aug. 10, similar to the Libraries’ DeStress Fest held at the end of each semester.

For more information on this event, or for questions about accommodations or the physical access provided, contact Hailley Fargo at hmf14@psu.edu or 814-865-1850, or Megan Gilpin at mcg13@psu.edu or 814-867-0069, in advance of the event.

Media Contacts: 
Last Updated July 03, 2017