Courtney Young, Penn State Greater Allegheny head librarian and professor of Women’s Studies, will receive the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science 2016 Alumnae/i Achievement Award.
Penn State York’s Women’s History Month celebration continues at noon Tuesday, March 24, with “What’s My Line?,” in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library on campus. An interactive career event, this panel features a select group of Penn State York women with interesting and circuitous career paths.
Penn State New Kensington's Blissell Library recently unveiled a two-monitor computer system that is designed for group projects and meetings. The Collaborative Workstation allows multiple participants to work on a document or project by viewing large computer screens. The area is equipped with a conference table and six chairs. Up to six laptops or iPads can connect into the hub in the center of the table. The monitors can display two of the laptop screens simultaneously, so the group can work as a team. "It is starting to catch on with the students as student groups began using it last week," said Jennifer Gilley, head librarian. "We have also had faculty and staff use it for meetings that involved technology."
The Penn State Beaver library is hosting a display of nature photography by retired professor of physics James Monroe. The public is invited to visit this free exhibit. Over the years, Monroe has traveled the country to photograph unique and often unseen views of nature. His work can be seen in area shops, and he has donated his photos to help fundraising efforts on behalf of scholarships for campus students. Monroe retired from Beaver in 2007 after teaching there for 30 years. For information about the photography exhibit, contact Lisa Harris, the library's information resources and services support specialist, at email@example.com or 724-773-3792.
In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Penn State Beaver library will host the display of a quilt entitled "Survivors Wall" as well as a display entitled "Take a Walk in My Shoes." The displays, which are free and open to the public, will remain at the library throughout April and are exhibited with the assistance of Beaver campus librarian Marty Goldberg, who hosts an annual April display in conjunction with the Women's Center. For information about the display, contact Millie Anderson, advocacy coordinator at the Women's Center of Beaver County at 724-775-2032, or contact Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3791.
Alexia I. Hudson, reference and instruction librarian at Penn State Abington, recently was elected to the Executive Board of the American Library Association, one of the largest professional organizations in the nation. Her three-year term begins in June.
The George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine has established a new annual program designed to recognize individuals who have been strong supporters of the library and to promote learning and scholarship among students, faculty and staff.
The Penn State Beaver library is hosting a display of nature photography by James Monroe, professor of physics, who retired from Penn State in December 2007. The public is invited to visit the exhibit. Over the years, Monroe has traveled the country to photograph unique and often unseen views of nature. His work can be seen in area shops, and he has donated his photos to help fundraising efforts on behalf of scholarships for campus students. Monroe taught at Beaver for 30 years. For information about the photography exhibit, contact Lisa Harris, information resources and services support specialist in the library, at email@example.com or 724-773-3792.
David B. Van de Streek, head librarian at the Lee R. Glatfelter Library at Penn State York, has been named the winner of the 2011 University Libraries Award. Van de Streek received his award during a ceremony in May. Van de Streek's award included a citation, a cash stipend, and a Nittany Lion statue.
The University Libraries Award is given in recognition of the achievement of performance of any person holding an academic, staff, or technical service appointment, except deans or division heads, in the University Libraries who meets one or more of four criteria.