A first prize of $1,250 and awards of $750 and $500, respectively, to second- and third-place recipients, are being offered by the Penn State University Libraries and the Schreyer Honors College for the sixth annual Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Awards. To be considered, a full application must be submitted by April 10.
The 30-minute workshop “What the Libraries Can Do For You: Training for Penn State Staff” on Nov. 8 focuses on the materials and services available in the University Libraries for both personal and work-related use.
A University Libraries exhibit opening June 7 at the home of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ official archives reflects back through a half century of artifacts from the annual arts celebration.
Helen Sheehy, social sciences librarian at Penn State’s University Libraries, has been named the 2016 James Bennett Childs Award recipient in recognition of her nearly 30 years of service and significant contribution to the field of documents librarianship. The award is presented by GODORT, the American Library Association Round Table that advocates for issues around access to government information, which she served recently as chair.
Seth Lerer, distinguished professor of literature at the University of California at San Diego, will present “Children’s Literature and the Art of the Book” as the 2016 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts at 4:30 p.m. March 31 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
A gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition “Playing to Learn, Learning as Play: 17th– to 19th–century ‘Play-things’ for Children” will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. April 3 in the Special Collections Library Exhibition Hall, 104 Paterno Library.
Penn State University Libraries’ most recent addition to the Judy Chicago Dialogue Portal completes a serial installation of a living archive on feminist art education supported through the Libraries’ archive of the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection. Established in 2014, the portal acts as a four-part resource of the artist’s online art education archive that can be used across disciplines.
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, has selected Paige G. Andrew, cartographic resources cataloging librarian at the Penn State University Libraries, to receive its 2016 Margaret Mann Citation Award. Andrew will receive the honor for professional achievement in cataloging and valuable contributions to the library profession during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit research proposals on topics related to indigenous knowledge for the 2016 Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards.
Penn State University Libraries’ exhibit “Deep Roots: The Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites,” on display through April 27 in Pattee Library on the University Park campus, features representative images from three collections in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Together these collections comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive resources on the history and culture of these Anabaptist groups in the United States.
Learning and playing had not been linked together until 17th-century philosopher John Locke argued that children's learning should be a playful, interactive experience. A new University Libraries exhibition, "Playing to Learn, Learning as Play: 17th- to 19th-century 'Play-things' for Children," features a variety of toys, games and books. It is on display through June 3 in the Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.
A traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, examines communities worldwide that are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life. "Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health" is on display through Feb. 27 in the University Libraries' Life Sciences Library.
A workshop titled “What the Libraries Can Do For You: Training for Penn State Staff” will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, and live-streamed on MediaSite Live. This program is specially designed for Penn State staff and will focus on the materials and services available in the University Libraries for personal and work-related use.
The University Libraries’ Access Services unit, headed by a librarian recently honored nationally for distinguished service to her field, opens the Libraries’ doors and provides books and articles to Penn Staters across the University and around the world.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has selected Joe Salem Jr., Penn State University Libraries associate dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, among 28 individuals in North America — one of 22 from U.S. universities, including four Big Ten schools — to participate in its 2016–2017 Leadership Fellows 16-month program beginning in January.