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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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.

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

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.  Full story

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Kalin Early Career Librarianship appointments announced

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.  Full story

Students receive 2021 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards

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.  Full story