Penn Libraries Acquires Archive of Renowned Author and Artist Ashley Bryan
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Penn Libraries Acquires Archive of Renowned Author and Artist Ashley Bryan

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries announces the acquisition of the archive of renowned artist Ashley Bryan, an internationally recognized children’s book author and illustrator, poet, and humanitarian. Bryan’s archive came to the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Penn Libraries through the Ashley Bryan Center, which has represented and preserved … Continue reading

Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive
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Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive

This post first appeared on the Columbia University Libraries Spotlight Blog. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive, curated by Luo Zhou, Chinese Studies Librarian at Duke University, and Joshua Seufert, Chinese Studies Librarian at Princeton University. Chinese independent … Continue reading

Diversity in the Stacks: Indo-Caribbean Identity
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Diversity in the Stacks: Indo-Caribbean Identity

by Jef Pierce, South Asian Studies Librarian Diversity in the Stacks aims to build library collections that represent and reflect the University’s diverse population.  From 1838 until the end of the Indian indenture system in 1917, more than a half-million South Asians were brought to the Caribbean to labor on British, French, and Dutch sugarcane … Continue reading

Featured Books Display: Science Fiction
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Featured Books Display: Science Fiction

“Good science fiction, like noir fiction, plumbs the depths of the human condition,” says Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management. Together with Library Clerk Megan Brown, Kelly put together the most recent Featured Books display, a science fiction-themed smorgasboard of the Penn Libraries’ holdings. (Brown’s background in graphic design served her in creating the display’s … Continue reading

Wellness Walks: Q&A with Aman Kaur
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Wellness Walks: Q&A with Aman Kaur

Last spring, Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation (CHCI) launched Your Big Idea, a competition to crowdsource creative ideas for the promotion of wellness on campus. “We want you to think big,” the guidelines stated. “Proposals that cross departments and schools are strongly encouraged.” One of the three proposals ultimately slated to receive funding … Continue reading

Q&A with Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine
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Q&A with Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine

Penn alum Patricia Flatley Brennan became the Director of the National Library of Medicine in August 2016 — the first woman and first nurse to serve in that role. She will give a public talk at Penn’s Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center this Monday, October 28, at 10:30AM. The presentation, titled “Making Artificial Intelligence Trustable, Transparent & Useful: … Continue reading

Student photo contest: Penn in the Field 2019
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Student photo contest: Penn in the Field 2019

The annual Penn in the Field photography competition took place earlier this month, just as students were returning to campus from their summer travels. “These photographs represent the extraordinary and varied fieldwork that Penn students do all around the world,” says Deborah Brown Stewart, Head of the Penn Museum Library. “And they underscore the opportunities … Continue reading