Q&A with Professor Jessa Lingel
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Q&A with Professor Jessa Lingel

Jessa Lingel is an assistant professor at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication. Lingel’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of digital culture with social change: broadly speaking, she studies how communities — especially marginalized communities — employ technology to reinforce their values, objectives, and identities.  Prior to pursuing her PhD in Communication and Information, Lingel earned … Continue reading

Local Bangla School visits Penn’s South Asia Collection
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Local Bangla School visits Penn’s South Asia Collection

“There’s something quite powerful about people coming together to look at a text or watch a film in the language of their home country,” says Mallika Sircar, Library Specialist in Penn Libraries’ South Asia Collection. Since 2015, Sircar has helped coordinate bi-annual library visits for the Shopan Bangla School, an organization parented by the Bengali … Continue reading

Mary Ellen Burd Hired as Director of Strategic Communications for Penn Libraries
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Mary Ellen Burd Hired as Director of Strategic Communications for Penn Libraries

The Penn Libraries announces the appointment of Mary Ellen Burd as its inaugural Director of Strategic Communications. This position was established by Constantia Constantinou, H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, in consultation with the Penn Libraries Board of Overseers and the Libraries’ Leadership team. As Director of Strategic Communications, Burd will … Continue reading

Featured Books Display: Travel
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Featured Books Display: Travel

Earlier this month, Vienna’s tourist board made headlines with its new ad campaign, “Unrating Vienna.” Unrating Vienna uses excerpts from real online reviews plastered over photos of the sites in question; for example, a one-star denunciation that “paintings are disgusting” projected onto the edifice of the Leopold Museum. The campaign is meant to encourage travelers … Continue reading

Just Launched: Literary Authors from Europe and Eurasia Web Archive
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Just Launched: Literary Authors from Europe and Eurasia 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 Literary Authors from Europe and Eurasia Web Archive, comprised of captured website content related to literary authors (of both fiction and non-fiction essays), translators, critics, and publishers from Europe and Eurasia. Curated by … Continue reading