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Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra installs major art piece ‘Fields of Transformation’ in the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room

On May 3rd, 2017, renowned Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra will be completing the installation of her largest mural so far ‘Fields of Transformation’ in the new Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Jongstra was invited to create this large piece by Gensler architects in 2016 after unveiling several impressive murals in … Continue reading

Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library During Reading Period and Final Exams
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Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library During Reading Period and Final Exams

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library will be in effect during reading period and final exams, April 27th to May 9th. Access to these library spaces during this period will be restricted to individuals who hold one of the following credentials: – A PennCard – A photo … Continue reading

Conference Review: “The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age”
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Conference Review: “The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age”

This post was written by Zachary Loeb, Ph.D. Student, Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania Utopian ambitions have a pesky habit of going unrealized. Whether the project unravels, international support crumbles, or the visionary thinker dies – the shining island in the distance seems to remain fixed to the horizon … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries Announces the Appointment of Jacob Levernier as Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation

It is with great excitement that The Penn Libraries announces the selection of recent University of Oregon PhD Jacob Levernier as our new Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation. The Bollinger Fellowship in Library Innovation helps the Penn Libraries think creatively about our future and recruit some of the most talented recent graduates with interests in … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries’ Community Outreach Program Exponentially Expands Engagement with Greater Philadelphia Area Schools

What started with a Penn Libraries program to ensure a West Philadelphia elementary school library would remain open has turned into a sustainable model for service learning. In the two years since creating the Community Outreach Librarian position and the ever expanding Community Outreach Program, the Penn Libraries has increased its contribution to the greater … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries Announces Opening of New Teaching and Learning Space in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of a significant new space devoted to teaching and learning, located on the first floor of Van Pelt Library and encompassing the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Online Learning Initiative, and the Center for Learning Analytics. Co-located in Van Pelt Library, these three centers will … Continue reading

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The Penn Libraries Acquire Only Known Copy of Legendary Franklin Broadside, “The Elegy on the Death of Aquila Rose”

In 1750 Benjamin Franklin, lifelong bibliophile, lover of knowledge, and founder of the University of Pennsylvania, gave the Penn Libraries one of its very first books. In honor of his 311th birthday, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of the publication that launched his life and career in Philadelphia, “The Elegy on the Death … Continue reading