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Garfield Resident Aman Kaur wins SLA Appreciation Award

On May 18th, 2017, Aman Kaur, the 2015 – 2017 Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship, was a 2017 Special Libraries Association Philadelphia Chapter Appreciation Award in recognition of her commitment to take on the challenge of being the first SLA Connect Administrator for the Philadelphia Chapter’s communities during the launch of SLA’s new communications … Continue reading

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Ivy Plus Libraries Appoints Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives

The Ivy Plus Libraries, a partnership of 13 academic research libraries, are extraordinarily pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Nance as Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives. Nance comes to the Ivy Plus Libraries from the University of Washington, where she served as the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services & Special Projects … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries Hosts Interview Expo for Area High School Students

As part of our continued outreach to schools in the greater  Philadelphia area,  the Penn Libraries recently hosted 101 high school students from Roxborough, Abraham Lincoln, Paul Robeson, and South Philadephia High Schools for an annual job interview expo. At the interview expo the students are given a chance to practice interviews with members of … Continue reading

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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