This Spring, the Penn Libraries Invites You to Travel Across Three Centuries of Jonathan Swift’s “Raging Wit”
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This Spring, the Penn Libraries Invites You to Travel Across Three Centuries of Jonathan Swift’s “Raging Wit”

In honor of the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth, the Penn Libraries is hosting an exhibition and academic conference exploring his legacy as a traveler both in his imagination and in real life. The events are a marvelous opportunity to showcase the Swift-related collections held by the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center, including the Teerink … Continue reading

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Thousands of Wharton Faculty Papers Now Available on ScholarlyCommons

The Penn Libraries is very pleased to announce that thousands of research papers from all academic departments of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania are now publicly available on ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository. Reflecting the core values of inclusion, innovation and impact in the Penn Compact 2020, ScholarlyCommons … Continue reading

Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond
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Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce its involvement in three grants awarded through the innovative program Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Building a New Research Environment, supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The items made available through these grants will be hosted on … Continue reading

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STEM Libraries Staff Embarks on Community Health Outreach Initiatives and Partnerships

  While attending an undergraduate curriculum committee meeting at the School of Nursing in 2015, Penn STEM Libraries Director, Barbara Cavanaugh, learned something interesting. Several students taking Nursing 380 – Nursing in the Community – did their clinical rotation at three West Philly branches of the Free Library. Barbara saw this as an opportunity for … Continue reading

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New Hires at the Penn Libraries

Ruth Sutton, Senior Director of Advancement Ruth is responsible for overseeing development, communications and alumni relations for the Libraries. She directs the Libraries’ campaign to raise money for renovated facilities in the Biomedical and Fisher Fine Arts Libraries, enhanced collection endowments, innovative teaching and research initiatives, endowed librarianships, and community outreach. Ruth came to the … Continue reading

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Restricted Access for Reading Days and Exams at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center will be in effect during reading period and final exams, December 12th to the 22nd.    Access to VPDLC during this period will be restricted to individuals who hold one of the following credentials:    – A PennCard – A photo ID from the University of … Continue reading

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Request for Proposal for Technology Consultant, BorrowDirect Shared Index Project

The Penn Libraries, in coordination with the Ivy Plus Libraries’ BorrowDirect Shared Index Working Group (BDSIWG) is embarking on an exciting new initiative to enhance discovery of our collective collections to support resource sharing between our 13 partner libraries. The BorrowDirect partners envision the creation of a shared index, along with robust data feeds, APIs, … Continue reading