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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

Barbara Bernoff Cavanaugh, Director of Penn’s STEM Libraries, has been selected as a Mentor in the 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
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Barbara Bernoff Cavanaugh, Director of Penn’s STEM Libraries, has been selected as a Mentor in the 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

Penn Libraries is pleased to announce that Barbara Bernoff Cavanaugh, Director of Penn’s STEM Libraries, has been selected as a Mentor in the 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress

This fall, the Penn Libraries will begin exploring open source options for hosting Penn’s institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, which provides free and open access to scholarly works created by Penn faculty, staff and students. For 13 years, Penn Libraries has hosted ScholarlyCommons on the platform Digital Commons, which we contract from the commercial company bepress. Through ScholarlyCommons and other initiatives, the … Continue reading

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Mapathon at the Education Commons
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Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Mapathon at the Education Commons

On October 11th, 2017, Penn students, faculty, and librarians as well as members of the general public gathered at the Penn Libraries’ Education Commons to participate in a 5-hour “mapathon” that benefited disaster relief workers in Puerto Rico. Using satellite images from the OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager, volunteers were able to work on a map that will provide … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Welcomes Ruth Sutton as Director of Advancement
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Penn Libraries Welcomes Ruth Sutton as Director of Advancement

The Penn Libraries is delighted to announce that Ruth Sutton will be joining its staff as the new Director of Advancement. In this position, Ruth will be responsible for overseeing the Penn Libraries’ fundraising activities, board relations, internal and external communications, as well as alumni relations. Ruth will manage an Advancement team made up of … Continue reading

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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