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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

VAN PELT DOG DAYS
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VAN PELT DOG DAYS

  Tuesday, December 13th 1pm -3pm Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Meyerson Conference Room, Rm 223 Friday, December 14th 1pm – 3pm Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Class of ‘55 Conference Room, Rm 241 Get ready because Dog Days return to the library on December 13th & 14th! Our four-legged friends from Therapy Dogs International will be … Continue reading

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Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center During Reading Period/Exams

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center will be in effect during reading period and final exams, December 13th 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 Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), … Continue reading

West Philadelphia Students Get a Glimpse into the Field of Biomedical Librarianship
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West Philadelphia Students Get a Glimpse into the Field of Biomedical Librarianship

On November 16th, the staff at the Penn Biomedical Library welcomed 30 curious 4th-8th graders from West Philadelphia’s Quba Institute into their spaces to learn about biomedical librarianship as an example of a career in medicine. The visit was the brainchild of Dr. Lily Arya, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Urogynecology and … Continue reading