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

The Penn Libraries Acquires Three Collections from Bookbinder and Angler, S.A. Neff, Jr.
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The Penn Libraries Acquires Three Collections from Bookbinder and Angler, S.A. Neff, Jr.

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of three distinct, but related collections from S.A. Neff, Jr., a bibliophile and angler turned bookbinder extraordinaire, and his wife Sue. The three collections are: the Neff Collection of Angling Bindings; the Neff Angling Library; and the Neff Woodblock Collection. The Neff Collections are important resources … Continue reading

Penn Libraries to Host “Arbitrary Pleasures”, an Exhibit of Penn Emeritus Professor  Dan Rose’s Artist Books and a Musical World Premiere
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Penn Libraries to Host “Arbitrary Pleasures”, an Exhibit of Penn Emeritus Professor Dan Rose’s Artist Books and a Musical World Premiere

The Penn Libraries is honored to announce this fall’s line-up of programming surrounding “Arbitrary Pleasures: Plaisirs Arbitraires,”an exhibition of some never-before-seen artist books from Penn emeritus professor, Dan Rose.  “Arbitrary Pleasures: Plaisirs Arbitraires” will be on exhibit September 26, 2016-March 10, 2017 in the Kamin Gallery on the first floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Announces Fall Exhibit and 2016 Schoenberg Symposium Theme: “Reactions/Medieval Modern”
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Penn Libraries Announces Fall Exhibit and 2016 Schoenberg Symposium Theme: “Reactions/Medieval Modern”

In conjunction with the 9th Annual Schoenberg Symposium of the same theme, Penn Libraries’ fall exhibit, “Reactions: Medieval/Modern” explores the many and varied ways that people have reacted to and acted upon manuscripts from the Middle Ages up to the 21st Century. “Reactions: Medieval/Modern” will be on display August 25-December 16, 2016 in the Goldstein Gallery … Continue reading

Penn Libraries’ 2015-2016 Schoenberg Institute Graduate Fellow Explores  Thai Manuscript Culture in New Exhibit
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Penn Libraries’ 2015-2016 Schoenberg Institute Graduate Fellow Explores Thai Manuscript Culture in New Exhibit

  The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the opening of “‘Siamese Sampler’: 19th Century Manuscripts of Scripture, Poetry, and Decree” in the Snyder-Granader Alcove on the sixth floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. This exhibit highlights a sampling of the rich variety of Thai Manuscripts held at the Penn Libraries and will run from … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Announces New Penn Website Archive
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Penn Libraries Announces New Penn Website Archive

Because the Internet is now the primary medium for publishing news, announcements, and university reports, a large part of Penn’s history is at risk of being lost without systematic archiving. When Richard Griscom, Penn Libraries Director of Collections and Liaison Services learned that no office on campus was archiving Penn website content, he knew it … Continue reading