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Penn Libraries to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of “The Headquarters of the Avant-Garde” with Exhibition and Conference
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Penn Libraries to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of “The Headquarters of the Avant-Garde” with Exhibition and Conference

In 2008, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries received the contents of the Gotham Book Mart, the legendary New York City bookstore founded in 1920 by Frances Steloff. Now, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the bookstore’s founding by hosting the exhibition, “Wise Men Fished here: … Continue reading

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Working off campus? Hitting a paywall? We have a browser extension for you

One frustration of working off campus is running into paywalls–websites that ask you to pay for articles that you can access on campus seamlessly. The Lean Library Access browser extension provides you with easy off-campus access to articles and books licensed by the Penn Libraries. When you land on a site that offers content licensed … Continue reading

Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation
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Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation

It is with great excitement that the Penn Libraries announces the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Garcon as its new Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation, an important post upholding the Penn Libraries’ commitment to open access and responsible data stewardship. Garcon, who received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami in … Continue reading

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Call it “The Year of Whitman!” Philadelpia and Camden launch year-long celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday

Whether your first thought is of the bridge or his most famous collection Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman — the bridge, the poet and the man — will be front and center this year, as Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, a region-wide initiative organized by the Penn Libraries with major support from The Pew … Continue reading

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Fisher Fine Arts’ Digital Strategies Librarian is Laying the Groundwork for Libraries-Wide Inititatives in Web Archiving

As part of Penn Libraries’ mission to support arts and design communities at Penn and in Philadelphia, Digital Strategies Librarian Coral Salomón is leading the Fisher Fine Arts Library’s web archiving project. Salomón approaches the project as she would any collection building project. Each potential site is carefully reviewed for inclusion, and the site is … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies Liaisons Encourage Penn Japanese Language Learners to “Take Time for Tadoku” in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Traditionally, reading practice has been one of the most difficult areas to tackle in Japanese language education, with little opportunity and few level-appropriate “real world” materials to read during class time. Japanese Studies Librarian Molly Des Jardin and Coordinator of Area Studies Technical Services Michael Williams have been working closely with Penn’s Japanese language instructors … Continue reading

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New Hires at the Penn Libraries

Kathleen Fox, Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship As Penn Libraries’ 2018-20 Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship, Kathleen is an active member of the Biomedical Library’s reference team, participating in a variety projects of across the STEM Libraries. Before coming to Penn, Kathleen worked as a health sciences librarian at a teaching hospital affiliated … Continue reading