News and Events


September 16, 2021
Penn State University Libraries’ librarian Manuel Ostos has been awarded the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials’ (SALALM) 2021 José Toribio Medina Award for authoring "Spanish-language print materials within academic consortia: assessing the impact of resource sharing in...
September 15, 2021
Penn State University Libraries is offering its annual Open House for students and faculty who wish to acquaint themselves with services, collections and resources available to them at the libraries. Through Sept. 24, the Open House will again feature a digital badge — a visual representation of a...
September 13, 2021
In October, Penn State University Libraries will host virtual information sessions on geospatial data, digital maps, and software options for faculty, staff and students. New this semester is a session focused on the use of digital maps in both historical and contemporary teaching and research...


Sep 13, 8:00 am to Sep 24, 5:00 pm

A Virtual welcome for students and faculty who wish to acquaint themselves with services, collections and resources available at the libraries, featuring a digital badge upon completion. 

Libraries Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2019-2020

Libraries Newsletter Spring 2021

Cover - Spring 2021 Libraries Newsletter

Digital Projects and Exhibits

Earth ArchivesEarth Archives: Stories of Human Impact
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in April of 1970, this exhibition explores the intersection of the environment, human activity, and the documentary record.

Cast in SteelBeneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement
This digital project provides researchers unprecedented access to Penn State’s extensive collection of primary sources related to the history of industrial unionism in the United States. 


International Solidarity
International Solidarity: Highlights from the Ken Lawrence Collection
The exhibition explores the visual culture of political protest in the late 20th-century.

Protesters - Old MainPenn State Education Activism Archive
Using primary sources from Special Collections, students in Professor Steudeman’s Contemporary American Rhetoric: Educational Activism in the United States (CAS 478) class created The Penn State Educational Activism Archive, which aims to complicate and expand our historical knowledge of student and faculty activism at Penn State University.

Indigenous Roots/RoutesIndigenous Roots/Routes
This student-produced digital media project was created as part of the Public Humanities Fellows Program at the Humanities Institute at Penn State and expands on the Indigenous Roots/Routes exhibition, which encompasses a wide swath of history, geographic range, and varied Indigenous people and cultures and explores the processes of social, religious, and political adaptation.

Penn State ADACelebrating the ADA: The Legacy and Evolution of Disability Rights & Lived Experience at Penn State
A digital exhibition that explores the first 100 years of national disability rights and movements and their impact on the Penn State University community, including resources to proactively learn and influence future efforts.