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December 8, 2022

Penn State University Libraries received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to purchase international and industry standards in support of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in core Pennsylvania industries. These items are...

December 8, 2022

A student-curated exhibition, “Between the Lines: Global Histories of the Book,” is the culminating project of the class and opens Dec. 8 in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery.

December 6, 2022

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the Eberly Family Special Collections Library presents a digital exhibit, “Penn State Women’s Athletics and Title IX: The Successes and Struggles for Equal Access,” open for viewing through the spring 2023 semester. 


Dec 6, 8:00 am to Dec 15, 5:00 pm

Free snacks, games, activities and crafts to help students relax and reduce stress as they study for finals at various University Libraries locations. Options and hours will vary with location.

Dec 6, 8:00 am to Dec 15, 5:00 pm

Free snacks, games, activities and crafts to help students relax and reduce stress as they study for finals at various branch and campus Libraries. Options and hours will vary with location.

Jan 25, 9:00 am to Jan 26, 5:00 pm

An interactive and fun event that introduces students to University Libraries resources and services. Students who complete the event are entered to win one of several grand prizes.

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.