News and Events


October 26, 2020
Penn State has announced that Faye A. Chadwell, professor and Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University, has been named dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, effective March 1, 2021.
October 23, 2020
Penn State University Libraries is presenting a series of free virtual workshops Nov. 3–17 on research reproducibility and data management using RStudio, for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff and faculty.
October 23, 2020
Penn State will observe GIS Day — an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems — with a virtual event on Nov. 12. The annual event celebrates GIS technology, bringing together those who work with GIS, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, maps, and location-based...


Oct 27, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 27, 12-12:30 p.m. (Zoom)

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Oct 27, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Oct 29, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Thursday, October 29, 12-12:30 p.m. (Zoom)

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Oct 29, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 29, 4-5 p.m. (Zoom)

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Nov 3, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will overview the services that ICDS provides to Penn State researchers through our Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ACI). ICDS-ACI serves as the backbone of our traditional HPC systems, including our web-based graphical portal access, our High Performance Research Cloud (HPRC), scientific gateways, and storage services. In addition, non-ACI services such as advanced technical consulting with the Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers (RISE) team and access to XSEDE computational resources through our on staff Campus Champions will be discussed.

Libraries Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2019-2020

Libraries Newsletter Spring 2020

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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.