News and Events


May 27, 2020
Three final candidates selected for the 2020 University Libraries Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award will present a summary of their scholarly research to the public and judges on May 29, online. Penn State University Libraries and the Schreyer Honors College partner in presenting the award.
May 27, 2020
For the past three years, WPSU, Penn State University Park’s local NPR affiliate station, and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) have collaborated to host the statewide Inc.U undergraduate student startup competition. The competition culminates in the six finalists competing...
May 20, 2020
Penn State University Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright has announced its summer slate of workshops covering Penn State’s new Open Access policy as well as copyright and fair use topics. Offered May 27 through June 10, the free virtual workshops are open to Penn State...


Jun 3, 10:00 am

Learn about Copyright Laws in this 3-part interactive series. Part 2 addresses fair use and other users' rights. Register here.

Jun 4, 2:00 pm

This workshop is intended for people who have completed Part 2 of the Introduction to Copyright series, "When You Don't Need Permission," and includes a fair use overview and practice questions. Register here

Jun 10, 10:00 am

Learn about Copyright Laws in this 3-part interactive series. Part 3 discusses authorship, works for hire, Creative Commons licenses and seeking permission. Register here.

Jun 10, 3:00 pm

An advanced workshop for those who have completed the Introduction to Copyright series. Learn about fair use and its current applications. Register here.

Jun 15, 10:00 am

Working with Core Facilities Remotely

Libraries Newsletter Spring 2020

Cover - Spring 2020 Newsleetter


Virtual Exhibitions

Earth Archives: Stories of Human Impact   To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Archives explores the intersection of the environment, human activity, and the documentary record. Highlights of the virtual exhibition include representations of varied print, manuscript, and art works that invites the viewer to consider a range of environmental-related topics and will serve as a growing, centralized resource.

International Solidarity: Highlights from the Ken Lawrence Collection   A virtual look at the visual culture of political protest in the late 20th-century, to provoke thought about international solidarity in our own time, including human and civil rights, immigration, and independence movements.