News and Events


June 21, 2024

Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology is hosting a hybrid summer workshop for artificial intelligence literacy on the University Park campus titled “GenAI Summer Splash: Riding the Generative AI Wave for Teaching.” This two-hour hands-on workshop for faculty and staff will enhance...

June 21, 2024

Sarah Hartman-Caverly, reference and instruction librarian at Berks Thun Library, Penn State Berks, was recognized June 6 for her work co-leading a peer community that explores heterodoxy in the context and practice of academic librarianship. Hartman-Caverly’s community, Heterodox Libraries,...

June 18, 2024

David Aycock, deputy director of Baylor University Press, has been named executive director of the Penn State University Press, effective Aug. 1. 


Jun 25, 2:00 pm

An interactive workshop that addresses the difference between Creative Commons ShareAlike and NoDerivatives licenses, where to find great Creative Commons licensed content, and how to license content with a Creative Commons license. Participants will earn SARI credit.

Jun 27, 2:00 pm

An interactive workshop to answer how copyright law interacts with making copyrighted works accessible to people with disabilities, including protocol regarding how to remediate a pdf for readability or add captions to a video.

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.