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Fair Use and Dr. Seuss

Posted on by Christine Weller
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What can "Oh the Places You'll Go!" teach us about fair use? 

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Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library

Posted on by Joseph Holub
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Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library consists of over 5,700 items nearly evenly divided between those characterized as monographs and the rest as pamphlets (nomenclature is a question of length: monographs have more than 50 pages).

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Veterans and Ancient Greek Literature

Posted on by Rebecca Stuhr
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The works of Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, continue to speak to modern audiences from a diversity of cultures and regions.

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20th Century Ethnic Newspapers

Posted on by Nick Okrent
Ethnic Newspapers

Writing about the Black Press, Dr. Kim Gallon (GSAS, 2009 and former Africana Studies librarian at Penn Libraries) writes that it countered the mainstream press "by exposing truths that 'objective' reporting overlooked.

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The Ethics of Information: Meet ACS Fellow and Chemistry Librarian Judith Currano

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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Head of the chemistry library Judith Currano shares her thoughts on chemical information, ethics in chemistry, and teaching in the era of COVID-19.

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Featured Books: Black History Month

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In 1925, historian Carter G. Woodson, together with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, announced the creation of Negro History Week. First celebrated in February of 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, it was quickly endorsed by Black history clubs, teachers, and intellectuals.

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Medical Librarian Richard James Confronts Public Health Challenges In the Midst of COVID-19

Posted on by Gretchen Stiteler
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We recently spoke with Nursing Liaison Librarian Richard James about COVID-19, his involvement in public health projects, and his perspective on the emergent field of implementation research.

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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Announces Inaugural Endowed Curator of Judaica Digital Humanities

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Emily Esten has been named the inaugural Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities.

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Ready, Set, Go!: the Penn Libraries Prepares for a New Semester

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How are our librarians focusing their energies as the new semester begins?

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Librarian and Poet Sharon Black Looks Back on her Career at Penn

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We recently spoke with Black about librarianship, poetic practice, her career at Penn, and her plans for retirement.

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