New and expanded services will offer more options for in-person browsing, research, and individual study.
Sarah Thomas, most recently University Librarian at Harvard University, has been named a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
University of Pennsylvania Libraries Receives Major Gift of Works by Renowned Photographer Arthur Tress
This anonymous gift combines with the Libraries’ holdings to form the largest collection of Tress photographic prints in the United States.
University of Pennsylvania Libraries Announces Inaugural Endowed Curator of Judaica Digital Humanities
Emily Esten has been named the inaugural Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities.
Through vision and mission statements, shared organizational values, and four core strategic priorities, the plan aligns the Libraries’ work with the Penn Compact 2022 pillars of inclusion, innovation, and impact and the University’s goal of advancing knowledge for good.
In recognition of International Open Access Week, the Penn Libraries has released a new guide for scholars who may want to learn more about open-access options to improve the discoverability and visibility of their work.
The Libraries’ dedicated staff, diverse collections, and specialized services are at the ready to help every member of the Penn community make the most of this unprecedented new school year.
New Agreement Offers K-12 Schools in the School District of Philadelphia Free Access to Dozens of Digital Primary Source Collections
As part of a new agreement championed by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia teachers across all age ranges and subject areas will be able to integrate primary sources into their students’ course of study.
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) announces the receipt of a planning grant from National Leadership Grants for Libraries, a program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The IMLS grant has been awarded to the Penn Libraries on behalf of Digital Scriptorium
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has completed the digitization of more than 2,500 items from the collection of Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. The body of primary sources in the collection — including letters, diaries, journals, interviews, recital programs, and private recordings