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Penn Libraries Receives Gift for DEIA Lecture Series

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The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from William C. Park (‘89) and Jung Choi to fund a five-year lecture series dedicated to exploring topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

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Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff Can Now Access The New York Times Online

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University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff now have access to The New York Times, courtesy of the Penn Libraries.

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Penn Libraries Announces Summer Services

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New and expanded services will offer more options for in-person browsing, research, and individual study.

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Sarah Thomas Appointed Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Sarah Thomas, most recently University Librarian at Harvard University, has been named a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Receives Major Gift of Works by Renowned Photographer Arthur Tress

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This anonymous gift combines with the Libraries’ holdings to form the largest collection of Tress photographic prints in the United States.

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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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Penn Libraries Releases Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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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.

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Penn Libraries Marks Open Access Week with New Guide for Scholars

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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. 

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Fall Semester with the Penn Libraries

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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.

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New Agreement Offers K-12 Schools in the School District of Philadelphia Free Access to Dozens of Digital Primary Source Collections

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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.

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