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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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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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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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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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On the Eve of His Retirement, Librarian Richard Griscom Reflects on His Career at Penn

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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Richard Griscom says the most rewarding thing about working at Penn Libraries has remained the same, regardless of his role: “It’s the imaginative, creative people who work well together and support each other who kept me at Penn for sixteen years.”

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Borrow Books Again! Penn Libraries Connects Patrons to Physical Collections with Delivery, Scanning, and Pickup Services 

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When campus closed in March, Penn Libraries staff mobilized, working long hours to render services and collections virtually accessible. “To give a sense of how dramatic the shift was: we went from ordering a few dozen ebooks per month to ordering hundreds per week,” says Jeanne Shuttleworth, Director of Acquisitions, Access, & Licensing. Since then, the Libraries has acquired approximately 75,000 new ebooks

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Re-Covering the Ney Collection: An Online Exhibit

Posted on by Chelsea Rizzolo, Music Library Intern
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Although the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library might be physically closed, we still seek to support the University’s music students. One such student is Juan Castrillón, doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music, who curated the multi-modal Music Library exhibit, Re-Covering the Ney Collection.

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Librarians at Large: Ancil George Delivers Commencement Speech to Lea Elementary

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“I know that a virtual graduation is less than ideal, and the state of the world beyond Lea Elementary School may have us all on edge and in fear of what the future may bring.” At the end of a tempestuous final semester, the graduating eighth grade class of Henry Charles Lea Elementary School were counseled by their commencement speaker: Ancil George, Penn Libraries’ retired Community Outreach Librarian

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COVID-19: Phased Service Availability

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Find the latest service updates for the Penn Libraries.

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