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Penn Libraries Announces Summer Services

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Library staff member browses stacks wearing a face mask

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

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Featured Books: Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

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A stack of the following books: They Called Us Enemy; Still Life With Rice; Good Girls Marry Doctors; Red, Yellow, Black, and Brown; M. Butterfly; We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet; The Gangster We Are All Looking For

Our reading, watching, and listening recommendations for Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

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"Readers often seek their mirrors in books:" Building an Illustrated Children's Book Collection with the Community

Posted on by Gina Pambianchi
Illustration of a dark-skinned man reading a book to a group of multi-racial children. Behind him is a bookshelf and a sign that says "Library"

Five seniors and one graduate student from the Community Engagement team have chosen one or two illustrated children's books that they would want every public school library to have.

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Sarah Thomas Appointed Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Headshot of Sarah Thomas, a woman with pale blond hair wearing a red blazer

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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Left: Arthur Tress self-portrait; Right: Arthur Tress, "Secret Conversation, New York" (1980)

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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Featured Books: National Poetry Month

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A wall in which "Poetry" has been written in colorful lettering

Want to discover a new poet for National Poetry Month? Our librarians have put together a list of recommendations that are sure to help.

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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Posted on by Mayelin Perez
Cover of a comic book with the title in red and gold lettering; illustration depicts a woman with flowing silver hair with her arms raised

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels grants Penn students, staff, and faculty access to over 100,000 pages of important, rare, and hard-to-find comics and primary source materials about comics.

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"Just Make the Data Available": Exploring Manuscripts with OPenn

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Left: close-up look at a hand-written historical document; Right: screen capture of website code

Launched in 2015, OPenn holds over 10,000 digitized manuscripts from over fifty institutions, all freely available to download, use, and share.

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Demography journal now open access - with Penn Libraries support

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Demography cover image

The Penn Libraries support open access publishing through funding for the ejournal Demography.

The Population Association of America has moved its journal Demography to platinum open access. The journal's changeover coincides with its shift to Duke University Press from Springer Publishing.

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Making Lemonade out of Mrs. Lemmon: An Interview with Caroline Schimmel

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
A row of books on a bookshelf

Penn alum Caroline Schimmel was one of the the first rare book collectors to recognize the importance of collecting books by women talking about women.

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