“Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk

“Oh. It goes so fast. We don’t have time to look at one another,” says Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s metatheatrical three-act play Our Town. After an early death from childbirth, Emily joins the rest of the spirits of deceased town members in the graveyard. Made with the clarity of mind death has endowed, Emily’s … Continue reading “Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk

Open Access Week 2017 at Penn Libraries Brings Together Dozens to Explore Theme of “Open In Order To”

The Penn Libraries celebrated International Open Access Week 2017 with a broad array of events designed around this year’s theme of “Open In Order To.” The theme invited organizers to develop events that went beyond just talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or … Continue reading Open Access Week 2017 at Penn Libraries Brings Together Dozens to Explore Theme of “Open In Order To”

Mark Your Calendars: PennImmersive Technology Open House, Nov 8

Explore the possibilities of 3D modeling and virtual/augmented reality at the PennImmersive Technology Open House! Wednesday, November 8, 2017   11AM - 2PM Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center This fall, the Penn Libraries has been exploring the world of immersive technology through a new initiative called PennImmersive.  Launched in concert … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars: PennImmersive Technology Open House, Nov 8