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IUP Libraries and the Writing Center Host Research Writing Party

On Thursday, October 21, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the IUP Libraries and Jones White Writing Center are hosting a Research Writing Party with tutorials, writing support, and information about research writing.

Hip-Hop Culture and Social Responsibility in the Age of COVID

Ralph E. Godbolt will present on the history and impact of hip-hop culture on social justice movements within the United States and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on African American and Hispanic Communities. The presentation will be given via Zoom, on October 21, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

University Archives Awarded Digitization Grant for African American Oral History Collection

IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives was awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission to digitize oral history interviews.

Diversity Speaker Series to Feature Global Consultant

Nuria Diallo Padro, a bilingual global consultant specializing in strategic management and empowerment strategies, will speak Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in B10 Leonard Hall and via Zoom as part of the IUP Libraries Diversity Speaker Series.

IUP Libraries Co-sponsors Talk by Martin Roger Boyd, Jr., September 28

Martin Roger Boyd, Jr. will speak on his life, his time spent incarcerated, and his journey to becoming a successful business owner and mentor.

Library Instruction for Fall 2021

The IUP librarians provide information literacy instruction and instruction on using library services and resources.

Introducing the Information Desk @ IUP

The IUP Libraries has launched the Information Desk @ IUP service combining Ask a Librarian and Hawks Q&A.

2021 Banned Book Events at the IUP Libraries

The IUP Libraries will hold a Banned Book Readout on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, as part of the ALA Banned Books Week.

IUP Libraries Accepting Applications for Private Graduate Study Carrels

Graduate students can now apply for a private study carrel in Stapleton Library.

IUP Libraries interlibrary loan system moving to ReShare platform

We’re excited to let you know that EZBorrow, the service that underpins Stapleton Library’s Interlibrary Loan program for borrowing books and other physical items from libraries throughout our region, is migrating to a new technology platform, ReShare, starting August 12th.

IUP Libraries Hosts Ed Colker Exhibit

The IUP Libraries is hosting a special exhibition throughout the fall semester titled on the works of printmaker and artist Ed Colker and the Haybarn Press.

Summer 2021 Reference Services at IUP Libraries

Librarians at the IUP Libraries will provide live chat research support from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during all summer sessions.

Fueling our Bodies: Mindful Eating for Stress Management, April 22

The IUP Libraries invites you to join us from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, to hear renowned IUP alumna Chef Joy Parham-Thomas discuss techniques for mindful eating to help manage stress.

IUP Libraries Presents “Into the Archives: Comics” on April 28

Join the IUP Libraries on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, for a fascinating look into the world of comics and graphic novels. The event will feature comic books and source material from the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, and presentations by Gian Pagnucci, Marquel Sherry, and Jamie Polnau from the English Department.

Rahkonen Presents on Local Fiddlers and their Tunes, April 28

Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, will present a virtual session on Samuel Bayard and fiddle tunes of Southwestern Pennsylvania on April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Rahkonen’s presentation will examine Bayard’s work among local fiddlers, the tunes he collected, and how he documented their origins from old tune books.

Strategies to Survive End-of-Semester Burnout, April 19

The IUP Libraries, the Counseling Center, and the Center for Health and Well-Being will present a virtual session titled “Battling Burnout: Surviving the End of the Semester” via Zoom on Monday, April 19.

Meet the Author: Layne Fargo, April 7

IUP Libraries is hosting a virtual meet the author event with novelist Layne Fargo on April 7. Fargo is the author of the thrillers Temper and They Never Learn. She’s a Pitch Wars mentor, vice president of the Chicagoland Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and the co-creator of the podcast Unlikeable Female Charaters.

Picture a Scientist: A ProQuest Webinar, March 24

IUP Libraries invites you to join a free webinar titled “When You Picture a Scientist, Who Do You See? A panel conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM” beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. The event is sponsored by ProQuest, Scientific American, ro*co films, and Film Platform.

Women's History Month Zoom Event: Camillya Taylor, March 18

The IUP Libraries and the Social Equity and Title IX Office will sponsor a Zoom event on Thursday, March 18, featuring Camillya Taylor, a successful businesswoman, hairstylist, esteemed fashion designer, and the proud owner of Camille’s House of Styles.

Music Library Launches Request Service for Books, Scores, and Recordings

Materials from the Orendorff Music Library are available for pickup or delivery to your home using the Get It Request feature.

Request IUP Books for Pickup or Delivery to Your Home

IUP Library users can request IUP books to be held for pickup at Stapleton or delivered to their home using the Get It Request feature.

Schafer Speaker Event: Representation in Children's Literature

IUP Libraries will hold a virtual Schafer Speaker Series Event on Thursday, March 25, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. titled “The Need for Representation in Children’s Literature.”

Library Deaccessioning Project Reaches Completion

The IUP Libraries’ Deaccessioning Project, started in 2016, is complete. Library and department faculty have evaluated the physical book collection to identify and remove outdated, damaged, and duplicate books.

The Short Stories of Frank Yerby: A Conversation with Veronica Watson

Frank Yerby wrote 33 novels and was the first African American writer to sell more than a million copies of his work. Veronica Watson, professor of English and director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism at IUP, will discuss this groundbreaking author and her book, The Short Stories of Frank Yerby, via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23.

Love Waves: Geobase Seismology Webinar, February 11

In seismology, love waves are surface seismic waves that cause horizontal shifting of the Earth during an earthquake. Elsevier is offering a free Zoom webinar about the seismological phenomenon of love waves on Thursday, February 11.