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C&CS Recording available of “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

January 19, 2021

Thanks to those who were able to attend our session today with Kat and Joel of Penn State University Libraries. You can view the recording below.

Letting Scholars Know About Local Archives and Special Collections

January 19, 2021

Just how much smaller local archives and special collections are struggling right now due to the pandemic has been a topic in social media lately. After bringing this to the attention of other librarians at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library, Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature, enhanced her own online guide designed to promote their use.

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She said, “The number one suggestion was that faculty could help to make these institutions more visible by encouraging students to use them, or even just making students aware that they exist.” So, with this in mind, she developed her newly updated LOCAL ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS guide.

Wingo requested the input of others including Beaudry Allen, Preservation & Digital Archivist from Falvey’s Distinctive Collections & Digital Engagement Department. Eventually it was added to the Interdisciplinary category on Falvey’s listing of online subject guides. The guide includes a mechanism for anyone to suggest an addition to it: “Know of a local archive or special collection not on this list? Send us the link to their website and where appropriate they will be added.”

It is hoped other libraries will seriously consider ways to highlight local archives and special collections for their patrons.

CRD Virtual Journal Club – Spring Series

January 17, 2021

On behalf of Melissa Correll of the PaLA College & Research Division, I would like to share her following message about the upcoming Virtual Journal Club for the spring:

Greetings, everyone!

We are excited to start the College and Research Division’s Virtual Journal Club spring series! All members of PaLA are welcome!

This series will focus on serving our student communities in our new reality. Our first article will focus on teaching in an online, synchronous environment. We will discuss the following article:

Joe, J. (2020). In support of online learning: A COVID-19 one shot case studyCodex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, 5(4), 54–69.   

The CRD Virtual Journal Club spring series will meet on the third Thursday of the month, — January 21, February 18, and March 18 — from 10:00-11:00 am. Please feel free to participate in any number of meetings; participation is not required in all meetings to join one. Those interested in participating can sign up using this form.

Prior to the meeting, registered participants will receive another email containing a link to the article we will be discussing, a list of discussion questions/prompts, and the online Zoom meeting invitation.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the planning committee, please feel free to contact us at

We look forward to talking with you!

Call for Submissions — Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, Spring 2021 Issue

January 13, 2021

Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice ( is accepting submissions for research, practice, feature, and commentary articles as well as news items for the Spring 2021 issue (vol. 9, no. 1).

Research, practice, feature, and commentary manuscripts are welcomed at any time; however, for full consideration for the spring issue, please submit your manuscripts by February 15, 2021.

News item submissions (staff changes, awards/recognitions, events, initiatives, etc. happening in PA libraries that may be of interest to other libraries) are also welcome at any time. However, for full consideration for the spring issue, please submit your news items here by April 1, 2021.

For more information about PaLRaP, including submission guidelines and section policies, visit

PaLRaP is a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s College & Research Division. This journal provides an opportunity for librarians in Pennsylvania to share their knowledge and experience with practicing librarians across the Commonwealth and beyond. It includes articles from all areas of librarianship, with a special focus on activities at or of interest to Pennsylvania’s academic libraries.

Published biannually: May and November

Co-Editors: Bryan McGeary & Danielle Skaggs

Peer reviewers: Members of the Pennsylvania library community


C&CS Recording available of “Make Way for Macchiato”

January 13, 2021

Thanks to those who were able to attend our session today with Sharon, Stacey, and Mark of Lehigh University. You can view the recording below.