MAY 8, 2018 (Tuesday)
“Penn State: THEN and NOW”
Speaker: Athena Jackson
Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
Head, Eberly Family Special Collections Library
Interim University Archivist
Penn State University Libraries
See Penn State website
The Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a public, land-grant, research-intensive university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Its University Park campus, the flagship campus, lies within the Borough of State College and College Township. It has two law schools, Penn State Law, on the school’s University Park campus, and Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle, 90 miles south of State College. The College of Medicine is located in Hershey. Penn State has another 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special-mission campuses located across the state. Penn State has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
About the Speaker: (from PENN State News):
In 2016, Penn State University Libraries named Athena Jackson the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Jackson comes to Penn State from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library, where she served as associate director. “Athena will be a tremendous asset for the University Libraries,” Anne Langley, associate dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications, said. “Her experience in project management, exhibitions, collections and digitization, and her strong national presence among faculty librarians and professional library leaders, are advantageous strengths for leading our complex and highly regarded Special Collections Library.”
While at the University of Michigan Library, Jackson managed Reader Services and Collection Services and participated in the planning, policy development and priority setting for the library.
Previously she served as special collections librarian at the University of Miami, education and outreach librarian and project manager/librarian for Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project at Louisiana State University, and North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project coordinator and archivist at the North Carolina State Archives.
Jackson holds a master of science degree in library and information science from the University of North Texas and a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Houston.
Church of the Reedeemer
5700 Forbes Avenue
Open to the Public, No Charge
MAY 12, 2018 (Saturday)
Walking Tour: Carnegie Mellon University
TOUR TIME: 9:45am
“Walking to the Sky” statue easily visible from Forbes Avenue
Click Here for May 12th Sign Up form
JUNE 2, 2018 (Saturday)
Walking Tour: Squirrel Hill Business District
Tour will be led by Michael Ehrmann, SHHS President
Time: 10 am to Noon
MEETING LOCATION: Church of the Redeemer Parking Lot 5700 Forbes Avenue.
Click Here for June 2nd Sign Up form
Squirrel Hill Historical Society
P.O. Box 8157
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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