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Announcing a 3 Million Dollar Endowment Gift to Name Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Position

Thanks to the generosity of the Penn Libraries Board of Overseers and the Orrery Society Council under the leadership of Board Chair, Judy Bollinger and Vice Chair, Erik Gershwind, the Penn Libraries are delighted to announce the newly endowed H....

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Fisher Fine Arts Library

On the afternoon of Friday, March 23, 2018, Fisher Fine Arts Library hosted its first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. This was one of many editing events that took place around the world during the month of March, which is Women’s History Month...

Thousands of Wharton Faculty Papers Now Available on ScholarlyCommons

The Penn Libraries is very pleased to announce that thousands of research papers from all academic departments of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania are now publicly available on ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s...

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