Community Engagement

Community Engagement

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Philadelphia, PA – On October 24, the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts (the Kislak Center) welcomed 60 fifth-grade students and their teachers, Sacha...
PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 5, 2014 - The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the appointment of Ancil George as the inaugural Community Outreach Librarian. A 44-year employee of the Penn Libraries, and...
PHILADELPHIA, PA          On Wednesday, February 4, the Penn Libraries launched the “A Book A Day” program as a partnership between the Libraries, the Henry C. Lea Elementary...
This story was written by Aizhaneya Carter, C’17, who worked as the Community Outreach Liaison between the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania and Lea Elementary School in Philadelphia...
February 2, 2017 - What started with a Penn Libraries program to ensure a West Philadelphia elementary school library would remain open has turned into a sustainable model for service learning. In...
This article was originally published in the Almanac, vol. 61, No. 17, on 12/16/2014. It can be viewed here in its original form.  The Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare...
On October 11th, 2017, Penn students, faculty, and librarians as well as members of the general public gathered at the Penn Libraries’ Education Commons to participate in a 5-hour “mapathon” that...
On November 16th, 2016, the Penn Libraries hosted a school trip for 46 first and second graders from South Philadelphia’s Southwark Elementary School in the Kislak Center for Special Collections,...
PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 14, 2012) - The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries have initiated a unique partnership to enhance public access...
On November 16th, 2016, the staff at the Penn Biomedical Library welcomed 30 curious 4th-8th graders from West Philadelphia’s Quba Institute into their spaces to learn about biomedical librarianship...