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Diversity at Penn Libraries: GOLD Events

Home site for Group on Library Diversity (GOLD)

GOLD Staff Potluck - August 6, 2015

GOLD Picnic 2015

GOLD Open House February 6, 2015

Catrice and Rebecca

Catrice and Rebecca

Exploring Identity - February 18, 2015

A workshop presented by Molly McGlone (Asst. Dean for Advising, College of Arts and Sciences) and Nathaniel Amos (Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)); facilitated by Anu Vedantham (Director, Weigle Information Commons). Understanding perceptions of ourselves and each other; exploration of microaggressions; discussion of respectful communication techniques.

GOLD Presentation Slides

June 24 Visit of Bengali Schools students to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

I would like to share the news about the visit of students from Bengali Schools in the Greater Philadelphia area to Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center on Saturday, June 24, 2017. This is the second time that the event was hosted by the South Asia Library. The visit was immensely successful.

For the students, it was opening up a world of knowledge and learning with fun. The parents (and grandparents) were very impressed with the children's collections in the Bengali language (audio, visual and print) that we hold here. It was a Saturday well spent with access to resources in the language they are learning.

The 50 guests included 24 students from 4 Bengali Schools of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who were involved with this event. Ancil George and his student workers Beatrice and Dory for welcoming the guests and showing the way, Dot Porter for her assistance with the tools on the 6th floor (the storybook reading session was a hit!), Vickie Karasic, Jaime Estrada, Julianna Pakstis, David Toccafondi, Patricia Guardiola, Catrice Barrett, Ya, Will Hodgson and Wes Martin for their assistance and input with the digital session (the excitement of the kids was something to see!), Patty Gilson and Catherine Rutan for their prompt help with the borrowing of audio and visual resources on display and Aleta Arthurs for the refreshments.

It was a pleasure collaborating with you all. Thank you very much for your help and support!

With best regards,

Mallika
South Asia Library

View exciting photos from the event here

Here is a sample!

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Lea School Visits

Penn Libraries Treasure Hunt with Lea School 5th Graders
Read about it in Penn's Almanac

Lea School Fifth Graders Kislak