The Center City garden of Mrs. Edward Blanchard Hodge, 2019 Spruce St., Philadelphia (1940) ? [This lantern slide forms part of the Philadelphia Gardens 1900-1940 a digital project undertaken by the McLean Library, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society]

PACSCL events are designed to create learning and professional development opportunities for those employed at PACSCL member institutions. They also serve to create networks and improve collaborations among PACSCL staff and communities. Some events may be open to those not currently working at PACSCL institutions. Those with questions about events, or ideas for future events, should contact Hillary Kativa, Chair of the Program and Member Engagement Committee: programs@pacscl.org.

Upcoming Events:

Community Forum: Library Services in the Age of COVID-19

June 25th, 2020 at 2:00 pm via Zoom

As our region proceeds with a phased re-opening, join PACSCL for a mediated discussion and knowledge-share about library re-opening plans and best practices in the age of COVID-19.

***Full details and registration here***

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference
Bringing together the Community of K-16 educators, archives educators, library instructors, and museum educators.
June 2021 at La Salle University
Placeholder website: https://bitly.com/TPS20Philly

Recent Past Events:

Working (from Home) with Wikipedia Projects

Looking to add Wikipedia to your work-from-home routine? Join Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Science History Institute, as she discusses Wikipedia projects for libraries and archives.

April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm via Zoom

Click here to access a recording and resources for this session.

Guided Meditation and Community Check-in
This one-hour session will consist of a guided meditation led by Maura Manzo, co-founder of Yoga Home in Conshohocken, followed by an informal chat and opportunity for us to connect as a community.

April 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm via Zoom

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Save All the Internet: Web Archiving Tools and Tips 

This half-day educational program will feature demos of several web archiving tools, including Archive-It and Webrecorder, as well as presentations concerning usability and the future of web archiving.

Online Event (Zoom); March 30, 2020, 9:15 am- 12:00 pm

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Workshop on Inclusive Practices at Philadelphia-Area LAM Institutions
This event is designed to bring together local LAM professionals who are working to make their institutions, in particular their public spaces and collections, more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to the diverse communities whom they serve and whom are represented in their collections.
February 7, 2020 1:00-5:00 at Free Library of Philadelphia

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Introduction to Islamic Manuscripts for Librarians with Dr. Kelly Tuttle
To help librarians become more familiar with traditional manuscript culture from the Islamicate world, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies is offering an introduction to Islamicate manuscript culture for librarians.
December 4, 2019, 1:00-4:00
Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania

PACSCL Holiday Celebration
Eat, drink, mix, and mingle…learn about PACSCL’s current and future projects…play some party games…and, of course, make merry with colleagues from around the region!
December 6, 2019, 4:00-6:30
Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania
(Open to members of the Philadelphia-area special collection community).

Introduction to Islamic Manuscripts for Librarians with Dr. Kelly Tuttle
To help librarians become more familiar with traditional manuscript culture from the Islamicate world, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies is offering an introduction to Islamicate manuscript culture for librarians.
October 25, 2019
Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania

Ice Cream Social
A celebration of the last days of summer with ice cream from Franklin Fountain with toppings, refreshing non-alcoholic beverages, and of course the good company and good cheer of your fellow special collections folks! 
August 22, 2019, 4:30-6:30
American Philosophical Society