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People walking. Image courtesy Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library

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: hkativa@sciencehistory.org.

Upcoming Events:

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
(This event is fully subscribed. To sign up for the waiting list, go here)

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. Registration closes December 4)

Workshop on Inclusive Practices at Philadelphia-Area LAM Institutions
February 7, 2020 1:00-5:00
Free Library of Philadelphia

Web Archiving Event
March or April 2020
Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

PACSCL Annual General Meeting
May 6, 2020
Haverford College

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference
Bringing together the Community of K-16 educators, archives educators, library instructors, and museum educators.
June 2020 – Date and Location TBD
Placeholder website: https://bitly.com/TPS20Philly

Recent Past Events:

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