libraries responding to conflict – Penn State

We are Penn State.

Someone pointed out on MetaFilter (warning: long thread) that Penn State has created a page about the Sandusky Scandal in their research guides section. This is a great way for an institution to have a somewhat official response that is outside of the usual damage control stuff we usually see when things like this happen. I also noticed the nice bar across the top of the page (as of this writing) with an alert saying the digitized collections will be down for maintenance.

The more libraries can be responsive to what is going on within their communities and can respond with resources and facts, the more we’ll be seen as integral to our communities. Even after 5+ years of Library 2.0 discussions, this sort of thing is still so often not managed as something the library should have a central role in.

One Response to “libraries responding to conflict – Penn State”

  1. Janice Flahiff Says:

    Thank you Jessica for the reposting and the insight of the power of librarianship.
    The response by Penn State Libraries not only speaks well of academic libraries, but what is best of the human condition..reaching out with truth….to uplift….

    The victims are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Responses as this research guide cannot but contribute mightily to the healing process.