Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2023-12-11T16:45:55-05:00 Kate Cummings and Roseanne Perkins Open Journal Systems <div>A peer-reviewed, open access journal, sponsored by the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="" target="_blank">College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association</a></span> (CRD-PaLA).</div><br /><div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href=""><strong>Membership in PaLA</strong></a></span> helps to support <em>PaLRaP.</em> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="">Donations</a></strong></span> are<em></em> also encouraged to sustain and grow this publication.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank"><br /></a></strong></span></div><div><hr /><div><strong>Authors:</strong> Please review the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">Section Policies</a></strong></span> and <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions" target="_blank">Submissions Page</a></strong></span> to upload your manuscript(s). Have a news item to share? Use our new <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank">submission form for news items</a></strong></span>.</div><hr /></div> Table of Contents 2023-11-14T16:14:50-05:00 Danielle Skaggs 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Danielle Skaggs What Happens When DEI and A Rural Community College Collide 2023-07-05T08:20:39-04:00 Julia Tulba <p>When one talks of diversity, images of large, multicultural cities come to mind, not small-town, rural America. And yet, Butler County Community College (BC3) which is located in the very definition of rural America, has changed this mindset over the last couple of years through the library’s programs on topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). BC3 has brought the world to its corner of America and this&nbsp;initiative has been greeted with both positive feedback and support.&nbsp;&nbsp;The successful implementation of DEI programs at BC3’s campus is a testament that the topic of DEI should not be regarded&nbsp;as polemical but rather, one that can foster a willingness to step outside of one’s comfort learning zone.&nbsp;</p> 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Julia Tulba Noteworthy: News Briefs from PA Libraries 2023-12-01T11:52:03-05:00 Jacob Gordon 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Jacob Gordon In the PaLRaP Spotlight: Wendi Blewett 2023-10-18T08:29:15-04:00 Stephanie Campbell <p>Interview with Wendi Blewett</p> 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Stephanie Campbell LibGuides as Outreach 2023-08-30T11:29:31-04:00 James Sterner Heather Glasby <p>In the fall of 2022, the authors created a series of three LibGuides for the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library about LGBTQ+, disabled, and Indigenous communities. These LibGuides served both as resources for academic research and as outreach tools to the communities represented in the guides. In this paper, we discuss the creation process behind these guides, how these guides were used as outreach tools, and the collaborative programming which resulted from the creation of these guides. In addition, we discuss ways in which our LibGuides outreach efforts can be framed within larger discussions about the role of outreach in libraries and the ways in which other libraries can use LibGuides as outreach.</p> 2023-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 James Sterner, Heather Glasby