University of Pennsylvania: Penn Libraries’ Issues Statement on Recent Racist Acts Directed Toward Penn Students
We at the Penn Libraries stand in solidarity with all who are affected by the recent racist acts directed toward Penn students. Above all, we want you to know that we strive to be a safe and open space where racism and harassment are not tolerated. We welcome you to gather and seek support in all of our spaces across campus.
The Penn Libraries is a safe space.
For further assistance, here is a list of available university resources:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
215-898-7021 (Nights and weekends, ask for CAPS counselor on call.)
Division of Public Safety: 24/7 “HELP” line, 215-898-HELP (215-898-4357)
Student Health Service: 215-746-3535
Student Intervention Services: 215-898-6081
University Chaplain’s Office: 215-898-8456
We also invite any member of our campus community who may be interested to come to the Meyerson Conference Room at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center on Monday, November 14th. Friendly companions from Therapy Dogs International will be visiting from 1-3pm and would be happy to see you.
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See Also: U. of Oklahoma Student To Be Suspended For Racist Group Message after Penn Police, FBI Investigation (via The Daily Pennsylvanian)
See Also: University of Oklahoma Student Suspended for ‘Lynching’ Hate Texts Sent to Penn Black Freshmen (via Philly.com)
See Also: Penn Graduate’s Car Keyed with Threatening Phrase on Friday Night In South Phila. (via The Daily Pennsylvanian)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.