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Late Nighters At The Library!

midnight2015Join us on April 30th and May 1st for Midnight Study at Connelly Library. The library will be open from 8am until midnight. A variety of prizes will be available including a grand prize of: $50. Snacks and beverages will be available after 7 pm. The raffle will begin at 9pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Set a reminder.

Focused Saturdays

Need help finding books or articles for an upcoming paper or school assignment?…Need a quiet place to read or sketch?

Need some creative inspiration?…Need somewhere to brainstorm or collaborate with friends and classmates?

If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, then Connelly Library, is just the place for you.

Library staff welcomes you to come stop by on Saturdays, and get to work!

Librarians will be available to provide some hands on assistance.

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Welcome back!

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Welcome to Jasmine!

Jasmine looks at our journal selections.With the promotion of Neejla Musitief to Senior Library Assistant, Connelly Library is pleased to announce our new Graduate Research Assistant, Jasmine Woodson. Jasmine has a BA in Film Studies and Writing and her Masters in Library and Information Science, both from the University of Pittsburgh. And though she loves to learn and values her education, she is happy to be in the last semester of her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at Temple University. Previously, Jasmine has worked in libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, Temple University, and Swarthmore College. Her love of books is rivaled only by her love of shoes.

Journal of the Month: African Arts

…it’s that time, again! What time?

Cover of african arts journal.

Volume 47 of the journal.….it’s that time, again!

Time for the Journal of the Month, brought to you from the vibrant and much esteemed journal display in Connelly Library. (If you haven’t browsed our journal collection, please do! It’s kind of incredible. Back issues of French Vogue y’all.)

This month, we’re highlighting African Arts, a journal published by MIT Press. Created in 1967, African Arts has been an essential voice in the study of African arts and modes of creative expression, spanning continents and creating interdisciplinary connections across history, anthropology, linguistics, politics, religion, cultural and global studies, and, of course, the visual and performing arts. The journal offers its readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles on the art work of the African Diaspora with special issues ranging from “Iconoclash in the Age of Heritage” to “Gender and South African Art,” creating a rich critical discourse in what is often an undertheorized field.

The Winter 2014 issue features articles on Ghanaian Public Memory (“Commemorating an African Queen: Ghanaian Nationalism, the African Diaspora, and the Public Memory of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, 1952-2009.” Asantewaa, queen of the Ashanti empire, led the Ashanti Rebellion against British Colonialism in 1900.), African wall paintings (“This is What Makes Sirigu Unique: Authenticating Canvas and Wall Paintings in International Circuits of Value and Meaning”), and a review of a South African photographer’s exhibition at UCLA, where the photographer used this art to expose the both the brutality of apartheid and the humanity behind the enormity of South Africa’s transition from apartheid.

Flipping through the journal, I discovered not only the work of various artists of the Diaspora, but threads, moments of African memory and history entirely unknown to me. Such is the wonder of library discovery. Stop by the Connelly Library to take a look at this journal and others—I guarantee you’ll learn something new!

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NUBUKE Foundation, Accra, Ghana in 2010.

Wax replica of Queen Yaa Asantewaa with rifle at Manhyia Palace Museum, Ghana.

Wax replica of Queen Yaa Asantewaa with rifle at Manhyia Palace Museum, Ghana.

Welcome Lucretia to the Library!

lue Please join us in welcoming Lucretia Forte! Lucretia began work as the Circulation Supervisor on January 12, 2015. She has a BA in Pre Library Science, specializing in Social Sciences from Arcadia University. She is also continuing her education, receiving her Masters in Library Science from University of Pittsburgh this spring.

Lucretia has experience working in public, elementary school and academic libraries. Before joining Connelly Library she worked at the Community College of Philadelphia and Bucks County Community College.

One Book One Philladelphia

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Winter break

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Please be advised that the library from January 5 to January 16

will be open from 9am until 5pm.

Journals of the Month: Our new Animation Selections!

For October 2014 we’d like to showcase our three new selections for Interactive & Motion Arts, previously highlighted over the course of last year, but here again together:

3D World

3D World

Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine

ImagineFX

ImagineFX

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D World is focused on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.

Animation Magazine covers the animation industry, including all aspects of film and television animation, visual effects, and video games. Articles feature interactive design and software releases from a range of large and independent producers. Editorials cover all forms of animation and stop-motion as well as profiles of the artists behind the scenes.

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists. Each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Be sure to browse these three new journals on display now, along with all the other journals the library has to offer!


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The architecture of the Barnes Foundation : gallery in a garden, garden in a gallery / Tod Williams, Billie Tsien ; edited by Octavia Giovannini-Torelli ; principal photography by Michael Moran.
Abstraction / edited by Maria Lind.
Drape drape 3 / Hisako Sato.

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