Journal of the Month: How Magazine

This month, we’re featuring How Magazine as the journal of the month for January. How is a trade magazine which only publishes six issues a year! The magazine focuses on graphic design in assisting with technology, creativity, business, and marketing tips. How also offers online courses from their program, How Design University, also called HOWU.


How Winter 2016: Volume 31, Issue 4 features 88 winners of the 2016 In-House Design Awards. Learn about some of the greatest designers in the business and how they influence some of the most creative works to-date.

The magazine also provides a salary guide and job opportunities for designers. Stop by the library to view this exciting magazine, and browse all other back issues on display! AML

Winter Break


Please be advised that the Library will be closed from 5:00pm on Friday, December 16, 2016 until 9am on Monday, January 2, 2017. Starting January 2 through January 6 the Library will be open from 9am-5pm. Normal hours will resume on January 17th!

Late Night at the Library!


Join us Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th for Late Night Study at Connelly Library. The Library will be open from 8am until Midnight both days! A variety of prizes available! Snacks and refreshments will be available after 7pm. The raffle will begin at 9pm. We look forward to seeing you there! AML


Journal of the Month: Make Magazine


This month, we’re featuring Make Magazine as the journal of the month for December. Make is a popular magazine which publishes bimonthly from Maker Media, Inc. The magazine focuses the innovation of DIY (do-it yourself) projects from woodworking, metals, computers, electronics, and more.

Make Volume 54: December 2016/January 2017 features the testing of desktop fabrication (or 3D Printing). Fifteen experts tested over 40 desktop machines! Make also provides tips on using and selecting these items for purchase. Find out more about their evaluation at, .

The magazine also provides tools for skill-building, such as learning to saw precise angles, understanding power tools, and 3D Printing Projects to try. Stop by the library to view this exciting magazine, and browse all other back issues! AML

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

Connelly Library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume at 8 am on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Safe travels!

macy-thanksgiving-day-parade-1950(image from the New York Daily News, “MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, 1950”)

Happy Election Day!


Before the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, American women were not allowed to vote in state or federal elections, let alone run for President.

This inequality in United States Constitutional law lead to the Women’s Rights Movement from 1848-1920 and the rise of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA).

Tactics used to spread the word and to raise money and recruit for the cause included sending postcards. Above is an example of a 1914 suffrage postcard found in Connelly Library’s archives. The artist is Letitia Maxwell, a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.

Hope everyone was able to exercise her right to vote today!

Journal of the Month: JAWS (Journal of Arts Writing of Students)


JAWS or the Journal of Arts Writing of Students is a peer-reviewed journal with submissions from art students. The publication allows students to practice writing art-related articles to reach the academic community. Even the editors of JAWS are students. For more information on submitting to JAWS check out their website! The latest copy of JAWS is located in our periodical section.

Welcome Amanda!

Please welcome Amanda Leftwich to Connelly Library! She joined the team on October 24, 2016 in the role of Circulation Supervisor. Amanda studied at Arcadia University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Amanda comes to us most recently from the Philadelphia Museum of Art from the Reader Services department as the Library Assistant for Reader Services. She also worked as a Circulation Manager at a public library.

Amanda loves books, traveling, science fiction/fantasy shows, and is a foodie.


Happy Hallowe’en!

Stumped about what costume to wear?

Try a gypsy, witch, clown, or butterfly! This newspaper spread comes from the October 25, 1914 issue of the Philadelphia Press.


The clipping was found in the Alumnae Scrapbook, located in the College archives and features art by Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College) students.

Cooper Hewitt Museum Digital Collection


The Smithsonian design museum, the Cooper Hewitt has made a large chunk of its collection accessible to internet browsers. After a year long digitization project, approximately 200,000 objects from the museum are now available online.

Pieces from nearly 300 years of historic and contemporary design can be researched and viewed through this new portal:

Users of this new database do not have to be confined to searching only by the usual keyword/subject/author/title queries. Instead, one can explore the collection for COLOR, PERIODS, collection HIGHLIGHTS, TAGS, and TYPES.

Many examples of American design can be viewed through this website, including textiles, drawings, posters, buttons, wallpapers, and many other pieces of ephemera.
For more information and to look around yourself, visit the website.






Photo: Matt Flynn







MATCHSAFE (USA), 1905–15


*All images and information taken from the Cooper Hewitt website:

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Connelly Library stands up against sexism! Don't miss our panel (co-sponsored by Student Services) on Friday, March 24th at 1pm in the Board Room. #standuptosexism #libraryevents atmoore Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian-in-Residence giving tips to Dean Patricia Phillips on editing wiki pages! #wikimedians #artandfeminism #libraryeventsatmoore We're hosting the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon today starting at 1pm! #artandfeminism A bust of Sarah Peter watches over students as they research and study at Connelly Library.

Peter founded @moorecollegeart in 1848. It remains the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Check out the title "Design for Women: a history of the Moore College of Art" (N330 .P5 M66 1968) to learn more about Peter and the college's history.
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