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Summer days are almost here….

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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.

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.

One Book One Philladelphia

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:

  1. Please note that we will resume normal hours after Labor Day, starting Tuesday 09/02/2014:
  2. Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm

    Friday: 8am to 5pm

    Saturday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

  3. Starting this semester you will need to sign/date an AV checkout form each time you borrow laptops, projectors, or smartcarts. We will have these checkout forms at the circulation desk, so you can read, sign, and date while we get your equipment ready.
  4. Stylesight recently merged with Worth Global Style Network and is now called WGSN. Your login information has stayed the same, but their website has been redesigned to provide a customizable homepage, enhanced catwalk content, a suite of design tools, 63,000 prints and graphics, 75,000 usable CAD drawings.To access WGSN you must first register on campus. Follow the link, select “First Time Users” and create an account using your Moore email. If you already have your login information, simply click on “Login” at the top right. Please be aware that you must “reactivate” your account every 90 days from an on-campus computer, many of you will have to do this as you return from summer break. To do this, select “Returning Users” and enter your login credentials.
  5. WGSN Launch
    If you have any questions, ask for assistance at the circulation desk, 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu!

Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for a successful year, and Congratulations Seniors! We hope that you have a safe and productive break, and look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

If you are staying in Philadelphia stop by the library, we are open over the summer! As of Monday, May 19, 2014 we will begin summer hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8am — 8pm
  • Friday 8am — 5pm
  • Saturday 8:30am — 4:30pm
Copyright Massimo Vitali, massimovitali.com

Copyright Massimo Vitali, massimovitali.com


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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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