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.
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Tags: african american art, african art, Journal of the Month, Journals
…it’s that time, again! What time?
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!
Tags: a/v, Hours, Stylesight, welcome back, wgsn
Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:
- Please note that we will resume normal hours after Labor Day, starting Tuesday 09/02/2014:
- 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.
- 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.
Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tags: library hours, summer
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
The Library’s Summer Hours will go into effect Monday, May 20th:
Monday-Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 7:00pm
Next week the library will be closed on Friday May 24 and Monday May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday. Enjoy the summer — we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!
Welcome back — We hope you had a restful Winter Break!
To start of the Spring Semester, the library is supporting the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia selection: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction and a National Book Award Finalist, Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. The novel traces their collective and individual experiences as wives, mothers, breadwinners, and marginalized members of American society during both peacetime and the onset of World War II. It is a spellbinding read about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.
After reading the novel, be sure to contribute to our interactive wall art outside the Library’s entrance!
New in the library:QR Codes!
Scanning this QR code will take you to the Library’s homepage. QR Codes or “Quick Response” codes are two dimensional codes that can be scanned by a mobile device equipped with a camera and a QR code reader app. Scanning the code prompts the device to load a webpage or text that is contained in the code. For us, they are a way to link the virtual and physical library.
The Library has created a series of QR codes that link to the Research Guides. You will find them in the main stacks accompanied by an image that illustrates the Library of Congress subject terms for that section. Scan the code to find additional resources, both in the library and online. To use the QR codes you will need:
- A smartphone or tablet
- A free QR reader app:
- Once installed, simply open the QR reader app and point the camera toward the code.
Remember to ask a librarian at the circulation desk if you have any questions!
Tags: architecture, interior design, Journal of the Month
Volume 12, Issue 4 Features:
“Simple Division”—In her Tokyo apartment, architect Yuko Shibata bridges the live/work divide with moveable wall and shape-shifting built-ins.
“Near Westside Story”—Three housing prototypes designed for sustainable living in Syracuse, New York, illuminate a new path for re-emerging urban neighborhoods.
“True Value”—Despite its small budget and small footprint, this renovated Bratislava flat makes a big impact, thanks to a vaulted concrete ceiling and a cleverly modified set of Ikea cabinets.
Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!
Tags: Journal of the Month
“For 30 years, Tech & Learning has served the K-12 education community with practical resources and expert strategies for transforming education through integration of digital technologies.”
“Beyond that, our magazine is often used as a professional development tool to help educators across the board get up to speed with the newest technologies and products in order to best prepare students for the global digital workforce.” (techlearning.com, About Us)
Volume 32, No. 6 Features:
“20 Ways to Make Tech Work in Schools”—James Careless discusses ways in which teachers, administrative staff, and librarians can make technology work for them and their students.
“Put to the Test”—Tech & Learning staff members review new products for 2012, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Prentice Hall Writing Coach.
“10 Things Schools Need to Know About the New E-Rate”—The article discusses changes to the E-Rate discount program, which enables classrooms and libraries to receive discounted services and products that assist with voice, video, and data communications.
Stop by the library to check out this and all the rest of our journals!