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.
Please join us in welcoming Neejla Musitief! Neejla began work as Graduate Research Assistant on March 31, 2014. She has a Master of Library Science from Drexel University and a BA in Biology, minor in Religion from Temple University.
Neejla has experience working in public and academic libraries, as well as online reference with the Internet Public Library. Before joining Connelly Library’s staff she worked with University of Pennsylvania and volunteered with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Branch.
Connelly Library employs talented work-study students and we’d like to take a moment at the end of the semester to recognize their hard work.
Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors — you will be missed!
In addition, several of our underclass-women received scholarships and awards this year:
Qiaoyi Chen, Charming Shoppes, Inc. Endowed Scholarships
Angela Chu, dress design featured in the Senior Fashion Show, Blasting Off, on May 18, 2013
Jessica Clark, 2nd Place Miriam Troop Portrait Prize and 2nd Place Frieda Fehrenbacher Foundation Award
Marine Hovsepyan, Ruth Lynn Leiter ’37 Memorial Prize for Excellence in Interior Design
Megan Rhodes, Sis Grenald Travel Fellowship
Caitlin Tschanz, Happy Fernandez Endowed International Study Scholarship
Please join the library staff in welcoming Joelen Pastva. Joelen began work as Cataloger/Metadata librarian on September 10th. She has a Master of Library Science from Pratt Institute as well as a M. A. in Russian and Slavic Studies from New York University and a B.A. in English/Russian from Johns Hopkins University.
Joelen has experience working in public, special and academic libraries. Before joining Connelly Library’s staff she worked at the Delaware Historical Society for two years as Online Cataloger Project Manager.
Creating Digital Art: Beautiful Traps QR Code Art Project by Yiying Lu.
For “Beautiful Traps” illustrator Yiying Lu uses watercolors to incorporate QR codes into illustrations of women wearing hats that feature exotic carnivorous plants. These QR codes are fully functional and can be scanned by a mobile device to link to Lu’s website.
QR – or quick response – codes are 2d barcodes used to display text, contact information, or link to a webpage. With a smartphone or tablet equipped with a QR reader app, you can scan QR codes to access and save information regarding an item, an event, or in this case, an artist. Look for QR codes in the Library next semester!
Access Material ConneXion’s Online Materials Database
For two weeks anyone on Moore’s network can access the database by following this link — no login is required:
Create a Personal Account
Students and faculty can also access the Materials Database remotely by creating a free Personal Account. A Personal Account offers certain benefits and advanced features. For instance, students and faculty can save materials they have researched by “tagging” them. Use this link to create a personal account. A valid Moore College email address must be used as a username:
From the Material Connexion website:
“Easy to use and encyclopedic in scope, our online Materials Database offers comprehensive information on each of the materials in our Materials Library [over 6,500 cutting-edge materials in eight categories].
Online users get unlimited access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information, all written and compiled by our knowledgeable staff of material specialists. The content provided is complete enough to satisfy an engineer or scientist who is expert in materials, yet user-friendly enough to benefit the architect and designer who is not.”
On-site at the Materials Library in New York
Please join the library staff in welcoming Leigh Urbschat, Circulation Supervisor. Leigh recently graduated from Drexel University with a Master of Library & Information Science and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Haverford College.
Leigh previously worked as Research Assistant at Drexel University’s Legal Research Center. Leigh was also Music Library Assistant at Haverford, and interned at the Philadelphia Museum of Art processing the papers of Anne D’Harnoncourt. Her previous experience and enthusiasm will be a tremendous asset to the both the library and the Moore community.
The staff at Connelly Library would like to welcome Caitlin Gerrity as the Graduate Research Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English from Temple University, and spent a semester abroad in Dublin, Ireland. While at Temple Caitlin worked as a Peer Teacher, assisting a professor with lesson plans and assignments for a writing-intensive course.
Caitlin is currently studying towards her Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science at Drexel University. Her background and enthusiasm will ensure a high level of service to faculty and students during weekend hours. Please join the library staff in welcoming Caitlin to Moore!
Welcome back, everyone! We hope you are beginning to settle into a new year at Moore, whether you’re a fresh-woman, upperclass-woman, or transfer-woman. The library offers a wide range of resources to support your academic and studio practices.
Our friendly staff is here to assist you and answer any questions you may have. You can stop by the circulation desk, call, or email using the contact information located at our main website. We look forward to assisting you with your assignments and research.