Author Archives: Sara MacDonald

About Sara MacDonald

Public Services Librarian, Greenfield Library, UArts Libraries 215-717-6282 smacdonald@uarts.edu

From the Vault: Early Cinematography

Just look at the fun you’re missing if you never go down to the Greenfield Vault. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

For anyone who likes movies (and who doesn’t), this is a great starting point for research as well as a fun set to browse. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-Inspiration: Engineeered from Nature

Call it bio-inspiration or biomimicry, but call it amazing inspiration for design and materials
engineering. Continue reading

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Brown Bag Research Workshops from the UArts Libraries

It’s paper-writing and midterms time! Buff up your research skills and learn more about what the UArts Libraries have to offer. You bring your laptop if you like, we’ll bring coffee and cookies. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Golden Book of Fairy Tales

Originally published in the 1950s, this illustrated collection of 28 fairy tales from around the world is a classic. Continue reading

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Library tours start Wednesday, 9/14/2011

The UArts Libraries are offering fall tours again. Take a tour and enter the drawing for a $100 VISA gift card! Library tours are awesome. Continue reading

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Library Staff Recommendation: H. J. Ward

H. J. Ward by David Saunders Greenfield Open Stacks 741.60924 W256 Not only is this a beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated book: its subject, Hugh J. Ward, is a UArts alumnus who attended the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art … Continue reading

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Library Staff Recommendation: Feast of Wonders: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

A visual feast awaits you in a new book on the Ballets Russes. Continue reading

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Library Staff Recommendation: Night of the Hunter

Part Gothic horror, part fairy tale, part German expressionist film, Night of the Hunter (GD978, in Blu-Ray from Criterion) is surely one of the most unusual mainstream films I’ve ever seen. Robert Mitchum is creepy, creepy, creepy, as a charismatic … Continue reading

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And the library tour winners are…!

Congratulations to Robyn Muse, who took a library tour and was drawn as the winner of our $100 VISA gift card, and to Sam Gould, one of our $50 gift card winners! Robyn, who toured the Greenfield AND Music libraries … Continue reading

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