Category Archives: Library Staff Recommendations

Staff from the University of the Arts University Libraries recommend their favorite library materials.

Library staff recommendation: Grendel

Based on the epic Beowulf, John Gardner shows us the perspective of one of the most renowned monsters in Western literature. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Class Pictures

Dawoud Bey intimately photographs high school students and juxtaposes these images with reflections written by themselves. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: The Facsimile Score, Window to Musical Creativity

Music Library Work Study Assistant Nick Lombardelli recommends a facsimile of Mahler’s 9th Symphony draft score, on display now at the Music Library. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Krazy & Ignatz: Shifting Sands Dusts its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty

The shifting landscapes, the playful language, the diverse residents of Coconino county, the continual love quadrangle of cat, mouse, dog and brick – it all exudes pure joy from the page. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance

Greenfield Library workstudy assistant Haylee Warner recommends a compilation of metaphysical exercises to enhance one’s body awareness. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Visual Grammar

It is not enough to make great art, you must be able to understand the language of art as well. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Good-bye, Chunky Rice

Blankets author Craig Thompson’s first graphic novel uses a cast of animal and human characters to chronicle the emotions that come with life changes, especially leaving behind the comforts of home and friends. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Rock-Color Chart and Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey

For self-classified rock hound Casey Murphy, stumbling upon these items while shelving in the vault was almost as exciting as finding an actual fossil. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: The Complete Peanuts: 1950 – 1952

This is the first volume in an ambitious project to reprint the entire run of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Walden: or, Life in the Woods & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Library work study assistant Haylee Warner recommends Henry David Thoreau’s transcendentalist classic. Continue reading

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