Category Archives: Library Staff Recommendations

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

Library Staff Recommendation: New Earrings

Bold, exuberant works fill this book of contemporary earrings many of which are unconventional either in the materials used or the design. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: When You Reach Me

This novel takes place in New York City in the 1970s following the life of 12 year old Miranda, who begins receiving anonymous notes that seem to defy the laws of both time and space. Continue reading

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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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