A New Way to Look at Research


A view of the current Curated Stacks display located on the main floor of Paley Library near the new books display.

Next time you’re in Paley Library have a look at the Curated Stacks display located on the main floor near the New Books. Curated Stacks is a project that allows library patrons to show off their research in a creative and nontraditional format. The sources on display are curated and installed by patrons who have utilized materials from the Temple Libraries’ collections for a research article, course assignment, exhibition, or multimedia project. Continue reading

Get Your Glass On


Monday, December 13, 2010 a group of twelve from Temple University Libraries gathered at the front doors of the Glass Department at Tyler School of Art for what they thought would be a tour of the facility and a demonstration of glassblowing. Instead, they learned about social responsibility, the importance of communication and the value in collaboration. The group then witnessed these life lessons in action during a glassblowing demonstration that was nothing short of an intuitively choreographed dance between three artists. Continue reading

Tyler School of Art BFA student Wins Honorable Mention

Congratulations Adam Ledford, undergraduate at Tyler School of Art, who won an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Paley Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. Ledford is a BFA candidate in Ceramics at Tyler. You can learn more about his work here.

This is the sixth annual Paley Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. The Library Prize “was established to encourage the use of Library resources, to enhance the development of library research techniques, and to honor the best research projects produced each year by Temple University undergraduate students.” For more information about submissions and guidelines, see the Paley Library website

Jazz on Wednesdays

Every Tuesday and Wednesday in the middle of the day I make myself available for an hour or so at a table in Tyler‘s grand foyer to answer reference questions. The new Tyler building on Temple’s main campus is connected to the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the two schools share public space. Most Wednesdays during the semester some jazz students form Boyer set up their band outside Presser Hall. This video was taken from my ‘Tyler Reference Desk’. This is one more reason why I absolutely love my job at Temple. 

Anne Harlow is Temple University’s Music, Dance and Theater librarian. Contact Anne if you need research assistance in those areas.

Sketchbooks from the Tyler School of Art


On the evening of March 23rd, after a day of Lynda Barry inspiration, Tyler Foundation students were invited to Paley Library to share their artistic process with a show and tell of the sketchbooks they created in their 2D Foundation courses. The Sketchbook Project is a semester long structured assignment designed to document the students’ progression and problem solving throughout the course. Four students were asked to bring their sketchbooks and discuss their process in creating their sketchbook and the process’ influence on their work during the course. Several sketchbooks from Foundation 2009 semesters are on display on the ground level of Paley Library, Temple University. Continue reading