Our Staff Recommends: Books, Movies, and Library Resources We Love

Part Two

This past April, we asked Temple University Libraries’ staff members to share the books, movies, and library resources they love, in celebration of National Library Week. Today, we’re back with a new installment of staff favorites, as part of our ongoing initiative to help you get to know your library staff. Check out their recommendations below, and click through the links to find these items in our collections!


“My favorite [film] is The King of Comedy, written by a film critic about the nature of celebrity culture.” –Gary Kramer, Publicity Manager, Temple University Press

“Archives of Leonardo, a journal of science- and technology-based art and media. I enjoy reading the early history of computer-generated artwork (dating back to the 1960s!).” –Tim Bieniosek, Sr. Digital Library Applications Developer

“One of my favorite books is Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace. I’m eager to reread it because I’m traveling to Burma for the first time this December.” –Rebecca Lloyd, Reference Librarian

“I love French film and our Media Services collection has all of the greats from Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Rivette, and Varda to Chabrol, Tavernier, Ozon, Audiard, Klapisch, Honore, etc. It’s a wonderful collection of and education in French cinema.” –Kathy Lehman, Supervisor, Circulation and Reserve

“My favorite writer is Alice Munro, and our libraries house many of her short story collections! A few of my favorites include Open Secrets; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; and Runaway.” –Beckie Dashiell, Editor

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