Relax and Refuel at Paley Library During Final Exams

The Libraries are bringing back our Crunch Time Café between May 3rd and 9th to help you relax and refuel during study days and final exams. The ever-popular therapy dogs will also be on hand to help you destress! The full list of events is included below, all of which will take place in the Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor.


Crafts & Games
Wednesday, May 3, Noon–3:00PM
Take a break from studying by unwinding with crafts and games the day before final exams begin.

 

Get Your Study On
Thursday, May 4, 6:00–8:00 PM
Join us the first day of exams for caffeine, treats, and healthy snacks. You got this!

Destress with Dogs
Friday, May 5, 1:00–2:30 PM
Monday, May 8, 10:30 AM–Noon
As exams are in full swing, can you imagine anything better than taking a break with cuddly, sweet therapy dogs? Neither can we! Stop by to hang out and destress with some furry friends.

The End is Near!
Tuesday, May 9, 7:30–11:00 AM
You are so close! Join us one last time for breakfast treats and coffee to help you power through to the end of exams and propel you toward a much needed summer break.

 


AND TO MAKE YOUR STUDYING EASIER

Paley Library is open 24/7 through April 28-May 9. You can also book study spaces ahead of time at paleystudy.temple.edu.

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Celebrate National Library Week at the Libraries

Today marks the beginning of National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.


How You Can Celebrate with TU Libraries

  • Stop by our table in Paley Library and the Student Center for more information about library resources and services, as well as some fun stress-relief activities, giveaways, candy, and a chance to tell us why YOU are thankful for the Libraries.

Library Table Hours
Tuesday, April 11 from 2:00–4:00 PM in Paley Library
Wednesday, April 12 11:00 AM–1:00 PM in the Student Center
Thursday, April 13 from 2:00–4:00 PM in Paley Library

  • Our Question of the Week board asks why YOU are thankful for the Libraries—what will you say?
  • Follow #ThankTULibraries stories on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and add your own!

What Library Resources Are TUL Staff Members Most Thankful For?

“I’m most thankful for the library’s video collection, as I’ve frequently used it for my film work. I’m also thankful for librarians who often direct me to the resources I need when I’m feeling overwhelmed and can’t find them.” –Gary Kramer, Publicity Manager, Temple University Press

“I am thankful for Interlibrary loan. I have gotten great books for both leisure and professional reading in the last few months that my local public library doesn’t have.” –Jenny Pierce, Head of Research, Education, and Outreach, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

“Our committed, creative, & talented staff.” –Joe Lucia, Dean of Libraries

“Access to full text journals! We have so many.” –Lauri Fennell, Reference/Patron Services, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

“I’m thrilled that we now have online access to the Philadelphia Inquirer for the entire 20th century (we had a gap of about 60 years previously). This is a huge improvement in access for students and faculty who are researching Philadelphia history in a wide range of disciplines. One faculty member told me it was the best news he’d heard in months!” –Rebecca Lloyd, Reference Librarian

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Temple

Temple University Libraries are hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 3 from 1:30-5:00 PM in the Digital Scholarship Center. We will start with tutorials for beginner Wikipedians at 1:30 PM, but we invite you to drop in at any time and join us!

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an international communal updating of Wikipedia content on subjects related to art and feminism. Universities and cultural institutions around the city of Philadelphia are hosting edit-a-thons throughout the month of March, where participants will gather in one place to edit, add, and improve Wikipedia entries.

Register here, arrive with your laptop or device, power cord, and ideas for entries. It’s that simple. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments.

Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles. Join us to broaden that reach in 2017! 

#artandfeminism

 

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Celebrate Fair Use Week 2017

This week is Fair Use Week 2017, an annual celebration coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to encourage conversations around fair use. In the United States, fair use refers to both copyright laws and the exceptions that allow us to use copyrighted materials without permission. Students, teachers, scholars, librarians, and many others interact with copyrighted materials on a daily basis, and the principle of fair use facilitates honoring intellectual property rights and accommodating the flexible needs of academic settings, emerging technologies, and free expression.

Temple University Libraries is joining the conversation with two programs this week. Please join us!

Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 PM
ACRL Webcast, “Using Fair Use to Preserve and Share Disappearing Government Information: A Guide for Rogue Librarians”
The Libraries will host a viewing of this ACRL webinar that will introduce fair use as an equitable doctrine designed to support librarianship and prepare participants to apply fair use in their own communities’ work.

Wednesday, February 22, 5:00 pm
Can I Use That? A Workshop on Copyright and Fair Use
Resident Librarian Anastasia Chiu will host drop-in workshop that will cover basic principles of copyright, fair use, and using sources ethically, in a competitive question-and-answer game show format. There are prizes for winners!
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-i-use-that-a-workshop-on-copyright-fair-use-tickets-31946843870

Both programs will be held in the Digital Scholarship Center on the Ground Floor of Paley Library.

Want to learn more about fair use in the meantime? Check out the Libraries’ research guide about using copyrighted content in the classroom.

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Spring Semester Public Programming at the Libraries

spring_headerJoin us this semester for our Beyond the Page public programming series, as we continue to explore Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship. This series is co-curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Office of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty and graduate students from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts, and engages tangible, aesthetic, design, and activist practices that impact our environment.

Screenshot from Weedeater documentary, photo courtesy Eden Batki.

Screenshot from Weedeater documentary, photo courtesy Eden Batki.

Our first program in the series is a documentary screening of Weedeater, followed by a Q&A with director Eden Batki and the film’s subject, Nance Klehm. This program will take place Thursday, January 26 at 2:30 PM in the Paley Library Lecture Hall.

Other upcoming Seeing Stories programs include a discussion and workshop with the Land Art Generator Initiative (February 3-4); a panel discussion about sustaining creative energy with writer Hrag Vartanian, artist Sharon Louden, and curator Deana Haggag (March 3); and a conversation with landscape architect Kate Kennen (March 23). Visit our Beyond the Page website for the most up-to-date information.

María Mercedes Coroy (c), María Telón (l) in Ixcanul

María Mercedes Coroy (c), María Telón (l) in Ixcanul

We’re also continuing to collaborate with academic, community, and artistic partners to bring you a variety of other lectures, panels, exhibitions, concerts, and events to inspire and engage you. On Wednesday, February 1, we are partnering with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Geography and Urban Studies Graduate Student Association to present Ixcanul, a Guatemalan film by Jayro Bustamante (2015). Please join us at 5:00 PM in the Paley Library Lecture Hall for this free screening.

All programs are free and open to all. Check out the program schedule as it becomes available and make sure to check back for updates and new programs as we move into spring.

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Destress with Dogs at Paley Library

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Klaus, a therapy dog

Starting this Friday, we’ll have some furry friends in Paley Library to help you destress in the midst of final exams! This event is part of our Crunch Time Café, a series of events providing free food, activities, and a break from studying. Hang out with the therapy dogs in the Paley Library Lecture Hall during the following times:

 

Friday, December 16, 1:00–2:30 PM
Monday, December 19, 10:30 AM–Noon

 

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Don’t forget about our other Crunch Time Café events over the next two weeks!

Get Your Study On
Tuesday, December 13, 6:00–8:00 PM
Join us the first day of study days for caffeine, treats, and healthy snacks to start your studying off right.

Crafts & Gamesdice_purple
Wednesday, December 14, 4:00–8:00 PM
Take a break from studying by unwinding with crafts and games the night before final exams begin.

 

Coffee Break with SAAcoffee-_purple
Thursday, December 15, 10:00 AM–Noon
Join us for free coffee and treats with the Temple University Student Alumni Association!

The End is Near!
Tuesday, December 20, 7:30–11:00 AM
You are so close! Join us one last time for breakfast treats and coffee to help you power through to the end of exams and propel you toward a much needed break.

lib_story_graphicTU Libraries Story Booth
Friday, December 16, 1:00–2:30 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 8:30–10:00 AM
Stop by our TU Libraries Story booth to tell us your library story. The first 18 students to share their stories with us will receive a free copy of How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art by renowned painter David Salle.

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Boyer Students Perform Music of the Great Migration

BTP_logo_blackOn Wednesday, November 30, Boyer College of Music and Dance students will present The Music of the Great Migration: A Student Performance. The program, produced as well as performed by students, is the result of their semester-long research of the culture, music, and history of this time period. This performance marks the culmination of their hard work, creativity, and talent and will begin at 12:00 PM in the Ground Floor Lecture Hall at Paley Library.

The Music of the Great Migration: A Student Performance features musical performances by: Noah Hockner-trumpet, Silas Irvine-piano, Josh Lee-Bari sax, Chris Lewis-tenor sax, Chris Oatts-alto sax, Nathan Pence-bass, and Donavan Pope-drums.

This performance is the final event in Temple University Libraries’ programming series The Music of the Great Migration, marking the 100th anniversary of the historic and culturally important movement of 6 million African Americans to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West. This series featured musical performances, exhibitions, and film screenings, and encouraged students, faculty, and community members to enjoy the music of the Great Migration and participate in dialogues about the notable figures and history behind the music.

 

Here’s a look back at our semester of programming:

Coltrane Festival at the Bell Tower, photo courtesy of Ryan S. Brandenberg

Coltrane Festival at the Bell Tower, photo courtesy of Ryan S. Brandenberg

The Music of the Great Migration kicked off during Homecoming with the Coltrane Festival at the Bell Tower. Crowds gathered to enjoy the warm weather and the music of Philadelphia Jazz great John Coltrane as performed by the Chris Lewis Group, Bootsie Barnes Group, Tim Warfield Group, and Ben Schachter Group.

Coltrane Festival at the Bell Tower, photo courtesy of Ryan S. Brandenberg

Coltrane Festival at the Bell Tower, photo courtesy of Ryan S. Brandenberg

What Coltrane Means to Me panel discussion, photo courtesy Brae Howard

What Coltrane Means to Me panel discussion, photo courtesy Brae Howard

What Coltrane Means to Me: Musicians Discuss the Influence and Impact of the Jazz Great provided another opportunity to learn about John Coltrane and his continuing presence in Jazz music. Jazz musicians and critics shared their personal experiences with Coltrane’s innovative music and the impact it has had on their own work. The discussion was preceded by a Meet and Greet at the Blockson Collection.

What Coltrane Means to Me meet and greet at the Blockson Collection, photo courtesy Brae Howard

What Coltrane Means to Me meet and greet at the Blockson Collection, photo courtesy Brae Howard

 

While The Music of the Great Migration: A Student Performance is the final event in the programming series, there are still opportunities for you to explore the legacy of John Coltrane and the Great Migration. The Blockson Collection is currently exhibiting A Love Supreme, a collection of album covers, photographs, posters, and other heirlooms related to John Coltrane which will be on display through December. Also at the Blockson Collection is Lord I’m Moving On: Celebrating the Great Migration. This exhibition runs through January and tells the story of the Great Migration, with a special emphasis on Philadelphia. We encourage you to stop by the Blockson Collection to check out these exhibitions before the student performance.

The Music of the Great Migration is presented in collaboration with: the Philadelphia Jazz Project, Ars Nova Workshop, Boyer College of Music and Dance, and Scribe Video Center, with a special thanks to Terell Stafford, director of jazz studies and chair of instrumental studies at Boyer.

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Crunch Time Cafe: Paley Library Hosts Finals Week Activities

crunch_titleTemple University Libraries is here to help you study for finals and to relax and refuel during the stressful end of the semester rush. Join us at Paley Library for our Crunch Time Café, a series of events during study days and final exams that includes free food, activities, and therapy dogs.

All events will take place in the Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor.  See the full schedule below!

coffee-_purpleGet Your Study On
Tuesday, December 13, 6:00–8:00 PM
Join us the first day of study days for caffeine, treats, and healthy snacks to start your studying off right.

 

Crafts & Games
Wednesday, December 14, 4:00–8:00 PMdice_purple
Take a break from studying by unwinding with crafts and games the night before final exams begin.

Destress with Dogsdog_purple
Friday, December 16, 1:00–2:30 PM
Monday, December 19, 10:30 AM–Noon
As exams are in full swing, can you imagine anything better than taking a break with cuddly, sweet therapy dogs? Neither can we! Stop by to hang out and destress with some furry friends.

The End is Near!running_man_purple-2
Tuesday, December 20, 7:30–11:00 AM
You are so close! Join us one last time for breakfast treats and coffee to help you power through to the end of exams and propel you toward a much needed break.

 

lib_story_graphicTU Libraries Story Booth
Friday, December 16, 1:00–2:30 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 8:30–10:00 AM
Stop by our TU Libraries Story booth to tell us your library story. How have the Libraries supported, inspired, or impacted your work? What resources have you used over the years? What’s your favorite study spot? Tell us about working with a librarian! The first 18 students to share their stories with us will receive a free copy of How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art by renowned painter David Salle.

 

AND TO MAKE YOUR STUDYING EASIER

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Don’t be left without a study spot! Book your study space ahead of time.

24/7 Hours
We’re open 24/7 at Paley December 9–20.

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Open Access Week 2016 at the Libraries

oalogoThis week, October 24–28, is Open Access Week, a global event that promotes the benefits of Open Access (OA) in the academic and research community. Core tenets include free online access to scholarly research and the right to use and re-use those results in your own academic work. The important implications for academia, medicine, science, and society as a whole speak to an overall advancement of scholarship, as OA increases the exposure and use of published research.  

Temple University Libraries is joining the conversation around OA through a series of pop-up events, a panel discussion, and a webinar, and we invite you to stop by for the following:

Visit our Pop-Up Tables:
Monday, October 24, 1:00–3:00 PM, SERC Lobby
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00–4:00 PM, Anderson Hall Lobby
Thursday, October 27, 12:00–2:00 PM, Gladfelter Hall Lobby

Panel Discussion:
Thursday, October 27, 3:00 PM
“Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Publishing,” a panel discussion with Rebecca Kennison of the Open Access Network and Temple University faculty members
Paley Library Lecture Hall

Webinar:
Friday, October 28, 12:00 PM 
View the webinar “Understanding and Protecting Your Rights As an Author”
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Contact Associate University Librarian Steven Bell or Stephanie Roth (for the Health Sciences Campus) with questions.  

Upcoming Public Programs Center on Food, Social Justice, and Activism

BTP_logo_blackJoin us as we continue our Beyond the Page public programming series this fall. We look forward to presenting two upcoming programs that center around essential questions related to food, social justice, and activism. These programs explore food through social and cultural perspectives, including race and sexual politics. We hope to see you at the Paley Library Lecture Hall (1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor) for:

  • Carol J. Adams on the Sexual Politics of Meat
    November 3
    The following week, Carol J. Adams, feminist, activist, and writer, comes to the Libraries on Thursday, November 3 at 2:30 PM. She will present a slideshow in which she analyzes images in popular culture through an ecofeminist approach, demonstrating the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism, and speciesism.

Both of these programs are part of Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship, a series co-curated by Temple Contemporary and Temple University’s Office of Sustainability, along with faculty and graduate students from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.

Check out our full schedule of lectures, concerts, exhibits, panels, and more. As always, programs are free and open to all.

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