Piano Music from Around the World

Iceland, Norway, Belgrade

Piano Music from Around the World

Charles Abramovic and his Studio

Wednesday, February 15th

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Paley Library Lecture Hall

Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.

On Wednesday, February 15, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series will present Piano Music from Around the World featuring professor and chair of the keyboard department Dr. Charles Abramovic and his students. This concert will present works by composers who may be little known from around the world, including some places that may not immediately spring to mind. In this post, we will introduce you to some of the composers whose works will be featured.

Vasilije Mokranjac

Vasilije Mokranjac

Serbian pianist and teacher Vasilije Mokranjac (1923 – 1984) was the son of two cellists but entered the Belgrade Music Academy as a pianist. After graduating in 1948, his experiences lead him to turn toward composition and teaching rather than performing. His work brought him to prominence as a professor, earning him numerous awards in his home country. His output includes virtuosic piano works, music for film and theatre, and orchestral works exploring modernist tendencies such as Arnold Schoenberg’s dodecaphony (twelve-tone music) and Igor Stravinsky’s neoclassicism.

Emmanuel Durlet

Emmanuel Durlet

Emmanuel Durlet (1893 – 1977) graduated from the Royal Flemish Conservatory in his native Belgium at sixteen years old. In 1912 he traveled to Vienna to study with Leopold Godowsky, a prominent pianist and composer, but was interrupted by World War I. In 1918, he launched a career as a performer and two years later joined the faculty of his alma mater. In 1933, he added his own music to his repertoire. He ultimately composed numerous works for piano (including pedagogical works for the young) and other instrumental ensembles. He gives his name to the International Emmanuel Durlet Prize for Piano, a competition founded in 1978, which has been awarded to performers born in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Russia, Israel, Armenia, and Brazil, among other countries.

Miriam Hyde

Miriam Hyde

Miriam Hyde (1913 – 2005) studied first with her mother, a pianist and teacher, before attending the Elder Conservatory of Music in her native Adelaide, Australia. Here, she won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London and began making a name in England – she endured a nervous break while composing her first Piano Concerto, which she premiered in 1934 with the London Philharmonic. In her native Australia, contrarily, a publisher had suggested she change her name to “Hydekovsky” to sound more exotic! Her works as composer, teacher, and even poet yielded pedagogical materials, piano music, art songs, works for orchestra, hundreds of poems, and an autobiography, Complete Accord. She reported that she drew inspiration for her music from everything from nature, poetry, painting, and all of the miscellaneous incidents of life.

Alexandre Rey Colaco

Alexandre Rey Colaco

Portuguese pianist and composer Alexandre Rey Colaco (1854 – 1928) was born in Morocco, the son of French father and Spanish-Portuguese mother. He studied first at the Madrid Royal Conservatory and later at Paris and the Berlin Hochschule für Musik; the latter institution hired him as a piano instructor. In 1887, he settled in Lisbon and became a piano teacher at its Conservatory of Music, where one of his students was the future King Manuel II of Portugal. His works frequently exhibit characteristics of the dance music of both Spain and Portugal and he left behind his memoirs in a book entitled simply De Música.

Viktor Kosenko

Viktor Kosenko

The family of Viktor Kosenko (1896 – 1938) moved from Saint Petersburg to Warsaw shortly after his birth. This city allowed the young boy to hear great performers of the day, supplemented by his mother’s piano playing, singing, and composing. In 1914, World War I caused his family to return to Saint Petersburg, where he was admitted to that city’s conservatory the following year. Through the 1920’s, he gave around a hundred concerts throughout the Ukraine, leading to a prominent position as a teacher, performer, and composer. His music explored Ukrainian characteristics such as modal melodies and he paid special attention to writing music for children.

Augusto Espino

Augusto Espino

Augusto Espino is a graduate of and professor at the University of the Philippines College of Music. He has been involved not only in the piano world as solo performer and orchestral soloist but also in choral and band music.

Arni Egilsson

Arni Egilsson

Árni Egilsson (b. 1939) is an Icelandic composer and bassist who is at home in classical, jazz, and even popular music. Studies in Reykjavík, Hamburg, and the United States lead to studio work with artists such as Tom Waits and Earth, Wind and Fire. In the classical world, he has collaborated with conductors John Barbirolli and André Previn and was for a time a professor of bass at California State University, Northridge.

Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona (1895 – 1963), born in Guanabacoa in Havana, Cuba, first learned piano as a child from his sister Ernestina, herself a composer. After studying at Cuba’s Peyrellade Conservatory he toured through Spain and France in the 1920’s. Much of his work was written in the United States, and includes music for film, orchestral concert music, and songs. It is for the latter on which his fame largely rests; he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997.

This concert, featuring composers from as far apart as Iceland and Australia, Ukraine and Cuba, has something to meet almost any audience member’s taste. We hope you will be able to experience this music with us!

Beyond the Notes is graciously supported by the Boyer College, Temple University Libraries, and the Arts and Humanities Research Center of Temple University.

Find out more!


*Allan Marett, et al. Australia.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 2 Feb. 2017.

Richards, Fiona, ed. The Soundscapes of Australia: music, place, and spirituality.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.


*”Belgium.The Harvard Dictionary of Music, edited by Don Michael Randel, Harvard University Press, 2003. Credo Reference, http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/harvdictmusic/belgium/0. Accessed 02 Feb 2017.

*”Durlet, Emmanuel.Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/46159>.


*Aurelio de la Vega. Lecuona, Ernesto.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.

*Gerard Béhague and Robin Moore. Cuba.Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.

Jacobson, Gloria. The Life and Music of Ernesto Lecuona.  Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Florida, 1982.


Pandora Hopkins and Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson. Iceland.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.

*”Iceland.Fodor’s Iceland, Fodor’s Travel, 2013. General OneFile.


*Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco and Manuel Carlos De Brito. Portugal.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.

Silva, João.  Entertaining Lisbon: music, theater, and modern life in the late 19th century. New York: Oxford U Press, 2016.


*José Maceda, et al. Philippines.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/48467>.


*Serbian and Greek Art Music. Katy Romanu, ed. Bristol: Intellect, 2009.

*“Serbia and Montenegro.” The Harvard Dictionary of Music, edited by Don Michael Randel, Harvard University Press, 2003. Credo Reference.


Helbig, Adriana.  Culture and Customs of Ukraine. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.

*Virko Baley and Sofia Hrytsa. Ukraine.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.

Anne Harlow is research librarian for music, dance, and theater at Temple University Libraries.

Robert Pegg is a doctoral candidate in the music composition program at the Boyer College. His advisor is Dr. Maurice Wright.

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Protecting Your Personal Privacy in a Digital World

Surveillance Cameras          Laptop Spying           Spy Silhouette

Announcing a new workshop…

Protecting Your Personal Privacy in a Digital World

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11-12
Location: Digital Scholarship Center (DSC)
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Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 11-12
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We live in an age of pervasive digital surveillance, whether those prying eyes are marketers, hackers, governments, or employers. Learning the principles of online digital privacy is essential for navigating daily online activities, such as communicating with friends, engaging in social activism, or accessing a banking or credit card account.

This workshop will provide the tools and tips you need to make more informed decisions concerning your online activity. Here are some questions we will answer:

  • How can I manage all my passwords?
  • What options are available for browsing anonymously online?
  • Should I use the cloud to sync my devices?
  • How can I chat online privately?
  • What are some trusted sources for learning more about digital privacy and security?

Since each individual’s “threat model” is different, this workshop aims to provide practical information to help you think more clearly about your digital privacy needs. Our intended audience is the community of regular Internet users who wish to start thinking a little more systematically about their online activity.

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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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Ring in the New Year!


photo Scott Adams

Ring in the New Year!

Wednesday, January 25th
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall

Begin the New Year with a festive musical celebration!
On Wednesday, January 25, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series will be proud to present professors of piano Clipper Erickson, Charles Abramovic and Joyce Lindorff, joined by Risë Kagan-Erickson on bells, and flutist Martha Alford in performance of music for bells and piano music inspired by the sounds of bells. This concert features music by composers whose names may be unfamiliar, even among those who are otherwise familiar with classical music, including some contemporary composers; accordingly, introductions to a series of multi-talented individuals are in order.

Featured Composers

Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), or Robert Nathaniel Dett, was born in Ontario but by activity can rightly be called an African American composer. He was the first graduate of African heritage to receive a degree from Oberlin College, where he studied both piano and composition; he continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music. Possessing a literary side in addition to a musical one, he wrote in favor of the use of African American folk music as a basis for serious artistic composition. His legacy primarily rests in his music for the piano and in the field of choral music.

Cyril Scott (1879-1970) was born in England but first studied in Frankfurt, Germany. It was here he not only honed his musical skills but also absorbed the whole artistic culture of the time; he met the poet Stefan George (1868-1933), whose writings stirred in him a poetic impulse of his own. In addition to music and poetry, Scott also left behind paintings. The work we will hear, Carillon, is an evocation on the piano of that instrument. The carillon is a large collection of bells, typically in a church or specifically made for independent use, connected to a keyboard-like mechanism to be played by the closed fists.

Organist and composer Michael Helman currently serves as Director of Music at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL. In addition to his performances on his instrument, he is a composer for organ choir, and handbells. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and West Chester University.

Kevin McChesney is a graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder. He has significant experience as a church music director and in the world of handbells, as editor for the Jeffers Handbell Supply and RingingWord catalog and directing handbell ensembles.

Arnold Sherman is a resident of Tyler, TX. He founded and directs the East Texas Handbell Ensemble and has led workshops and festivals in both the handbell and choral fields. He has numerous works for handbells, choir, piano, and instrumental ensembles.

Rounding off the concert is a series of more familiar names. Franz Liszt (1811-1886), perhaps the most celebrated pianist of the nineteenth century, composed Les cloches de Genève (The Bells of Geneva) as part of the first, “Swiss” year of his Years of Pilgrimage, explicitly designating it a nocturne, a piece meant to evoke the night. Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) composed the suite Miroirs in honor of some of the members of a group of musicians and artists known as Les Apaches, each individual piece dedicated to one member. The final piece, “La Vallée des Cloches,” (“The Valley of the Bells”) uses the entire range of the piano to imitate the effect of countless bells sounding. “The Great Gate of Kiev,” the final piece from Modest Mussorgsky’s (1839 – 1881) Pictures at an Exhibition, depicts a design for a gate modeled after old Slavic helmets (Ravel’s celebrated orchestration of the whole set of pieces calls for bells in its conclusion).

Our Performers!

Charles AbramowicCharles Abramovic has won acclaim for his international performances as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers, including Sarah Chang, Robert McDuffie, Viktoria Mullova, Kim Kashkashian, Mimi Stillman and Jeffrey Khaner. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic and Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, and at major festivals in Berlin, Salzburg, Bermuda, Dubrovnik, Aspen and Vancouver. His recordings include piano music of Delius for DTR, chamber music on EMI and Avie, and contemporary works on Albany, CRI, Bridge and Naxos. Dr. Abramovic is a member of the Dolce Suono Ensemble and performs often with Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001. Since 1988 he has taught at the Boyer College, where he is now Professor of Keyboard Studies. Dr. Abramovic is a graduate of Curtis and Peabody, and received his doctorate from Temple. His teachers included Natalie Phillips, Eleanor Sokoloff, Leon Fleisher and Harvey Wedeen.

Martha AlfordMartha Alford holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Houghton College and a Master of Flute Performance from the U. of Idaho. An adjunct faculty member at Eastern U., Martha taught music history, Basic Experiences in Music and flute at Lancaster Bible College, directed the concert bands at Delaware County Christian School, and the orchestra at The Baldwin School. She taught general and instrumental music at Westminster Academy of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (Fort Lauderdale). and in the South Colonie School District  (Albany). Martha played principal flute with the Washington Idaho Symphony, the Gold Coast Opera,  Florida Symphonic Pops, Florida Wind Symphony and the New York State Band Director’s Association Intercollegiate Band. After winning a collegiate orchestral competition, she soloed with the Spokane Symphony. She studied with Gary Schocker, David Cramer, Kimberly Reighley, Christine Nield, John Oberbrunner, Richard Hahn and Joanna Bassett, and has performed in masterclass with Bonita Boyd and James Galway. Ms. Alford is the founder and conductor of Philadelphia Bronze, an advanced auditioned community handbell ensemble. She travels the country as handbell clinician and especially enjoys mentoring new directors.

Clipper Erickson

Clipper Erickson made his debut as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age nineteen in Los Angeles. After studies at Juilliard, Yale and Indiana University with the renowned British pianist John Ogdon, his interpretations began earning prizes at international competitions including the Busoni, William Kapell, and the American Pianists Association. He has performed as a soloist with orchestra and as a recitalist in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  His powerful performances of the great classical repertoire have been described as “colorful,” “powerful” and “exciting.” In January 2016, Gramophone UK honored Clipper’s disc of the complete piano music of African descent composer Nathaniel Dett, as an editor’s choice, writing: “this historically and musically important release not only fills a crucial catalogue gap but sets reference standards.”  American Record Guide agreed: “Erickson is simply a fabulous pianist, the perfect guide to Dett.” He teaches at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton and Temple University.

rise-clipper-bell-photoRisë Kagan-Erickson first learned of bell-ringing from her mother, a member of the Cornell University Chimes. She received a BA in Music Therapy from Montclair State University in New Jersey and first rang handbells at the church at which she sang in the late ’70’s. In the mid ’90’s she was a singer, handbell soloist and handbell choir director in Germany. In 2006 she settled in Bucks County, PA and is involved various church ministries and is a founding member of Philadelphia’s Main Line Ringers.  Several sets of bells will be used in this concert. Primarily these will be a ten-year-old set of Schulmerich Bells, manufactured since 1935 in Bucks County. A set by Dutch manufacturer Pettit & Fritsen operating only from 1950-1990 will briefly appear. Finally, we will also hear Belleplates from the UK.

Joyce LindorffJoyce Lindorff is Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Boyer College, where she has taught for 19 years. She has concertized in the US, Europe, Russia, Japan and China, receiving solo recitalist awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pro Musicis Foundation.  The NY Times wrote of a solo recital, “brilliant music, brilliantly played.” Ensemble performances include Hesperus, Tempesta di Mare, Newberry Consort and Waverly Consort.  In New York she performed as keyboardist with  the NY Philharmonic and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Dr. Lindorff earned degrees at Sarah Lawrence (BA), U. of Southern California (MM), and Juilliard (DMA). She began her teaching career at Cornell, later holding Fulbright Professorships in Taiwan and China, where she is honorary professor at the Shanghai and China Conservatories. She has recorded for Titanic, Centaur, CRI, Serenus, Digitech, BCM&D, and Paladino. Her teachers included Albert Fuller and Igor Kipnis (harpsichord); and Brooks Smith, Edith Oppens, Aube Tzerko and Johana Harris (piano).


Special thank you to Joyce Lindorff for arranging this concert!

Beyond the Notes is supported by the Boyer College, Temple University Libraries, and the Presidential Humanities and Arts Research fund.

Robert Pegg is a doctoral candidate in the music composition program at the Boyer College. His advisor is Dr. Maurice Wright.

Anne Harlow is research librarian for music, dance and theater at Temple University, and curator of the Beyond the Notes concert series.

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The Virgin Mary in 19th Century American Culture



In contemporary American culture the Virgin Mary is associated with Catholic devotion and worship. Because of this, it should come as a surprise to many readers that the mother of Jesus was a general cultural icon in the latter half of nineteenth century Christian America. Temple professor Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez details this history in her new book, The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth Century American Culture (Temple / Amazon). Images and references to Mary proliferated in popular magazines and on the walls of modest and fashionable homes, appealing to both Protestant and Catholic audiences. The Civil War, industrial revolution, and westward expansion transformed the United States. The rise of major urban centers like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis drew in rural migrants and immigrants, unsettling religious, gender, and social norms. In these early years of mass society when the old agrarian ways were slipping away, the focus on the Virgin Mary offered a safe and familiar way of talking about and negotiating new female roles in this changing social landscape. Professor Alvarez traces the career of Mary from the declaration of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX in 1854 through its fiftieth anniversary in 1904.

I spoke with Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez about her new book on November 7, 2016.


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Vikings Visit Minnesota in 1362



Well, not really, but that’s a story that had significant purchase in early 20th century Minnesota. In 1898 a Swedish immigrant discovered a buried stone with runic letters and the date 1362. The archaic Scandinavian script described a fishing party that returned to its camp to find “10 men red with blood and dead.”

8 Swedes and 22 Norwegians on an exploration journey from Vinland westward. We had our camp by two rocky islets one day’s journey north of this stone. We were out fishing one day. When we came home we found 10 men with blood and dead. AVM, save us from evil. We have 10 men by the sea to look after our ships, 14 days’ journey from this island. Year: 1362. [Translation by Erik Wahlgren, The Kensington Stone: A Mystery Solved]

The news of the apparent visitation of fourteenth century Scandinavians to the great state of Minnesota was enthusiastically received by their latter day heirs. With so many immigrants entering the United States, it was reassuring to learn that these norsemen had staked a claim to the United States more than 100 years before Columbus. Better yet, they had baptized the soil with their own blood, consecrating it as holy ground.

As the authenticity of the “Kensington Rune Stone” came under question, supporters dismissed much of the evidence produced by pointy-headed academics in their ivory towers. Though the scientific consensus has clearly declared the stone a fake, books are still written “proving” its authenticity. In Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America, historian and religion scholar David Krueger investigates the century-long story arc of this cultural artifact. He explores the passion for the Rune Stone among Scandinavian and, later, Catholics, who were intent on establishing their rightful place in the American community.

Beyond the history of the Rune Stone itself, Krueger’s work provides valuable insights on the history of immigrant communities and the ways they seek to blend their ancestral histories into a new and imagined cultural landscape. Readers will find the themes of Myths of the Rune Stone illuminating in this time of increased tension and inflammatory rhetoric surrounding immigration.

I spoke with David Krueger on November 9, 2016, the morning after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

—Fred Rowland

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New Tool Helps Students Identify Library E-Books That Are Course Textbooks

During the first week or two of the new semester one of the most frequently asked student questions at Paley Library is “Does the Library have my textbook?”

Owing to the expense of commercial textbooks, students are hoping they can borrow a library copy instead of having to buy the book. Temple Libraries does not generally purchase commercial textbooks. Not only are they costly, but they are hardly conducive to the Library’s goal of building a research collection that contributes to great learning and research.

That said, on occasion we do have books in our collection that are also being used as learning resources by faculty. The problem is that one student in the course typically borrows that book, beating everyone else in the class to it, so it really doesn’t help much. To alleviate that situation, some faculty will place a physical book from the collection on reserve for students, but students can only borrow the book for a two hour period.

E-books are one way to overcome these limitation. Since they are always available online, and mostly accessible by multiple users, students can equitably use the e-book. The challenge for students is how to find out if we have their textbook in e-book format.

Thanks to Brian Boling, our Media Services Librarian, we now have a new tool that makes it easier for students to find out if one of the books for their course is available as a library e-book.

“E-books At Temple University Libraries” looks through all the books available at the bookstore for the current semester and shows any match for an e-book available through the library.

screenshot of the library's e-book - textbook tool

Library’s E-book – Textbook Tool










There is a search or browse list that students can use to locate books by their faculty members name or course name.

screenshot of the library e-book to textbooks

Search/Browse feature of the textbook ebook collection






We hope that students will use this new tool to determine if the library has an e-book version of their textbook. Temple University Libraries provides access to many thousands of book in electronic format. We also hope that faculty and students will make use of them to advance student learning and research.


Destress with Dogs at Paley Library


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



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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Email Phishing Scam Warning: User Account Registration

There have been reports of an email being sent by temple.elibrary@gmail.com requesting users ‘redo’ their registration with a link to our libproxy server. This server facilitates remote access to our online databases and journals. Please do not click on any links on the email as it is a phishing scam. You can also forward the e-mail to abuse@temple.edu.

The body of the email reads:
In order to provide efficient service for your account and prevent any abuse of it, please redo the registration of your user account quickly in the link below. https://login.libproxy.temple.edu/login
Temple University Library 1719 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Open Science Framework Webinar

OSF 101 – Get started with the OSF + manage your research workflow!

This webinar is an introduction to using the Open Science Framework (OSF https://osf.io) – a free, open source web application built to help researchers manage their workflows. The OSF is part collaboration tool, part version control software, and part data archive. The OSF connects to popular tools researchers already use, like Dropbox, Box, Github and Mendeley, to streamline workflows and increase efficiency.

This webinar will get you up to speed on using the OSF, show helpful tips and tricks, and give you a launching pad for managing your first OSF project!

The OSF is the flagship product of the Center for Open Science, a non-profit technology start-up dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices. Learn more at cos.io and osf.io, or email contact@cos.io.

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1pm – 2pm

Location: Digital Scholarship Center, Paley Library ground floor.

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