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The Conwellana-Templana Collection...Temple's...
The Conwellana-Templana Collection houses material from and about Dr. Russell H. Conwell - the founder of Temple University. It is located in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) (http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc) of Temple University’s Paley Library (ground floor). Established in 1946 as a memorial to Temple University founder Dr. Russell H. Conwell, the ...
Join us for "Beyond the Page" Programming - Spring...
At Temple University Libraries, the “Beyond the Page“ programming series examines the culture, ideals, stories, myths and realities that have built America. We will discuss the American idea from a diverse variety of perspectives, disciplines and points-of-view. Upcoming Event: Temple University Press Book Talk & Signing Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End...
Temple University Libraries: Makeover Edition? Well, not exactly, but we do have a brand new website! In honor of this step forward, enjoy a blast from the past: a photo of all the books being moved into Paley Library on June 13, 1966. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?
Happy Independence Day! What better time to announce the theme of next’s years library programs and specials events? This academic year, our “Beyond the Page” series will examine the culture, ideals, stories, myths and realities that have built America. We will explore American music, American authors, American artists, and the American city through a dynamic series of...
Did you know you can check out an iPad from the library?
Happy Bloomsday! In honor of James Joyce, enjoy some first and limited editions of Ulysses from our Special Collections.
The days are getting nicer (and longer), but Temple University Libraries are still open. Paley summer hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 10 PM Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday: 12 noon - 5 PM
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is currently hosting world-famous Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, the duo known as Haas&Hahn, for a year-long artist residency to create their first permanent art installations in North America, Philly Painting. Join Mural Arts Program Executive Director Jane Golden in welcoming Dre Urhahn, as they discuss this exciting new project and...
Looking for help with citations? There’s a guide for that! Through Temple, you can also sign up for Refworks, a program that lets you store, manage, and format your bibliography as you research. Stop by the Paley reference desk if you have questions about getting started. Original mage from xkcd.
See more photos of Dick Clark, provided by the Urban Archives. Also read about American Bandstand at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.
Third Annual Tyler School of Art Foundations/Paley Library Book Give Away and Artists and Authors Lecture Stop by the Paley Library Circulation Desk during the week of April 16 and receive your own copy of Ellen Harvey’s New York Beautification Project. Every day from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20, the first 20 patrons to request a book and show their Temple ID to Library Circulation...
Baseball season is upon us! In honor of yesterday’s win against the Pittsburgh Pirates, here’s a photo from the Urban Archives: Phillies pitchers Sylvester Johnson, Curt Davis, Euel Moore, and Phil Collins. Maybe the Phantastic Four of 1935?
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Our new website goes live this summer, but here’s a sneak peak. Let us know what you think.
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Here’s a list of ways to celebrate and a poem to get you started: April Rain Song Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I...
It’s April Fools Day, and the Internet is full of pranks! If you missed any (such as 8-bit Google Maps, seen above), check out this recap on Lifehacker. Even the British Library got into the spirit.
There’s only one week left to enter the 2012 library prize competition. Find some more information on our website. We’re looking forward to some great reads!
PHILADELPHIA: Philadelphia and the makeshift metropolis TOMORROW, March 20, 11:00 AM, Kiva Auditorium A Symposium Program by the General Education Program and Temple University Libraries Architect, urbanist and University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Witold Rybczynski shares ideas from his recent book Makeshift Metropolis and discusses them within the Philadelphia context. Traditional city...
Hackcollege.com has some great advice to help you get more out of Google. Our favorite tip?
VINCENT FELDMAN and the Abandoned City in conversation with Ken Finkel March 13, 4:30 PM, Paley Library Register on Facebook. Photographer Vincent Feldman has made a career of capturing the architectural ghosts of our city, the remainders of our built environment that have been rendered obsolete by the constant changes of the city and nation. His photography captures commercial, cultural and...
The spring break fun fact you never knew you needed: the MLA guidelines now cover citing tweets. (But don’t be fooled - they’re still not scholarly sources!)
Just in case your plans involve more studying than sand, Temple University Libraries will be open during the break. Find our spring break hours here!
March 24, 2012 is the last day to register to vote in the Pennsylvania presidential primary. Check your registration status or register to vote now. For more information on the 2012 presidential election, take a look at our voter information guide.
Chimpanzees in Research: Ethics, Necessity, and Why it Matters. Jeffrey Kahn of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Kahn chaired the committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences that recommended to NIH that due to the similarity of chimpanzees to humans, and the expense of the research, chimpanzee research not be banned but...
And the award goes to… Don’t forget that the 84th Academy Awards are this Sunday. How many of the nominated films have you seen? Image from geeksofdoom.
Chat in the Stacks: Race in the Race Join us for the February 2012 installment of Chat in the Stacks, as Temple scholars explore “Race in the Race.” This panel will examine the role of race in politics, particularly in relation to the Republican primaries now taking place. The Chat in the Stacks series is a continuing conversation series with faculty members across a broad...
Today is Presidents Day! Celebrate by learning more about one of our nation’s leaders. Here’s a selection of presidential books were published in the last couple of years: The great Virginia triumvirate : George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, & James Madison in the eyes of their contemporaries. First family : Abigail and John. (John Adams) Lincoln in his own...