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I spoke to Professor David Watt about his new book, Antifundamentalism in Modern America (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Professor Watt is leaving Temple University to begin a new position at Haverford...

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Human Sciences
June 23, 2017

Westlaw Campus Research, a highly regarded legal research platform, is now available to the Temple community. In addition to the legal information at the core of the service, Westlaw Campus Research provides substantial news and business-related content – all available to search or browse via a user-friendly interface.

As of July 1, 2017, concurrent with adding Westlaw Campus Research, the Libraries’ will cease providing...

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E-Resource News
June 19, 2017

Here are interviews with three 2016-2017 Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award winners, speaking about their prize-winning papers.

Andrew Bertolazzi
Winner, Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in Sustainability and the Environment
Decentralized Methods of Water Treatment for Reuse of Residential Gray Water

 

Jason Fontane
Winner, Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Social Sciences
The Immigrant Parent Disadvantage: Parental Linguistic Capital and Student School Performance...

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Human Sciences
June 19, 2017

I’ll keep this short: It’s incredibly frustrating how many entries in Diamond are missing summaries and even a table of contents. There’s nothing more frustrating than finding an interesting sounding volume in a Diamond search, clicking it to find out more, and being left with some cryptic ISBN numbers and the oh-so alluring “includes bibliographic references.” I really hope this is fixed with the roll-out of the mysterious “Library Search” system.

Thank you for contacting us about your frustrations with the catalog...

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What's Your Suggestion?
June 14, 2017

In mid-December 1963, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) approached Elias Myers, the city appointed director of the 1964 Mummers Parade, to demand that blackface be banned from the upcoming event. Myers announced on December 16 that the use of blackface would be prohibited, but this decision did not sit well with some Mummers and Myers soon found his home picketed by over a hundred dissenters. The city tried to reach a compromise, but a few days later the ban on black face was rescinded.

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History News
May 30, 2017
During the last week of April, the Digital Scholarship Center live-streamed Queer Encoding: Encoding Diverse Identities, a conference on the Text … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
May 22, 2017
This past April, the Digital Scholarship Center hosted lightning round presentations to showcase the digital research of its Faculty Fellows, Graduate … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
May 19, 2017

I attended the American Library Association’s 2017 National Library Legislation Day (NLLD) in Washington DC on May...

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Human Sciences
May 10, 2017

Congratulations new Temple grads! Did you know that your access to the Libraries...

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Temple University Library News
May 9, 2017

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.

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Programs & Events
April 25, 2017

Temple’s Resident Librarian program is now in its third year, and we have started the recruiting process for our 2nd cohort of resident librarians. I sat down with the program administrators Richie Holland, Director of Administration,  and Sandi Thompson, Head of the Ambler Branch library, to learn more about how they incorporate an assessment process to insure that this important initiative is successful.

NT: Tell me a little about the resident librarian program here at Temple. What was the impetus for initiating the program?

RH: Well, this...

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Assessment on the Ground
April 24, 2017

Paley Library sees thousands of undergraduates each day in its information commons, books stacks, and study spaces, but there are thousands more we rarely see. Since librarians feel strongly that the materials and services we provide both enrich a students’ intellectual life and improve their educational outcomes, we are always looking for new ways to reach students.

On February 10th of this year, a small group of librarians interested in data and statistics met with an undergraduate senior majoring in Risk Management and Insurance (Human Resources track) in the Fox School of...

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Human Sciences
April 21, 2017

 

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Libraries and archives often maintain what they arcanely call “vertical files,” defined by Merriam-Webster as “a collection of articles (as pamphlets and clippings) that is maintained (as in a library) to answer brief questions or to provide points of information not easily located.” Other definitions...

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History News
April 21, 2017
Deadline: May 1, 2017 The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and the Digital Scholarship Center announce the Innovative Teaching … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 13, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017 // 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017 // 10:30 am to 5:00 pm … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 3, 2017

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