Limited Edition Library Pins

We have given away all of our limited edition pins in the first series. Thanks to everyone that stopped by!


Check back after spring break for a new limited edition pin!

Now available at the Greenfield Library circulation desk is the first edition of a limited edition library pin series. Each pin comes with a QR code linking to the library resource highlighted on the pin. Featured this month is the image:

Greenfield, Lois. Andrew Pacho and Kim Anthony of the ANTIGRAVITY Dance Company. Gelatin silver print, 1992.

from this book.

Only 25 pins are available, so pick yours up today!

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You will need an app on a smartphone or tablet to scan the QR code. There are a number of free code reader apps available for download on Android and iOS devices.



Library Staff Recommendation: New Earrings

New Earrings: 500+ Designs From Around the World

Nicolas Estrada

Greenfield Open Stacks 739.278 Es88ne

Bold, exuberant works fill this book of contemporary earrings many of which are unconventional either in the materials used (enamel, plastic, laminates, rubber, leather, newsprint, fruit seeds, felt) or the design. Many are infused with symbolism, some are inspired by tribal art, a good number make use of cutting edge technology. This book draws together a wide range of creative approaches and methods.

Recommended by Barbara Danin, Acquisitions & Administrative Co-Ordinator.

On Display: Chinese Colour Woodcuts

Chinese Colour Woodcuts, currently on display at the Greenfield Library, is a 1952 reproduction of a beautiful and painstakingly gathered collection of Chinese woodblock prints first printed in 1644.  The four books included in the collection cover a wide variety of themes, from scenes of nature and animals to portraits of domestic life to images of vases and pottery. The 277 wood cuts are printed in subdued pastels and each print is given its own page, providing them with space to be closely admired and studied.

Equally beautiful are the books that the wood cuts are printed in themselves. The four volumes are printed on delicate rice paper and bound in earth colored paper sprinkled with gold ink. The case that contains the four books is made from satin and embroidered with a floral pattern.

Please come in and take a closer look at the display yourself. Or if you happen to miss it, the books are housed in the Greenfield Library Special Collections, located on the mezzanine of Anderson Hall.

Chinese Colour Woodcuts, preserved by the Shi Chu Studio; compiled by Hu Ye-Tsung. Peking : Jung-pao-tsai Hsin Chi ; 1952. Greenfield Special Collection A 769.951 H86

Display created by Bill Rooney, Circulation Assistant

Library staff recommendation: When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
Greenfield Open Stacks 813 St31w 2009

When You Reach Me takes place in New York City in the 1970s following the life of 12 year old Miranda. Miranda begins receiving anonymous notes that seem to defy the laws of both time and space, a theme in her favorite book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle (which I also recommend). Although Stead has written this book with language designed for its age group, it is still a gripping, enjoyable tale, and a pleasantly brisk read. Find out who the “laughing man” is, how he got to Miranda’s street corner in the first place, and how time and space interact with one another in ways we may not have considered.

Recommended by Casey Murphy



Hello! And Welcome to Bill!

My name is Bill Rooney and I am the newest face at the Greenfield Library.  I’ll be behind the circulation desk in the evenings from Sunday to Thursday to assist you with any questions you may have about our resources.  I’ll also be taking over the responsibilities of managing the course reserves at Greenfield so feel free to heed your professors’ sage advice to come use the resources they have put aside for your benefit.

If you need to get in touch with me for any reason at all you can send me an e-mail (, give me a call at the library (215-717-6280) or even better, coming to see me in person.



  • He graduated from Drexel University in 2012 with a BS in Music Industry

  • He worked at Drexel’s Hagerty Library for three years

  • Three of his favorite authors in no order are: Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Haruki Murakami.

  • He pedaled a pedicab around Chicago in the summer of 2013 (and developed beautiful calves as well as not-so-beautiful sunburn in the process.)

  • He is a amateur vegan cook

I hope to see you in the library soon!


The images are from, a collection of humorous and sometimes obscene marginalia and illuminations in medieval manuscripts.


From Special Collections to Visual Resources; Ad Reinhardt’s How to Look at Art


We recently had a request to add some images from Ad Reinhardt’s famous “How to Look” series to ARTstor. We were excited to discover that we had large reproductions of the entire series right here in Special Collections! We have added all 23 images to The Visual Resources Collection of the University of the Arts in ARTstor.


Ad Reinhardt’s series on looking at modern art first appeared in PM magazine in 1946. The series gives a humorous look at art history, politics, culture, and art criticism.

The entire series can be seen online in the Visual Resources collection in ARTstor, or in person in Visual Resources and Special Collections, right above the Greenfield Library on the mezzanine of Anderson Hall.





If you have any questions about using the Visual Resources and Special Collections, contact Laura Grutzeck, the Visual Resources and Special Collections Librarian.