Category Archives: Library Staff Recommendations

Staff from the University of the Arts University Libraries recommend their favorite library materials.

Library Staff Book Recommendation: Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

Shannon Robinson
Shannon Robinson

Shannon recommends:

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears
Written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
741.641 G788l 2008 (Find it in Greenfield Open Stacks)

This is a charming children’s book illustrated by a terrific artist and designer. Emily Gravett has won numerous awards for her books, including the Kate Greenaway Medal for this one and for Wolves, which we also have, among a few of her others. Check out the call numbers beginning 741.641 G788 for Gravett. She says her motto is “Why stay between the lines?” This book is a perfect example!

Library Staff Book Recommendation: Lenore Tawney: A Retrospective

Casey Murphy
Casey Murphy

Casey recommends:

Lenore Tawney: A Retrospective

Edited by Kathleen Nugent Mangan

709.24 T199a (Find it in Greenfield Open Stacks)

Fiber artist Lenore Tawney helped revolutionize the world of fiber art with her open-warp weavings, gauze experiments, fiber sculptures, and box constructions. Tawney was a visual poet, constructing fragile yet deeply powerful work throughout her career. Her work is a must-see for anyone interested in fiber art or found object-based work.

Library Staff Book Recommendation: The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Mike Sgier
Mike Sgier

Mike from the Greenfield Library recommends:

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell
291 C15h (Find it in Greenfield Open Stacks)

Joseph Campbell was a teacher and writer who spent his life studying the myths of the world, finding the common traits within each to tell the story of humanity. This book focuses on the archetype of the hero, and the various forms that it takes across cultures and time. The book also serves as an entrance to Campbell’s worldview and his ideas in comparative mythology, ideas that are both inspiring and relevant to today’s global culture.

The Greenfield Library also has the video series featuring Campbell in interviews with journalist Bill Moyer.

Staff Picks

When you are next in the Greenfield Library, look around the circulation desk and laptop bar for University Libraries’ staff recommendations. We are all art lovers so we enjoy sharing our favorite books and DVDs from the collection.

Mike Sgier

Many of you have already browsed our current Staff Picks and commented on the great cartoon portraits of the staff member. They are done by our very own Greenfield evening circulation assistant, Mike Sgier, who is a comics artist and illustrator.

Right now there are four recommendations displayed in the library. Mike suggests one of our recent DVD acquisitions, the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums.

New recommendations will be on display continually so keep stopping by the Greenfield Library!