Cylinder recordings are sound recordings that were first produced on tinfoil in 1877. These were the earliest medium with which sound was recorded and then replayed. With fifty years of technological development in cylinder recordings, the most famous use of these cylinders is Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph.
Charles Santore, class of 1956, illustrated the 2009 Library of Congress National Book Festival poster. Watch a webcast of Santore speaking at the festival about his work as a children’s book illustrator and the creative process he used to develop the poster. “Read, read, read, draw, draw, draw,” was his response to a request for one tip for someone who would like to become a children’s book illustrator.
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.
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!