Flashback Friday: Cynthia Amrine’s Library Posters

  You may not know her name, but you've definitely have seen her work. Cynthia Amrine, an illustrator for children's books and school art, worked throughout the 50's and 60's creating deceptively simple illustrations for children. Her work is not overly stylized, it's clarity of purpose reflects its audience. And yet, Amrine's illustrations have taken on a lasting quality, not just because of her distinct style, but because her work was colorful, tactile, and absolutely iconic. 3016continue reading →

Great Debate!

Three debates down and two weeks before the election: are you more confused than ever? For an historical view of presidential debates have a look at these video clips from the library database, Films on Demand. The 1960 debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon is often cited as a turning point in that year’s election. For the first time the debate was televised, a huge advantage for the tanned, telegenic Kennedy. Even in this clip, Nixon, recovering from the flu, appears pale and awkward—not a quality voters look for in a president.…continue reading →

How’s your Golgi apparatus?

Are life sciences getting you down? The library has resources to help you study and learn. Some resources may be just a click away. On the web you can find: Scritable, a web site developed by Nature magazine with information on cell biology, genetics, and other life sciences. DavidRothman.net with links to medical illustrations. Innerbody.com for easy to understand, colorful anatomy illustrations. Study stack for flash cards in biology and many other subjects. Try the stack at the end of this post to test your knowledge of cell biology. Click the card for…continue reading →

Happy Birthday Library Space!

Four years ago today, October 16, 2008, Library Space made its debut. Besides highlighting the many services John Tyler libraries offer Library Space also featured this short video: Video Better Results produced by DePaw Libraries Visual Resource Center. Just as then the libraries at John Tyler are here to help you with your information needs. Whether you are researching a paper or looking for something fun to read visit us at either campus to get your questions answered.continue reading →

Fiction Friday: A City of Broken Glass

Journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland covering the 1938 St. Martin festival when it comes to her attention that thousands of Polish Jews are being deported from Germany. Her reporter instincts kick in and while investigating the death of a deportee she finds herself abducted by SS agents and taken across the border to Berlin. Before they reach Berlin, however, she is rescued by her son, Anton, and her former lover, Lars. Now unable to return to their home in Switzerland without proper identity papers, Hannah begins investigating the deportation of Polish Jews…continue reading →