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Persimmons… friend or foe?

In November of 2009 a boy named Brady invited me out to his farm home in Creal Springs, Illinois, which is roughly 45 mins outside of Carbondale, Illinois (SIUC) where I lived at the time, and where we met. Brady’s home was a natural paradise and plant lover’s dream as the farm had once been … Read More

Cite Right – Images

Next in the series is a tough one: images. As noted in the Finding images research guide, the last thing to worry about while writing a paper or preparing a presentation at three in the morning is the credibility and authenticity of the images. Luckily, there is help from Rutgers University Libraries to find and … Read More

Urban Sketching Rutgers New Brunswick

Join a group of talented artists at Rutgers to explore an urban sketching project, a collaboration between the Department of Landscape Architecture at SEBS and the Rutgers University Art Library. Urban Sketching is a movement created in 2007 by Seattle journalist and illustrator, Gabrile Campanario. Although similar to plein air painting (to paint outdoors), a … Read More

Banned Books Week 2020: What is a Zine?

Zines are a unique subculture which has emerged around making and collecting as a powerful tool representing creative, low-cost, DIY means of self-expression and idea sharing. In libraries, zines are a creative way to learn about visual culture, open-access, visual literacy, information literacy, self-expression, problem solving, and more. Making zines with images from rare and … Read More