The National Park Service marked a century of stewardship at the end of August. If a celebratory visit to one the nation’s parks, forests or monuments is not possible, you can still make good use of your backpack by filling it with a few books about our natural resources. The
Many DePaul students will soon be leaving the academic environment to begin their careers. This month’s blog post presents three examples of the wide-ranging books in our collection that provide work and career guidance and inspiration. Successful careers are often equated with climbing the ladder, money, and material goods. This
Over the next few weeks, many of us will be taking to the roads, skies or rails for journeys of varied purposes and destinations. Books are always a good traveling companion. Profiled below are three books about travel in the DePaul Library collection. The Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation in Reclaiming
“Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake” (Sennett, p. 9). Enjoy three very different discussions of craftsmanship in the following books available through the DePaul Library. Like many of his contemporaries who were college graduates in the turbulent 1970s,
Teju Cole, a photographer, writer, and art historian, wrote the introduction to the first book in this post. His words resonate in all three books profiled below: “A photo is something that, taken in a fraction of a second, can echo for a long time” (Webb & Webb, 2014, p.
In keeping with the spirit of the approaching holidays, the following three books address giving in its many different forms. The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose For many of us, the act of giving feels right; it verifies that our inner compass is calibrated correctly. For
Advice and inspiration can be found for all career stages in DePaul’s Career Information Collections located in the Loop and Lincoln Park campus libraries. Highlighted below are three recent additions to the Loop collection. The first two decades of life spent in school are fairly lockstep; expectations are set for
Mark Edmundson explores the importance of a literary education in Why Read? Central to his discussion is the belief that a liberal arts education should provide students with a foundation for answering the following questions: “Who am I? What might I become? What is this world in which I find myself?
The film industry’s annual award season is in session. To learn more about the art and business of making movies, check out a book from the Loop Library’s rich film studies collection. Highlighted below are three recent arrivals to the collection. Fashion is often considered to be frivolous and superficial.
Tis the season of seductive ads that trip up even the most fiscally disciplined individuals. In reality, advertising is a daily distraction. Mark Tungate, the first author profiled below, cuts to the chase in his introduction: More than wallpaper, advertising is the stuff that surrounds us (p. 2). Profiled below