Category Archives: Collection Highlights

New York Times webinars, May 2016


The SVA Library subscribes to for all students, faculty, and staff in the SVA community. Their monthly webinar series for May is happening on the 26th in a 3-part series. Please join The New York Times in Education on Thursday, May 26, 2016, to learn how to activate a account, briefly tour, and tour the online teaching resource from The New York Times in Education,, in 3-part sessions.

Register for any or all sessions below. You will receive a confirmation email with your personal webinar meeting link and may select the ‘Add to Calendar’ option to place the webinar session in your time zone.

Session 1: 11:00am – 11:20am EST

The New York Times; Activating an Academic Pass

Click on “11AM EST Webinar RSVP


Session 2: 1:00pm – 1:30pm EST

The New York Times; Site Demo and Navigation

Click on “1PM EST Webinar RSVP


Session 3: 2:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Introducing The New York Times in Education Website

Click on “2PM EST Webinar RSVP


The meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to give permission for the plug-in to run), so please be sure to click link 2-3 minutes before we start. Feel free to use the chat box to ask questions; they are answered near the conclusion.

New DVDs & Blu-Rays have arrived!

We just got a huge shipment of new DVDs & Blu-Rays! So many, in fact, that we had to add extra shelving to display it all! Come on in and check out some great films, docs, anime, TV shows, & more. Here are some trailers to whet your appetite:

Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, & Muna Otaru show some true grit in revisionist Western, The Keeping Room:

Karen Black & Oliver Reed star in Burnt Offerings, an offbeat 70’s haunted house thriller:

Get deeply meta with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s camp-action, lost classic Last Action Hero:

Harold LLoyd’s timeless silent film, Safety Last, finally gets the Criterion Collection treatment:

Enjoy these films and more at the SVA Library!

New Database: Harper’s Bazaar archive

The SVA Library has just purchased perpetual access rights to the Harper’s Bazaar archive from ProQuest. We previously trialed this database last Fall and this Spring.

Harper’s Bazaar can be accessed from the link above, or from our A – Z Databases page.


The Harper’s Bazaar Archive is a comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of Harper’s Bazaar from its first appearance in 1867 to the current month. Reproduced in high-resolution color page images and supported by fully searchable text and indexing, this resource provides access to a chronicle of 20th century American and international fashion, culture, and society, supporting researchers by offering a cultural lens into the modern era.

*Please note in the initial release of this database, coverage extends from 2015 back to 1969, and partial coverage from 1962. The full run of the magazine back to 1867 will be digitized by the end of 2016.

RIP, Marisol


RIP, Maria Sol Escobar, the artist better know as Marisol, who died on Saturday, April 30th in Manhattan. Her fusion of Pop Art imagery with pre-Columbian folk art caused a stir when she first began exhibiting in New York in the late 1950s.

We’ve created a display at the front of the library to highlight her life and work. Books on display include:

marisol sculpMarisol: Sculpture and Works on Paper




marisol septMarisol: September 20-October 21, 1995




marisol recentMarisol, recent sculptures : March 4-28, 1998, Marlborough




…and more.

German Cinema at the SVA Library

The spotlight is on contemporary German cinema at the SVA Library! Post-reunification, German cinema exploded with a fresh and powerful energy as new directors filled screens with a veritable feast of impressive films. Below are some trailers to whet the appetite:

Fatih Akin has tackled issues of German cultural identity with regards to Turkish immigration in such forceful films as The Edge Of Heaven:

Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators is one of the coolest political thrillers of the 00’s:

Lastly, Tom Tykwer is perhaps best known for his crossover smash Run Lola Run but his follow-up film is just as good:

Check out these films and more at the SVA Library!

RIP, Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid, the groundbreaking Iraqi-born British architect, died on Thursday, March 31st in Miami at the age of 65.

Visit our display at the front of the library to learn more about her career, her designs, and her legacy.


Amazing SVA Alumni Graphic Novels arrived in the library today, NO April Fools joke! 

Shawn Martinbrough, Thief of Thieves, Image Comics



Joe Flood, Science Comics: Dinosaurs, FirstSecond Books (​I​llustrator)


Meredith Gran, Marceline Gone Adrift, KaBOOM! Comics


Leslie Stein, Bright Eyed at Midnight, Fantagraphics 


James Jean, Fables Covers: The art of James Jean (new edition), Vertigo

Alex Juhasz, The Little Prince, production designer, and illustrator