Category Archives: Workshops and Tours

Fall ’10 library tours are over! Watch for spring tours

Our Fall 2010 schedule of library tours has ended. 21 students turned out for a total of 24 tour-takers (some came to both the Greenfield Library tour and the Music Library tour). The students who made time to fit a library tour into their schedule all gave positive feedback; here are just a few remarks about what they learned from their tour:

Learned a lot – so many resources I didn’t know about & now will most definitely use! Thanks.

This is better than NetFlix!

Just a few of the almost 900 DVDs in Greenfield
Just a few of the almost 900 DVDs in Greenfield

All about the Music Library – GREAT INFO! Thanks, Mark!!! [that’s Mark Germer, our music librarian]

A student browsing the UArts Music Library
A student browsing the UArts Music Library

Really helpful. I learned that there is a lot you can do on the website, like renew books.

How to look for books; the site; vast collection.

A lot of great resources, and a cool vault!

Awesome vault, Greenfield Library lower level
Awesome vault, Greenfield Library lower level

The library has a lot of resources & books just for ME!

Amazing, so glad I came. Ebooks are great! [no doubt this person is even gladder now since she was one of the drawing winners]

I love the layout of the library! I’ve learned a bit about the library’s history, plus it’s very interesting and handy for future research.

Greenfield Library
Greenfield Library

Cool periodicals vault; [heart] the basement – quiet area!; new Blu-Ray player – neat!

This is the best library ever. I wouldn’t make it up – someone said that!

Watch your UArts e-mail for our next round of tours in the Spring 2011 semester.

Library Tour$ 2011!

It’s that happy time of year again when we offer tours of the Greenfield Library and Music Library. Take a tour and you’ll enter our drawing. Grand prize: a $100 VISA gift card! Plus two second prizes of $50 VISA gift cards! That gives you three chances to win. You can double your chances of winning by taking a tour of the Greenfield Library AND the Music Library.

What could you possibly learn on a LIBRARY tour?

1. How many floors there are to Greenfield (answer: 2, but can you find the other one?)

2. How to search for videos and DVDs in the library catalog

3. How many fantastic online resources you have access to

4. How to roll open the compact shelving in the Greenfield Vault, and just what the heck is the Greenfield Vault.

5. Meet at least one of your librarians.

6. Learn that the Music Library is NOT just for music majors. Who doesn’t like music??

SPRING 2011 TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Feb 1

12:00pm: Greenfield ONLY

5:00pm: Greenfield ONLY

Wednesday, Feb 2

12:00pm: Greenfield AND Music

5:00pm: Greenfield AND Music

Thursday, Feb 3

12:00pm—Greenfield AND Music

5:00pm: Greenfield AND Music

Tours start on time – no late arrivals. No need to sign up, just show up on time.

Meet at the circulation desk of the Greenfield or Music Library.

BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR SPRING 2011 STICKER ON YOUR ID SO YOU CAN GET INTO THE BUILDING.

Tours will take about 30 minutes. Remember, please, no food or drink in the library.

Don’t know where the libraries are? Go to http://library.uarts.edu/

Take a tour and you’ll enter our drawing.

Double your chances of winning by touring Greenfield AND Music!

One entry per person per tour. Only students may enter the drawing.

TWO grand prizes: a $100.00 FreedomPay card, good at the UArts School Store, UArts Cantina, UArts Terra Grab ‘n Go, and other locations.

Grantseeking workshop at the Free Library of Philadelphia

On Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 10:00am-11:30am, the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia will present a FREE course, “Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts“. The course is free but you must register. Please view the link for more information. Note that this is geared to individuals in the arts and not to groups and organizations.

Free Library of Philadelphia, 19th & Vine
Free Library of Philadelphia, 19th & Vine

The Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) is the public library system for the city of Philadelphia. The FLP’s Central Library is located at 1901 Vine Street, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From UArts, take the northbound 32 SEPTA bus (catch it on the east side of Broad Street), which stops right in front of the Central Library.  If it’s a nice day, it’s about a 20-30 minute walk from UArts. All UArts students, faculty and staff are eligible for a Free Library card!

Electric Googleoo: Google Like You Mean It!

Tuesday, November 17, 5:15pm-6:00pm
workshop will start on time
Greenfield Library Special Collections Room B-7 (lower level)
Bring your laptop!

Google is taking over the world. Come learn how it works and how to exploit it for all it’s worth.

UArts Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian Josh Roberts will lead a hands-on workshop on basic Google search strategies, advanced search options and Google’s new filtering features.  (I will also participate because I truly love talking about Boolean logic and searching.) We will learn a lot, be amazed, and emerge as better and more powerful searchers.

About Josh: Josh has undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and a master’s degree in information science.  He administers all network and systems aspects of the University Libraries and is an all-around Information Age guy.

No sign-up necessary; just be in the Greenfield Library Special Collections room (B-7, on the library lower level) promptly at 5:15.  Please remember: no food or drink in the library.

If you haven’t ever used the wireless connection in Greenfield you may want to test it prior to the workshop.  Any connectivity problems, please contact the UArts OTIS Help Desk at 215-717-6677 or helpdesk@uarts.edu.

Can’t make it as scheduled? If there is enough interest we will be happy to offer this again.

Library tours for Fall ’09! Win $$!

It’s UArts library tour time again, hurray, hurray!  Not only will you learn about the UArts Libraries by taking a tour – UArts students will enter our library tours drawing.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

September 14, 15 and 16, 2009

12:00pm: Greenfield Library

AND Music Library tours

5:00pm: Greenfield Library only

– no Music Library tour at 5pm –



Tour Greenfield AND Music and enter the library drawing TWICE
and you will double your chances of winning.

We have TWO prizes this year: TWO $100.00 FreedomPay cards!
FreedomPay is good in the UArts Cantina, Terra Cantina Express, Cantina Anderson,  UArts School Store, any UArts office that accepts FreedomPay, and Paolo’s Pizza at 1334 Pine Street.

The Greenfield Library
is in

Anderson Hall, 333 S. Broad St., first floor.


The Music Library is in the Merriam Theater building, third floor.

Meet at the circulation desk; no sign-up needed.


Tours start ON TIME and will take 30-40 minutes.
No food or drink in the library, please.

What could you possibly learn on a library tour?

    – How many floors are in Greenfield (answer: 2, but can you find the second one?).

    – How to find videos, DVDs, CDs, scores, and of course books in the library catalog.

    – How many fantastic online resources are available via the library.

    – How to roll open the compact shelving in the Greenfield basement. You’ll be awed by the laws of physics.

    – Meet at least one library staff member!

    – Find out what the Music Library is all about (sounds obvious, but go find out!).


    BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR FALL 2009 STICKER ON YOUR ID SO YOU CAN GET INTO THE BUILDING.

    Students, go to Finance/Student Financial Services (Hamilton Hall) to get your sticker.

    Faculty and staff, go to Personnel (Hamilton Hall) for your sticker.

    Please note that while tours are open to the UArts community, only students may enter the drawing.  You don’t have to be a new student to take a tour: a number of students take the tour every semester and say they always learn something new.

    See you in the library!