James Elkins lecture guide online

James Elkins: “Can Drawings Think?”: Works Cited

  • If you missed last week’s lecture “Can Drawings Think?” by noted art historian, James Elkins, you may want to view a VIDEO.
  • If you want to read some of the BOOKS he discussed in his talk, you need a list of titles, and will want to  know where to find them.
  • If you want to check out the website he referred to, you will need a name and/or LINK.
  • And last, if you want to look at the artists DRAWINGS he displayed, you will need the artists’ names.

Library tours are over; watch for workshops!

Thanks to the 15 students took the Spring 2009 library tour. Their comments: “Very informative!”  “Enjoyed the vault! Never knew it existed. Learned so much more from taking this tour.”  “I enjoyed finding out about the library, picture, and DVD collections.”  “I always learn something new on these tours.  🙂 ”  “I was surprised by how much I didn’t know. I learned a lot of valuable information.”  “Very helpful!”  “This will be helpful for future research papers.”  “So much I didn’t know [about the Music Library]!”

Please watch your UArts e-mail for announcements of library workshops.  Bring your laptop for a hands-on learning session.  We’ll cover topics such as how to find videos and DVDs, how to search for magazine, newspaper and journal articles, plus a workshop on Zotero, a free Firefox application that automatically formats bibliographic citations.  If you have a suggestion for a workshop, please tell us!  Please note that we will not offer a drawing prize for the library workshops.  Your newly-gained knowledge and information power will be its own reward.  And maybe some candy.

Sara MacDonald, Public Services Librarian  smacdonald@uarts.edu

You could win $100 for taking a library tour!

Take a tour of the Greenfield Library and/or Music Library, and you’ll be eligible to enter our library tour drawing.  The prize: a $100 FreedomPay card, good at the UArts School Store, Cantina, Terra Grab ‘n Go, and Paolo’s Pizza on Pine Street.

12:00pm: Greenfield Library AND Music Library tours

5:00pm: Greenfield Library AND Music Library tours

12:00pm: Greenfield Library AND Music Library tours

5:00pm: Greenfield Library AND Music Library tours

12:00pm: Greenfield ONLY

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 near 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.


Please note that while tours are open to all UArts students, faculty and staff, 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.

Thanks for Participating in Library Survey

Many thanks to the students and faculty who completed the University Libraries survey! We are grateful for your participation and your many thoughtful comments. The award winners will be announced before the end of the semester. We will compile and analyze the survey results in order to respond to your feedback and improve library services. Survey results will also be shared with the University community as early as possible in the Spring 2009 semester. For those of you who didn’t complete the survey, don’t hesitate to contact the director of libraries, Carol Graney, with feedback on library services. We are always interested in hearing your ideas and concerns, and working with you to make the UArts Libraries the best they can be. Thanks again!

Libraries Survey

Students, would you like to be entered into a drawing to win an iPod touch? If so, look for an e-mail from the University Libraries about participating in a library survey. If you complete the survey, you will be entered to win the grand prize or one of several $25 gift certificates.

New Web Site!

Welcome to the redesigned University Libraries web site. In addition to the new design, you will find a few new features on the home page. “Ask a Question”, “Catalog Quick Search”, “My Library Record”, and this news section have been added to make it easier for you to ask questions of library staff and access information. We will keep you informed of additional features as we add them in the near future. Try out the new features and let us know what you think about them and the rest of the site. To comment, leave a reply below or email our director of libraries, Carol Graney: cgraney@uarts.edu. Thanks!