New books in Greenfield

Do you know we put the new books out about once a week in the Greenfield Library?  Many of you know we do, but for those who don’t, or who don’t make it to Anderson Hall very often, here’s a little snapshot of what went out on the New Books shelf today. New books can be checked out immediately, so if you see something you like, come on down! The covers of new materials are also featured on the bulletin boards outside the Greenfield Library and Music Library. Make sure you have your Spring 2009 sticker on your UArts ID so you can borrow.

Greenfield Library new books, Feb. 25, 2009
Greenfield Library new books, Feb. 25, 2009

What/Where is “Greenfield Vault”?

If you have seen the location “Greenfield Vault” in a library catalog record, you may have been wondering what that means or where it is. There is a room on the basement level of the Greenfield Library that was a working vault at one time in Anderson Hall’s history. When the library moved to its current location in 1985, staff started referring to the room as the vault and have ever since. It is the room where back volumes of periodicals have been kept since 1985.

When we installed compact shelving in the vault, the shelving capacity of that room doubled. In order to create more space on the first floor of the library for books and people, we started moving lesser used books from the stationary shelves to the new shelving.  We needed to put a location for those books in the catalog records so you would be able to find them. Since we and many of you know the space as the “vault” we decided to make that the official location name. Take a look at Primitive to Picasso to see the location in a catalog record.

All books shelved in the vault may be checked out of the library. The vault is open until 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. At other times, you may request books that are in the vault from the staff at the circulation desk on the first floor of the library.

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