The University Libraries staff extends a special welcome to new students and faculty and is, of course, pleased to welcome back those who are returning from their summer break. We are ready to assist you with finding materials for your courses or for any other kind of research need and look forward to seeing you all in the libraries. Don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the library staff about making recommendations for the library collections or to request assistance for anything from finding books, recordings, images, etc., to planning library instructional sessions for your class.
Those of you who are returning will notice some changes to the library facilities. The Music Library has added new shelving to the listening area and the entrance to the Music Library has been reconfigured and improved. Work on the doorway is continuing but should be completed within the next week or so. Carrels have been placed on the lower level of the Greenfield Library for individual study areas. We invite you to stop by and take a look at these improvements.
Please also take a few moments to view an exhibit of books from the Libraries’ Special Collections located in the first floor hallway of Anderson Hall. All books in Special Collections, including those in the exhibit, are listed in the Libraries’ online catalog and can be used in the library; just ask for them at the circulation desks.
Watch this space for information about library tours (participate and you may win a $100 prize!), workshops, online resources, staff recommendations, and other news and information about library activities. If you have suggestions for additional news entries, let us know. The library staff is here to assist you so don’t hesitate to contact us. Best wishes for a productive and successful semester!
Please assist the University Libraries in its continuing efforts to assess and improve library effectiveness by completing a survey about Music Library services and collections. We greatly appreciate and value your input and encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZYSH93P
Please contact Carol Graney, Director of Libraries, if you have any questions about the survey, difficulty with the online survey, or if you prefer to complete a paper survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
The University Libraries staff are pleased to welcome new students and faculty, and to welcome back those who are returning. We are ready to assist you with finding materials for your courses or for any other kind of research and look forward to seeing you all in the libraries. We are happy to report that we have added some new audio and video equipment in both the Greenfield and Music libraries. Blu-ray equipment and multi-region DVD players have been acquired to extend access to newer and international DVD formats, and some Music Library CD players have been upgraded.
Watch this space for information about library tours (participate and you may win a $100 prize!), workshops, the new library website, electronic resources, staff recommendations, and other news and information about library activities. The library staff is here to assist you so don’t hesitate to contact us. Best wishes for a productive and successful semester!
Charles Santore, class of 1956, illustrated the 2009 Library of Congress National Book Festival poster. Watch a webcast of Santore speaking at the festival about his work as a children’s book illustrator and the creative process he used to develop the poster. “Read, read, read, draw, draw, draw,” was his response to a request for one tip for someone who would like to become a children’s book illustrator.
Exciting news! The painting and drilling for new electrical outlets and network ports have been completed, and we have just heard that the furniture is ready to be shipped. Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff who have used the library during the renovations for your patience and understanding. It wasn’t easy to work in the library or even in offices adjacent to the library during the noisy drilling.
Once all the furniture is installed, we hope that you find that the library is a more inviting and comfortable place to work or just visit.