Thursday, April 27, 2006

The next Buzz is nearly on the stands, and you are seeing it here first. You will read that students have been invited to join a focus group to help plan the new library. The first meeting will be May 18, and we welcome your suggestions as we move forward. How can we plan a new library to meet the needs of distance students in different ways, or how might we do things we already do better?

at Pierce Library

Sign Up for New Library Focus Group!

Students: Be one of ten to be part of the planning process for your new library and sign up by Friday, May 12, at the Circulation Desk. The first Brown Bag meeting of the Student Focus Group will be held Thursday, May 18, noon—1:30 pm in Library 114.

Lost Your Library PIN?

To request your library barcode or PIN, navigate to the library home page,, and click on the 'Lost Library Barcode / PIN' link. If you provide your correct EOU email, name, and barcode, the PIN will be reset immediately!

New Database Trials Page

Faculty and Students: Look for the new database trials page on the library home page, where you can learn about new databases and compare them to products currently owned. You can also provide feedback and recommendations to purchase in the coming year.

Children’s Library Book Browse

Don’t miss the “book browse” highlighting new books added to the collection on Thursday, May 18 from 4—6 pm in the Children’s Library. Contact Carol Lauritzen, 962-3557, for more information.


That’s the Buzz!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Here's the latest BUZZ from Pierce Library. Although many of you may not be able to attend the on-campus RSS Feed sessions or the Law Library Open House, I want you to know what is happening in the library. If you've got questions about RSS Feeds, send them to me via the Answerland webform. Be sure to note the new BioOne database! - Connie

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Workshops
Learn about RSS Feeds and how to set them up!
Presented by Professor Frederick Pratter
Session I: RSS Feeds
Tuesday, April 25, 4-5 pm, Library 114
RSS is a family of web feed formats, specified in XML and used for Web syndication. RSS is used by (among other things) news websites, weblogs and podcasting. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about use and creation of RSS feeds!
Session II: RSS Feed Set-Up
Tuesday, May 2, 4-5 pm, Library 114

Law Library Open House

Monday, May 1, Pierce Library Law Library (Room 020)
Local lawyers will be present to answer your law library questions. Watch for additional advertising as the date draws near.
New Electronic Resources
BioOne: A full text database containing the content for 80+ biology journals
That’s the Buzz!

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Pierce Library Springs Forward

Spring term has started, and the staff at Pierce Library are looking forward to hearing from you! Look for Ask a Librarian! in the sidebar at left on the library home page at, where you will find any number of ways to contact us! Answerland is popular with many students. You can find it under Virtual Reference on the Ask a Librarian page, on the home page, or by linking to .

If you would like to learn more about Pierce Library and services available to you, find the link to Services for Off Campus Students. Check out the FAQ page, the Tutorials, and more.