Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jazz Music Library

If you're a jazz fan (or not!) you will be blown away by the Jazz Music Library! Access it from the Pierce Library home page beneath Find Journal / Newspaper Articles - Database Trials. Listen to selections by clicking on the arrow in the circle that precedes each title. Please use the 'Feedback' link at the top of the Trials page to let us know what you think before May 29, when the trial for this database expires:

Jazz Music Library will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. At launch, the collection includes works licensed from legendary record labels, including Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Contemporary Records, Fantasy, Jazzology, Milestone, Nessa Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, and Prestige. Labels being added include Circle Records, GHB Records, Good Time Jazz, GRP Records, Impulse, Peak, Riverside, Solo Art Records, Stretch Records, Verve, and dozens more. Trial Expires 5/29/09

Questions? Email Answerland

Friday, April 24, 2009

Do You Twitter?

I've been reading about libraries using Twitter - - to communicate with students. If you use Twitter, do you think it would be effective as a way for library staff to reach out to students?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Check Out the Library!

If you live near campus - or you're planning a road trip through La Grande - be sure to check out the new look in our Reading Room. You can relax in comfort while you read, study, or visit with others, all the while enjoying hot or cold drinks, snacks, and pastries from Magna Cum Latte, the library coffee cart (open M-F from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm).

Take a tour through the building and you'll also find other areas that have been rearranged with your comfort in mind: Our viewing room on the ground floor (near the Circulation desk) has been improved, and the quiet study areas on the second floor have been reorganized too.

Questions? Speak to any of our friendly staff whenever you're in the library, or email Answerland.