Friday, April 29, 2011

ARTstor's Digital Image Library

ARTstor is an online database that brings more than one million digital images to your desktop from interdisciplinary collections worldwide.

This amazing resource is available to you from the library list of databases, which you can also access from the home page.

Look for the link to Tour ARTstor from ARTstor's home page, where you can learn about the collections, search options, browsing, and more!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 28 Colloquium

Lost in Translation: Approaches to the Challenges of Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning

Thursday, April 28
4:00 pm
(refreshments at 3:30 pm)
Ackerman Hall, Rm 210

Guest Presenter:
Susan Whitelock, MA
Instructor of English/Writing - College of Arts and Sciences

How does culture play out in our own and our students' writing? How are our expectations shaped by cultural preferences? These questions and more will be addressed at Thursday's colloquium.

Resources for those who wish to do additional research can be found in Colloquia Resources beneath Library Quick Links on the library home page.

Friday, April 22, 2011

CLIP Research Tutorials

If you need research help, take a look at our CLIP Research Tutorials, which are available from the library home page beneath Services/Research Tools.

CLIP tutorials can help you develop a topic for your paper, learn to use library databases, and evaluate sources when you find them.

You will learn to tell the difference between popular and scholarly sources, how to incorporate them into your writing, why it is important to cite them, and much more.

Why wait? Take advantage of this great resource from the library!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Got Ukulele? April 14 Colloquium

Got Ukulele? Using the Ukulele as a Teaching Tool in Music Education

Thursday, April 14, 2011
4:00 pm (refreshments at 3:30 pm)
Ackerman Hall, Room 210

Sharon Porter, Assistant Professor of Education, will be presenting this week's colloquium. The program will include a brief sojourn through the history of ukulele as a music education tool in Canada and its movement into the United States.

An overview of the James Hill Ukulele Instruction Method will include a demonstration of the method with participants.

A list of library resources in support of this program is available from the library home page (beneath Library Quick Links at the bottom of the page) for those who wish to do additional research.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Fred Hill World War II Photograph Collection

The photo at left, "Fred Hill Family, Veterans", is from the Fred Hill collection; part of a special collection available from the library home page.

Lynn Hill - WWI - Ft. Lewis, Lloyd Hill - Korean era, Fred Hill - WWII - South Pacific, and Ed Hill - Vietnam era, were photographed as participants in a 1969 Veteran's Day parade in La Grande.

Most of the collection occurs between 1943 and 1945. Many of the images were taken by Fred Hill, and chronicle life and military life in the South Pacific.

Access the collection at When you link to the World War II collection, look for the 'Help' button for search guidelines. Information about each photograph is included, and images can be printed.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Streaming Video Collections

Announcing trials (ending May 1, 2011) for two streaming video collections:

Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum... It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Please review these collections before trials end May 1, and tell us what you think!