Friday, October 28, 2011

ARTstor and Day of the Dead

Halloween and Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are coming.

Find out what these two celebrations have in common, and celebrate the season with thousands of suitably macabre images from the ARTstor Digital Library. Learn more.

ARTstor is available to EOU students, faculty, and staff from the Pierce Library alphabetical list of databases. Off campus? Log in with your EOU ID (9#) and Pierce Library password.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colloquium: Feeling Techie? Using Instructional Technology in the Classroom

Mark your calendars for the next EOU colloquium, and make note of the list of Library resources for those who wish to do further research:
Thursday, October 27
4:00 pm (refreshments at 3:30 pm)
Ackerman Hall, Rm 210
- Free and open to the public -

Guest Presenters:
Tawnya Lubbes, MTE, Assistant Professor of Education
ESOL Department
Scott Smith, M Ed., Assistant Professor of Education
CUESTE Program - BMCC Campus

The presenters will discuss the pedagogical foundations of integrating technology within instruction. They will demonstrate a Jigsaw cooperative learning technique through the use of Google Applications and Powerpoint. The presenters will also discuss the use of animations and video in the classroom and demonstrate several examples of user friendly freeware. Participants will have the opportunity to observe interactive technology in action and discuss the integration of these technologies within the classroom both on campus and online.

If you would like to do further research on this topic, find Colloquia Resources near the bottom of the library home page, beneath Library Quick Links.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Colloquium: Ice Age Fossils - Thursday, October 13

Ice Age Fossils from the Airport Lane Site - 
La Grande, NE Oregon

Guest Presenter: Jay Van Tassell, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology
EOU College of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, October 13 - 4:00 pm, Ackerman Hall, Rm 210
Refreshments provided at 3:30 pm - free & open to the public

The ~15,000 year-old Airport Lane fossils were discovered by a bulldozer operator removing the top of a hill in a farmer's potato field in the southern Grande Ronde Valley in January 2010. After a year and a half cleaning the fossil fragments, gluing them back together, and making detailed measurements, we have been able to piece together a picture of what the southern Grande Ronde Valley was like at the peak of the last Ice Age.

Diatoms and sponge spicules in the silty fine sands at the site suggest deposition in shallow streams, floodplains, and ponds. Vegetation in the valley included grasses, juniper, and pondweed. Mountain hemlock grew on the hills surrounding the valley. Columbian mammoths, giant bison, and short-faced bear roamed the area and ground squirrels burrowed into the site. How the animals died remains a mystery.

Suggested materials for those who wish to do further research on this topic can be found at Colloquia Resources.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Help! How do I access my Library account?

You can access your Library account from the library home page. Link to My Account, and you will see that you are asked to enter your EOU ID and Library password. No password? Follow the link on My Account to the FAQ, where you will find information about setting up a password.

Your EOU ID and Library password will enable you to access your Library account, make requests from the online catalogs, and access Pierce Library databases. Review Library tutorials to learn more about using these resources.

If you have questions, please email Answerland or call the Ackerman Library Circulation Desk at 541-962-3864 during Library open hours.