Monday, April 30, 2012

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

This May, explore the history, religion, architecture, and art from the Pacific islands. From Cook's Voyages to the South Seas (Natural History Museum, London) to the Native American Art and Culture collection (National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution), the ARTstor Digital Library, available from the Library list of databases, boasts many resources illuminating the cultures of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
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The Asian Pacific American heritage: a companion to literature and arts (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) George J. Leonard, editor, is available online from the library catalog. Note: This book is designed to help students reading novels, watching films, and confronting artworks with information needs quite different from those of social scientists and historians. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 28: Brief Disruption of Services

Notice from the EOU IT department: This Saturday, April 28, between 6-10 a.m., EOU IT and Facilities must perform emergency electrical repair in the Pierce Library datacenter. This outage will affect EOU’s Internet connectivity, campus network, Blackboard, all EOU telephones and EOU websites.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that may arise from this outage and for the late notice. We will work to restore these vital campus functions as soon as possible before 10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 26 Colloquium Canceled

PLEASE NOTE: If you were planning to attend this Thursday's colloquium presented by Ted Takamura and Lee Sellers, it has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. It may be rescheduled at a later date.

If you are interested in the topic, Student Learning Across Disciplines: Using Both Sides of the Brain, the Library resource list will continue to be available at

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Term at the Library

If you're new on campus this spring, or would like to learn more about the renovation of Pierce Library and services that are available to you in our temporary location in the Ackerman gym, please visit our renovation page at

Drop by the Ackerman library during open hours to study, relax, work in the ERC (Electronic Research Center), or pick up a book at the Circulation desk. We're always happy to see you!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ars Poetica Reading

The Ars Poetica Lecture Series at EOU will host writer  
Crystal Williams for the first reading of spring term:

Thursday, April 19

7:30 pm, Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall

Williams will read from her latest book, "Troubled Tongues."  Copies of the book will be available to purchase and a signing will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.

"A breaking down of language, a kind of jazz, a dance with the ordinary moments and political discourse, Crystal Williams is both a poet's poet and a people's poet," author Teresa Petro writes.

Williams is the dean for Institutional Diversity and an associate professor of creative writing at Reed College in Portland. Learn more about the author and her works.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Colloquium - Thursday, April 12

Video Games and Cognitive Rehabilitation? Madness and Teaching in the 21st Century

Guest Presenter: Meg Cooke, Ph.D. 
Instructor of English Writing
EOU College of Arts and Sciences

In this presentation, Meg Cooke delineates the learning principles video game design and cognitive rehabilitation share in common and explores the options for bringing computer-assisted, cognitive skills training into the classroom. Read more. A Library list of resources for those who wish to do further research is available beneath Research Help on the library home page.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jazz Appreciation Month and The Hunger Games

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!
"What we play is life." – Louis Armstrong
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the ARTstor Digital Library offers many resources to help you celebrate. Find out about the plethora of iconic images of jazz greats from Magnum Photos, jazz-related works from artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Jean Dubuffet, musical instruments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and more music history content in ARTstor.
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ARTstor visits The Hunger Games
The ARTstor water cooler has been abuzz with the premiere of The Hunger Games. The books by Suzanne Collins made their way around the offices over the past couple of years, and the movie provided a good excuse to do some "research" in ARTstor for somewhat-relevant imagery.
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