Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We're Here to Help

Although you won't find coffee at the library until renovation is complete, you WILL find lots of friendly help from Library staff as finals approach! If you need research help, stop by the Ackerman Library Electronic Research Center (ERC). If you need help requesting books or other resources, staff at the Circulation desk will be glad to assist. If all you need is a good place to study alone or with friends, you will find space on the main floor or balcony areas.

Can't come to campus? Email questions to Ask a Librarian at http://library.eou.edu/ask. We hope to see or hear from you soon!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Stewart Kirby Reading at La Grande Public Library

Stewart Kirby will read from his new book Redwoodland at the La Grande Public Library Colleen Johnson Community Room, 2006 Fourth Street (on the north side of the building). This free event will begin at 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 26.

 Kirby’s first print book Redwoodland begins with the alien abduction of Sam Hain to a parallel universe in the novelette “Drifting Room,” continues with a Hippie Grail myth in the novella “Cody and Heidi,” and culminates in the world’s largest amusement park and forest preserve of the future with the novelette “Redwoodland.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Blue Mountain Writers and by the La Grande Public Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Blue Mountain Writers coordinator Nancy Knowles nknowles@eou.edu or (541) 962-3795. Learn more

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Local History Resources

La Grande Parade - Fred Hill Historical Photographs

A new local history research guide developed by Katie Townsend, Electronic Research Specialist at Pierce Library, is now available from the Library home page beneath the Research Help heading. Look for the link to Course Research Guides and find it on the list of guides by subject.

The guide is an excellent place to begin as you search for books, newspapers, photographs, and other resources relating to local history.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Final Ars Poetica of 2011-12

Popular essayist and award-winning author Brian Doyle will read from his book “Mink River” at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall.

The event is free and all are invited to attend. Copies of Doyle’s book will be available for purchase and signing following the reading, the final of the academic year presented by the Ars Poetica Lecture Series. 

"Mink River" is Doyle's first novel, published in 2010.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Trial database: ebrary Academic Complete

ebrary Academic Complete is a cool new trial database available through June 9. Find e-books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas using powerful research tools. View a Quick Start video or read this Quick Start Guide PDF to learn more. After you take it for a spin, please tell us what you think! Your feedback is important and will influence the subscription decision.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring Indian Arts Festival Pow Wow at EOU

Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 2012

This annual event is organized by EOU Speel-Ya, Native American Student Council and EOU students and community volunteers. Admission to the Pow Wow is free both days. Learn more

Continue the celebration with these books from Pierce Library:

Art of the Northwest coast / Aldona Jonaitis. 2006
Call# E78.N78 J57 2006

Call# E78.C64 M47 2005

Native North American art / Janet Catherine Berlo and Ruth B. Phillips. 1998
Call# E98.A7 B47 1998 

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 10 Colloquium

Novel Chemical Routes to Nanostructured Thin Film Compounds

Guest Presenter:  
Colby Heideman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
EOU College of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, May 10 - 4:00 pm - Ackerman Hall, Room 210
Reception to follow - Refreshments provided
Free and Open to the Public

Thin films find wide applications in technologies ranging from computer processors to solar cells... Chemistry provides a promising route to developing new methods capable of producing both traditional as well as new materials with structural features defined at sizes rivaling those achieved by traditional techniques. Learn more

A Library resource list is available for those who wish to do further research. A link to Colloquia Resources is available beneath Research Help on the Library home page.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ars Poetica Reading May 9

Barry Kitterman will read from his newest collection of short stories, “From the San Joaquin,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall, Room 102 at EOU.

Copies of the author’s work will be available for purchase and signing following the reading presented by EOU’s Ars Poetica Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more

Contact: David Axelrod | Ars Poetica Lecture Series at EOU
541-962-3633| daxelrod@eou.edu