Spotlight on The Naxos Music Library

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The Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 46,000 CDs with more than 653,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. It also includes classical, jazz, classic pop, rock and world music labels with more labels joining every month.

The Union University Library subscribes to this essential resource, so these songs are available for students and faculty. Simply go to uu.edu/library and click on the “Databases, E-Books, & Media” link under the “Research” tab. From the Media tab, users can access the Naxos Music Library.

Congratulations To Our Graduates!

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Congratulations to our graduating student workers, listed below:

JonMark Hetrick

Zakary Johnson

Nyree Smith

 

Thanks for all of your hard work, and good luck to you in all of your endeavors.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 graduates!

“Finals:” A Poem by Benjamin Pinkley

Library student worker Benjamin Pinkley crafted an ode to Finals Week. Enjoy the poem below and good luck on your finals!

 

Finals

Valiant! Valiant!

Further on!

Spare no time to slacking

Black Tartarus snatching

at our heels

Yet motivations lacking

 

Harder pressed and

harder still

Make pen and ink a sable

The tally marks of retraining tests

Turn sage’s brains

unable

 

Write! Write!

Our papers fail

To grant dear

satisfaction

Red ink spilt like wounds

welling blood

Demand editorial action

 

Grant us mercy!

Give us A’s

The scholars’ sad petition

Knowing grades don’t make the man

But grad school needs

admission

 

Valiant! Valiant!

Caffeine drugged

Alnighters just to cram

Hold fast to sweetness

anticipated

After that last exam

 

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Finals Week Survival Guide

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With finals week approaching, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, the library is here for all of your studying and paper-writing needs. Here are a few tips on how to survive the infamous finals week:

1. Stake out your spot in the library. There are plenty of prime studying spots in The Logos; the key is finding the right one for your situation. For groups, reserving a study room ahead of time will be crucial. Maybe you need to get away from distractions; in that case, the Open Reading Room and the Open Printing area on the first floor are quiet areas. Whatever you may need, the library is fully equipped for your finals week survival.

2. Pet Buster. This is pretty obvious, but even just looking at Buster pictures will brighten your day. Think of the wonders cuddling him will do. Just be sure not to overwhelm him; he may be feeling the stress of finals week, too.

3. Remember to eat, and eat as healthily as you can. TIME magazine suggests eating foods that are digested slowly (whole grains, fresh vegetables, lean proteins) instead of just reaching for whatever is convenient. Be sure to eat a good breakfast as you start each morning, and drink water throughout your busy day to keep you hydrated.

4. Take a break. You can only absorb so much material at one time. Get up and walk around for a few minutes. Talk to a friend. Just be wary of getting away for too long.

5. Sleep. It can be tempting to pull an all-nighter, and sometimes you may have no other choice. However, if you can, at least take a nap. When your body is well taken care of, you will feel better and think more clearly for your finals.

Good luck to all of our students!

 

How To Reserve A Study Room

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With final exams quickly approaching, everyone needs a study room with a great view in the new library. But how do you reserve a study room?

The fastest and best way to reserve a study room should be before you come to the library. That way, you are guaranteed a spot ahead of time. However, you can also ask at the Circulation Desk for help reserving a room.

How to reserve a study room:

1. Go to www.uu.edu/library.

2. Then, click on “Book A Study Room” underneath the bold title  “Room Reservations” (on the right side of the screen). A new window for the study rooms will open (shown below).

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3. Click on the time block(s) for the room you want to reserve and scroll down to click “Reserve times.” Once you have done so and confirmed your choice, you will be prompted to enter in your group information and email.

4. Submit your booking request. You will then receive an email to confirm. You must confirm your booking in order for the room to be reserved.

*If you’re reserving the media room (room 324), or the Recording Studio, you will need to check out a key from the Circulation Desk. Remember to bring your Student I.D. to the Circulation Desk in order to check out these special rooms.

*Study rooms can be reserved only by UU students or UU faculty/staff.