Monday: 3/30, 4/06, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Tuesday: 3/24, 3/31, 4/07, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28
Wednesday: 3/25, 4/01, 4/08, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Thursday: 3/26, 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
Friday: 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
All links in blue.


Wednesday, March 25th

[TEST] New Music Solidarity Fund to offer $500 emergency grants to performers of music by living composers impacted by COVID-19 cancellations

New Music Solidarity Fund
The New Music Solidarity Fund will distribute at least two hundred and sixty $500 emergency assistance grants. Any musician who has had a project involving a living composer canceled because of the pandemic is invited to apply. The New Music Solidarity Fund opens to applicants at 12 p.m. Eastern time on March 31, and will run until April 30. Grants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as funds last. Artists are encouraged to bookmark this page to gain access when the application form opens.

Tuesday, March 24th

New Music Solidarity Fund to offer $500 emergency grants to performers of music by living composers impacted by COVID-19 cancellations

New Music Solidarity Fund
The New Music Solidarity Fund will distribute at least two hundred and sixty $500 emergency assistance grants. Any musician who has had a project involving a living composer canceled because of the pandemic is invited to apply. The New Music Solidarity Fund opens to applicants at 12 p.m. Eastern time on March 31, and will run until April 30. Grants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as funds last. Artists are encouraged to bookmark this page to gain access when the application form opens.

Subject: [musicfaculty] Update | CalArts Library Help

Greetings, School of Music Faculty + Staff!

I am reaching out to update you on CalArts Library operations and to offer you resources and services (including my personal assistance), as we make this transition to fully online teaching / learning / working environments for the remainder of Spring 2020.

While our physical Library spaces and collections are inaccessible, all digital services remain fully operational, including our e-resources (eBooks, databases, research guides, etc.), digital reference services, and online instruction.  If this is new territory, watch this 3-minute video to learn how to use the CalArts Library remotely; for further help navigating the site (e.g., searching for books, articles, and more), our “Start on Your Own” page is a good reference point (more quick, digestible video tutorials)!

Answers to several questions that you and/or your students may have about the Library’s operations and services during the campus closure may be found under the “Library Closed” announcement on the homepage of the CalArts Library website and/or elsewhere across the site.  For example, this page details how you and your students can get research help during this time (feel free to post the link on your course websites, syllabi, etc.).  

To access books, our eBook databases (ProQuest’s eBook Central and EBSCO’s Faculty Select) — as well as certain Open Educational Resources (OERs) like Open Library eBooks — are the way to go, right now.  You’ll want to create a CalArts Library account (if you haven’t already) to access eBook Central (as well as all of our other subscription databases) from off campus.  To create a CalArts Library account, just click here, and then click the white “Set/Reset Password” button; follow the instructions accordingly, and then check your email to confirm your ID / complete the process.

For additional teaching support, I encourage you to check out our “hot-off-the-press” CalArts Library Online Teaching Toolkit!  Specifically designed to ease and support your and your colleagues’ work right now, this Toolkit also includes links to the Library’s various Research Guides (for students, primarily), which have been (and are being continually) updated with new resources (feel free to let me know if you’d like to see any websites or other online resources added to the Music Research Guide). 

I also want to urge anyone who might have questions about the Library’s information literacy instruction offerings to reach out to me.  I am more than happy to design and lead a virtual instruction session for your students, based on their learning needs and/or an upcoming assignment you might be giving them.

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A few more important points:

  • Due to technical issues, the Digital Theatre+ database will be unavailable from off campus until further notice, but I will be in touch as soon as this has been resolved.

  • If you experience any further Library access issues (e.g., database proxy-related or otherwise), feel free to contact me.  CalArts IT (CAIT) reset the Library’s proxies yesterday afternoon, so some users may need to totally clear their cache and their web browser history in order to access our databases.

  • The Library’s Film Services and Image Services are still operating remotely; contact these departments via email (filmservices@calarts.edu or imageservices@calarts.edu), for assistance.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or requests.  I am more than happy to consult with you via email and/or Zoom (see links in signature, below)…

Thanks, all!

Sending wishes of peace, health, strength, and safety…

Yours,
Sam
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Samuel Judson Crawford, M.M., M.L.I.S.  | he/him/his
Performing Arts Librarian
California Institute of the Arts
(661) 253-7882
scrawford@calarts.edu

Schedule appointment:  https://calendly.com/samuelcrawford