Got Media Services fines? Wipe ’em out with Food for Fines 2011!

For the past sixteen years, the AU Library has partnered with the AU community to provide food for those in need, while giving people a break on their library fines. This year, we are once again working with the Capital Area Food Bank to bring food to hungry kids right here in DC through their … Continue reading “Got Media Services fines? Wipe ’em out with Food for Fines 2011!”


For the past sixteen years, the AU Library has partnered with the AU community to provide food for those in need, while giving people a break on their library fines. This year, we are once again working with the Capital Area Food Bank to bring food to hungry kids right here in DC through their Kids Café program. You can learn more about the Capital Area Food bank and its mission and initiatives through their website: CapitalAreaFoodBank.org.

Food for Fines will run from November 28th through December 22nd. Please see below for a list of accepted food. Only food from the list will be accepted, and you can only pay off up to $20.00 of your AU fines with food donations. If you have questions or comments, please contact the borrowing desk at 202-885-3221 or circulation@american.edu.

Food for Fines items accepted in 2011:

Canned food

  • Canned fruits (without corn syrup)—8oz or larger 1 can = $1.00 off fines
  • Canned vegetables—8oz or larger 1 can = $1.00 off fines
  • Canned beans (black or kidney)—8oz or larger 1 can = $1.00 off fines
  • Soup (especially chicken noodle or tomato)—8oz or larger 1 can = $1.00 off fines
  • Canned tuna—6oz or larger 1 can = $1.00 off fines
  • Canned chicken—6oz or larger 1 can = $1.00 off fines

Boxed/dry food

  • Boxed rice dishes—1 box 7 oz or larger = $1.00 off fines
  • Plain rice—1 bag 32 oz or larger $1.00 off fines
  • Boxed mac and cheese—1 box 7.25 oz or larger = $1.00 off fines
  • Granola or cereal bars—1 box 6ct or more = 4.00 off fines
  • Single Serving Snacks—1 box 8ct or more = $4.00 off fines
  • Peanut butter (no hydrogenated oils/trans fats)—1 jar 18oz or larger = $4.00 off fines

New Site! Katzen Music Library digitized sheet music site.

Over the last few months the Katzen Music Library has been scanning their public-domain historical sheet music and adding it to an online collection system. The full digitized versions are available to browse, print, and save. You can check out the online collection page to see what’s available. They currently have more than 100 items … Continue reading “New Site! Katzen Music Library digitized sheet music site.”

Over the last few months the Katzen Music Library has been scanning their public-domain historical sheet music and adding it to an online collection system. The full digitized versions are available to browse, print, and save. You can check out the online collection page to see what’s available.

They currently have more than 100 items uploaded, but this is still very much a work in progress. If you have any feedback, be sure to let them know either in person or in the comments section of the Katzen Music library blog post HERE.

Filmography – Films on Filmmaking and Filmmakers

The Media Services contribution to the Library Subject Guides is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library … Continue reading “Filmography – Films on Filmmaking and Filmmakers”


The Media Services contribution to the Library Subject Guides is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (www.catalog.wrlc.org)

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Here’s a sneak peak at what can be found in the FILMS ON FILMMAKING & FILMMAKERS Filmography:

American movie :the making of Northwestern. Sony Pictures classics. 2000. 1 videodisc (104 min.). Documentary of the two-year effort by Mark Borchardt to finish his “no-budget horror film, Coven.”. DVD 131

Baadasssss! 2004. 1 videodisc (109 min.). A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble’s struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70’s. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned. DVD 2941

Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong. 2005. 1 videodisc (55 min.). This offers an in-depth look at Hong Kong’s wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema. From its earliest roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to Hong Kong martial arts action in Kill Bill, Vol. 2. All of the bases are covered, from Hong Kong cinema’s first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung, to the balletic choreography of Chang Che. Includes the “one-punch” impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is thoroughly demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence, and abundant film clips provide tantalizing samples of the genre’s classic films. DVD 1207

Forbidden Hollywood collection. 2009. 1 videodisc (152 min.). Wild Bill: Explores the life and directorial times of William A. Wellman. The men who made the movies: Wellman shares many stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with who he has worked and describes his remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities. He was responsible for helping actors win Oscars and discovered such notable actors as James Cagney and Gary Cooper. DVD 5794

Kurosawa. 2002. 1 videodisc (215 min.). A documentary of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa featuring his family, colleagues and critics from Japan and America commenting on the man and his films. Includes excerpts from many of his famous works. DVD 392

A letter to Elia. 2010. 1 videodisc (82 min.). Martin Scorsese directs and narrates this look at director Elia Kazan. From his triumphs with films such as On the Waterfront to his controversial naming of names during the McCarthy hearings, Kazan is shown in all his complexity. DVD 7741

Nanook revisited. 2005. 1 videodisc (55 min.). The filmmakers revisit Inukjuak, the Inuit village where Flaherty filmed Nanook of the North. Examines the realities behind the ground-breaking documentary and the changes since it was made almost 70 years ago. Shows the reactions of the Inuit living in the village, to the film, and also looks at the inaccuracies and staged scenes in the original. DVD 6795

Sidney Lumet. The directors. 2002. 1 videodisc (60 min.). Profile of director Sidney Lumet, featuring extensive film clips and interviews with actors who have worked with him. DVD 570

Stanley Kubrick: A life in pictures. Stanley Kubrick collection. 2001. 1 videodisc (143 min.). Documentary about the career of director Stanley Kubrick, drawing on Kubrick archives and offering an intimate portrait of his life among family and friends. DVD 2787

See the full Films on Filmmaking and Filmmakers filmography here.

Walk-in Technology Support is now on the first floor of the library

The OIT Walk-in Technology Support Service has moved from ACC to the library. Get support for:-AU computing accounts and passwords-AU-supported software-Connecting to the wired and wireless networks-Accessing your e-mail-Health check remediation-Troubleshooting-System restoration-Virus removal-and more

The OIT Walk-in Technology Support Service has moved from ACC to the library.

Get support for:
-AU computing accounts and passwords
-AU-supported software
-Connecting to the wired and wireless networks
-Accessing your e-mail
-Health check remediation
-Troubleshooting
-System restoration
-Virus removal
-and more

What kind of sound does a 1,500-sound-effect donation make?

Sound recorder Greg Smith catalogued his recordings as part of a master’s thesis. “It was a tedious process,” Smith says. “After I finished this project, I thought, ‘It doesn’t make sense to me to return it to a shelf. . . . A sound effect is a living thing. It runs, pops, squeaks, rumbles, roars. For it … Continue reading “What kind of sound does a 1,500-sound-effect donation make?”

Sound recorder Greg Smith catalogued his recordings as part of a master’s thesis. “It was a tedious process,” Smith says. “After I finished this project, I thought, ‘It doesn’t make sense to me to return it to a shelf. ... A sound effect is a living thing. It runs, pops, squeaks, rumbles, roars. For it to sit on a shelf in CDs and collect dust doesn’t make sense.’ ”

The Washington Post published a great piece about Greg Smith and the donation of his sound effects collection to the American University Library. The article even includes cool sample clips of a jack hammer, panda cub, Nascar race, buffalo, and a toucan.

Here’s a taste of the Washington Post article:

Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection

A baby panda in the wild sounds like the high-pitched bark of “Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua.”

Humpback whales mating off the coast of Maui moan amidst the distinct sounds of air bubbles popping underwater.

The futuristic grunts of aliens you might have heard in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” were not created in the studio but were actually made by buffalo grazing in South Dakota.
These sound clips and more than 1,500 others were donated last week to the library at American University by sound producer Greg Smith, who spent more than 30 years traveling the world for film and radio, working for major production companies including NPR, National Geographic and Imax.

The collection includes Smith’s best hits and are immediately accessible to film students, other aspiring filmmakers and “anybody with access to the library,” says Robin Chin Roemer, communications librarian at American. “We are really happy to have this collection. Not all of us are jumping outside to record sounds around us, but Greg did.” Read more of the Washington Post article here.

Read more about the Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection and check out the

Greg Smith SFX Collection Index by category.

Sound notes taken in the field by Greg Smith who has worked for more than 30 years recording sound effects for film.

Check out some more background about Greg and his production company.

Here’s a link to Greg Smith’s personal site.

Filmography – William Shakespeare

The Media Services contribution to the Library Subject Guides is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library … Continue reading “Filmography – William Shakespeare”

The Media Services contribution to the Library Subject Guides is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (www.catalog.wrlc.org)

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Here’s a small sampling of what can be found in the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Filmography:

All’s well that ends well. 2000. 1 videodisc (141 min.). William Shakespeare’s comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband. DVD 3191

All’s well that ends well. 1980. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (142 min.). William Shakespeare’s comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband. Streaming video

Hamlet The Royal Shakespeare Company Production Starring David Tennant. 2009. 1 streaming video file (215 min.). Called the greatest Hamlet of his generationby Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players-including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant’s forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor. Original broadcast title: Hamlet. An Illuminations/Royal Shakespeare Company Production. (2 parts, 88 minutes and 94 minutes). Streaming video

Henry VI Part I. 2000. 1 videodisc (185 min.). A dramatization by Shakespeare of King Henry VI’s early days as king and the beginning of the long civil wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster. In the war with France, England is being driven off French soil. True to the popular view of the time, the French heroine Joan of Arc is characterized as a “minister of hell” and a wanton. DVD 3201

Henry VI Part II. 2000. 1 videodisc (212 min.). A drama of the civil war between The House of York and The House of Lancaster. Henry marries Lady Margaret of Anjou, but she despises him for his meekness and takes Suffolk as a lover. The new Queen, who also hates the Yorks (the White Roses), becomes the inspiration of the Lancastrians (the Red Roses). She and her followers are pitted against Richard, Duke of York, and his supporters, who include the Earl of Warwick, also known as “the King maker.”. DVD 3202

Henry VI Part III. 2000. 1 videodisc (210 min.). Concludes the King Henry VI chronicles with the War of the Roses. York, as victor at St. Albans, contemptuously forces Henry to give him succession to the crown. The merciless Margaret captures and kills York, only to be captured herself and compelled to watch as the Yorkists slay her son. In a powerful soliloquy, the vile Duke of Gloucester reveals his plans to murder Henry VI. DVD 3203

Macbeth. 1982. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (148 min.). Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes. Streaming video

Macbeth A Critical Guide. 1997. 1 streaming video file (33 min.). In this program, the major themes of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedy are investigated by noted experts. Analyzing key scenes from an award-winning film production, Professor Robert Smallwood of the Shakespeare Centre and Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Institute examine how the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes during the course of the play; how Banquo’s character serves as a counterpart to Macbeth’s; whether Macbeth’s character is at all admirable; and whether the play confirms that all tragedies are uniformly pessimistic. Host Graham MacTavish, an actor with the Stratford Shakespeare Company, establishes context and background for the play. (33 minutes). Streaming video

Macbeth Shakespeare for the Modern Age. 2003. 1 streaming video file (37 min.). This condensed adaptation of Macbeth, performed by experienced Shakespearean actors of the innovative Big Adventures Theatre Company, uses the Bard’s own immortal words to tell the story of Duncan King, head of King Enterprises, and his scheming employee, Macbeth, recently awarded the coveted Cawdor contract. After Macbeth’s fateful meeting with three saucy witches-not on the heath, but at the Heath Nightclub-the tragedy unfolds, leading to the inevitable showdown in which Macduff shoots Macbeth. E-mail, cell phones, and stretch limos all have their place in this intriguing film. Guaranteed to catch the interest of teenage and adult viewers alike. (37 minutes). Streaming video

Shakespeare in love.
1998. 1 videodisc (122 min.). When Will Shakespeare needs inspiration to break a bad case of writer’s block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he’ll have to learn about his new love; not only is she promised to marry someone else, she’s successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will’s latest production. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 76

Silent Shakespeare. 1999. 1 videodisc (89 min). In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a “lowbrow” medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Some films feature original hand-stenciled color. DVD 193

Titus Andronicus
. 1985. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (168 min.). William Shakespeare’s tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction. Streaming video

Titus. 2000. 2 videodiscs (ca. 162 min.). Presents the story of a victorious Roman general whose rigid code of honor and duty proves to be his downfall. A shocking journey into the depths of the human heart, a place where vengeance and passion reign supreme. DVD 197

See the full two part Willam Shakespeare filmography here.

Added copies of popular home-use collection titles!

check ’em out! High noon – HU DVD 4* Sliding Doors – HU DVD 10* Big Lebowski – HU DVD 25* Apocalypse now – HU DVD 27* Nixon – HU DVD 28* The Graduate – HU DVD 29* General, the – HU DVD 34* Dr. Strangelove – HU DVD 37* Do the Right Thing – … Continue reading “Added copies of popular home-use collection titles!”

check ’em out!

High noon – HU DVD 4*

Sliding Doors – HU DVD 10*

Big Lebowski – HU DVD 25*

Apocalypse now – HU DVD 27*

Nixon – HU DVD 28*

The Graduate – HU DVD 29*

General, the – HU DVD 34*

Dr. Strangelove – HU DVD 37*

Do the Right Thing – HU DVD 38*

Battleship Potemkin – HU DVD 43*

Double indemnity – HU DVD 51*

Rebel without a cause – HU DVD 52*

Chinatown – HU DVD 54*

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest – HU DVD 55*

Videodrome – HU DVD 64*

Psycho – HU DVD 77*

Henry V – HU DVD 84*

Dinner game, the – HU DVD 87*

Run Lola Run – HU DVD 92*

Mr. Smith goes to Washington – HU DVD 102*

Last year at Marienbad – HU DVD 135*

Two women – HU DVD 139*

Casablanca – HU DVD 150*

Grand illusion – HU DVD 213*

Bamboozled – HU DVD 220*

Thirteen Days – HU DVD 222*

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – HU DVD 271*

Boyz N the Hood – HU DVD 327*

Wall street – HU DVD 329*

Requiem For a Dream – HU DVD 344*

Triumph of the Will – HU DVD 351*

Rear window – HU DVD 368*

Rashomon – HU DVD 370*

Hidden Fortress, The – HU DVD 376*

Lone star – HU DVD 379*

Yojimbo – HU DVD 391*

The Shawshank Redemption – HU DVD 405*

The Gleaners and I – HU DVD 417*

Y Tu Mama Tambien – HU DVD 454*

Breathless – HU DVD 456*

Mon Oncle Antoine – HU DVD 457*

The Conversation – HU DVD 537*

Day for Night – HU DVD 549*

Unforgiven – HU DVD 0582*

Gangs of New York – HU DVD 590*

The Player – HU DVD 614*

Bowling for Columbine – HU DVD 616*

Birth of a nation – HU DVD 640*

Wild strawberries – HU DVD 651*

Lost in translation – HU DVD 741*

Angels in America – HU DVD 774*

Fahrenheit 9/11 – HU DVD 775*

Ghosts of Rwanda – HU DVD 824*

Silence of the Lambs – HU DVD 925*

Falling Down – HU DVD 945*

Goodbye Lenin! – HU DVD 946*

Battle of Algiers – HU DVD 950*

Rocky – HU DVD 951*

The Untouchables – HU DVD 996*

Maria Full of Grace – HU DVD 1007*

Born on the 4th of July – HU DVD 1159*

I, The Worst of All – HU DVD 1162*

Strawberry & Chocolate – HU DVD 1163*

Like water for chocolate – HU DVD 1164*

L’Auberge Espagnole – HU DVD 1311*

Saving Private Ryan – HU DVD 1313*

State of Fear – HU DVD 1523*

Bonnie and Clyde – HU DVD 1605*

Haine, la – HU DVD 1639*

The Mission – HU DVD 1664*

JFK – HU DVD 1667*

Natural born killers – HU DVD 1670*

Doors, the – HU DVD 1691*

Enron: The smartest guys in the room – HU DVD 1700*

The Secret in Their Eyes – HU DVD 1704*

Crash – HU DVD 1736*

The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance – HU DVD 1809*

Good night and good luck – HU DVD 1870*

Judgment at Nuremberg – HU DVD 1887*

Repulsion – HU DVD 1944*

Gattaca – HU DVD 1949*

Harold and Maude – HU DVD 1962*

Lord of War – HU DVD 2097*

Darwin’s nightmare – HU DVD 2136*

Death and the Maiden – HU DVD 2149*

Blue vinyl – HU DVD 2188*

North by Northwest – HU DVD 2217*

Bob Dylan: don’t look back – HU DVD 2281*

Blood diamond – HU DVD 2362*

Little miss sunshine – HU DVD 2375*

Fargo – HU DVD 2393*

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – HU DVD 2443*

All About my Mother – HU DVD 2446*

The Departed – HU DVD 2473*

Babel – HU DVD 2576*

Children of Men – HU DVD 2631*

Garden state – HU DVD 2709*

Zodiac – HU DVD 2982*

Lives of others – HU DVD 3070*

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark – HU DVD 3251*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 1 – HU DVD 3441*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 2 – HU DVD 3442*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 3 – HU DVD 3443*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 4– HU DVD 3444*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 5 – HU DVD 3445*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 6 – HU DVD 3446*

Grapes of Wrath – HU DVD 3486*

Love actually – HU DVD 3510*

Wings of desire – HU DVD 3520*

Eastern promises – HU DVD 3665*

hakde! India – HU DVD 3688

Ratatouille – HU DVD 3814*

The Prestige – HU DVD 3831*

No Country for Old men– HU DVD 3882*

Darjeeling limited – HU DVD 3945*

Across the universe – HU DVD 3985*

Dick – HU DVD 4094*

Atonement – HU DVD 4142*

There Will be Blood – HU DVD 4196*

Knocked Up – HU DVD 4166*

Juno – HU DVD 4203*

La Vie En Rose – HU DVD 4228*

Persepolis – HU DVD 4498*

Reservoir Dogs – HU DVD 4676*

Big fish – HU DVD 4712*

Vicky Cristina Barcelona – HU DVD 4776*

Solaris – HU DVD 4830*

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – HU DVD 5070*

400 blows – HU DVD 5251*

Burn after reading – HU DVD 5377*

Holiday – HU DVD 5407*

Milk – HU DVD 5460*

Rachel Getting Married – HU DVD 5501*

Synecdoche, New York – HU DVD 5557*

Doubt – HU DVD 5610*

City of lost children, the – HU DVD 5637*

The Wrestler – HU DVD 5680*
Slumdog Millionaire – HU DVD 5743*

W – HU DVD 5829*

Curious Case of Benjamin Button – HU DVD 5917*

Waltz With Bashir – HU DVD 6000*

Revolutionary Road – HU DVD 6004*

Harry potter and the half-blood prince – HU DVD 6046*

Bienvenue Chez les Ch’Tis – HU DVD 6197*

Moliere – HU DVD 6599*

The Most Dangerous Man in America – HU DVD 6630*

District 9 – HU DVD 6686*

Up! – HU DVD 6690*

Battle of Chile, disc 1 – HU DVD 6791*

Battle of Chile, disc 2 – HU DVD 6792*

Battle of Chile, disc 3 – HU DVD 6793*

Battle of Chile, disc 4 – HU DVD 6794*

A Serious Man – HU DVD 6904*

Neria – HU DVD 6979

Avatar – HU DVD 7045*

Fantastic Mr. Fox – HU DVD 7046*

In the loop – HU DVD 7060*

High fidelity – HU DVD 7069*

In Bruges – HU DVD 7081*

Julie and Julia – HU DVD 7096*

Invictus – HU DVD 7099*

Where the Wild Things Are – HU DVD 7208*

Taken – HU DVD 7230*

Up in the Air – HU DVD 7242*

A Single Man – HU DVD 7250*

Alice in Wonderland – HU DVD 7719*

Crazy heart – HU DVD 7727*

Layer cake – HU DVD 7777*

I love you, man – HU DVD 7778*

Matrix – HU DVD 7841*

Girl with the dragon tattoo, the – HU DVD 7891*

Girl who played with fire, the – HU DVD 7892*

Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest, the – HU DVD 7893*

Exit through the gift shop – HU DVD 7959*

Inception – HU DVD 8000*

Kick ass – HU DVD 8005*

I am love – HU DVD 8007*

Solitary Man – HU DVD 8008*

Waiting for superman – HU DVD 8017*

Milk of sorrow – HU DVD 8084*

Koyaanisqatsi – HU DVD 8631*

Cautiva – HU DVD 8773*

Lost boys, the – HU DVD 8775*

Before Stonewall – HU DVD 8801*

After Stonewall – HU DVD 8802*

Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection Presentation & Reception Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 2:35–3:15 PM in Ward 2

Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection Presentation & Reception Hosted by: University Library & School of CommunicationSeptember 15, 2011, 2:35–3:15 PMWard 2 On Thursday, September 15, the Library and SOC will come together to introduce and celebrate the Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection, a resource comprised of 1450 sound effect tracks recorded by SOC adjunct professor … Continue reading “Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection Presentation & Reception Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 2:35–3:15 PM in Ward 2”

Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection Presentation & Reception

Hosted by: University Library & School of Communication
September 15, 2011, 2:35–3:15 PM
Ward 2

On Thursday, September 15, the Library and SOC will come together to introduce and celebrate the Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection, a resource comprised of 1450 sound effect tracks recorded by SOC adjunct professor Greg Smith over the course of his career in film and television.

Greg Smith has over 25 years of experience making films, and has traveled the world extensively as a location sound recordist, among other roles. While working on set for major studios such as Lucasfilm, he eventually amassed a large private library of sound effects, which he later used as part of his thesis project as an MFA student at AU.

The Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection is derived from the highlights of this thesis project, and includes unique sound effects of wildlife, vehicles, ambiences, and a wide variety of other things that go “bump” in both the day and night.

In providing this collection to the University Library, Smith has requested that his sound effects be shared openly for the benefit of filmmakers and video and audio producers around the world.

For more information about the Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection and to access its tracks, please visit the Media Services webpage.

Join members of the SOC’s Film and Media Arts division for the formal presentation of faculty member Greg Smith’s sound effects collection to the University Library. The presentation will include a sampling of key sound effects from the collection and a short Q&A session with Professor Smith. Refreshments provided.

Here’s some more background about Greg and his production company.

Here’s a link to Greg Smith’s personal site.

This image of recording a mountain lion can be found on his website.

11th Annual Faculty Lunch – Thursday, September 08: 11am – 1:30 PM

Thursday, September 8, 201111:00 am – 1:30 pm The Mud BoxLower Level University LibraryAll AU faculty members are invited to drop in between 11am and 1:30pm to meet new faculty and re-connect with colleagues from across campus, chat with library faculty who support your teaching and research, locate CTRL services that have moved to the … Continue reading “11th Annual Faculty Lunch – Thursday, September 08: 11am – 1:30 PM”

Thursday, September 8, 2011
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Mud Box
Lower Level University Library
All AU faculty members are invited to drop in between 11am and 1:30pm to meet new faculty and re-connect with colleagues from across campus, chat with library faculty who support your teaching and research, locate CTRL services that have moved to the Library, and learn about CTRL faculty development opportunities.


That’s right, it’s Party Time at the Music Library again. Wednesday, September 7th from 3pm-6pm, The Katzen Music Library will be hosting their second open house! Stop by for a few minutes to snack on some refreshments, chat with their friendly staff, and learn more about the Music Library’s holdings and services. If you’re a … Continue reading “”

That’s right, it’s Party Time at the Music Library again.

Wednesday, September 7th from 3pm-6pm, The Katzen Music Library will be hosting their second open house! Stop by for a few minutes to snack on some refreshments, chat with their friendly staff, and learn more about the Music Library’s holdings and services.

If you’re a new student at AU, or if you’re a returning student that’s never made it over there, this is the perfect opportunity to check out what they can do for you, and to enjoy some cookies while you’re at it.

If you’re a regular at the Music Library, consider bringing some friends to introduce them to this valuable campus resource.

The Music Library is located in the Katzen Arts Center, Room 150.

Hope to see you there!