Study with Grammy Award winners!

You may have seen their videos or heard them on the radio, but wouldn’t it be more fun to study with a Grammy Award winner? You can check out many of last night’s winners from the UT Libraries Fine Arts Library.  And if the FAL is too far but you still want to get your music fix, you can request that a CD or DVD be sent to your closest library.  Here’s a list of some of the Grammy Award Winners and, because it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone deserves a little love, a list of those artists that were nominated but didn’t take home a gold gramophone:


Arcade Fire (Album of the Year)

Lady Antebellum (Song of the Year)

Esperanza Spalding (Best New Artist)

Lady Gaga (Best Pop Vocal Album)

Rihanna (Best Dance Recording)

Them Crooked Vultures (Best Hard Rock Performance)

Muse (Best Rock Album)

The Black Keys (Best Alternative Music Album)

Cee Lo Green (Best Urban/Alternative Performance)

Grupo Fantasmo (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album)

Mavis Staples (Best Americana  Album)


Florence + the Machine (Best New Artist)

Justin Bieber (Best New Artist)

Mumford & Sons (Best New Artist)

The Roots (Best Rap Album)

Ana Tijoux (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album)

Flight of the Conchords (Best Comedy Album)

Tip Jar Post #7: Keep Track of Everything You Read

Female student runs to the library to ask the librarian if she knows of a library book with a green cover.

Have you ever tried to remember a book you’d read, but all you could recall were a few details, like that it was about World War II and it had a red cover?  Makes it pretty hard to find.  Don’t let that happen to you again!  You can keep track of all the items you check out from the UT Libraries with one click of a library catalog button, illustrated by the tutorial below.

Collecting your reading history is entirely private and you can opt-out at any time. It works for anything you physically check out from the library – books, DVDs, CDs, journals, reserve readings, etc. It won’t collect items you’ve checked out from other libraries via InterLibrary Services, but you can view things you’ve checked out from them simply by logging into to your ILS account. Happy tracking!