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Auburn University Libraries Provide Streaming Concerts for Music Students

Last Updated on May 7, 2020, 2:59 pm ET

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Research libraries are finding creative ways to help students and faculty continue learning and teaching while campuses are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Auburn University is one notable example. Librarian Liza Weisbrod arranged for music appreciation students to satisfy their concert attendance requirement remotely. More than 350 students are viewing concerts via Naxos Video Library, a streaming service provided through the University Libraries. Students are seeing and hearing world-class orchestras like the San Francisco Symphony perform such classics as Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony and Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. Dean of libraries Shali Zhang said, “We’ll be working hard to provide innovative solutions for the duration of this crisis—whether it is an appreciation of the beauty of music or the latest scientific journal entry.”

Read more about how Auburn University Libraries is facilitating distance education during the pandemic.