Are you feeling a little blue? Would listening to Lady Gaga put you in the mood to “just dance?” How about listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Would they put some pep in your step? A visit to the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s music and media department may be what you need to take the edge off or add a little energy to your day.
According to CSUN music professor Ron Borczon, the director of the Music Therapy Wellness Clinic, listening to music can be beneficial to staff and faculty as it can help you lessen your stress or help boost your mood and give you energy. Listening to music can provide for a nice escape in the middle of your day.
The library’s music department has a browsable catalog that includes a range of genres and 11,000 CDs. Visitors have access to audio stations that play CDs, tapes and even vinyl records.
“We also have listening carrels where they can enjoy the CDs,” said Dean Arnold, the music and media supervisor. “We have everything from Beethoven to Lady Gaga.”
Lunch Break is an occasional series offering tips to faculty and staff about activities on campus to do during a one-hour timeframe to improve health and wellness.