Event - Library Sponsored
Beginning Monday, March 10, 2014 Pet Partners will be available to help you relax and de-stress as you make your way to the end of the quarter in through finals week. During various times between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm from now through March 20th, you will be able to visit some of your favorite pairs of humans and dogs (and don't forget Smokey the cat!).
Pet Partners will be located in the gallery space at the beginning of the Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library. Stop by to say hi and learn more about the Libraries' partnership with Whatcom Therapy Dogs Pet Partner Program!
A traveling exhibit that explores the intertwined life histories of owls and woodpeckers and the unique roles that they play in defining and enriching their often-threatened habitats is now on display. This exhibit, featuring photographs by award-winning photographer and conservationist Paul Bannick, is housed in Special Collections space on the sixth floor of Wilson Library, and is open for viewing during regular Special Collections hours (closed on weekends and major holidays) from now until the end of December.
The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington: Photographs by Paul Bannick was organized by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, and created with Paul Bannick and Braided River, a partner of The Mountaineers Books. Sponsorship of this local presentation is provided by Western Libraries.
Polly Myers, a recipient of the 2012-2013 James W. Scott Research Fellowship Award, was the guest of honor at a reception in Special Collections, on Monday, November 26.
Dr. Meyers is a History Instructor at Western and is researching the employment of women at the Boeing Company after World War II.
|The fellowships are awarded in honor of the late Dr. James W. (Jim) Scott, founder and first director of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, and a noted scholar of the Pacific Northwest region.
Elizabeth Joffrion, Director of Heritage Resources, congratulated Dr. Myers on receiving the award and invited the guests to return in Spring 2013, when Dr. Myers will present on the topic of anti-nuclear protest.
The Western Libraries Reading Series invited Professor Steven Garfinkle, WWU History Department, to present his new book, Entrepreneurs and Enterprise in Early Mesopotamia: a study of three archives from the Third Dynasty of Ur. The presentation was in Special Collection's Research Room, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Steven Garfinkle discussed the role played by entrepreneurs from four thousand years ago and their role in the economy at that time.
He studied thousands of clay tablets with cuneiform writing on them to gather evidence for the book, which is available in the library's circulating collection.
Marian Alexander, Head of Special Collections Emeritus, and Peter Smith, Special Collections Librarian, gave a presentation about the Western Front Historical Collection at the Village Books lunch time series, Western Connections, on October 9, 2012.
Marian began the presentation by offering a view of historical Bellingham in 1899 when the student newspaper began. From the first issue of the Normal Messenger, she compared the newspaper text, "graceful terraces" of Sehome hill, with historical photographs that revealed a rough landscape. Marian also described the complete process of digitization from the planning stages to the final product.
Peter displayed search strategies and helpful tips about using the Western Front Historical Collection. There was a brief question and answer session following the presentation.
Clara Weaver, Florence Pettibone, and Carrie Salvo on Pacific American Fisheries roof. (GB465)
Western Libraries Heritage Resources invites you to celebrate our rich documentary heritage by participating in a range of FREE events we're offering throughout the month:
- “Western Front Goes Digital: 110 Years of History” – Tuesday, October 9, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Village Books in Fairhaven (part of Village Books’ Western Connections series)
- Basics of Historical Research Workshop – Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Goltz-Murray Building (in partnership with the Washington State Archives, Northwest Branch)
- 2nd Annual Pecha-Kucha Presentation Event – Monday, October 22, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Goltz-Murray Building (for History and Archival graduate students and Archives/Records Management professionals)
- History Day Teachers’ Workshop – Tuesday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Goltz-Murray Building (for educators interested in participating in National History Day)
- Open House – Saturday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Goltz-Murray Building and Wilson Library 6th Floor (part of WWU’s Fall Family Open House)
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This fall quarter, the Teaching-Learning Academy at Western Washington University will work on creating their BIG Question for this 2012-13 academic year.
TLA is a central forum that engages students, faculty, staff and community members in the study of teaching and learning. Each fall quarter, the TLA develops a BIG Question focused on enhancing WWU's learning environment.
Four dialogue group options are available:
- Wednesdays at noon - 1:20 or 2 - 3:20 p.m.
Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28
- Thursdays at noon - 1:20 or 2 - 3:20 p.m
Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29.
Group dialogues are held in Wilson Library Room 270, and the average running time per session is 80 minutes.
Students can receive communication practicum credit for participating in the TLA. For more information, contact Carmen Werder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Raymond, a life-long fly fisher and author, visited Special Collections and gave a presentation about Roderick Haig-Brown, fly fisher, author, and conservationist.
The event attracted fly fishers from around the Northwest, who came to hear Mr. Raymond's insights into the literary works of Roderick Haig-Brown.
Before the presentation, Bruce Shepard, WWU President, presented a book about Western to Tobey Ishii-Anderson, niece of David Ishii, to honor the memory of David Ishii and his gift to Special Collections.
|Steve Raymond with guests|
After Steve Raymond's presentation, he answered questions about Roderick Haig-Brown and his own writing career. Then everyone browsed the Fly Fishing Collections in the Special Collections storage area and the books exhibited in the Research Room.
|Marian Alexander and Joan Raymond|
Library 201 Online Class: Summer 2012
Looking for 2 credits in a class you can take from anywhere?
Do you want to develop skills that will help make your life easier in other classes?
Or maybe you just want to learn how to conduct research better?
Then consider taking the online Introduction to Library Strategies (LIBR 201) during Summer 2012!
This class will introduce students to:
- The nature of research with emphasis on strategies for carrying out inquiry
- How to locate electronic and print sources
- How to assess sources for authority
- How to manage the research process and write citations
- And how to select and incorporate material from sources into your writing.
When: 6 week session, 6/19 -- 8/17
Where: Online (CRN 31031)
For more information contact the course instructor: