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What impact would bills and treaties such as SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA have on scholarly communication?
Watch for additional events in this series this Spring
- April 24 : PIRATES! The differences between disciplines and views on issues of copyright and plagiarism. What are the ethics of reusing other’s work?
- May 1 online:TMI: how to use and evaluate information we need? Evaluating sources and what does it mean to find information in a time of information abundance.
- May 8 MINE! Who owns your work? What are the copyrights faculty and students have to their own work and how they reuse other’s work?
- May 15 online: FREE! I already paid for that! What is open access and how does it work?
WWU Libraries Heritage Resources Presents
Return to the River: Steve Raymond explores the literary legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown
August 3, 2012
Wilson Library 6th Floor
Save the Date!
Roderick Haig-Brown is known internationally for his writing on fly fishing. Born in England, he came to British Columbia, Canada, and lived on the banks of the Campbell River, Vancouver Island. He published many books and articles, and is known for his writing on fly fishing.
Steve Raymond was born in Bellingham, Wash. Raymond has been a major contributor of articles and book reviews to angling magazines, and served as an editor of The flyfisher and Fly fishing in salt waters. He has won many awards including the Roderick Haig-Brown Award of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsman Award of the Washington Fly Fishing Club.
Photo: Ledge Pool. Image taken at the Grand Ronde River, October 15, 1964. Ralph E. Wahl Photograph Collection, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, a department of Heritage Resources, Western Libraries.
Last week the Children's & Young Adult Book Sale happened in Special Collections. The book sale raises funds for the Children's Literature Conference, an annual event at Western.
The books are all new, fiction and non-fiction, including science, biographies, chapter books, easy readers, and books for both young people and adults or cross-over books. The sale is always popular, and many people came to buy during the two day sale.
Students in ENG 441, Children's Literature for Elementary and Middle School, were involved in setup and organization of the book sale, and selected over 170 books to donate to a local Foster Parent/Caregiver Holiday Event.
Sylvia Tag, book sale coordinator and ENG 441 instructor, with Kathryn Boyd, Extended Education, take a moment during the sale to smile for the camera.
Western Libraries celebrate the digitization of the first 50 years of the Western Front.
The first 50 years of the WWU Student Newspaper is now online. Phase One of the project is complete. Phase Two begins, as we start to process the next fifty years of the Western Front.
Check out the collection on the Digital Collections page, located under libraries & collections on the library home page.
The Fall 2011 ‘Perspectives’ Display is devoted to examining the multiple narratives around Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day. Traditionally very Western-centric holidays, these events celebrate European culture in the United States. However, contemporary critics have offered a new perspective on these events: that Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day only offers one paradigm of European arrival in North America.
The Fall 2011 Display hopes to offer a thorough examination of the issues around these holidays. Any questions? Contact Rebecca Marrall at email@example.com.
1. Our website is http://library.wwu.edu
2. Your Western ID card is your library card.
3. We can save you time! Librarians with subject specialties and staff dedicated to assist with your research and writing projects. JUST ASK!
4. We help you do research for specific courses & assignments. Librarians have created guides with lists of “best” resources in specific subject areas & for specific assignments to get you started.
5. Remote Support!
Stuff all spread out, don’t want to pack up & come to the Reference Desk?
Need help finding something? Use (Ask Us!) - - Online CHAT Reference
Text us @ (360) 797-5910
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6. 24/7 access any time - anywhere! Web-based catalog & e books, full text articles & online journals, citation guides & more, accessible from anywhere!
7. Access to materials from libraries regionally & worldwide - - delivered quickly via Summit and Inter Library Loan (ILLIAD)! Often we have electronic delivery of materials.
8. Technology! 24/hour computer lab, a Dual-boot Mac/PC lab, scanners, color printing, & over 100 pc’s with the full Adobe & Microsoft Office Suite, & laptops available to check out!
9. Study spaces to meet any need! Designated quiet spaces - 4 Central & 5 West,
individual study carrels to collaborative spaces with comfy chairs or big tables; group study rooms equipped with large screen LCD monitor and interactive whiteboards, video & media editing rooms, & more.
10. The Learning Commons - bringing help & resources together to save you time! Reference & Instruction, Circulation & Reserves, the Student Technology Center, Writing Center, Tutoring Center, Teaching Learning Academy & the Faculty Writing Instruction Support are all located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
Washington Library Snapshot 2011. On April 12, 2011, hundreds of libraries throughout Washington State joined in the ALA's "Library Snapshot Day" effort.
What is Snapshot Day?
Library Snapshot Day is a local, state & national initiative designed to illustrate the value of academic, public, & school libraries. For the Western Libraries, it was a great way to share a glimpse of a day in the life of our library while joining others across the Evergreen State.
The statistics collected show the types of activities and interactions that occured in the Western Libraries on Snapshot Day.
- Total number of hours the library was open on Snapshot Day: 16.5
- Patron Visits/Door Count: 6,491
- Total Circulation for the day: 1,266
- Number of hits to our website: 6,783
- Number of hits to our catalog: 5,798
- Course Reserve Materials checked out: 149
- Number of items loaned via Summit & ILL: 143
- Number of students participating in Information Literacy and Library Instruction sessions: 67
- Library 201 (23 students)
- Comm (25 students)
- Am. Cultural Studies @ CPNWS (19)
- Number of logins to full text research databases (daily average estimate 350 )
- How many full-text electronic resources were downloaded (daily average estimate 133)
- Number of students served by instruction in one-on-one or reference desk interactions:
- Circ Desk: 131 total interactions
- Reference Desk: 145
- Map Library: 6
- University Archives and Records Center: 10
- Center for Pacific Northwest Studies & NW Regional Archives: 24
- Special Collections: 4
- Writing Center consultations: 7
- Number of students served by instruction or assistance with tech/computers in one-on-one interactions: 59
- Number of students served by instruction or assistance with tech/computers in formal classroom setting: 15
- Programs and/or training sessions offered on Snapshot Day:
- Writing Center Workshop: 25 attended
- Panel & Workshop: Reading Across Differences: exploring disciplinary conventions: 26 attended - A panel & interactive dialogue of WWU faculty & students, focusing on disciplinary conventions in writing and communication, discussing disciplinary conventions in writing and communication & demonstrate how they read academic texts in their disciplines. Participants had opportunity to apply some of the ideas presented and engage in dialogue around them. Students learned how to cope with the multitude of style conventions in the academic texts assigned, & how to read more deeply across their classes.
- Cooperative Story -- bigger than the one word novella: “Create Your Own Story @ your library” A National Library Week Event (over 200 entries total) - As part of National Library Week April 10 – 16, 2011, the Western Libraries invited the campus to participate in creating a shared story. Students & faculty contributed two lines at a time to the continuous story, either on Viking Village or on paper (or both) in the Library. At the end, each story will be posted on Viking Village & the Library Facebook page.
- Art Exhibit: Week of the Young Child (art work created by young students at the WWU Center for Early Childhood Development)