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TLA Dialogue Groups

Posted on: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:38pm

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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 carmen.werder@wwu.edu.

Steve Raymond explores the legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown

Posted on: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 11:00am

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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.  

Steve RaymondSteve Raymond

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 and GuestsSteve 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 and Joan RaymondMarian Alexander and Joan Raymond

Raymond event

Impact of SOPA -TODAY!

Posted on: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:23pm

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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?

Return to the River: Steve Raymond explores the literary legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown

Posted on: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:28am

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WWU Libraries Heritage Resources Presents

Ledge PoolReturn to the River: Steve Raymond explores the literary legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown

August 3, 2012


Special Collections
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. 

Roderick Haig-Brown article in the Wikipedia

Books by Roderick Haig-Brown available in the library

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

Children's & Young Adult Book Sale

Posted on: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 10:44am

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Book SaleLast 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 and Kathryn

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.


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