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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.

50 years of the WWU Student Newspaper now online!

Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:45am

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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. 

‘Perspectives’ Display in Zoe's!

Posted on: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:54am

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 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 rebecca.marrall@wwu.edu.


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