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‘Perspectives’ Display in Zoe's!

 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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Check out the Tutoring and Writing Centers!

As part of the new Learning Commons in the Library, the Tutoring Center moved in to Wilson 2 North, WL 280, at the beginning of Fall Quarter and the Writing Center relocated to the area behind the Media Circulation Desk right across from Zoe's Bookside Bagels in Wilson Library.

Both are now open and ready to assist all students with their tutoring and writing needs.  

The Tutoring Center is open:

* Monday - Thursday: 9am-9pm

* Friday: 9am-5pm

* Sunday: 5pm - 9pm


The Writing Center is open:

* Days: Monday - Thursday: 10-4; Friday 10-2

* Evenings: Sunday: 6-9; Monday - Thursday: 6-8

Stop by to check out their new locations and to get some excellent assistance with your school work!

Also, be sure to take a look at the links below to learn more about the Learning Commons, the Writing Center and the Tutoring Center.

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10 Things to KNOW About Your Library

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
          Tweet us @Ask_WWU_Lib

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.

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New-look CPNWS Website!

We welcome you to explore and enjoy the new-look website for the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies!

Our site has been updated to make it easier to navigate, and to match the look and feel of other program websites from Western Libraries. Researchers can still access and search the online catalog and guides to the 300+ archival collections housed at CPNWS, as well as our photo and map databases. Check out the links in the right-hand menu of the CPNWS home pages to find out more about CPNWS and its collections.

New features of this site include a link to online digital collections offered through Western Libraries, information for educators, and links to additional resources for researching local and regional history. We also hope you’ll enjoy reading featured news items about CPNWS activities and collections.

Your questions, comments and suggestions will be most welcome as we continue to build this site – please don’t hesitate to contact us at cpnws@wwu.edu or 360 650 7747. CPNWS is a program of Western Libraries located in the Goltz-Murray Archives Building in Bellingham, Washington.

 

 Deception Pass Bridge Under Construction. Biery Photographs 1557, CPNWS.  

Deception Pass Bridge under construction, circa 1934-1935.

Galen Biery Photograph #1557, CPNWS.

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Special Collections Selection: The First Folio of Shakespeare

Author: 
William Shakespeare
Publication Information: 
New York, W. W. Norton, 1968
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Special Collections Rare Book Collection Oversize
Call Number: 
PR2751 .A15 1968
September, 2011

ShakespeareThe Norton Facsimile

The First Folio of Shakespeare

Prepared by Charlton Hinman

This book seems very simple at first glance, photocopies of plays of Shakespeare, the original pages printed in 1623. 

However, the scholarly endeavor to put this book together included comparing 80 copies of the First Folio to find the clearest and most corrected pages available.

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Skagitonian Peace and Anti-Nuclear Records Archived at CPNWS

Interested in the history of regional peace movements or responses to nuclear power?

Newly-archived records of the group Skagitonians Concerned About Nuclear Plants (SCANP) document the 1970s grass-roots opposition to a proposal to build a nuclear power plant near Sedro-Woolley in Skagit County. After considerable controversy and debate, Skagit County voters rejected this proposal by ballot in 1979. This collection of SCANP records was donated recently to the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies by former member Debbie Aldrich, and is a fine addition to campus-wide historical collections documenting regional peace and other types of community activism. The collection also includes archival materials from the group Skagit Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament, the Skagit Peace Education Fund, and papers and posters documenting the annual "Magic Skagit" music festival.

Visit this online guide or contact CPNWS to find out more about the records of SCANP and other community organizations in Whatcom and Skagit County, as well as other holdings about nuclear and energy issues. Some related collections at CPNWS include:

More primary sources about the proposed nuclear power plant can be located in "Nuclear Power Plant Rezone Files" among Skagit County Planning Department records at the Washington State Archives (NW Branch). Papers from SCANP founder Helen Day are archived at the University of Washington.

Poster for the 1979 "Magic Skagit" Festival.  

1979 Poster from the Skagitonians Concerned About Nuclear Plant Records,

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.

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Video collection has moved!

In preparation for the Learning Commons coming this Fall 2011, the Library's collection of videos and cds has been moved to Wilson 2 East - right through the Daylight Lounge.

This new video location is spacious, bright and easy to find. Come check out some of your favorite titles and discover something new.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While you're there, be sure to swing through the Daylight Lounge to stop by the shelves that hold our "Popular DVDs" collection featuring many new films.

Starting Fall Quarter 2011, the former video location behind the Media Circulation Desk will be the new home of the Writing Center!

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"No Reservations" for Historic KVOS Film Clip!

Food and history buffs should keep an eye out for an upcoming episode of Anthony Bourdain’s "No Reservations” show on the Travel Channel. The new and upcoming “U.S. Desert” episode (expected to air Monday August 8th) will incorporate a clip from one of the historic KVOS films housed at WWU’s Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. The clip is drawn from Vancouver newsman Jack Webster’s 1964 interview with George Van Tassel, a California businessman who claimed to have been visited by aliens on flying saucers. During the interview, Van Tassel discussed his experiences, the formula for time travel taught to him by the visiting aliens, and his work on the Integratron time machine.

A complete listing of KVOS Channel 12 Films archived at CPNWS is available here – select films are available online as part of Western Libraries’ Digital Collections.

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