The news @ Western Libraries
Group Study Rooms
Is your group looking for a place to study? There are 12 group study rooms and getting your group into one of them is as easy as 1-2-3.
From the library home page in the Help box, click "Reserve a group study room." You can do this from any computer or you can use the dedicated comiputer at the Libraries' Media Circulation counter. See if a room is available right now or reserve one up to two weeks in advance.
The 12 rooms give you choices in size and equipment. 7 of the rooms have interactive white boards. See west.wwu.edu/atus/iBoard for more information.
A group may reserve a room for up to four hours per day. All you need is your WWU ID and at least two group members to pick up a key at the Media Circulation desk. Please talk to the folks at the Media desk if you have any questions.
You can now check out Music CDs at the Wilson Circulation Desk. With music from a variety of genres, you are sure to find something you will enjoy. Browse through our music collection in the Media Collection room, located behind the Wilson Circulation Desk on the second floor of Wilson Library; be sure to ask a staff member if you have any questions.
And don't forget, you can always head over to the Music Library, located above the Performing Arts Center, for an amazing collection designed to fulfill all of your musical needs. Happy listening!
Welcome to an exciting writing event brought to you by
The Big Read: Whatcom READS!
The challenge is to write an entire story in exactly six words.
Hemingway, a master of allusion and manipulating negative space
(or what is NOT present in the story) is said to have started this form.
When challenged to come up with a story in six words, Hemingway wrote:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Try Your Hand at a SIX WORD STORY at the URL below!
The McNaughton bestseller collection has arrived and is now shelved in the Daylight Lounge! The McNaugton Collection features bestsellers, popular fiction, current interest books and more. Students have been requesting this type of recreational reading collection for a long time, particularly in the 14 Days to Have Your Say blog. Well, you asked and we listened; now you can visit the Daylight Lounge, kick back in your spare time and enjoy new books all year long!
The plan we're currently funding for 2009-2010 will give us:
--100 books in our core collection
--an additional 10 books per month (with 5 in December and July) for a total of 210 new popular books in a year!
Funding for this collection comes from the money earned at the Library's book sales.
WWU Libraries Special Collections is now closed and in the process
of re-locating from Wilson Library 279 to its new home on Wilson 6th floor.
During the move, our ability to provide research assistance will be limited.
Visit us in our new home starting in January 2010!
GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports. Some archived material dates back to the 1970’s.
Find this database in the library's alphabetical list of databases on the Western Libraries homepage (see link below).
Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Blues, contemporary Jazz & Jazz legends, Pop & Rock, World, Folk and Chinese music. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database. Find this database in the library's alphabetical list of databases on the Western Libraries homepage (see link below).
Important Change to the Naxos Music Library:
As of January 15th 2010, the Naxos Music Library will stream exclusively with Adobe Flash Player! If Adobe Flash Player 10 is not installed on your computer, please take a moment and install it (see link below).