WSU Libraries is on track to launch Search It, a new shared library management service, by the end of December.
Once the system goes live, patrons can use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They also can access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.
WSU Holland and Terrell libraries hours extended for dead and finals weeks
WSU students will have a new study tool available to them for the first time – round-the-clock access to university libraries during the last two weeks of the semester.
“After discussion with student leaders and examination of gate count data from last year, we decided to keep the Holland and Terrell libraries open 24/7 during dead and finals weeks,” said Beth Blakesley, associate dean of libraries.
Preserving treasures of the past: Lab tour, open house for new libraries conservator set for Nov. 14
Linnea Nelson, the new conservator for WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), will conduct a tour of the MASC conservation lab during a free, public open house 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, starting in the MASC main lobby, Terrell Library ground floor. She will also describe basic ways to care for and preserve historical documents.
War posters comprise new WSU Libraries digital collection
A new digital collection at Washington State University Libraries shows how propaganda posters – or “weapons on the wall” – helped governments influence citizens’ public and private behavior and decisions during World Wars I and II.
The WSU Libraries are co-sponsors of the Palouse-area Everybody Reads program. This year, the selection is Tree Soldier, by J.L. (Janice) Oakley. Copies of the book are available at the WSU Libraries, Neill Public Library, and other libraries in the region. A local author reading/event will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday November 14th at Neill Public Library (see http://everybody-reads.org/ for more information and a complete schedule of events)
Library faculty discuss new Search It system in Daily Evergreen
Alex Merrill, Ray Henry and Beth Blakesley explain more about a new search system for WSU Libraries in a recent Daily Evergreen article. Search It will go live after finals week in December. To learn more about what the changes will mean for patrons, please visit the Libraries website.
Vet student’s country photos on exhibit; reception Nov. 1
The work of third-year WSU veterinary student Claire Tousley is on display through mid-December at the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall. The public is invited to meet the photographer during a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Wegner 170. For more about Tousley and her photographs, please read the WSU News story.