WSU Joins Open Textbook Network
Posted: September 23, 2016 -- letizia
Washington State University has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.
OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, which provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed and openly licensed textbooks. The network now encompasses more than 40 universities and colleges from around the country, including University of Washington, Oregon State University and Portland State University in the Pacific Northwest.
A Message from WSU Libraries Dean Regarding Hold on Journal Cancellations
Posted: September 20, 2016 -- letizia
With assistance from WSU Provost Daniel Bernardo and use of one-time money, the WSU Libraries have been able to put off journal cancellations planned for this year. Each year, even when we receive increases in funding, we must cut journals due to price inflation from publishers. This problem has been growing in severity for years and impacts even the largest universities across the country.
Aug. 10 Art in the Library Reception: Photo Exhibit Features Animals of Japan
Posted: August 2, 2016 -- letizia
While her husband was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, three years ago, Heather Wiegmann photographed a Japanese white-eye, or mejiro, amid the first cherry blossoms of spring.
“When looking up into the trees, it isn’t uncommon to see tiny birds flitting around and lapping up nectar,” said Wiegmann, a 2011 graduate of WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Mejiro are sociable birds that don’t sit still for long and are a challenge to photograph well.”
New Video Streaming Tool Available at WSU Libraries
Posted: July 26, 2016 -- letizia
Thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases will be available to Washington State University faculty and students this fall through a service offered as a pilot by WSU Libraries.
Through Aug. 13: After-Hours Creativity Displayed in Terrell Library
Posted: July 21, 2016 -- letizia
It is part of human nature to collect things. Washington State University Libraries’ exhibit of personal employee collections includes such treasures as vintage purses, holiday Beanie Babies, 1940s-era menus, shot glasses and gaming miniatures.
“After Hours 3: Gathering Our Spare Time” will run in the Terrell Library atrium display case through Aug. 13. The annual “After Hours” exhibit shows the interests and creative works of library employees. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until 5:45 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Saturday; and noon-8:45 p.m. Sunday.
Exhibit on Student Protest Opens at MASC, Runs Through December
Posted: June 29, 2016 -- letizia
A new exhibit from WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections reveals the history of student protest on the Pullman campus during the incendiary years of Kent State and Vietnam.
“Protest: Students, War + Racism, WSU 1969-70” runs in the MASC main lobby at Terrell Library through December. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays. A delayed opening reception is planned for the end of August after WSU classes resume.
WSU Libraries’ Talea Anderson Earns University Seed Grant to Study Affordable Learning Project
Posted: June 1, 2016 -- letizia
WSU Libraries’ Talea Anderson was one of five faculty members to earn a Student Success Seed Grant from the university aimed at improving student retention and progress toward graduation.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the seed grant competition generated 150 letters of intent and 41 full proposals. Anderson earned a $22,000 grant for her proposal, titled “Affordable Learning Project: Facilitating Adoption or Development of Open Education Resources and Low-Cost Resources for Use in Courses at WSU.”
Former AHL Head Vicki Croft Part of Winning Team for MLA Annual Award
Posted: May 20, 2016 -- letizia
WSU emerita faculty member and retired animal health sciences librarian Vicki Croft is among the team that earned the 2016 Medical Library Association’s Section Project of the Year Award. The honor was announced during the MLA annual meeting May 13-18 in Toronto, Canada.
May 5: Faux to Receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award
Posted: May 4, 2016 -- letizia
Cynthia Faux will receive the 2016 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a 2 p.m. reception Thursday, May 5, in the Terrell Library Atrium.
The award recognizes a non-library faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. Faux is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience.
“I have huge respect for librarians and the work that they do, so for them to consider me for this award is truly an honor,” she said.
Through June 30: ‘Nuclear Hanford’ Exhibit at Terrell Library
Posted: April 28, 2016 -- letizia
A brief history of the Hanford nuclear site – from pre-Manhattan Project to the present – is the subject of an exhibit in the atrium case at Terrell Library through June 30.