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.

 

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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.”

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Complete WSU Libraries Survey for a Chance to Win Cougar Cash

Posted: April 26, 2016 -- letizia

WSU Libraries are conducting a survey about receiving research help from library staff. To participate, please go to http://tinyurl.com/z727a89. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Enter your email address for a chance to win $25 in Cougar Cash! The survey ends May 7.

For more information, contact WSU reference and instruction librarian Erin Hvizdak at 509-335-5914 or erin.hvizdak@wsu.edu.
 

 

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TRAIL Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Access to Government Agency Information

Posted: April 21, 2016 -- letizia

The Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL), of which WSU Libraries is a part, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year of digitizing and providing permanent access to more than 53,000 government technical reports.

According to its website, TRAIL was formed to meet the challenges of access to technical report literature. These reports are rapidly disappearing from library shelves and documents collections. WSU Libraries joined TRAIL in 2010 and is one of more than three dozen members.

 

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Open Education Week Starts at WSU Libraries April 19

Posted: April 13, 2016 -- letizia

WSU and University of Idaho Libraries, as well as WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation, will sponsor a webinar and educational technology open house next week detailing high-quality, low-cost alternatives to traditional course materials during Open Education Week.

These alternatives, called open educational resources (OERs), are openly licensed textbooks and learning materials that can be adapted, remixed and reused by instructors at little to no cost to students.

 

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First Edible Book Festival Winners Announced

Posted: April 8, 2016 -- letizia

Our inaugural Edible Book Festival on April 8 drew more than 100 individuals who voted for their favorite entry, including many WSU moms with their students for the Moms' Weekend festivities.

 

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April 12: Author to Speak about Notorious Rare Map Thief

Posted: April 7, 2016 -- letizia

Rare map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps before he was caught in 2005, is the subject of a talk by award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Avery Hall Bundy Reading Room at Washington State University. A reception will follow.

 

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Through April 24: Asian Fashion Exhibit part of Mom’s Weekend Events

Posted: April 7, 2016 -- letizia

In her youth, Lipi Turner-Rahman didn’t want to wear the salwar-kameez her mother, Razia, custom-ordered for her and her sisters. Growing up in England but Bangladeshi by birth, Turner-Rahman wanted to fit in with others and wear blue jeans and a T-shirt instead of the elaborately embroidered trousers, tunic and scarf that make up the national dress of South Asia.

Today, she embraces the native dress as a way to be closer to her mother and her roots.

 

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