Help Test New Library Search Tool Before May 8 Launch

Posted: April 5, 2017 -- letizia

Users of WSU Libraries’ search function are invited to test and provide feedback on a new version before its official launch on Monday, May 8.

To test the new version, go to http://libraries.wsu.edu/sandbox_newui.

The upgrade of Search It is part of a regional effort by the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a Pacific Northwest consortium of academic libraries of which WSU Libraries is a part.

Benefits of the new search tool include:

 

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Register by March 31 for April 7 Edible Book Festival

Posted: March 23, 2017 -- letizia

Play with your food and your words during WSU Libraries’ second annual Edible Book Festival on Friday, April 7, part of WSU Mom’s Weekend activities.

Registration for entries closes March 31; to register, visit the library guide at http://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/ediblebooks. Participants can register individually or as a group.

 

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March 28: Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads

Posted: March 22, 2017 -- letizia

The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the fourth annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.

 

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'Pioneering Women at WSU' Exhibit Opens in MASC

Posted: March 22, 2017 -- letizia

Before 1900, women were denied entrance to many eastern colleges; but in the West, with fewer people, many colleges were coeducational. This included the small, land-grant Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, today’s WSU.

 

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April 13: Journal Cancellation Discussion Planned

Posted: March 9, 2017 -- letizia

Join Joel Cummings, head of library collections, in a discussion of the practical challenges the WSU Libraries face providing access to research journals on Thursday, April 13, from 2-3 p.m. in Terrell Library 20E in Pullman; SAC 515 in Spokane; TWST 209 in Tri-Cities; and VLIB 160B in Vancouver.

The discussion will include information about recent and future journal cancellations, journal packages, price inflation and options for the future. Also covered will be some of the challenges libraries face with academia's current financial model of journal publishing.

 

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March 6: Faculty Workshop on Open Textbook Library

Posted: March 2, 2017 -- letizia

A free workshop about the Open Textbook Library and use of open educational resources (OERs) will be presented for the WSU community from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation on the fourth floor of Holland Library.

Moderated by David Ernst, University of Minnesota, and Merinda McLure, Colorado State University, the interactive workshop is sponsored by WSU Libraries. It will cover how librarians and instructional designers can support faculty who are exploring or interested in adopting open textbooks. Topics will include:

 

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Atrium Music Series Schedule

Posted: February 20, 2017 -- beckerg

Spring 2017

(Most Fridays from 12:15 - 1:00pm)

WSU Libraries' Atrium Music is an informal series of free concerts in the Terrell Library Atrium. Drop in for all or any part of the concert as your schedule allows!

Atrium Music

 

Feb. 9: Grand Opening for Terrell Library’s New Study Lounge

Posted: February 3, 2017 -- letizia

The grand opening of the new Palouse Study Lounge in Terrell Library will be 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, on the atrium ground floor. Refreshments will be served.

“Studies have shown that student success is closely linked to the amount of time spent in libraries,” said Jay Starratt, dean of WSU Libraries. “We are consistently working to enhance the student experience by expanding the libraries’ physical spaces, and this new study space is one of our more ambitious projects.”

 

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Affordable Learning Grant Applications Due Feb. 15

Posted: January 31, 2017 -- letizia

WSU faculty members interested in integrating open educational resources (OERs) and/or library-licensed resources into their courses are invited to apply for affordable learning grants of $1,000-$5,000 by Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The grants will be offered this summer through WSU Libraries and WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation. Recipients will receive assistance as needed from instructional designers and librarians to locate, adapt, remix and create OERs for use in 2017-18.

 

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Jan. 24: Keeping Up with (Fake) News

Posted: January 20, 2017 -- letizia

How and why people get news, how to keep up with current events and how to think critically about news will be discussed by WSU librarian Lorena O’English at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203 – a free, public presentation of the WSU Common Reading Program.

“We live in an exciting and event-filled world, but it can be hard to keep up with what is going on internationally,” said O’English. “This talk will provide strategies for staying current with big world events.”

 

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