WSU Libraries, Writing Center Collaborate on Tutorial Sessions

Posted: March 23, 2015 -- letizia

Washington State University students who come to the Terrell Library reference area for answers now have another service available to them: consultations with Writing Center tutors for help with research papers.

The new service runs 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Terrell reference area next to the group study rooms.

Government information librarian Marilyn Von Seggern and Writing Center director Brooklyn Walter started the sessions as a way for students to find reference sources and writing help in one place.



Who Reads Newspapers? Cougars Enjoy Online Access!

Posted: March 4, 2015 -- scales

Who Reads Newspapers?  Cougars Enjoy Easy Online Access!

We all know that printed newspaper readership has declined.  Would it surprise you to learn, though,  that one of the most popular LibGuides used by the WSU community is the Newspapers and News LibGuide?  Last year WSU students and staff accessed this popular guide over fourteen thousands times!

Many news sources can be searched and accessed online.


Student Highlights Lives of World War II GIs Attending WSC

Posted: February 17, 2015 -- letizia

Washington State University honors student Claire Thornton grew up hearing stories of her grandfather, Dell, a combat medic during World War II. This year, Thornton studied the impact GIs had on Washington State College as they left the war behind and entered the halls of higher education.

Drafted in the Army in April 1942 and stationed with the oft-decorated 3rd Infantry Division, Dell fought in 10 campaigns and participated in four amphibious D-Day landings with more than 500 days of frontline duty, according to a family history on



Art in the Library Exhibit Features Local Shelter Animals that Found Homes

Posted: February 5, 2015 -- letizia

Kyla Lakin’s dogs and cats stare out of her paintings with trust, alertness and hope, much as they did in life. The Washington State University student knew them all as temporary residents of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSOP) in Moscow, Idaho, before they became the stars of WSU Animal Health Library’s next “Art in the Library” exhibit.



Riverpoint Campus Library Changes its Name to Spokane Academic Library

Posted: February 5, 2015 -- letizia

The 25th anniversary of WSU Spokane’s creation is cause for celebration as well as reflection on where the campus has been and where it is going.



Starting Research for your Paper or Project?

Posted: February 4, 2015 -- scales

This is the time of the semester when many WSU students are starting to research for assignments, papers, and projects.  If you’re one of them - struggling with an assignment, trying to find the best resource for your paper, or being overwhelmed with the results you’re getting from Google, remember there are helpful library staff to help you!

Discover it all, just beyond these doors.


Streamlined Summit Requesting is Here!

Posted: January 20, 2015 -- merrilla

Streamlined Summit Requesting through Search It



Jan. 28: WSU Vancouver's Karen Diller to Make Case for Restorative Study Spaces

Posted: January 15, 2015 -- letizia

Karen Diller, associate library director at WSU Vancouver, will present a talk titled “Restorative Library Study Spaces” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Terrell Library, Room 103. Based on her dissertation research, the presentation will explore how library study spaces with a view to nature can be helpful in relieving mental fatigue and supporting effective study strategies.



Summit Requesting to be Streamlined (coming January 20th)

Posted: January 12, 2015 -- merrilla

Streamlined Summit Requesting through Search It

Content from the thirty-seven libraries within the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit) is now fully integrated through the single search interface of Search It, and as a result of this integration, the Alliance will roll out enhancements to the Summit requesting process on January 20, 2015.  Some of the benefits of these enhancements are that patrons will experience fewer authentication requests and increased availability awareness of Summit items at the point of request.



Associate Dean Beth Blakesley Named Editor-in-Chief of Top Library Journal

Posted: January 8, 2015 -- letizia

Beth Blakesley, associate dean of libraries at Washington State University, assumes leadership this month as editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Academic Librarianship” (JAL), one of the top publications in the academic libraries field.