Wax Poetic during National Poetry Month in April at WSU Libraries

Posted: March 27, 2015 -- letizia

April is National Poetry Month, and Washington State University Libraries is sponsoring three weeklong activities during the month to ramp up poetry mojo on the Pullman campus.

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture, according to the Poets.org website.



March 24: Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads

Posted: March 23, 2015 -- letizia

The published works of Washington State University authors will be recognized at the second annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.



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 DusekTree.com.



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.