Oct. 19-25: First-Person Exhibit Celebrates Open Access Week at WSU
Posted: October 13, 2015 -- letizia
Stories about historic preservation, biofuels research and special education are among those that will be shared by faculty in a month-long exhibit celebrating open access that will open Oct. 19 at WSU.
During Open Access Week and for three weeks after, WSU Libraries will run an exhibit in the Terrell Library atrium display case featuring stories from current and former WSU researchers discussing why they choose open access, either by participating in WSU's institutional repository—called Research Exchange—or publishing through other open access avenues.
SciFinder Scholar Training - Friday, October 16
Posted: October 6, 2015 -- ray.henry
Open to all WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students
Friday, October 16
10 – 11:30am
Learn to access substance information
Chemical structures, chemical names, the CAS Registry, experimental and predicted properties and regulatory information
Book Drive to Benefit Prison Inmates Starts Oct. 5
Posted: September 28, 2015 -- letizia
‘Book a Librarian’ Service Matches Students with Individualized Research Help
Posted: September 23, 2015 -- letizia
WSU freshmen and sophomores who need help with their 100- and 200-level class projects and papers can book their own librarian to figure out a research strategy going in.
To schedule a one-on-one meeting, visit http://libraries.wsu.edu/book-a-librarian. Meetings must be made 24 hours in advance. Students receive an email confirmation with the librarian’s name for the date and time requested, then meet at the Terrell Library reference desk. Sessions may last about 45 minutes or less, depending on the student’s need.
Exhibit, Book Drive Highlight Prison Literacy Programs
Posted: September 21, 2015 -- letizia
More than 30 programs work to provide free books to people incarcerated around the country, improving literacy in prisons and bolstering poorly funded prison libraries. An exhibit opening this week in the Washington State University Terrell Library atrium explores the history and role of these programs.
New High-Tech Lab Available in Holland Library
Posted: September 4, 2015 -- letizia
WSU students will have access to state-of-the-art computing equipment, virtual-reality technology and on-the-fly video training with the soft launch of the Dimensions Lab in Holland Library on Sept. 8.
The lab, located on the first floor next to the microforms area, offers eight Windows and four Macintosh computers, large monitors and Adobe Creative Suite 6. Two Oculus Rift virtual-reality head-mounted display headsets and a Lynda.com kiosk for online video tutorials will be added soon.
New Addition to Database of U.S. Congressional Documents Available
Posted: September 1, 2015 -- letizia
Students and scholars of the U.S. Congress can access historical House and Senate reports and documents through a WSU Libraries’ database.
The libraries recently purchased the final segment (1980-94) of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, the printed record of the U.S. House and Senate begun in 1817. The set and another database, American State Papers, a repository of documents from before 1817, can be accessed by WSU-affiliated users in the list of article databases at http://libraries.wsu.edu/find-articles.
Spaces and Places: Libraries Transform Study and Research Facilities One Space at a Time
Posted: August 26, 2015 -- letizia
In spite of increased access to digital resources, gate counts continue to rise as more people use library spaces to study, research, and collaborate. More than 1.2 million visitors came to the libraries last year, and we anticipate even greater numbers this year as students realize the value of the library experience.
Have Answers, Will Travel: Libraries’ New Roving Reference Serves Students
Posted: August 25, 2015 -- letizia
A new program at WSU’s Holland and Terrell Libraries brings the traditional reference desk to students instead of the other way around.
The roving reference service runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Library reference staff carrying tablet PCs circulate between book stacks, study areas and cubicles to help students answer questions wherever they are.
“Roving will especially target early-career students who are unfamiliar with the libraries’ resources and layout,” said Erin Hvizdak, WSU Libraries reference and instruction librarian.
Libraries' Holly Matteson Balances Multiple Priorities as Nontraditional Student
Posted: August 21, 2015 -- letizia
Holly Matteson, a 36-year-old English education major at WSU, is not your typical student. She and her husband married when she was 19. For the next 13 years, Holly was a stay-at-home mother for their two children while her husband supported them in a lucrative, but unsatisfying job.
As their children grew older, they both realized that it was time to make a change and set an example for their children by getting the degrees they would need for the careers they wanted.