Repository Increases Access to Public-Domain Collections

Posted: December 21, 2015 -- letizia

WSU Libraries has joined HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership of major academic and research libraries working to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

Membership potentially triples the size of WSU Libraries’ collections, said Dean Jay Starratt. The material available “provides a rich resource for researchers interested in computational access to the corpus of public domain works,” Starratt said.



Nov. 18: Exhibit Opens about 12-year-old Sheriff Killer

Posted: November 17, 2015 -- letizia

How would Herbert Niccolls, the 12-year-old who shot and killed Asotin County’s sheriff in 1931, have fared in today’s criminal justice system? A new exhibit at WSU Libraries will prompt this and other questions related to the treatment of juvenile offenders past and present.



WSU Spokane Selects New Library Director

Posted: November 17, 2015 -- letizia

Jonathan Potter is the new director of the library at WSU Spokane, replacing Bob Pringle who retired on July 1 after 35 years at WSU.

Potter was located in the WSU Spokane library but worked for Eastern Washington University, which shares the campus and library, and was appointed interim director after Pringle left.



CDSC Wins Grant for Online Native American Collection Platform

Posted: November 9, 2015 -- letizia

WSU researchers have received a $69,500 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—the first from the foundation to WSU—to support planning of a shared online platform for the curation, management and preservation of Native American library and archive collections.



Cut Bats Some Slack; Build Them a Home for Halloween

Posted: October 29, 2015 -- letizia

No soundtrack to Halloween would be complete without the flapping wings and piercing squeaks of bats. They are the maligned creatures of the night this time of year and also part of the holiday decorating tsunami – as in uber-icky spongey blobs hanging off fishing line on front porches.



Asia Program Lecture on Traditional Korean Culture through Leynse Collection Set for Oct. 27

Posted: October 22, 2015 -- letizia

Cheryl Gunselman, manuscripts librarian with Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, and Ji Young Kim, a WSU graduate student in anthropology, will jointly present a program called "'Out There, A Lone Island’ – Exploring Images for Traditional Korean Culture through Film from the Leynse Collection" at 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Todd Hall.



Laptops Can Now be Checked Out for Study Outside WSU Libraries

Posted: October 19, 2015 -- letizia

Holland, Terrell and Owen Libraries have changed their checkout policy for laptops to give patrons more flexibility. Patrons can now take checked-out laptops outside of the library buildings. Four-hour checkout times will remain the same.

For more information, contact Holland and Terrell staff at 335-9672 or Owen staff at 335-2672.



Oct. 23 Talk to Highlight Decolonizing Archives and Collaborative Research with Native American Communities

Posted: October 15, 2015 -- letizia

Jennifer O’Neal, university historian and archivist at the University of Oregon Libraries, will present a talk at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, on engaging students in decolonizing research to achieve reciprocity and reconciliation with source communities. The discussion will take place in Avery Hall’s Bundy Reading Room.

O’Neal will highlight UO’s Northern Paiute History Project, a formal collaboration between the university’s Robert D. Clark Honors College and the Northern Paiute communities of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and the Burns Paiute Tribe.



Through December: Animal Health Library Showcases Wild, Wooly Photos

Posted: October 14, 2015 -- letizia

A winter-wooly bison, a lonely cheetah and more wildlife photographs by fourth-year veterinary student Kristen Lucibello are on display through December at the Animal Health Library, Wegner Hall 170.

The twice-yearly Art in the Library exhibit features animal-themed works, typically from artists with a connection to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, visit



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.