March 27, April 13: Journal Cancellation Discussions 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 Monday, March 27, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. or Thursday, April 13, from 2-3 p.m., both in Terrell Library 20E.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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:
Atrium Music Series Schedule
Posted: February 20, 2017 -- beckerg
(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!
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.”
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.
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.”
Jan. 20 reception: Spring Animal Art Exhibit Runs through May
Posted: January 19, 2017 -- letizia
WSU veterinary student Zena Hemmen painted a tribute to the victims of one of the country’s most horrific animal massacres. Called “49 Lives,” the painting shows exotic animals like those killed in 2011 in Zanesville, Ohio.
“I truly love ‘49 Lives’ because it represents a strong story, and I think the emotions I felt while creating the piece come through in the animal’s expressions,” she said.