May 15: Kim Andersen to Receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Posted: May 8, 2019 -- letizia

Kim Andersen will receive the 2019 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a 1 p.m. reception Wednesday, May 15, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

Andersen is a clinical professor in the Honors College. The award recognizes a non-library faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries.

Library faculty who have worked with Andersen through the Faculty Senate Library Committee describe him as a dedicated library user and supporter of the libraries.

Kim Andersen in front of bookshelf


March 28: Virginia Woolf Scholar to Deliver Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture

Posted: March 22, 2019 -- letizia

Virginia Woolf scholar and professor emerita Diane Gillespie will deliver this year’s Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Todd Hall 130. Gillespie’s talk, titled “What’s Left to Say about Virginia Woolf?,” is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.

British author Woolf was one of the most recognized writers of the modernist era, writing such books as “Mrs. Dalloway,” “A Room of One’s Own,” “To the Lighthouse” and “Orlando.”

Virginia Woolf scholar Diane Gillespie


Register by April 5 for April 12 Edible Book Festival

Posted: March 21, 2019 -- letizia

Judge a book by its cover and its culinary creativity during WSU Libraries’ fourth annual Edible Book Festival on Friday, April 12, part of WSU Mom’s Weekend activities.

Registration is now open, and entries will be accepted through April 5; to register and for more information, visit the library guide website. Participants can register individually or as a group. Entry rules are simple: Submissions must be made from edible materials and somehow relate to a book.

Rice Krispy ball with the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads

Posted: March 19, 2019 -- letizia

The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the sixth annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Terrell Library Atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.



Atrium Music Series Schedule

Posted: March 4, 2019 -- beckerg

Spring 2019

(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!

Atrium Music


Explore OER Through Grants and Workshops

Posted: March 1, 2019 -- letizia

Faculty at WSU are invited to explore open educational resources (OER) and apply for funding to adapt or create them for their own courses.



Library Exhibit Highlights WSU Veterinary History Collection

Posted: February 19, 2019 -- letizia

Illustrations from the WSU Veterinary History Collection are on display now through summer session at the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall 170, part of the twice‑yearly “Art in the Library” program.

“We hope that in some small way, the exhibit might bring greater student awareness of the collection, greater faculty awareness of the process and work behind these large historical collections, and greater public awareness of the need for preservation in times of natural disaster,” said Suzanne Fricke, WSU animal health sciences librarian.



Alumnus Donates Holocaust Book Collection, Exhibit Features Selections

Posted: January 22, 2019 -- letizia

In her 1957 book “All But My Life,” Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Gerda Weissmann Klein wrote, “The part of my formative years over which fate cast such a large shadow imposes an enormous burden and is not fully sorted out even now. No manual for survival was ever handed to me, nor were any self‑help books available. Yet somehow I made my way, grappling with feelings that would let me reconcile difficult memories with hope for the future, and balancing pain with joy, death with life, loss with gain, tragedy with happiness.”



MASC Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Cougar Fight Song

Posted: January 16, 2019 -- letizia

Soon to be 100 years old, the Washington State Fight Song is the Cougar Nation’s familiar and much‑loved anthem. A new exhibit at WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections celebrates the iconic song as well as the two women who wrote it.

“When you think about the things that make WSU unique, the fight song is certainly one of them,” said Mark O’English, university archivist and exhibit curator. “It has gained a place in popular culture and been used as wakeup music for space shuttle astronauts.”



Library Instruction Increases Student Educational Success

Posted: December 17, 2018 -- letizia

Clif Stratton knows the difference library instruction makes for his students. For more than five years, he has brought students in his “Roots of Contemporary Issues” class to Terrell Library to meet with Corey Johnson, WSU’s instruction and assessment librarian. Johnson teaches the students how to find suitable primary and secondary sources for their research assignments, a skill the students will need for the remainder of their academic careers at WSU.