Tales from the Crypt on WSU Libraries’ Paranormal Page

Posted: October 31, 2014 -- letizia

Even the aborigines of Australia’s Tanami Desert claim to have seen UFOs.

 

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Grant Continues Support of Indigenous Culture Preservation

Posted: October 20, 2014 -- letizia

A recent federal grant of $698,605 will help Washington State University continue to provide training to local tribal archives, libraries and museums in preserving their cultural assets through digital archiving technology.

The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will also support a new tribal digital archives curriculum coordinator in the WSU Libraries.

 

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Oct. 21: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Part of Open Access Week

Posted: October 16, 2014 -- letizia

If you read Wikipedia’s biographical article on Maya Angelou, especially after the acclaimed writer’s death last spring, then you’ve read the work of Washington State University’s Christine Meyer.

A sign language interpreter at the WSU Access Center, she is also a Wikipedian – one of some 75,000 who actively edit and write articles for “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit,” as the Wikipedia tagline goes.

 

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Family Photos Inspire Events about Japanese Internment

Posted: October 13, 2014 -- letizia

Patti Hirahara’s favorite photo among the more than 2,000 taken by her father and grandfather during World War II shows an older man standing on a road in the middle of a camp, rows of barracks stretching ahead of him toward the distant, leveled-off top of Heart Mountain near Cody, Wyo.

It is a lonely image, made lonelier by the knowledge that the man – like Hirahara’s family and 10,000 other Japanese and Japanese Americans – was interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, forced to leave behind a home, work and possessions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.

 

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Atrium Music Series Schedule - Fall 2014

Posted: September 22, 2014 -- ray.henry

Fall 2014 Atrium Music Series Schedule
(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

 

Through Oct. 12: Exhibit Details Efforts to Reuse, Recycle

Posted: September 19, 2014 -- letizia

In “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash”—Washington State University’s common reading book for 2014-15—readers learn that the average American throws away about 7.1 pounds of trash every day. Over a lifetime, that’s 102 tons of garbage.

WSU Libraries and the university’s waste management department are sponsoring an exhibit through Oct. 12 in the Terrell Library atrium case to show how WSU makes a dent in those numbers by reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

 

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Job opening @WSU Libraries - Spokane Riverpoint: Reference Librarian

Posted: September 18, 2014 -- ray.henry

Reference Librarian
Washington State University Libraries, Spokane Riverpoint

The WSU Spokane Riverpoint Campus Library is now accepting applications for the position of Reference Librarian. The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing information services to all users at the Riverpoint Campus Library.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in an academic or medical library setting; experience with emerging technologies. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position.

 

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Golden, diamond grads recall Holland during library tour

Posted: September 16, 2014 -- letizia

Roughly 80 members of the Washington State University classes of 1964 and 1954 (and one from the class of 1944) listened to piano performances in the Terrell Library atrium and toured Holland Library Sept. 11 during an annual celebration honoring longtime alumni.

For the diamond grads, Holland had just been constructed when they arrived at the university to pursue studies in 1950.

 

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New Study Spaces Available in Holland & Terrell!

Posted: September 11, 2014 -- scales

Students needing study space have some new options this semester.  The Holland and Terrell Libraries have installed new furniture in several areas that should make finding just the right space a bit easier.  You can find the new, wired tables, rolling chairs, and whiteboards like those below in the reference area of Terrell (1st floor). 

Checkout erasable markers and erasers from the Circulation Desk!  Don't forget, we also have study rooms that can be reserved!

 

 

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Zotero and EndNote Courses to Start This Month

Posted: September 8, 2014 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will begin offering courses this month for those interested in learning more about two reference management systems, Zotero and EndNote.

Zotero is free, open-source reference management software for bibliographic data and related research materials, such as PDF files. EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.

Courses will be held on the following dates:

 

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