Job opening @WSU Libraries: Library & Archives Paraprofessional 2 (half-time position)

Posted: November 13, 2014 -- ray.henry

Library & Archives Paraprofessional 2 (half-time, 12-month)
Access Services – Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

The WSU Libraries are recruiting for a half-time (50% FTE), 12-month, civil service staff Library & Archives Paraprofessional 2 in Holland/Terrell Access Services. Applications are now being accepted.


Job opening @WSU Libraries - Part-Time, Temporary Reference Librarian

Posted: November 21, 2014 -- ray.henry

Part-Time, Temporary Reference Librarian
Washington State University Libraries, Pullman

Reference Librarian position; part-time, temporary (spring semester), Professional Worker 2; at Washington State University Libraries - Pullman. Provides reference services in Holland and Terrell Libraries, M-F, 15-17 hours per week (may require some evening shifts); $17.50/hr.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Studies program; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


CANCELLED--Nov. 20: Restorative Study Environments Discussed

Posted: November 17, 2014 -- letizia

The Nov. 20 lecture by Dr. Karen Diller, associate library director at WSU Vancouver, on her research regarding “Restorative Library Study Spaces” has been cancelled due to a family emergency. Details for a new date and time will be announced later.

Diller studies how library study spaces can be helpful in relieving mental fatigue and support effective study strategies. Her research uses theory from environmental and educational psychology to look at whether access to green spaces has an impact on reducing mental fatigue and on perceived abilities to study effectively.



UNIV 300 Teaches Students to be Selective Researchers

Posted: November 7, 2014 -- letizia

WSU Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Education will team up for a class this spring that teaches university students to be more selective about the information they get off the World Wide Web – and to become more effective researchers in the process.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.