WSU Vet Student’s Quirky Animals on Exhibit at Animal Health Library

Posted: June 12, 2014 -- letizia

In one of Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz’s artworks, Tyrannosaurus rex stomps across a page of the 1937 “Dispensatory of the United States of America,” once the pharmacy profession’s comprehensive guide to drugs, including those used in veterinary medicine. The book, like the subject matter, has gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Olsen-Mikitowicz, a fourth-year Washington State University veterinary medicine student, has a soft spot for the animal kingdom’s extinct and odd members.

 

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Through June 20: Library Exhibit Explores Identity Theft

Posted: May 30, 2014 -- letizia

In 2012, some 17 million people nationwide were victims of identity theft, incurring direct and indirect losses of $24.7 billion, according to one report by the U.S. Department of Justice. A WSU Libraries exhibit delves into the problem and government efforts to combat it.

“The Secret Life of Your Personal Information: Government Resources on Identity Theft” spans 15 years, since Congress passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act in 1998 that makes identity theft a federal crime. The exhibit will go through June 20 in the Terrell Library atrium exhibit case.

 

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Longtime AHL Head Vicki Croft to Retire June 1; Reception Set May 30

Posted: May 28, 2014 -- letizia

Former Washington State University pharmacy librarian Sarah McCord literally had just rolled into town, U-Haul trailing behind her, when she learned about the impressive reach of Vicki Croft, head of WSU’s Animal Health Library (AHL).

 

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Holland and Terrell Operating Hours Extended Permanently

Posted: May 21, 2014 -- letizia

Washington State University’s Holland and Terrell libraries will permanently extend near-round-the-clock operating hours for the upcoming academic year after feedback and requests from ASWSU.

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 24, Holland and Terrell will open at 10 a.m. Sunday and remain open until 7:45 p.m. Friday. Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Student leaders and others initially lobbied for the extension during dead and finals weeks last academic year.

 

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Advocate for Research Bryan Fry to Receive Libraries’ Excellence Award on May 15

Posted: May 9, 2014 -- letizia

Students of Bryan Fry’s “Honors Writing and Research” (English 298) class earn every bit of their research chops over the course of the semester. The bibliography for their final paper counts for 50 percent of the class grade.

A senior instructor in Washington State University’s Department of English, Fry said he believes the process leading up to the first typed word means everything.

 

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Improvements to Search It Implemented May 12

Posted: May 9, 2014 -- scales

Starting on May 12, the WSU community will see a number of improvements and increased functionality within Search It.  Listed below are an explanation of these changes:

 

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Through May 16: WSU Student Exhibit Explores Hanford’s Labor Force, Residents

Posted: May 7, 2014 -- letizia

Washington State University history graduate students studying the oral histories of the Hanford Site have created an exhibit of its labor force and residents, running through May 16 in the Terrell Library atrium exhibit case.

“Hanford’s Voices: Exploring Labor at Hanford Through the Stories of its Residents” pulled together students from the Vancouver, Tri-Cities and Pullman campuses enrolled in History 528, “Seminar in Public History,” according to course participant and history master’s student Robert Franklin.

 

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New Digital Collection: Extension Bulletins Bear Fruits of Early Research, Outreach

Posted: May 6, 2014 -- letizia

For today’s information seekers, who can find answers in minutes with a few keystrokes, it’s hard to imagine a time when rural dwellers were cut off from knowledge for the most fundamental reasons. No electricity. No car. No phone. No nearby expert to explain why a cow gave birth to her calf prematurely.

 

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Librarians Discuss Information Literacy, Collaboration at WSU May 9

Posted: April 29, 2014 -- letizia

Studies show that professors overestimate students’ abilities to locate, assess and legally use information resources, and students often misjudge their own searching and evaluating skills.

Two college librarians will discuss ways they teach information literacy skills in English composition, science and nursing programs during a free talk 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, in Terrell Library 103.

 

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April 23: World Book Night Promotes Reading with Giveaway

Posted: April 22, 2014 -- letizia

Get a free book at the Washington State University Libraries on Wednesday, April 23, and be part of an international event to promote reading.

The giveaway is part of World Book Night 2014. During the daylong event, 25,000 volunteers from across the United States each will give away 20 copies of a specially printed book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 35 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers.

An anticipated half million free paperbacks will be handed out, some to people who may never have owned a book.

 

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