WSU Libraries Change for End-of-Term Loans
Posted: August 26, 2014 -- letizia
The WSU Libraries are working to get our new system to correspond to how we do business, specifically with regard to the semester-long loans we have used in the past for faculty, graduate students, staff, professional students, and honors students. To accommodate patron needs, we have changed the dates for semester-length loans to be renewed or returned, based on University-assigned “expiration dates” that reflect current appointments and class registration.
World War I Exhibit in MASC Shows Impact to WSU Students, Faculty, Staff
Posted: July 29, 2014 -- letizia
It is a century old, its tan felt cover worn smooth by fingers that opened the scrapbook many times to see Logan Wheeler’s memories of Washington State College. More than 1,000 photos of campus life, people, events and buildings fill the book. There is also the unseen imprint of a spirited young man who caught unposed moments of friends eating watermelon at a picnic or shivering and freshly dusted after a snowball fight.
Librarians After Hours: Employee Exhibit Runs in Terrell Library through Aug. 15
Posted: July 18, 2014 -- letizia
A new exhibit at WSU Libraries is inspired partly by the “make and tell” philosophy of TV “MythBuster” Adam Savage and partly by the desire to showcase off-the-job creativity.
“After Hours: Makers of the Libraries,” will be in the Terrell Library atrium display case through Aug. 15. It features works by 14 WSU Libraries staff members – everything from jewelry, painting and photography to quilting, Native American art and even a tin man made from recycled cans.
Cougar Kids Camp Visit Is Part of Libraries K-12 Outreach
Posted: June 26, 2014 -- letizia
How many books can a Washington State University student check out at a time? What magazine is at call number 901 B772i? And how many copies of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” does the WSU Libraries own?
About 80 K-6 students attending Cougar Kids Camp Mini Cougar Week learned the answers (299; “Ideas and Men;” and six) during a visit this week to Holland and Terrell libraries. The visit – combined with a related “treasure hunt” through book stacks, archives and landmarks – introduced the youngsters to the world of an academic library.
FindIt!@WSU changes coming July 1st
Posted: June 23, 2014 -- merrilla
Starting July 1st the Findit!@WSU will merge with the Search It discovery interface
In an ongoing effort to minimize barriers to information and provide a consistent user interface the FindIt!@WSU interface will be merged with the Search It discovery interface. For a complete description of the changes with please visit:
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.