Animal Health Library Showcases Photos of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Posted: February 16, 2018 -- letizia

Third-year WSU veterinary student Amanda Amore knows firsthand how important her puppy-raising work with the national organization Guide Dogs for the Blind is.

She has 15 years of experience training and working with service dogs. Three years ago, when another WSU veterinary student, Katherine Martucci, introduced Amore to the Guide Dogs for the Blind club at the university (Guiding Paws of the Palouse), she saw it as a chance to help usher future service animals down the right path to helping people who need them.



WSU Libraries to Host National Ag Information Conference in May 2018

Posted: December 7, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will host the 16th U.S. Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Biennial Conference May 13-16 in Pullman, the first time members will convene in the state.

“This conference has never been hosted west of Arizona, so it’s a big opportunity for WSU to showcase Washington state agriculture,” said WSU agriculture librarian and conference chairwoman Lara Cummings. “Approximately 100 agriculture and science librarians from around the nation will attend.”

US Agricultural Information Network logo


Owen Library Open for Extended Hours During Dead, Finals Weeks

Posted: December 1, 2017 -- letizia

Owen Science and Engineering Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, until 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, to accommodate WSU student study schedules during the last two weeks of the fall semester.

Owen joins Holland and Terrell Libraries in keeping their doors open for extended hours during dead and finals weeks. In 2013, Holland and Terrell began offering 24/7 coverage, a decision that has been popular with university students since.



Baseball Superstitions: Just in Time for Halloween, World Series

Posted: October 31, 2017 -- letizia

This Halloween coincides with baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and what would the holiday or the game be without its superstitions?

Baseball players are among the most superstitious of professional athletes, with myriad rituals and routines to keep a winning streak alive or to pull a struggling team out of a slump. In 171 years of the sport’s existence, the list of do’s and don’ts covers everything from what to eat before a game to not washing your socks after the game is over.

Boston Red Sox player Babe Ruth in 1918. Photo by National Photo Company [public domain], courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Oct. 25: Jack o' Lantern Judging, Cookie Decorating Part of Open Access Week in Terrell

Posted: October 19, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will host a celebration of International Open Access Week from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Terrell Library Atrium, featuring a jack o’ lantern judging contest and cookie-decorating station with an open-access theme.

Open Access Week, this year scheduled from Oct. 23-29, is a global event to promote free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and reuse them. For more information, see



FDR Library to Present Oct. 12 Talk on Hirahara Photos

Posted: October 6, 2017 -- letizia

HYDE PARK, NY -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present “Close-ups of Time Forgotten: The WSU Hirahara Photos Created in a Secret World War II Underground Darkroom” with Patti Hirahara at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. The talk is part of the Roosevelt Library's new special exhibit, "Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II."



Exhibit Documents Montana Dog’s Life, Illness, Recovery at WSU Vet Teaching Hospital

Posted: August 31, 2017 -- letizia

For 10 years, photographer Lauren Grabelle and her Weimaraner, Sugar, were always on the move. In New Jersey, Grabelle entered Sugar in lure coursing, agility and flyball, sports geared toward burning off Sugar’s seemingly boundless energy.

Once settled in Bigfork, Mont., the pair hiked daily in the forests around their home. Grabelle once calculated that they had walked or hiked more than 10,000 miles together over the years.

Montana photographer Lauren Grabelle and her 12 ½ year old Weimaraner, Sugar. Photo by Lauren Grabelle.


Cultural Preservation Initiative Wins Award

Posted: July 31, 2017 -- letizia

The Society of American Archivists has presented its Council Exemplary Service Award to the Sustainable Heritage Network, a project led by WSU for digital preservation of cultural heritage.

The SHN is managed by the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) at WSU and works in partnership with the Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums to complement the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share and manage cultural heritage and knowledge.



July 31: New WSU Libraries’ Research Database Goes Live

Posted: July 25, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will roll out a new research database to replace Lexis Nexis Academic on July 31. The new database, Nexis Uni, was designed with millennial students in mind, featuring personalization, collaboration and quick discovery components.



Former WSU Librarian Vicki Croft Elected MLA Fellow

Posted: July 14, 2017 -- letizia

Vicki F. Croft, retired head of the WSU Animal Health Library, has been elected a Fellow of the Medical Library Association, a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide.

MLA Fellows are members elected by a board of directors for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the association’s purposes. The fellowship is one of MLA’s highest honors.