Some Libraries Services Temporarily Unavailable

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Search It, the Libraries' new search tool, is almost here! In preparation for the change, some Libraries services will be temporarily unavailable:

  • Thursday, 12/12 through Wednesday, 12/18: Summit requesting will be unavailable
  • Monday, 12/16 to Wednesday, 12/18: Local requesting and renewals will be unavailable

We anticipate these services will return to normal operation by the end of the day on Wednesday, 12/18

 

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2012 Library Excellence Award

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

The WSU Libraries would like to congratulate the winner of this years Library Excellence Award, Dr. Barbara A. Ward of the Department of Teaching and Learning. Ward has demonstrated her support of the libraries not only through the inclusion of a library component in her classes, but also through extraordinary personal generosity. Her donations of juvenile literature to the Education Library have been exceptionally substantial, allowing the Education collections budget to be redirected to other much needed materials.

 

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Search It coming at end of December

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Patrons of Washington State University Libraries soon will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. Users will see other improvements, too, including access to some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

“The new system promises to be a more cohesive experience for our patrons,” said Beth Blakesley, associate dean of WSU Libraries. “It will be a true one-stop shop for all our users’ research needs.”

 

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Need Help Over Thanksgiving Break?

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- scales

If you plan to use the Thanksgiving Break to work on research papers and projects, remember that the WSU Libraries will offer help whether you're on campus or miles away from Pullman!

Assistance is available at the Holland / Terrell reference desk November 25-27 (Monday-Wednesday) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Come in, or give us a call at (509) 335-9671.

Young woman with a computer studying
 

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Propaganda poster collection online

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

A new digital collection at Washington State University Libraries shows how propaganda posters – or “weapons on the wall” – helped governments influence citizens’ public and private behavior and decisions during World Wars I and II.

The Propaganda Poster Digital Collection, roughly 520 images of posters made 1914-1945, is available at http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/propaganda.

 

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Upcoming Event: Everybody Reads 2013!

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- eacarlson

The WSU Libraries are co-sponsors of the Palouse-area Everybody Reads program. This year, the selection is Tree Soldier, by J.L. (Janice) Oakley. Copies of the book are available at the WSU Libraries, Neill Public Library, and other libraries in the region. A local author reading/event will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday November 14th at Neill Public Library (see http://everybody-reads.org/ for more information and a complete schedule of events)

 

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Just in Time For Halloween....!

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- scales

Visit the WSU Libraries' Paranormal Page for some spooky Halloween fun!

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Art in the Library reception on Nov. 1

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry


Vet student’s country photos on exhibit; reception Nov. 1

The work of third-year WSU veterinary student Claire Tousley is on display through mid-December at the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall. The public is invited to meet the photographer during a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Wegner 170. For more about Tousley and her photographs, please read the WSU News story.

 

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Honoring Former President Glenn Terrell

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Announcement from the Office of the President

Please join us in honoring the life and legacy of former Washington State University president Glenn Terrell. Dr. Terrell, who served as president from 1967 to 1985, died Friday, August 30, at the age of 93.

 

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Gov. Shutdown Affects Some Information Services

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- scales

Update:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: limited

Agricola: down (EBSCO’s Agricola can still be searched.

Bureau of Economic Analysis: down

Bureau of Justice Statistics: available

Bureau of Labor Statistics: limited

Census (and FedStats): down

Data.gov: down

EDGAR: available

 

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