Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

Library Case 1 - see map

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere (Earth). The word solstice is derived from the Latin word sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). During a solstice, the sun stands still in its declination, that is, the seasonal movement of the sun’s path comes to a stop before reversing direction. Many different cultures and religions celebrate the solstice in a wide variety of ways. This display is celebrating the unique holiday that is coming up on June 20th, 2016!


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Display By:
Emma Sieh
Library Case 2 - see map

There are some books that have withstood the passage of time to bewitch countless readers all over the world.  Whether you've been forced to read them in high school as required readings, or are a book-lover with a bucket list, these books are some of the "Classics that everyone should read."


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Display By:
Emma Sieh
Library Case 3 - see map

Have you ever seen the gorgeous books that bed and breakfasts, hotels, and fancy mansions have on their coffee tables? People tend to choose these books just for how gorgeous their cover is and how well they will go with the theme of the room, but there is so much more to these books than meets the eye. These gorgeous art books display the works of some very famous artists such as Seurat, Monet, Van Gogh, and so many more. Enjoy the vibrant colors of their work and some facts about their life in our Coffee Table Book: Art Edition display!


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Display By:
Nora Burmeister & Emma Sieh
Library Case 4 - see map

The Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award is given annually to three students who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing of papers for Western Washington University college credit courses that were taught during either fall or winter quarters of the current academic year. The Award gives students the opportunity to showcase to their research skills and the valuable work they are doing here at Western! Each award winner will receive $500.00 and publication in Western CEDAR, Western’s institutional repository.

This years winners were:

  • Mimi Boumatar, Emma Hefton, Alex Johnston-Thomas, Dillon van Resburg for their paper titled “Preventing Anorexia in Adolescents Through Empowerment and Education (PAATTEE)”
  • Marissa Hall for her paper titled “Feminist Identification with the White Supremacy Movement”
  • Rachael Redjou for her paper titled “Shunga: Erotic Art in the Tokugawa Era”

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Display By:
Emma Sieh
Library Case 5 - see map

Books and Book Collecting

In conjunction with our summer fly fishing speaker, John Alevras ("Building a Collectible Angling Library", July 13 @ 2:00), Special Collections has put together this display featuring aspects of book collection (bibliographies, catalogs, and a book about books) and areas of collecting: history, equipment, and the classic Northwest.


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Display By:
Tamara Belts
Library Case 6 - see map

The students at WWU are exceptional, but every year we like to celebrate those who are not only students, but also Student Employees that work here at the Library.  This display is to show off how much we appreciate all the work that they do at the Circulation Desk, in the Return Room, at the Teaching Learning Academy, for the Map Collection, Special Collections, the Writing Center, the Information Desk, and Collection Services.  They go above and beyond the call of the ordinary college student, and we owe a lot of our efficiency and service to the work of these extraordinary young adults.  We love our students!


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Display By:
Emma Sieh
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Library Case 7 - see map

 

Pride Month is celebrated every year during the month of June in recognition of the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals have had on local, national, and international history and culture. Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were widely regarded as a tipping point for the gay liberation movement and struggle for gay rights in the United States.

This display showcases copies of archival resources from the three programs that make up Western Libraries Heritage Resources: the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management. For more information about primary source materials related to local and regional LGBTQ+ experiences, please contact Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu .


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Display By:
Rozlind Koester
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Library Case 8 - see map

Whatcom County has a wealth of experiences just waiting for you to make them happen.  The display features a sampling of the sights, sounds, scents, tastes, and activities available in the month of May and into early June. 


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

A Book Club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book they have read.

WWU's Associated Students Clubs inculdes some book clubs including A Novel Idea, WWU Comic Book Club, and Western Classics Club.

To find a book club, check the AS Club listings, look at the websites for the Bellingham Public Library and the Whatcom County Librry System, or visit Village Books in Fairhaven.

Read on!


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
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