Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits
Library Case 1 - see map
In 2013 Western is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary as a depository for federal documents. We have more than 280,000 government publications, and a tiny sample, one for each year, are on view in Display Case 1. They include a jigsaw puzzle, a coloring book, the Warren Commission Report, Watergate Hearings, and much more…
Display by: Rob Lopresti
Library Case 2 - see map
The Western Libraries Diversity Committee’s featured display for Fall quarter celebrates the diverse family structures that can be found across the Northwest. Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest, a collection of essays that focus on the Japanese American and Japanese Canadian communities within the 21st century is one of the featured texts within the display. If you’re looking for a good read related to this subject, the Western Libraries is filled with books and other materials that highlight the diverse family structures nearby. Please stop by and take a look.
Display by: Caroline Dallstream (Learning Commons Student Liaison), Nathan Romond (Teaching-Learning Academy staff), and the Western Libraries Diversity Committee
Library Case 3 - see map
Learning Commons Partners - Research & Instruction, the Writing Center, and Writing Instruction Support
This month’s display case features three of the eight Learning Commons Partners focused on writing and research support. One of the highlighted partners is Writing Instruction Support which provides resources and support for faculty interested in incorporating writing into their courses. The display includes John Bean’s text, Engaging Ideas, and Wayne Robertson’s film, Writing Across Borders; both of which are highly referred to within Western’s library. The display also features the Writing Center, which is usually thought of as the student version of Writing Instruction Support. The Writing Center provides our students with strategies and assistance related to reading and writing. The display includes some of the fun and calming items used within the Writing Center that help writers “get unstuck.” The last partner featured in this month’s display is Research & Instruction. The brand-new OneSearch library catalog system is the focus for Research & Instruction this quarter and the display includes many of their tips for students and other users interested in getting familiar with the new database.
Please visit our page for more information on the Learning Commons and its other partners.
Display by: Simon Bakke, Learning Commons Student Liaison
Library Case 4 - see map
A memorial to James O'Brien English professor and Patricia O'Brien PEHR until she was forced to quit after marrying James O'Brien. (This was the policy on married couples in the 1950s.) He died in January 2013 and she died in March 2013.
Display by: Jeanne Armstrong
Library Case 5 - see map
This display features a sampling of maps and other cartographic materials found in the collection.
The Western Libraries Map Collection contains more than 150,000 maps and is housed in Wilson 170 (Wilson 1 West). The collection includes a wide variety of resources including: topographic maps of the western United States and Canada, nautical and aeronautical charts, globes, and gazetteers. We also have many other types of maps (hiking, physical, political, geologic, climatic, road, etc.) from all over the world.
Please stop by and acquaint yourself with this treasure trove, which is open Monday-Thursday from 11-3 or by appointment.
Display by: Dennis Matthews & Adam Zerby
Library Case 6 - see map
Get introduced to the centuries –old art of blowing glass by local award-winning artist Christopher Morrison.
Explore the history and design elements of glassblowing.
24 hours of hands-on studio work.
Create your own masterpiece!
Winter Quarter offerings:
ART101 – Glassblowing I
ART102 – Glassblowing II
ART 397A – Beginning Glass Fusing
Open house Saturday, December 7 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Morrison Glass Art (2111 Lincoln Street).
Display by: Rebecca Beardsall
Library Case 7 - see map
"It will never happen again that our country should seek to dominate another through force of arms. economic might or subversion.
We are determined to remain true to the vision which you held out for South Africa as you joined the offensive to destroy the system of apartheid.
The vision you shred with us was one of a nonracial society, whose very being would assert the ancient African values of respect for every person and committment to the elevation of human dignity, regardless of color or race."
Organization for African Unity, 1994
Display by: Allen Frost
Library Case 8 - see map
• Travel and study with Western faculty and students.
• Explore destinations around the world.
• Make a difference in local and international communities.
• Earn Western credit!
Display by: Lindsay Bureaux
Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map
The mystery of writing detective stories is revealed in these books from the Library's shelves. Or is it? Check them out to see if they tell the truth!
Featured in this display is "The Detective", one of the figurines from the Mathes Reading Figurine collection located in Special Collections, Wilson 6th Floor.
Display by: Pattie Moon