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Western student Ruth Helman will give a presentation detailing her investigation of scholarly communication and LIS graduate curriculum in the United States, as well as discuss how this dialogue is changing the practices of academic librarianship.
Helman is an undergrad student enrolled in the LIBR 300 Directed Independent Study Course. Her presentation, "Searching for Scholarly Communication in LIS Graduate Curriculum," is presented in part by Western Libraries.
The event will be from 10 am to 11 am on Wednesday June 5, in Wilson Library Room 268.
Passengers on the steam-powered passenger ferry "Brick," tied up at the Sehome dock, circa 1890.
Western Libraries Heritage Resources invites you to participate in a range of FREE events we'll be offering in the coming months:
- Basics of Historical Research Workshop - Saturday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Goltz-Murray Building (in partnership with the Washington State Archives)
- Village Books Western Connections: WWU Professor and James W. Scott Fellow Dr. Polly Myers - Tuesday, June 11, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Village Books in Fairhaven
- Basics of Personal Digital Archiving brown bag presentation - Friday, June 21, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Goltz-Murray Building (in partnership with the Washington State Archives and Bellingham Public Library)
- Fly Fishing Event with Darrel Martin - Wednesday, July 10, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Special Collections (6th floor Wilson Library)
KVIK's Void-Walker on May 15th, VU 552 @ 7 PM
Void-Walker, KVIK's science-fiction thriller show produced by WWU students Ian Coleman and Jacob Foltz, will be closing out it's 3rd season at 7 PM on Wednesday, May 15th, in Viking Union Room 552.
This episode, shot on location in WWU's Wilson Library Map Collection & Mud Bay and featuring WWU theater students, furthers the chilling narrative of the Void-Walker traveling deeper into the bare and desolate afterlife, led by a mysterious guide and threatened by a malevolent and vengeful spirit.
The season finale features shorts directed by Jacob Foltz, Roxy Ewing, and Keith Anderson; all pieces were written and shot over the course of 2013's winter and spring quarters.
All students are welcome to join KVIK and help create Void-Walker.
More information is available by contacting the KVIK Coordinator at email@example.com or (360) 650-2343.
A new photo exhibit has moved in to Wilson Gallery 1 and it's a little bit of a flashback.
The exhibit, "Teaching Learning–Learning Teaching: Highlights from the Campus School at Western," takes a look back at almost 40 years of teaching experience at Western.
This Campus School exhibit displays a number of historic photos taken between 1929-1967 that show children and their teachers involved in various activities. Also included is information about the Campus School’s directors and teachers and its educational philosophy. Used for training classroom teachers, the school educated community children from 1899-1967.
The exhibit is by Western Washington University Libraries Special Collections, a department of Heritage Resources.
Check it out!
Western Libraries is proud to announce that the changes to the Learning Commons are coming along nicely! There will still be some exciting new things coming to the Learning Commons, but here's what you can look for now:
- The Wilson circulation desk has been dismantled and replaced by the Learning Commons information desk providing basic information and referrals as needed to all Learning Commons programs and services.
- Additional space has been opened up creating collaborative space for students and faculty, and creating an attractive welcoming focal point for the Learning Commons.
- Research support and consultation has been relocated from the Haggard desk to a dedicated space where professional assistance will be available. This arrangement allows for increased collaboration with the Writing Center as students are developing their research projects.
- The Student Tech Center has expanded their desk presence in Haggard taking over laptop check-outs and providing expert support.
- Circulation Services will continue to operate from the Haggard circulation desk. This includes checkouts, account assistance, course reserves, room and video booking, etc.
These changes are funded with the help of a donation from WWU alumni Dave and Ann Mann, and one-time funding from the Provost’s office. During Spring Quarter and through the summer work will continue to fine tune new service models and implement further physical improvements to the area. By the start of Fall Quarter, the area will be an active and attractive space geared towards student learning.
We know you’ll find these changes as exciting as we do!
Late last week you may have walked past some interesting art pieces that were on display in the library in Wilson Gallery One. The two pieces, were by New York-based artist Yuken Teruya, who was visiting Western last week to give a lecture called “Art Watering the Seeds of Social Change.”
Teruya, who was born in Japan, is known for using everyday materials, like toilet paper rolls, paper bags, and shopping bags as his medium.
The featured pieces were "Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like, London, 2012," (right) done from a paper bag, and "Heroes – Hirohito,” on canvas (below).
Teruya’s pieces were only on display in Wilson Gallery One for a few days, but there are a lot of works that make their way through Western Libraries Art Galleries. Stop by one for a quick study break!
On Tuesday, May 14, eight poets, including Western Librarians Paul Piper and Allen Frost, will be hosting a poetry reading.
The featured poets will be: Bruce Beasley, Ryler Dustin, Allen Frost, Nancy Pagh, Suzanne Paola, Paul Piper, Jeremy Voigt, and Mishon Wooldridge.
The event, called Pod of Poets, is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Library Presentation Room, Wilson 164 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Access to the Library Presentation Room is from outside the southwest corner of Wilson Library, off High Street.
Woman Reading in a Rocking Chair is a carving about four inches high, created by Hermania Anslinger (1915-2011) of Spokane, Washington. Ms. Anslinger was born in Haubstadt, Indiana, lived in North Dakota and Montana before coming to Spokane in 1942. She began carving miniatures out of wood and later created carvings from precious stones and ivory.
"This is a collection of medium sized surreal/abstract paintings, mostly on plank, with some mixed media. Very few of these items are framed but, honestly, I prefer most of them without the encumbrance of traditional enclosure.
Kevin, an artist from the Bellingham community, paints by whim and by muse, swirling colors and sketching shapes. Sometimes he prints an image that strikes him and paints what he sees. Often the canvas draws him into its own composition.
Kevin starting painting in 1997, after a fire
destroyed all his material possessions, with an
empty canvas and a few tubes of paint. Hundreds
of paintings later, he still paints for pleasure, ever
evolving his talent and styles. From the
“psychological pieces” (as his partner calls them)
to landscapes, from oil on canvas to glue and
coins on boards, the body of Kevin’s work ranges
across medium and style (not to mention across
the WWU campus to offices where friends have
happily hung his work).
See http://voidblossom.com/photos/thumbnails-2.html for more of his work.