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You can now check out Music CDs at the Wilson Circulation Desk. With music from a variety of genres, you are sure to find something you will enjoy. Browse through our music collection in the Media Collection room, located behind the Wilson Circulation Desk on the second floor of Wilson Library; be sure to ask a staff member if you have any questions.
And don't forget, you can always head over to the Music Library, located above the Performing Arts Center, for an amazing collection designed to fulfill all of your musical needs. Happy listening!
Group Study Rooms
Is your group looking for a place to study? There are 12 group study rooms and getting your group into one of them is as easy as 1-2-3.
From the library home page in the Help box, click "Reserve a group study room." You can do this from any computer or you can use the dedicated comiputer at the Libraries' Media Circulation counter. See if a room is available right now or reserve one up to two weeks in advance.
The 12 rooms give you choices in size and equipment. 7 of the rooms have interactive white boards. See west.wwu.edu/atus/iBoard for more information.
A group may reserve a room for up to four hours per day. All you need is your WWU ID and at least two group members to pick up a key at the Media Circulation desk. Please talk to the folks at the Media desk if you have any questions.
Ruth Steele and Roz Koester have joined the Libraries team. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies collection includes private papers, organizational and institutional records documenting economic, social, cultural and polticial trends significant to the Pacific Northwest.
The collection is located in the Goltz-Murray Building on the corner of Bill McDonald Parkway and 25th street.
The Center Pacific Northwest Studies seeks to enhance public and scholarly understanding of the region's past and present through expansion of its archival holdings, public programming, and publications. Call 650-7747 or email Ruth Steele (Ruth.Steele@wwu.edu) for information.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring University Archives & Records, Western Libraries Special Collections, and the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies together for the first time.
The Library Maniacs is a new advisory group of students who not only appreciate the library but want to get involved in a fun way to help the library become even better. During club meetings we'll have fun brain storming sessions for ideas for events and services that would help you the student make better use of the library and your time. I'll pass all of the ideas we generate on to the library faculty and staff to see what we can do to make your ideas come to life.
You can find us on Facebook at either firstname.lastname@example.org or "fi spooner".
Western Libraries is pleased to offer full access to The Chronicle of Higher Education Online. The Chronicle online is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Faculty and staff on campus can link to the Chronicle online either by going directly to http://chronicle.com, by going to the library's home page and choosing the Chronicle from the alphabetical databases list, or by searching for the title in the library catalog.
Off-campus access is also available to WWU affiliated students, staff, and faculty with a Universal Login Username and Password.
Highlights from ‘The Chronicle Online’ include:
- Web site updated throughout the day (NO EMBARGO) with the latest news in academe
- The text from the current print edition, posted every Monday morning
- A searchable archive of every issue published since September 1989
- All the commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review
- All the data from the annual Almanac and other special, single-topic reports in easy-to-search databases
- Online "extras" such as slide shows, podcasts, and video
- A number of free e-mail newsletters to help administrators and faculty stay up to date, including Academe Today, The Chronicle's popular Daily Report
This subscription is made possible by the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
Welcome to an exciting writing event brought to you by
The Big Read: Whatcom READS!
The challenge is to write an entire story in exactly six words.
Hemingway, a master of allusion and manipulating negative space
(or what is NOT present in the story) is said to have started this form.
When challenged to come up with a story in six words, Hemingway wrote:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Try Your Hand at a SIX WORD STORY at the URL below!
The McNaughton bestseller collection has arrived and is now shelved in the Daylight Lounge! The McNaugton Collection features bestsellers, popular fiction, current interest books and more. Students have been requesting this type of recreational reading collection for a long time, particularly in the 14 Days to Have Your Say blog. Well, you asked and we listened; now you can visit the Daylight Lounge, kick back in your spare time and enjoy new books all year long!
The plan we're currently funding for 2009-2010 will give us:
--100 books in our core collection
--an additional 10 books per month (with 5 in December and July) for a total of 210 new popular books in a year!
Funding for this collection comes from the money earned at the Library's book sales.