The news @ Western Libraries
The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS)
is offering two research fellowship opportunities
for the 2012-2013 academic year.
More information @ http://library.wwu.edu/internships_cpnws#fellowships.
Applicants do not have to be affiliated with Western.
For more information, contact:
Ruth Steele, Archivist, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building, Western Washington University
Bellingham WA 98225-9123, Tel: 360 650 7747
The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies is a Heritage Resources program of Western Libraries, located in the Goltz-Murray Archives Building. Regular Research Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12noon and 1pm-4.30pm
Wild About Whatcom! Abstract art exhibit
now in Gallery 3 (Wilson 3, East)
Presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County: "Our goal is to spread local art around the county and increase the exposure of Whatcom county’s many talented artists".
"Accessing Primary Sources through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources Programs" web tutorial now available onlinePosted on Mon, 2012-06-04 13:13
Do your studies at Western require you to conduct research? Does some of that research involve using primary sources? Did you know there are places right here at Western where you can find and work with original primary source documents?
Check out this online tutorial for locating and accessing unique, archival material on campus through Western Libraries’ Heritage Resources programs. You may also use these handy, subject-based research guides to find additional primary source material available at Western and beyond.
Heritage Resources programs include the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and the University Archives and Records Center, who work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.
“Drip, Flick, Splatter”...
young students bring the art
of Jackson Pollock to life.
The WWU Child Development Center takes art to a new level. Elaine Elkin's class of two & three year olds has recently studied the works of Jackson Pollock. Inspired by a book titled, “Action Jackson,” the young students created their piece. By dripping, splattering, and flicking paint the children learned how abstract art can be beautiful and fun.
The project started with Western’s Art History Professor Carol Janson. In her Arts in the Community class students Tarin Nicholas, Lauren Sommers and Kayla Thompson decided they wanted to work with children for their community art project. Gina Elkin, a teacher at Western’s Child Development Center, gladly used the extra help to create this Jackson Pollock inspired piece.
Tarin, Lauren and Kayla provided some supplies and supervised the project, but the children were the artists. Together the class collaborated and one by one added layers of color. The whole project took three days to complete. The children used paint brushes, drip sticks and six different colors to create their work. The ending result was beautiful. The children developed artistic techniques and Tarin, Lauren and Kayla had a great experience.
Did you know? June is Pride Month, designated in 2000 by President Bill Clinton to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York.
Western Libraries and its Heritage Resources programs provide access to wide variety of resources relating to LGBTQ h(i/er)story, activism and experience here on Western’s campus and beyond. These include:
- The Associated Students Sexuality Awareness Collection (titles housed by AS programs including the Sexuality Awareness Center and Queer Resource Center)
- Archival collections documenting LGBTQ experience and activism
To find out more, visit this research guide at http://libguides.wwu.edu/lgbtq_research or contact Libraries’ staff for more assistance. A selection of LGBTQ-related materials from Western Libraries Heritage Resources collections will be on display throughout June next to the Libraries’ main Reference Desk in Haggard Hall.
Left: Poster advertising a 1975 Gala Ball at Western's Viking Union, sponsored by Fairhaven College and the Gay People's Alliance [Robert Ashworth Collection on the Union of Sexual Minorities Center]; Below: Buttons from the Hands Off Washington (Whatcom County Coalition) Records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University.
take LIBR 397C & learn
about the Digital Divide!
This four-credit general undergraduate course will examine the Digital Divide phenomenon in the United States, and address some of the underlying issues. Students will participate in service-learning opportunities in local libraries and organizations in attempt to better understand the same issues they will be learning in class. Potential projects include – but are not limited to – workshops on tech literacy, bilingual workshops or pathfinders for ESL library patrons, working with prison populations, or K-12 schools.
When: Tues/Thurs, 10:30 to 11: 50 a.m.
Where: Haggard Hall 233
Last year, as part of budget reductions and the rebasing effort, the Libraries cut $180,000 from acquisitions, after several years of cutting the operations and personnel budgets more heavily. The Libraries chose to avoid making a permanent decision regarding this cut so that there was time for faculty input. Instead, we eliminated the amount of money we typically spent on one-time purchases (primarily books), backfilled that with one-time only Foundation funds, and piloted demand-driven acquisitions. Now the time has come to make the final decisions regarding how we will
James Mey Exhibit in the Library
Gallery 1 Wilson (near Skybridge)
thru June 2012
Exhibiting works throughout Seattle and Bellingham for ten years, twenty-eight year old South-African born artist, James Richard Mey brings diverse and dynamic work that challenges the way we view the effects of our instant culture. Influenced by Grant Ko Takemura, Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
These are a few works in a series of paintings that began with two pieces entitled, "Gun," and "Lipstick," designed and transferred onto McDonalds wrappers on wood.
James Mey calls his work, "Controlled Frustration."
The world is always in the present.
My work has become more controlled.
My work has controlled my frustrations.
New works have been recently added to the display, come check them out.
This past week brought a compelling presentation by John Popko, University Librarian at Seattle University, explaining the process by which the Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons came to be realized. I wanted to share my thoughts and reactions.
In order to spur conversation, I wanted to share my reactions to Doug Way’s presentation last week. You can view it at http://library.wwu.edu/library_speakers.