Welcome to the Winter 2017 edition of the Libraries’ quarterly newsletter! In this latest issue of 3Things, we reaffirm the Libraries’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we ask you to share with us your thoughts on the role of subject librarians at Western; and we offer you some tips to help you get the most out of the new library website.
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is nothing new for the Western Libraries, but we recently decided to publish a statement to our website that explicitly explains this commitment. Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of clearly articulating our principles as we advance knowledge, self-awareness, and understanding.
Using Western Libraries New Website
By Rebecca M. Marrall
Head of the Resource Discovery Unit
Have you seen it? Western Libraries has a new website! After fifteen months of deliberate data gathering and in close partnership with additional experts throughout Western Washington University, Western Libraries migrated to a new website during the Winter Intersession.
Enhancing Subject Librarian Roles to Serve the Western Community
By Sarah McDaniel
Director of Teaching & Learning and the Learning Commons
Did you know every department and program at Western has a designated subject librarian who specializes in their unique subject area? Subject librarians work closely with faculty, staff and students to enhance communication between department and Libraries.
The work of subject librarians varies and includes: supporting faculty research, assisting in developing collections to support the curriculum, consulting with students about research projects, creating specialized web pages and course guides, or collaborating in the development of courses and curricula.