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Intersession Hours & Entrance Information

Posted on: August 22, 2018

Topic(s): Updates

Intersession Hours & Library Entrance Information 

Western Libraries will be open during the intersession Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, closed weekends. The library will also be closed Wednesday,  August 29 for its annual Staff Development Day. 

Please note that the Wilson Library north entrance to the library will be closed during intersession, but the library will be accessible via the Haggard Hall entrance.

Western Libraries will  re-open the Wilson north doors on Monday, September 17, 2018. Regular library hours will resume on September 26, 2018.

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Library closed to the public on August 29 for Staff Development Day

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Topic(s): Updates

Library closed to the public on Wednesday, August 29 for Staff Development Day

Western Libraries will hold its annual Staff Development Day on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. In order to provide an opportunity for as many staff members as possible to participate, including the Libraries’ student employees, Western Libraries will be closed to the public on this day.

Western Libraries is committed to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for its employees and patrons. Recognizing that effective implementation of organizational and professional development must also be inclusive, the Libraries' one-day closure will enable all of its students, staff, and faculty to participate in the professional development opportunities planned for this day.

During the past several years, employees within the Libraries have actively engaged in conversations and planning in order to create a more inclusive environment, to give student employees a stronger voice in the library, and to serve patrons better. Past years’ themes for Development Day have focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As a continuation of this same work, this year’s program will focus on inclusive excellence. The professional development activities planned for the day are intended to continue important conversations, build a better understanding about diversity and inclusion, and improve Libraries staff members’ daily interactions with their colleagues and the community they serve.

For more information about the Libraries commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion or if you have any questions, please contact

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New Records Management Policy

Posted on: June 29, 2018

Topic(s): Updates, Resources

New Records Management Policy at WWU

University Archives and Records Management (UARM) is pleased to announce that the President’s Cabinet recently approved a new policy for university records management. This policy, Managing University Records, provides a framework for meeting existing statutory obligations to manage university records.

UARM will be offering records management training over summer quarter that will incorporate this new policy. You can sign up for one or both of our classes via the new Learning Portal:

Managing Your Records on Monday, July 23, at 2PM

Digital Records Management on Tuesday, August 7, at 2PM

 Additionally, if you have questions about the policy, please feel free to contact Tony Kurtz (x3124) or Rachel Thompson (x6654).

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Library Intersession & Summer Hours

Posted on: June 8, 2018

Topic(s): Updates

Library Intersession & Summer Session Hours

Western Libraries will be open M- F from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed weekends, during Intersession (June 16 - 25).  The library will also be open M-F from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, closed weekends, during Summer Session (June 26 - August 24).

In preparation for the move to its new location in Wilson Library 2 East, the Map Collection will be open by appointment only from June 18 through September 25.  If you need assistance during this time, please contact Rob Lopresti (360) 650-3342 or Madeline Kelly (360) 650-4320

Special Collections will be closed June 18 -22. Western Libraries will be closed Wednesday, July 4. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies will also be closed July 2- 6.

The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio staff will be available on call via chat M - F between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm during the intersession, and M - F between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm during the summer session. Please text “STUDIO” to (360) 797-5910 or use the online chat interface.

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A Fly Fisher's Passions

Posted on: June 8, 2018

Topic(s): Updates, Events

Art Lingren to Present “A Fly Fisher’s Passions” July 11 

Fly fishing enthusiast and historian Art Lingren will give a talk entitled “A Fly Fisher’s Passions” on July 11 at 2:00 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor). The event is free and open to the public.

Western Libraries Heritage Resources’ 2018 Summer Fly Fishing Speaker Art Lingren will share photographs and stories about his passions for fly fishing activities, including his antique tackle collection, fly tying, fly fishing books and the lovely fly fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren has fly fished in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and throughout his home province of British Columbia.

Throughout most of his adult life, Lingren has been actively involved in the fly fishing community. He is a member and past president of the Totem Fly Fishers, British Columbia’s oldest fly fishing club, and is an honorary member of the Loons Fly Fishing Club. He has served three years as president of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers and stands as their unofficial BC fly fishing historian. He has additionally served as director of the Steelhead Society of BC for many years.

In 1995, Lingren was awarded the BCFFF’s Angul Award which is granted to British Columbian fly fishers who show an appreciation for the ancestry of fly fishing heritage and the excellence surrounding its development as both an Art and Science. In 1999, the Federation of Fly Fishers selected him as the 6th recipient of their prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown award.

For more information about this event, please contact Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager, at (360) 650-3193 or