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Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:19pm
LIBR 320: Fly Fishing in American Literature and Culture
Looking for an interesting class to take next quarter? Professor Paul Piper, who is also Western Libraries librarian for Special Collections, is teaching his popular Library 320 Class spring quarter, “Fly Fishing in American Literature and Culture.”
This class explores both the sport and art of ﬂy ﬁshing in American literature and culture, and considers the implications of fly ﬁshing as a cultural phenomenon on gender, race, and both environmental and ethical concerns.
The literature is vast, and embraces poetry, fiction and non-fiction in the genres of philosophy, spirituality, environmentalism, and much more.
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Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:51pm
Winter Citation Clinics February 27th through March 3rd
Having trouble with difficult online citations? Wondering how to cite a source within a source? Stop by the Citation Clinic held in the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, any time between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday from February 27 through March 3 for answers to all of your citation questions.
While it is true that any time is citation time in the Studio, you can also get some extra help with all of your citation needs during the Fall Quarter Citation Clinic. Join us to learn some tips and tricks, or just drop in for one-on-one assistance. We can help you with APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, or any other citation style.
Read more: Get Help with Citations
Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:17pm
Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award
At Western, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to research opportunities that are supported by faculty mentors. Western Libraries views the research work of undergraduate students as being tremendously valuable, both in terms of the teaching and learning experience the research process creates, and also because of the research outputs students themselves generate.
Western Libraries seeks submissions for its Undergraduate Research Award, which is given annually to three students who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing of papers for Western Washington University college credit courses that were taught during either fall or winter quarters of the current academic year.
Each award winner will receive $500.00 and publication in Western CEDAR, Western’s institutional repository. Western Libraries invites all undergraduate students enrolled at Western to submit their research papers for consideration by April 17, 2017. Submissions can be representative of any discipline, as long as they include an original thesis supported by ample research and demonstrate exceptional ability in identifying, evaluating, and synthesizing sources.
For submission details, please see the Undergraduate Research Award page.
Read more: Calling WWU Undergrads!
Posted on: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 3:14pm
Faculty Focus Groups – Request for Participants
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Posted on: Friday, January 6, 2017 - 7:51am
“How do we learn from one another through meaningful dialogue that addresses and creates active communities?”
That's the Teaching-Learning Academy’s BIG question for 2016-2017. Faculty, staff, community members, and more than 60 students worked collectively throughout fall quarter to create a shared question that addresses how we can better enhance the teaching and learning environment at Western. TLA participants will spend winter 2017 exploring and gathering data to address this year’s question, and all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
The TLA dialogue sessions begin January 11 and 12, and meets every other week for a total of five meetings for the quarter.
There are four group options:
- Wednesdays from noon to 1:20 p.m. (Jan 11, 25; Feb 8, 22; Mar 8)
- Wednesdays from 2 to 3:20 p.m. (Jan 11, 25; Feb 8, 22; Mar 8)
- Thursdays from noon to 1:20 p.m. (Jan 12, 26; Feb 9, 23; Mar 9)
- Thursdays from 2 to 3:20 p.m. (Jan 12, 26; Feb 9, 23; Mar 9)
While the sessions run for approximately 80 minutes, attendees are welcome to stop by based on their availability. All dialogue groups meet in the Learning Commons in Wilson 2 West.
Students can also participate for Library practicum credit. For more information, contact Shevell.Thibou@wwu.edu. Also contact Shevell Thibou to sign up for a TLA dialogue session.
The Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) is the central forum for the scholarship of teaching and learning at Western Washington University and brings together a broad spectrum of perspectives from across campus. Engaged in studying the intersections between teaching and learning, TLA members include faculty, students, administrators, and staff from across the University, as well as community members.
Read more: TLA Begins Jan 11 & 12