Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

Library Case 1 - see map

3D printing is one of the most talked about technologies today.  Far from being simply a high tech form of crafting, 3D printing is actively changing the way society thinks about and approaches manufacturing.  This display highlights projects created by Western Washington University's Student Technology Center student employees.  Want to try your hand at 3D printing?  Sign up for an STC course!  The only limit to what you can create is your own imagination.


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Display By:
AJ Barse & Nora Burmeister
Library Case 2 - see map

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Display By:
Amy Sedovic & Emma Sieh
Library Case 3 - see map

Have you ever seen the gorgeous books that bed and breakfasts, hotels, and fancy mansions have on their coffee tables? People tend to choose these books just for how gorgeous their cover is and how well they will go with the theme of the room, but there is so much more to these books than meets the eye. These gorgeous art books display the works of some very famous artists such as Seurat, Monet, Van Gogh, and so many more. Enjoy the vibrant colors of their work and some facts about their life in our Coffee Table Book: Art Edition display!


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Display By:
Nora Burmeister & Emma Sieh
Library Case 4 - see map

In a tumultuous election year, it is important to look back at the progress that has been made across the country in the past decades.  From protesting to end segregation, to the Vietnam War, to tuition hikes, student activists have been at the forefront of progress in the United Sates.  This display highlights and celebrates the brave actions by these student activists to make positive changes in the world for themselves and their peers.


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Display By:
Brandon Burns & Emma Sieh
Library Case 5 - see map

Western Libraries contains a collection of maps from all over the world, but the main focus is on the Pacific Northwest.


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Display By:
Dennis Matthews
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Library Case 6 - see map

Mabel Zoe Wilson was the librarian who created a library.  Before her work here at Western, there just wasn't a library like you see here today.  The summer she was hired, she hand cataloged all of the 500 items the library owned and organized the books according to a recognized library system.  Without her, the library wouldn't be nearly as functional or beautiful as we see it today.  Feel free to check out this case to get more information about her life and her accomplishments here at Western!


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Display By:
Emma Sieh & Tamara Belts
Library Case 7 - see map

Heritage Resources is comprised of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, University Archives & Records Management, and Special Collections. 


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Display By:
Rozlind Koester
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Library Case 8 - see map

When someone bans a book, they are attempting to remove the material from the curriculum or library.  As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.

American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unpopular.

Celebrate the right to read and check out one of these books today!


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Display By:
Emma Sieh
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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

"Space: the final frontier.  These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.  Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."  That is the opening monologue of the original Star Trek television series which aired from September 1966 to 1969.  "Student", the Lladro porcelain figurine from the Mathes Reading Figurine Collection, has the look of a young man daydreaming about outer space, letting his imagination take him to these very distant places where no man has gone before.


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Display By:
Pattie Moon