Western Libraries - Winter 2019

Winter 2019 Issue

How does resistance to change and fear of the unknown influence academia and impact your own life?  In this issue, learn about how you can explore this question and more through the TLA dialogue sessions, held both on and off-campus. We are also sending out a call to students and faculty mentors for exceptional undergraduate research work. See submission details for the sixth annual Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award. And finally, don't miss our piece about recent upgrades and new features to your OneSearch catalog interface.


Section 1 Header   Section 2 Header

By Shevell Thibou

Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning

Shevell Thibou

How does resistance to change and fear of the unknown influence academia and impact your own life? What takes priority, a learner’s creativity or the institution’s expectations? These are just a couple of the questions the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) will explore this quarter, and you are invited to join us! TLA participants include students, faculty, staff, and community members, and everyone is welcome. You do not need to sign up in advance or commit to every session--just come when you can.

Continue Reading...



By Rebecca Marrall

Director of Technology & Discovery Services

Rebecca Marrall

Released on January 4, 2019, the latest version of the OneSearch catalog at Western Libraries offers some enhancements to how page navigation options appear, which should make using the catalog easier than before. Although these changes were largely cosmetic, they were designed to make basic tasks easier to perform so that you can more readily find what you need in OneSearch. Features like advanced search, bookmarking favorites, and navigating through search results are now easier to utilize because of their improved visibility.

Continue Reading...


Section 3 Header

By Gabe Gossett

Head of Research for the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio

Gabe Gossett

Western Libraries is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award. This year, we are expanding the submission period to allow eligible students to submit work completed during the spring and summer quarters of the previous year. Each Undergraduate Research Award winner receives $500.00 and publication in Western CEDAR, Western’s institutional repository.

Continue Reading...