Western Libraries - Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Issue

Sharing, listening, and connecting are the core themes of this latest issue of 3Things. We share with you a guest post from our friends over in the CIIA, who are working hard to promote open access to teaching & learning resources by showcasing some exceptional practice by faculty here at Western. We are also listening to your important feedback on the Libraries’ Community Policing Pilot. And, we are hoping to better connect with you through our various collections that document a variety of diverse voices and perspectives, including the latest addition of donated Judaica materials to the division of Heritage Resources.


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By Justina Brown Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment

Justina Brown

Each spring, the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment (CIIA) works with several instructors to highlight exceptional practices via the Innovative Teaching Showcase web publication. This year's theme is “Open Educational Practices” which draws upon open educational resources (OERs) to facilitate collaborative and flexible learning and encourage free and open access to knowledge.

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By Frank Haulgren Facilities and Assessment Coordinator

Frank Haulgren

Since Fall Quarter 2018, Western Libraries and University Police have been conducting a community policing pilot project. This project was undertaken as an effort to address concerns raised by student library staff that work late into the evening, as well as a broader and growing concern about personal safety on and around Western’s Bellingham campus. As the academic year nears its end, we want to share with you a brief description of how this project is being assessed.

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By Elizabeth Joffrion Director of the Division of Heritage Resources

Elizabeth Joffrion

How can we at Western better highlight the myriad of voices and perspectives that flourish in our unique and varied communities? Can Western Libraries collect materials that help define our historical framework and contribute to a deeper recognition of the rich mix of ethnicities, traditions, and customs that shape our diverse cultures? And if so, how can we facilitate the use of these collections?

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