Western Libraries - Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Issue

Welcome to the first issue of 3 Things for this academic year. We recently celebrated International Open Access Week, and in this newsletter we explore how we can be more accessible to you, whether it's through physical or virtual access to library collections and services. In this edition, we talk about some of the ways we can get you what you need--whether it is through providing access to subject expertise, access to specialized collections, or access to research & writing help from wherever you may be!


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By Elizabeth Stephan - Western Libraries Faculty Chair

Elizabeth Stephan

Over the past several years, Western Libraries has been asking you what you want from your subject librarians. Based on your feedback, we developed a Subject Teams program focused specifically on your discipline and subject affinities, which means you now have access to multiple librarians working as a team to better meet your needs.

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By Casey Mullin, Michael Taylor, and Jessica Mlotkowski - Northwest Collection Committee

NW Collection Wilson Reading Room

Are you interested in learning more about the region in which we live? This past summer we moved over 5,000 items into the Northwest Collection. These items are now available for you to use, explore, and borrow as part of this enhanced collection focused on the Pacific Northwest.

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By Heather Slee - Online and Outreach Specialist

Heather Slee

It’s 2:00 am and you’re trying to finish your 15-page research paper that’s due in six hours. But you’re not sure how to format in-text citations. And maybe you’re not sure if it flows well. And, come to think of it, maybe you’re not sure if your thesis statement works at all. You need help! But it’s 2:00 am. The library is closed. Or maybe you rarely make it to the Belligham campus because you have transportation or scheduling barriers. Or maybe you just prefer to do things online. (Go, team introverts!) If you can relate to any of these situations, take a look at the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio’s online services.

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