Library News

April 20, 2015

The Library will have extended hours during Dead Week and Finals Week and will be closed for Commencement.

• Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26: 10am - 7pm
• Monday, April 27 - Thursday, April 30: 8am - 11pm
• Friday, May 1: 8am - 7pm
• Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 3: 10am - 7pm
• Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7: 8am - 11pm
• Friday, May 8: 8am - 5pm
• Saturday, May 9: CLOSED for Commencement

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April 16, 2015

The Library's Annual Student Research Excellence Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that demonstrates evidence of significant inquiry using the library, its resources and collections. Applications are due by April 25th. See http://library.vancouver.wsu.edu/researchaward

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April 15, 2015

Several important databases from Ebsco are currently unavailable. Ebsco is working on the problem and we hope access is restored soon. Please contact the reference desk for advice on alternate databases to use. You can contact us via phone: 360-546-9687; email: library@vancouver.wsu.edu; or via the chat on on our homepage.

Some of the databases that are currently not working includes:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • America: History and Life
  • Business Source Complete
  • Cinahl
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Econlit
  • Education Fulltext
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Humanities International Index
  • Library Literature
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MLA Bibliography

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and will let you know as soon as access is restored.

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April 2, 2015

Due to Campus-wide power upgrades the library will remain open but may only have minimal computing services during some or all of the open hours.

Services we anticipate being available:
• Staff will be here to answer questions and check-out items.
• 1 printer
• 2 computers (at minimum)
• Wifi availability intermittent

March 23, 2015

The Library's Annual Student Research Excellence Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that demonstrates evidence of significant inquiry using the library, its resources and collections. Applications are due by April 25th. See http://library.vancouver.wsu.edu/researchaward

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March 11, 2015

Our Spring Break schedule is:

• Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15: Noon - 5pm
• Monday, March 16 - Wednesday, March 18: 9am - 7pm
• Thursday, March 19 - Friday, March 20: 9am - 5pm
• Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22: Noon - 5pm

We are returning to full spring semester hours on Monday, March 23rd.

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March 3, 2015

Artworks from the Child Development Program (CDP) preschool and kindergarten classes are currently on display in the Library. Children in the program work with many techniques, tools, and materials, where there is not a set of right and wrong ways to do a project, but where the process is as important as the result. Some of the pieces were inspired by studying famous fine art paintings; others are examples of children exploring in a spontaneous and free manner. All of the art reflects children’s thoughts, feelings, and expressions.

Showing in the Library from March 2 - May 15.

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“The Right to Read: The importance and need for diverse children’s and adolescent books”
March 11th, Noon
Library’s Reading Room
Refreshments provided
Join Dr. Deanna Day, Associate Professor in Education, and Cheryl Johnson, M.Ed., Program Coordinator for the Child Development Program, in discussing why integrating diverse books into classrooms challenges students to understand and accept those different from themselves. As students read diverse books, they come to recognize the common feelings and needs they share with children around the world.

Funded through the generous support of the Diversity Council in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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February 20, 2015

The Library is here to help answer your questions and give you research advice. You can contact us in many ways:

  • Phone: 360-546-9686
  • Email: library@vancouver.wsu.edu
  • In person: @ the reference desk
  • Instant Chat: Try the Chat with a Librarian chat link. It's available from our homepage and will connect you quickly to a librarian.
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February 9, 2015

The library will be closed Monday February16th for President’s Day. It will re-open with normal hours on Tuesday at 8:00am.

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