Library News

May 19, 2015

Be a part of the excitement while we create a whole new look just for you! Books and journals will be housed on new, compact, movable shelving to allow for:
-more space for study,
-a quiet area in the Library's reading room, and
-easier location of books and journals.

What does this mean for Library Resources and Services this summer?
Early June:
-Books in the Reading Room will be relocated temporarily. A map will be available.
-Shelving in the Reading Room will be taken down and more seating moved into that area.

Late June to Early July:
-Reference Books will be moved and that shelving will be removed.
-Some computer workstations will be moved.

Early to Mid-July:
-Phase One of the Compact Shelving will be built. There will be approximately one-week of disruptive noise. A map of quieter spaces and earplugs will be available.

Late July:
-The remainder of books and journals will be moved and old shelving removed.

Early to Mid-August:
-Phase Two of the Compact Shelving will be built. The Library is closed (as usual) during this time.
-Completion date is August 19th.

NOTE: There may need to be a total of 2 or 3 days of library closures throughout the summer. Dates will be posted at least one-week in advance.

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May 8, 2015

The library extends our warmest congratulations to all those who are graduating in the class of 2015. We want to thank you for being part of our campus community and hope that, whatever your future plans, you continue to seek knowledge, explore the world and build communities with the same level of curiosity, collaboration and scholarly interest that you developed during your years here.

Best wishes!

The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 9th for Commencement. We will reopen at Noon on Sunday, May 10th.

Summer Schedule (May 10 - July 31, 2015)**

• Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
• Friday: 9am - 5pm
• Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 5pm

**Note: The Library will be closed May 24 & May 25 for Memorial Day and July 3 and July 4 for Independence Day.

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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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