Library News

November 18, 2014

Here is our schedule during the break:
Nov 22-23 Saturday-Sunday CLOSED
Nov 24-25 Monday-Tuesday 9am-8pm
Nov 26 Wednesday 9am-5pm
Nov 27-28 Thursday-Friday CLOSED
Nov 29-30 Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm (Open normal hours)

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November 13, 2014

2015 has been designated The International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is a cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

The new display is in the large case next to the Circulation Desk.

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October 31, 2014

Professional Effects

The "life of the mind" is often mistakenly cast as an internal intellectual pursuit only. But scholars have always used physical tools, and are sometimes even drawn to their respective fields because of these tools. These objects can have special bearing on how we perceive the world around us, or can be purely utilitarian instruments for executing research. In other cases, they are simply the way we communicate (teaching) to others about our fields of study. More broadly stated, they are our Professional Effects.

These unique items, characterizing a broad range of scholarly activity, will be on exhibit in the Library display cases from Oct 31 - December 23.

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October 30, 2014

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.

Thank you to all of our WSU Vancouver veteran students, staff, and faculty who have served for our freedom.

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September 24, 2014

Dr. Karen Diller, library faculty member, will share the results of her dissertation on how library study spaces can be helpful in relieving mental fatigue and supportive of effective study strategies. Her research uses theory from environmental and educational psychology to look at whether access to green spaces has an impact on reducing mental fatigue and on perceived abilities to study effectively.

“Too stressed to study? Feast your eyes on some greenery."

Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:00pm-1:00 pm
Location: Library reading room 101
Open to all, brown bag lunch okay

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September 10, 2014

Did you get your picture taken with a mustache at the Involvement Fair? Come see your picture on the digital picture frame close to the Reference Desk in the Library.

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September 4, 2014

In conjunction with the Community Celebration on September 6th from 3:00- 5:00p.m, the Library presents the following:

1. Exhibition of WSU Vancouver historical artifacts throughout the Library floor. 3:00-5:00p.m.
2. Nat Iwata, the author of a children’s book “Steampunk Alphabet” demonstrates his creation of a new character. 3:30-4:00p.m.
3. Classically trained multi-cultural chamber group “Thousand Waves” performs music by Debussy, Sawai, and some original compositions. 4:00-4:40p.m.

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August 27, 2014

The Library will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. We will resume regular fall hours on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8:00am. See previous news posting for fall hours.

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August 18, 2014

Our hours for Fall Semester are:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 5pm

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July 30, 2014

The Library will be closed from August 2nd to August 17th.
Here are the hours for the rest of the summer.

Summer Intersession Hours (August 2- 17, 2014)

August 18-19 Hours
Monday & Tuesday: 10am - 3pm

Fall Semester Hours (starting August 20, 2014)
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 5pm

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