Library News

December 16, 2014

The Library will be closed on December 20 & 21, and from December 25 to January 4. Here are our hours for the break:

• Sat., Dec. 20 - Sun., Dec. 21: Closed
• Mon., Dec. 22 - Wed., Dec 24: 10am - 3pm
• December 25 - January 4: Closed
• Mon., Jan. 5 - Tue., Jan 6: 10am - 3pm
• Wed., Jan. 7: Return to normal hours (M-Th 8-10p; F 8-5; S&S 12-5)

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December 12, 2014

There are some aquatic study buddies in the Library. They are named after women who were instrumental in cataloging and classifying stars during the turn of the 19th century. Come on in and say hello to them.

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December 11, 2014

The Library (and campus) closed early this evening due to a power outage on campus. We will reopen at 8am tomorrow morning.

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December 6, 2014

There are some aquatic study buddies in the Library. They are named after women who were instrumental in cataloging and classifying stars during the turn of the 19th century. Come on in and say hello to them.

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December 2, 2014

We are extending library hours during Dead Week and Finals Week to provide extra access to study space and research assistance/resources. The changes to our hours are listed below. We hope this extra time will be helpful.

December 6-19

• Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm
• Monday - Thursday: 8am - 11pm
• Friday: 8am - 7pm (12/12), 8am - 5pm (12/19)

*Saturday 12/20 CLOSED, Sunday 12/21 CLOSED

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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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