Leave No Trace are principles of outdoor ethics that help people enjoy public lands in a way that minimizes environmental impact. We encourage applying these principles to the library setting, especially in regards to having food and drink. The primary goal is to ensure both the comfort of library users and a long life for library collections, furnishings, and equipment.
- Plan accordingly: If you do carry in food or drinks, avoid messy foods that may damage library material and facilities or be disruptive to others, and have drinks in containers unlikely to spill.
- Dispose of recyclables and waste properly.
- Leave what you find: Leave library resources, furnishings, and equipment as you found them–or in better condition than you found them.
- Be considerate of other visitors: Respect nearby library users, the next library user who will use your space, and the next generation of library users.
- Report accidents to library staff as soon as possible.
- Use of tobacco in any form is prohibited throughout the Hamersly Library. Smoking areas are designated to the south of both outside entrances.
- Alcohol is strictly prohibited. The library complies with WOU’s alcohol policy.
- The library reserves the right to ask patrons to eat specific foods elsewhere.
The entire WOU community is invited to submit campus images taken during the week of January 21 – 27, 2013 for a spring-term exhibit at the Hamersly Library. Image categories are
- Places (buildings, campus spaces)
- Activities (performance, lecture, service, routine tasks)
- People (students, staff, faculty, administrators)
Make your plans now for scenes you want to shoot! See invitational flyer for full submission guidelines and exhibit information.
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases. But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the Find it @ WOU button.
See our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover how we’ll link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Monday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hamersly Library lobby
The eReader Petting Zoo allows you time in a non-commercial setting to poke around several brands and formats of eBook devices and to discuss their pros and cons. (Reminder: holiday shopping is imminent.)
We’ll have a variety of devices for you to play with
- Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
- The new Kindle Fire HD 7″
- Google Nexus 7
- iPad 2
Also, we will schedule our ebooks and ereader workshop in January, during which we’ll detail how to download library ebooks onto your smartphone, tablet, or eReader (possibly a brand new one from the holidays?). These will be reprised from the workshop first held during Faculty Week 2012, but we’ll have focused sessions for iPad/iPhone owners, for Kindle owners, and general sessions for owners of other devices. You can also consult our Ebooks @ WOU guide and consult with us if you have problems.
Looking for better ways to manage your research? Join librarian Shirley Lincicum for a guided tour of Mendeley! It’s like iTunes meets Facebook for academic research.
Two sessions! Attend the one that is most convenient for you:
Wednesday, Oct. 24th 12:15 to 12:45 pm in HL 108
Thursday, Oct. 25th 11:45 to 12:15 pm in HL 107
Bring your laptop and your lunch, if you wish. Hope to see you there!
The Census Bureau recently released this data visualization of Interstate 5 population density
. (Click the graph’s play button.) It’s interesting to see the major peaks at either end and the minor peaks and long valleys in between.
The ERIC database has disabled online access
to its documents because of a privacy breach involving social security numbers and other personally-identifiable information contained in some documents. Since offending information was found in “multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated,” the team is having to manually clear individual documents and to reinstate access to them on a rolling basis. No completion timeline has been announced, but it will be a slow process.
To clarify, this affects only ERIC documents, those where the record number begins with ED. The ERIC database still works to find the literature, and access to journal articles (whose record numbers begin with EJ) is status quo: either the Linked Full Text or the Find it @ WOU button will confirm availability through Hamersly Library.
Regarding the online documents, those labeled as “peer reviewed” have been reinstated (according to some sample searching, about 1%).
Hamersly Library still has its microfiche collection of ERIC documents for years 1958-2003 (up to ED483004). Starting in 2004, microfiche was no longer produced as ERIC moved exclusively to its digital content.
Reference staff can assist you with locating your ERIC document. We just need the record number (ex., ED400892).
See also Education Week’s story from Sept. 7, 2012.
If you have any questions at all about this, please contact Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon.
Looking for a great on-campus job? Consider applying (by August 1 for full consideration) to work at Hamersly Library. Assignments include staffing the Library’s service counters, processing materials, working with online databases or other software applications, or maintaining the building and collections.
Working for Library and Media Services can provide:
- A job opportunity that will expand your knowledge of the University.
- Experiences that relate to your career or other skills you are developing.
- An opportunity to learn while you earn!
- A work schedule that can be adjusted as your class schedule changes.
Work study awards are not required for student employment with Library and Media Services. See our Student Jobs page for more details.
Do you live or visit close to another college or university? If its library is a Summit member, you can have your materials sent there instead of to Hamersly.
Maybe you live in Salem and you always have to rush back after your WOU classes. To get set up, take your WOU ID card to the library at Willamette University (or maybe Chemeketa Community College). The library will “adopt” you as a Summit patron. Then, when you order your Summit materials, select Willamette as your institution and sign in. Complete your request. Just as if you had it sent to Hamersly, you’ll be notified by email when your item is ready to pick up. Remember to take your WOU ID again to check it out!
You can always return any Summit item to any Summit library. However, it’s best if you hand the item to staff and note that it’s Summit, so it’s sure to be sent and not accidentally shelved there.
You can also borrow material in person from Summit libraries.