Food drive snacks for sale at the Info Desk
The 2014 Governor’s Food Drive is underway and WOU needs your help. Last year, for the ninth year in a row, WOU won first place among all of our sister universities with a total of 84,737.26 pounds of food donated! You can help keep us on top this year in a number of ways:
- Bid on fabulous auction items such as a French Press coffee maker, a Thai massage gift certificate, a movie night gift pack, and more! Bid early and often!
- Buy snacks from the Info Desk.
- Contribute to the Penny Drive, also at the Info Desk.
- Give non-perishable food items – place in donation boxes throughout the library.
Every year, state institutions (like WOU and other state universities) participate in what amounts to the largest employer donation to local Oregon food banks all year, to help feed the hungry in our state. There is some friendly competition between universities around the state, but of course everybody wins when hunger decreases.
For more information about the 2014 Food Drive visit the website at: http://www.oregon.gov/FOODDRIVE/
Congratulations to Scott Carter! He is a finalist for his 2nd
Oregon Book Award for
his book, Wooden Bones,
which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. The nomination is in the Children’s Literature category. The awards
are presented at a March 17th ceremony.
In 2011, Scott won for The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, also published by Simon and Schuster. That award was in the Young Adult Literature category.
The National Book Awards are coming up on Nov. 20, and you can now read excerpts from all of the finalists
by downloading any of the four free ebook compilations! Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.
The system that allows requesting of Summit materials is undergoing an upgrade during the overnight hours of April 30-May 1. It’s scheduled to be down from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. at the latest. You will still be able to search and view the Summit catalog (as well as our own local library catalog), and you can request materials via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Once the system is back up, library staff will reroute to the Summit system any ILL requests that can be filled more quickly and cheaply through our regional partner libraries.
This downtime will not affect delivery of any requests that are already in the system.
Join us for a book reading and discussion of Standing at the Water’s Edge: Bob Straub’s Battle for the Soul of Oregon.
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
- Willamette Room, Werner University Center
- Light refreshments served at 5:00 p.m.
- Program at 5:30
- Author Charles Johnson and WOU Professor Mark Henkels
- Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase
Biography Reference Center
serves up detailed and concise biographies, in full-text, from respected reference sources and magazine articles. In addition to searching by name for a known individual, you can discover notable people by searching fields or browsing categories. Search fields include profession or activity, nationality or U.S. ethnicity, gender, lifespan, and places of birth and death. Over 30 genre categories cluster together people who have commonalities even when their professions diverge: for example, Activists & Reformers, Business Leaders, Obama Administration, or World War II.
Kraus Curriculum Development Library
is a database of educational materials from course content (lesson plans, learning activities) to teacher and administrator strategies, from educational legislation to academic standards by subject and grade level. The materials come from state departments of education and other government agencies, as well as local school districts, professional associations, non-profit organizations, and other sources that have educational concerns. Documents published after 2000 are available on the site as PDFs and/or HTML files.
We now have a library blog! As of this evening, the librarians are all authors. No one else has been added yet, becuase, well, I was working the desk and this system’s a little s-l-o-w. A little later I’ll show each of the librarians how to add authors so that my fingers don’t fall off