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.
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Need a study break? Can’t get enough of The Walking Dead? Want to escape into a fantastical world of witches and/or Shakespearean Star Wars characters? The library’s Recreation Collection has something new for you:
Need pointers on creating a digital movie? Tips on designing a website? Advice on configuring an Excel chart? No appointment needed! Stop by the Technology Resource Center, located in the northwest corner of the first floor of the library (HL 124), during open tutoring hours when a Student Technology Assistant is available to answer your questions.
Fall 2013 Drop-In Technology Tutoring Hours:
- Monday: 11 am – 2 pm
- Tuesday: 3 pm – 8 pm
- Wednesday: 11 am – 2 pm
- Thursday: 3 pm – 8 pm
All equipment is also available for self-service all the hours the library is open. More info about the TRC.
Come and explore the history of WOU, featuring historical materials from Oregon Normal School, Oregon College of Education, Western Oregon State College and Western Oregon University. Meet us in Hamersly Library, Room 301A.
- Friday, Oct. 11 from 2:00-4:00pm
- Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10:00-11:30am
The exhibits run Monday, September 23rd through December 13th, 2013 featuring:
SHADOWS~ Anna Daedalus and Kerry DavisShadows is suite of life-size photograms that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To create the images, artists Anna Daedalus & Kerry Davis designed and built a custom photo booth where participants were invited to lend their shadows in commemoration. This body of work was developed with a 2013 Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Oregon Archaeology Celebration: A traveling exhibit of Oregon Archaeology month posters. Each October, Oregon Archaeology Celebration creates a poster to promote Oregon’s cultural past. The 18 posters which make up this exhibit feature the wonders of archaeology around Oregon. Each poster depicts a different aspect of Oregon archaeology, covering a range of topics including climate change, volunteers in archaeology, Fort Rock Cave, a coastal shell midden site, preservation of ship wrecks, technology through time, and the Oregon Trail.
The library has a brand new walk-up scanner! It is located in the Copy Center on the first floor. It allows for immediate scanning (no log-in necessary) to PDF (including word-searchable PDF), JPG, PNG, rich text, and …audio file! Yes, it will take text and convert it to a computer-read mp3 file.
You can then output the scanned documents to:
- an email address
- Google Drive (Google Docs)
- a USB drive
- a QR Code to scan with your smartphone or tablet
All functions are accessed through a user-friendly touchscreen. The scanner also has these user-friendly features:
- Face-up scanning
- Oversized scanning, up to 17” x 24”
- Adjustable platform, lays flat or cradles a book
- SmartDock, for direct, wireless transfer to smartphone or tablet
Give it a try the next time you’re in the library! As always, let us know if you have any questions about using the new scanner and we would be happy to help you.