Help us test out our new & improved catalog

TestFrom May 1st through August 15th, the library will be beta testing a new interface for its catalog, called Primo Explore, and you can help!

Primo Explore provides the same one-stop searching functionality for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and other library materials as our current Primo catalog, with an updated interface and functionality.

Please give it a try and send us any feedback about Primo Explore using this Google Form, or e-mail problems directly to Stewart Baker at bakersc@wou.edu.

The new interface will replace our existing one in August, just before the start of the 2017-2018 school year. We appreciate your help in testing our new interface, Primo Explore!

Drop-in tutoring hours in the library

Drop-in tutoring in the library starts this week. Hours for each subject vary, see below:

–>NEW: The Science Learning Center now offers tutoring for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science classes at varying times in Room 124. See their website for spring term hours.

–>The Math Center offers free math tutoring at varying times in Room 228 for both Math classes and non-Math classes like statistics. See their website for spring term hours.

–>The Writing Center holds night hours Sun-Thurs from 7-10pm in Room 116. Writing tutors will work with you on writing projects for any course and any instruction level.

–>The English Tutoring Center holds night hours Mon-Thurs from 7-10pm in Room 228. Tutors can help international students with reading, listening to, and/or speaking English.

–>The Digital Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, offers help with technology-related class assignments. Hours this term: Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 9am-1pm.

 

Help stop hunger in Oregon!

food drive 2016The 2017 Governor’s Food Drive is underway! You can help feed hungry Oregonians by:

–> Bidding on fabulous auction items such as gift cards for iTunes or Old Navy, a Thai massage gift certificate, various kitchen gadgets, outdoor equipment, books, beautiful scarves, even furniture. Check often as new items are being added all the time – and bid!

–> Buying snacks from the Info Desk in the library.

–> Contributing to the Penny Drive, also at the Info Desk.

–> Giving 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. Thanks for your support!

The DMC is new and improved – come visit!

digital production roomNeed to create a video for a class assignment? Narrate a PowerPoint presentation? Record a screen capture using Camtasia? Create a website or online portfolio to help in your job search?

The Digital Media Center is here to help you with all of your digital project needs, from video and audio production and editing to website creation. Stop by the new and improved space on the 2nd floor of Hamersly to check it out!

And don’t forget about the two digital production rooms available for use by all students, faculty, and staff. To book these rooms (HL 221 & HL 222), contact the library Information Desk at libweb@wou.edu or 503-838-8418. First time users, please see DMC staff for an orientation to the equipment. More info on the DMC website: http://www.wou.edu/library/dmc/

Library hours over winter break

holiday sequoiaHere’s the library schedule for the next few weeks:

–Dec. 9: open until 6 p.m.
–Dec 10-11: closed all weekend.
–Dec. 12-16: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.  EXCEPT closed Thurs. Dec. 15, noon-1:30p.m.
–Dec. 17-18: closed all weekend.
–Dec 19-20: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 21-27: closed.
–Dec. 28-30: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 31-Jan. 2: closed.
–Jan 3-6: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Jan. 7-8: closed all weekend.

The Press will be closed for the entire break; the 24-hour room at the west entrance will be open throughout break.

You can always view all the library’s hours on our calendar. Have a wonderful winter break!

Homecoming exhibit in the WUC

homecoming-exhibitGo Wolves! The Progression of Our Mascot is an exhibit at the Werner University Center for Homecoming 2016. The exhibit is curated by the University Archives and Student Engagement/Student Activity Board staff, and sponsored by the Hamersly Exhibit Program and the WOU Alumni Association. It features the heads of the last four mascots and a summer photo session with the all five Wolves on parade.

It will be on display until Tuesday, Oct. 25th. Check it out today!