From 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 email@example.com.
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 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.
Have you ever wished the library would just text you when the items you order through Summit or interlibrary loan are ready to pick up? If so, you’re in luck because now we can! To sign up for texts from Hamersly:
1. Log in to your account in Primo
2. Click on My Account–>Personal Settings–>Edit Details
3. Select the checkbox next to the ‘SMS Wanted’ field and enter your phone number in the ‘SMS Number’ field.
4. Click Update, and that’s it! You will now get text notifications from the library. If you ever want to stop getting texts, just follow the same process and uncheck the box.
Please note: this is an opt-in service and is in addition to the current email notification system, not in place of it.
Stop by the 2nd and 3rd floors of Hamersly to see the spring exhibits:
–>Rick Bartow 1979-2015: Familiar & Unusual, April 5 – June 16, 2017 in the 2nd floor gallery
–>Views from the Fractal Realm, by Paul Griffitts: April 3 – May 14, 2017 in the 3rd floor galleries
Check out our Textbooks Guide for options to buy, rent, and borrow textbooks for your classes this term.
You’ll also find info about where to sell your textbooks back once you’re done with them.
There are three new exhibits for you to enjoy in Hamersly this term! Exhibit receptions will be on Wed., January 18th and Wed., March 1st.
–>Free Speech: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Expression Then and Now
Curated by James Masnov, WOU History Student, 2nd floor gallery
–>Grand Illusions: The Art & Practice of Magic
A library of Congress exhibit with added poster by Darien Campo, WOU Student,
January 9-February 19th, 3rd floor galleries
–>Meeting of Hearts in Monmouth
Haifeng An, artist and Janet Avery, poet,
February 24-March 24, 3rd floor galleries
How much does printing cost? A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 print credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 print credits. Students receive 225 print credits per term.
How do I know how many print credits I have? Log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your homepage.
How do I buy more print credits? Purchase additional credits through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. They start at 50 credits for $2.50 and go up from there. When you buy additional credits they are immediately available for use.
What if I don’t use all of my print credits? Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term. However, accounts are wiped clean before each Fall term begins, and everyone starts again with 225 print credits.
The 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!
Faculty, remember that the library is here to help you, too. Take a look at this handy guide to see how. It outlines the specific services we offer for faculty, as well as the ways we can help teach your students information literacy and research skills. Have a great term!
Need 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/