Library hours over winter break

holiday sequoiaHappy winter break! Here is the library schedule for the next few weeks:

–Dec. 11-15: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.  EXCEPT closed Wed. Dec. 13, noon-2p.m.
–Dec. 16-17: closed all weekend.
–Dec 18-21: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 22-Jan. 1: closed.
–Jan. 2-5: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Jan. 6-7: closed.

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.

WOU Reviews: The Child by Fiona Barton

Looking for something to read over winter break? Ashley Chambers, Hamersly Library student employee, has a great recommendation for you in this term’s WOU Reviews!

The Child by Fiona Barton“After the discovery of a skeleton under an old apartment complex that is being demolished, the people of London are left wondering who the child was and how they got there…” Read the rest of Ashley’s review here.

Fall term exhibits @ the library

Fall 2017 exhibitsThere are two new exhibits for you to enjoy in Hamersly this term: 

–>What Remains Is Poetry
An interactive exhibit that explores the history and creation of erasure poetry.
Curated by Zoe Strickland, WOU English Student, 2nd floor gallery

–>In The Picture, Revisited
A visual representation of an analysis of ableism in children’s literature.
Created by Dr. Chloe Hughes, WOU Education Professor, 3rd floor galleries

Need help? There’s a tutor for that.

Need help with math, writing, English as a foreign language, or using technology? There are free drop-in tutoring services for all of these subjects right in the library:

–>The Math Center offers math tutoring Monday-Friday, and Sunday at varying times in Room 228 for both Math classes and non-Math classes like statistics. See the Math Center website for fall term hours.
–>The Writing Center holds night hours Sunday-Thursday 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 Monday-Thursday 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 and offers tutoring Monday-Thursday. See the DMC website for fall term hours.

 

Heads up: library space usage census this week

clipboardWe are conducting a space usage census this week. This means you may notice student employees with clipboards looking intently at your study space while you work in the library.

Don’t be alarmed! They are just counting how many people use the library each day and where they choose to work. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at libweb@wou.edu.

Sign up to get texts from the library

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.

Summer exhibits @ the library

oregon in paintingsIt may be summer, but there’s still lots of good stuff going on at Hamersly. We have two new exhibits for you to enjoy and will be hosting an exhibit reception on Monday, June 26th from 3-5pm. We hope to see you there!

Stop by the 2nd and 3rd floors of Hamersly anytime we’re open to see the summer exhibits:

–>Into the Shadow (And Out Again): Posters from the Presidential Plenary of the Academic Excellence Showcase, in the 2nd floor gallery

–>Oregon in Paintings: Watercolors created while the artist was a visiting scholar at WOU, June 23rd – Aug 4th, 2017 in the 3rd floor galleries

Getting Summit materials over the summer

reading in the sunDid you know that you can arrange to have your Summit requests delivered to another Summit library?

To do so, visit the circulation desk of the library where you’d like to pick up your Summit materials and ask to be “adopted” as a Summit Visiting Patron. Once you go through this process you can request Summit materials through either Hamersly or this other Summit library.

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!