The worldwide reach of WOU’s scholarship and research

Digital Commons@WOU (online at digitalcommons.wou.edu), home to WOU’s scholarship and research, is getting noticed by a worldwide audience. The numbers on the readership map (below) illustrate the popularity of student and faculty work, but it’s the stories behind the numbers that make compelling reading. Read more in our library newsletter.

WOU readership map

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.

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!

The Press is open!

The Press hoursThe Press, Hamersly’s new cafe, is officially open for business. Its hours will be Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, and Sun 3pm-8pm, closed Fri and Sat.

Thanks for all your patience as this project was completed. We hope you like having this new spot to study, catch up with friends, and get some much-needed caffeine while you’re hard at work in the library.

And the winner is…

The PressAnnouncing The Press, the name of the new cafe coming to Hamersly Library!

Thank you to everyone who submitted names and voted. We had over 500 name nominations and over 400 voters for the final name. Congratulations to Jill Love, who submitted the winning name and will receive a $50 cafe gift card for her great idea.

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Press come spring term.

The Recreation Collection has moved

Recreation Collection new locationLooking for a book to read for fun? Check out the library’s Recreation Collection in its NEW temporary location on the short bookshelves between the computer banks on the 1st floor. The collection will live here during the construction of the new library cafe this winter.

As always, you can browse the Recreation Collection online, too. And if you’re just not sure what you want to read next, let us help! Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book or two you might like.

Happy Reading!

You asked, we listened – new books in the Rec Collection

post-it board may 2015Last spring we set up a Post-It board in the lobby of Hamersly and asked you what books you’d like to see in the library’s Recreation Collection. We were delighted with the flood of responses and have worked over the summer to bring in as many of the suggestions as possible. Learn more about some of the new arrivals that we purchased in response to your requests.

Welcome back to campus and happy reading!