Hamersly’s spring term newsletter

Hamersly in the springHamersly’s spring term newsletter is here, full of helpful information and reminders about your WOU library. Pick up a print copy in the library or read it online here.

This term’s issue includes a fond farewell to retiring Dean of the Library, Allen McKiel, information about how to personalize library databases, news about how WOU faculty are working to save students money on textbooks, and much more! Read the newsletter here.

Campus Printing FAQ

new printersHow 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 zeroed out before each Fall term begins.

Hamersly’s winter term newsletter is here!

Hamersly Library skylineDid you know that the library publishes a newsletter each term? It is always full of helpful information and reminders about your library.

This term’s issue includes information about our new art exhibits, new equipment available for checkout, library services at the new WOU Salem campus, WOU’s textbook affordability initiative, and more. You’ll also find an interesting history of the library at WOU, a list of new books that have been added to the library’s collections, and even a review of one of the new books in our Recreational Collection. Read the newsletter here.

The DMC is here to help – 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/

Pulling back the curtain on ILL

Interlibrary loanYou may know about Summit, the “lending club” of academic libraries in our region, but in this term’s library newsletter we pull back the curtain a bit to talk about the bigger picture of resource sharing among libraries. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) cooperative involves over 10,000 academic, public, and special libraries across the United States and the world!

Check out this story and more in the spring term issue of the Hamersly Library newsletter.

Results of last year’s library survey

survey word cloudLast spring, almost 1,000 of you responded to the library’s survey evaluating the use and quality of the our collections, services, and facilities. That’s 584 WOU students, 143 faculty, 128 members of staff, and 100 graduate students. Thank you so much for your participation!

We’ve crunched the numbers and created an executive summary with the results and some info about what we’re going to do with your feedback. It’s available in WOU’s digital repository, Digital Commons@WOU.

Pages 1-3 summarize the survey itself, basic demographics, overall results, improvements made since the survey, and what’s next. Pages 4-7 are single-page reports of results from specific groups: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

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