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.
Did you know you can check out a digital camera from Hamersly Library? A laptop for in-library use? A USB microphone? In fact, the library manages over 500 items in its Equipment Lending program.
Most equipment has an initial loan of 4 days, with a 3-day renewal possible. A few items have a 4-hour loan. Library patrons can make reservations for equipment though Primo. You can can get these items from the Checkout Desk all hours the library is open. Learn more about the Equipment Lending program from our fall term library newsletter.
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!
“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.
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.
We 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
It 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
Did 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.
Heads up – the library’s hours will be modified for Memorial Day weekend:
–>Sat, 5/27: noon-5pm
–>Sun, 5/28: noon-5pm
–>Mon, 5/29: noon-midnight
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!