By request: new books in the Rec Collection

Last 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.

Some of them we already had – the people who requested Leaves of Grass, Catcher in the Rye, books by Oscar Wilde, the Twilight series, the Hunger Games series, the Harry Potter series, and books by Neil Gaiman are in luck!

And below is just a sampling of new arrivals that we purchased over the summer in response to your other requests. Browse the collection online or in-person to see all of our recreational books. Welcome back to campus and happy reading!

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang. Call Number: REC DOC

From Goodreads: “Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role-playing game where she spends most of her free time. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer–a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake… A perceptive and high-stakes look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture clash.”

 

 

 

 

 

Raven's Shadow #1-3 by Anthony RyanRaven’s Shadow #1-3 by Anthony Ryan. Call Number: REC RYA

From Goodreads: “Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. From ‘a new master storyteller’ comes an epic fantasy saga of blood, honor, and destiny…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow WilsonMs. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson. Call Number: REC WIL

From Goodreads: “Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal by Mary RoachGulp: adventures on the alimentary canal by Mary Roach. Call Number: REC ROA

From Goodreads: “Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks—or has the courage—to ask. And we go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus land: a memoir by Julia ScheeresJesus Land: a memoir by Julia Scheeres. Call Number: REC SCH

From Goodreads: “For Julia Scheeres and her adopted brother David, ‘Jesus Land’ stretched from their parents’ fundamentalist home, past the hostilities of high school, and deep into a Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic. For these two teenagers – brother and sister, black and white – the 1980’s were a trial by fire.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1-5 by Rick RiordanPercy Jackson & the Olympians #1-5 by Rick Riordan. Call Number: REC RIO

From Goodreads: “Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him…Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the titan lord Kronos.”

Fall exhibits & events @ the library

Fall exhibitThere is a lot going on at Hamersly this fall! Through a partnership with the Wholistic Peace Institute, and support from the Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and the College of Education, the Hamersly Exhibits program is bringing the Hiroshima Ground Zero: NEVER AGAIN! exhibit to campus. The exhibit is curated by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan.

The library will be hosting events, exhibits, and speakers throughout fall term and you are invited! See a full schedule here.

New students: learn about your WOU library this week!

Welcome!Welcome to campus, new students! As a part of New Student Week, we are offering several opportunities for you to learn more about your library. We hope to see you at one of these sessions (see your New Student Week book for full descriptions):

Reading, Research, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic – What the WOU library can do for you
Mon. 9/21, 1-2pm, WUC Santiam room &
Thurs. 9/24, 9-10am, Ackerman 139
Play games, win prizes, eat snacks, and learn about your library!

Insider Library Tours – for students by students
Wed. 9/23, 9am-1pm, Hamersly Library &
Fri. 9/25, 12-4pm, Hamersly Library
Get the inside scoop on the library and how you can use it to your best advantage during your time at WOU. Tag the library in a pic of your tour on social media and you will be entered to win a whole bag of prizes!

Get summer reading suggestions

Reading in a hammockLooking for a good book (or two) to read over the summer? We can help!

Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with some books from our Recreation Collection that you might like.

You can also browse the Recreation Collection online. It has something for everyone: from thrillers to fantasy to romance to biographies and everything in between.

Don’t pack your library books!

book dropAs the year comes to a close and you start packing up for summer, don’t forget to return any items you have borrowed from the library.

The last thing you want is to realize in July that you packed that book/DVD/CD you borrowed from Hamersly in May!

So, make a pile called “Library” while you’re packing up and bring ’em all back before you head out for summer break. Your friendly library staff (and your bank account) will thank you.

 

EasyBib will make your life easier

easy bibWorking on a research paper or project? Save time and make your life easier by using EasyBib! As a WOU student, you can create a *free* premium account.

What is EasyBib? It’s an online tool that helps you organize your research sources and create citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian formats. Using EasyBib, you can create a new project for each of your research assignments and store your bibliography for as long as you’re working on the assignment — or longer, it’s up to you. You can add notes to individual sources reminding yourself how you’d like to use them in your paper. And you can reuse sources for different projects in the future, even automatically changing to another citation style if necessary.

Access EasyBib here or from the library homepage under Accounts –> EasyBib to sign up for your free, premium account and get started. For more info, check out this video tutorial.

You Have the World at Your Fingertips…

Have you ever needed an article, book, or document that WOU doesn’t have? Did you know that there is a way to receive all of those things? It is called Interlibrary Loan.

When final papers come around and you find that you need credible and specific sources that Hamersly doesn’t have, this program could be your saving grace. Hamersly Library is connected to thousands of other libraries worldwide through Interlibrary Loan. Documents can be scanned and emailed, and books can be mailed directly to WOU so that you may have access to them.

If you are searching for a specific article or other electronic document that is not available here at WOU, a screen will pop up that looks like this:

ILL

There is an option to click “WOU Interlibrary Loan” just below the availability notice. It is a quick and easy process to get the ball rolling (just a simple form filled out electronically) and we’ll take it from there. Libraries all over the world work together on the ILL process so that all students can get access to the educational resources that they need and deserve. Once the process has begun, it usually takes 3-4 days to receive an article, and longer to get a book. So, listen to your professors and start your research early!

The best part about this service? It’s free! Hamersly does not charge for the ILL service to WOU students, staff, and faculty. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit http://www.wou.edu/provost/library/ill/.

Keep this amazing resource in mind as midterms and finals come around. Endless information is at your fingertips, WOU!

 

Win a beautiful, handmade quilt by supporting the library

raffle quiltThis cozy, handmade wolf quilt in WOU colors could be yours! Buy raffle tickets at the Information Desk in Hamersly to benefit the Library Student Employee Scholarship Fund for your chance to win. We’re selling 1 ticket for $3 or 2 tickets for $5 for a quilt that is valued at $90!

This beautiful Labyrinth patterned quilt is made with brilliant red, silver and black material with a solid black backing. The center is embroidered with a majestic “Northwoods Silhouette Wolf” pattern. The quilt measures 60” x 60” and comes with a hanging strap. It would be a great focal point quilt for a wall, but is also cozy enough to use as a lap quilt on chilly days.

The quilt was handmade and donated by Carol Tripp. It will be on display in the Hamersly Library lobby until the drawing on May 14th. The winner will be notified by 5pm that day. If you have any questions, contact the Hamersly Library Reference Desk at x8-8899.

Hamersly has lots of music for your studying needs

CDs from the libraryLooking for some study music? The library has hundreds of CDs available for checkout from all sorts of different genres.

From Bon Iver to Kanye West, Bela Fleck to Etta James, Taylor Swift, and The Beatles: whatever your taste we’ve got something for you.

Search Primo (above) for the name of your favorite band or artist to get started.

Happy studying!