Jan. 24: Keeping Up with (Fake) News
Posted: January 20, 2017 -- letizia
How and why people get news, how to keep up with current events and how to think critically about news will be discussed by WSU librarian Lorena O’English at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203 – a free, public presentation of the WSU Common Reading Program.
“We live in an exciting and event-filled world, but it can be hard to keep up with what is going on internationally,” said O’English. “This talk will provide strategies for staying current with big world events.”
Jan. 20 reception: Spring Animal Art Exhibit Runs through May
Posted: January 19, 2017 -- letizia
WSU veterinary student Zena Hemmen painted a tribute to the victims of one of the country’s most horrific animal massacres. Called “49 Lives,” the painting shows exotic animals like those killed in 2011 in Zanesville, Ohio.
“I truly love ‘49 Lives’ because it represents a strong story, and I think the emotions I felt while creating the piece come through in the animal’s expressions,” she said.
Jan. 5: Live Demonstration of New Course Reserves System
Posted: December 19, 2016 -- letizia
WSU Libraries will hold a live demonstration of a new course reserves system, ExLibris Leganto, from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 5, in Terrell Library 20E. A pilot of the system will be introduced in select courses for spring semester, with a campuswide rollout in the summer.
Business and Economics Librarian Mary Gilles Selected as Provost’s Featured Faculty Member Nov. 5
Posted: November 3, 2016 -- letizia
Mary Gilles, WSU Libraries’ business and economics librarian, has been selected by WSU Provost Daniel Bernardo as the Featured Faculty Member for the WSU home football game Saturday, Nov. 5, against University of Arizona.
The honor recognizes outstanding contributions by WSU faculty members at each home football game during the fall semester. Featured Faculty Members receive two tickets to the game and are publicly recognized on the field, as well as being hosted by the provost.
Nov. 7: ‘Painted Horses’ Author to Give Reading, Lecture
Posted: November 3, 2016 -- letizia
Malcolm Brooks, author of the region’s 2016 Everybody Reads book selection, “Painted Horses,” will give a reading and lecture at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Terrell Library Quiet Study Lounge.
His debut novel is set in 1956 Montana where Catherine Lemay, a young archaeologist assigned to survey a canyon before dam construction, meets John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army’s last mounted cavalry campaign. “Painted Horses” is “a tale of the modern and the ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress,” according to the book description.
Halloween 2016: Feathered ‘Fiend’ Has Long Played on Our Fears
Posted: October 31, 2016 -- letizia
It’s Halloween, when one WSU Libraries patron’s mind turns to things that go bump – or, in this case, flap – in the night from a literary and not-so-literary point of view. This year, the subject is birds, the stuff of nightmares for many since Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds” was released in 1963.
Turns out birds have raised goose bumps (pun intended) long before the Master of Suspense. In fact, Wikimedia has a “legendary birds” category that lists 119 specific names of birds representing different cultures, nationalities, religions and levels of scariness.
Oct. 24-30: ‘Hacktivist’ Film, Events for Open Access Week
Posted: October 19, 2016 -- letizia
Presentations about open access textbooks, a screening of a documentary on the late Internet “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz and a workshop about social media presence will make up events celebrating International Open Access Week Oct. 24-30 at WSU.
Open Access Week is a global event to promote free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and reuse them. For more information, see http://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/openaccessweek.
‘Death of a Textbook’ Exhibit Highlights Importance of Open Educational Resources
Posted: October 18, 2016 -- letizia
Some things are scarier than the ghosts, ghouls and goblins of Halloween. For college students (and for many of their parents), the cost of textbooks and related course materials can make their hearts skip a beat more than the annual holiday’s worst horror movie.
WSU Libraries is sponsoring a display in Terrell Library in October highlighting the spooky reality of college textbook expenses and how to bring dead checking accounts back to life with open textbooks and other educational resources.
Through Oct. 1: Banned Books Week Display in Terrell Library
Posted: September 28, 2016 -- letizia
Lorena O’English’s love of books was, not untypically, nurtured by her parents. They also gave her another gift: no limits on what she could read. So when she was 11, O’English checked out “Green Darkness,” a 1972 novel by Anya Seton, from the Tucson public library.
WSU Joins Open Textbook Network
Posted: September 23, 2016 -- letizia
Washington State University has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.
OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, which provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed and openly licensed textbooks. The network now encompasses more than 40 universities and colleges from around the country, including University of Washington, Oregon State University and Portland State University in the Pacific Northwest.