Through Aug. 13: After-Hours Creativity Displayed in Terrell Library

Posted: July 21, 2016 -- letizia

It is part of human nature to collect things. Washington State University Libraries’ exhibit of personal employee collections includes such treasures as vintage purses, holiday Beanie Babies, 1940s-era menus, shot glasses and gaming miniatures.

“After Hours 3: Gathering Our Spare Time” will run in the Terrell Library atrium display case through Aug. 13. The annual “After Hours” exhibit shows the interests and creative works of library employees. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until 5:45 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Saturday; and noon-8:45 p.m. Sunday.



Exhibit on Student Protest Opens at MASC, Runs Through December

Posted: June 29, 2016 -- letizia

A new exhibit from WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections reveals the history of student protest on the Pullman campus during the incendiary years of Kent State and Vietnam.

“Protest: Students, War + Racism, WSU 1969-70” runs in the MASC main lobby at Terrell Library through December. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays. A delayed opening reception is planned for the end of August after WSU classes resume.



WSU Libraries’ Talea Anderson Earns University Seed Grant to Study Affordable Learning Project

Posted: June 1, 2016 -- letizia

WSU Libraries’ Talea Anderson was one of five faculty members to earn a Student Success Seed Grant from the university aimed at improving student retention and progress toward graduation.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the seed grant competition generated 150 letters of intent and 41 full proposals. Anderson earned a $22,000 grant for her proposal, titled “Affordable Learning Project: Facilitating Adoption or Development of Open Education Resources and Low-Cost Resources for Use in Courses at WSU.”



Former AHL Head Vicki Croft Part of Winning Team for MLA Annual Award

Posted: May 20, 2016 -- letizia

WSU emerita faculty member and retired animal health sciences librarian Vicki Croft is among the team that earned the 2016 Medical Library Association’s Section Project of the Year Award. The honor was announced during the MLA annual meeting May 13-18 in Toronto, Canada.



May 5: Faux to Receive WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award

Posted: May 4, 2016 -- letizia

Cynthia Faux will receive the 2016 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a 2 p.m. reception Thursday, May 5, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

The award recognizes a non-library faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. Faux is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience.

“I have huge respect for librarians and the work that they do, so for them to consider me for this award is truly an honor,” she said.



Through June 30: ‘Nuclear Hanford’ Exhibit at Terrell Library

Posted: April 28, 2016 -- letizia

A brief history of the Hanford nuclear site – from pre-Manhattan Project to the present – is the subject of an exhibit in the atrium case at Terrell Library through June 30.



Complete WSU Libraries Survey for a Chance to Win Cougar Cash

Posted: April 26, 2016 -- letizia

WSU Libraries are conducting a survey about receiving research help from library staff. To participate, please go to The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Enter your email address for a chance to win $25 in Cougar Cash! The survey ends May 7.

For more information, contact WSU reference and instruction librarian Erin Hvizdak at 509-335-5914 or



TRAIL Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Access to Government Agency Information

Posted: April 21, 2016 -- letizia

The Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL), of which WSU Libraries is a part, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year of digitizing and providing permanent access to more than 53,000 government technical reports.

According to its website, TRAIL was formed to meet the challenges of access to technical report literature. These reports are rapidly disappearing from library shelves and documents collections. WSU Libraries joined TRAIL in 2010 and is one of more than three dozen members.



Open Education Week Starts at WSU Libraries April 19

Posted: April 13, 2016 -- letizia

WSU and University of Idaho Libraries, as well as WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation, will sponsor a webinar and educational technology open house next week detailing high-quality, low-cost alternatives to traditional course materials during Open Education Week.

These alternatives, called open educational resources (OERs), are openly licensed textbooks and learning materials that can be adapted, remixed and reused by instructors at little to no cost to students.



First Edible Book Festival Winners Announced

Posted: April 8, 2016 -- letizia

Our inaugural Edible Book Festival on April 8 drew more than 100 individuals who voted for their favorite entry, including many WSU moms with their students for the Moms' Weekend festivities.