April 12: Author to Speak about Notorious Rare Map Thief

Posted: April 7, 2016 -- letizia

Rare map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps before he was caught in 2005, is the subject of a talk by award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Avery Hall Bundy Reading Room at Washington State University. A reception will follow.



Through April 24: Asian Fashion Exhibit part of Mom’s Weekend Events

Posted: April 7, 2016 -- letizia

In her youth, Lipi Turner-Rahman didn’t want to wear the salwar-kameez her mother, Razia, custom-ordered for her and her sisters. Growing up in England but Bangladeshi by birth, Turner-Rahman wanted to fit in with others and wear blue jeans and a T-shirt instead of the elaborately embroidered trousers, tunic and scarf that make up the national dress of South Asia.

Today, she embraces the native dress as a way to be closer to her mother and her roots.



Celebrate National Poetry Month in April at WSU Libraries

Posted: April 1, 2016 -- letizia

For National Poetry Month in April, WSU Libraries is sponsoring three weeklong activities during the month to celebrate all forms of poetry.

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture, according to the Poets.org website.



Conversation with Peter Boag: The Value of Digitization and Serendipity in Archival Research

Posted: March 30, 2016 -- letizia

For more than 10 years, WSU’s Peter Boag has studied and written of male and female cross-dressers in the 19th-century American West—a research area not typically associated with the era of westward land grabs, Native American conflicts, the Gold Rush and the transcontinental railroad.



Electronic Marginalia: Tools for Annotation Workshop with Lorena O’English (3/25 1-3pm in the CDSC)

Posted: March 22, 2016 -- michael.wynne

WSU Social Sciences Librarian Lorena O’English will be hosting a workshop titled, “Electronic Marginalia: Tools for Annotation” in the CDSC Spring Series Friday, March 25th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the CDSC (Holland Libraries, 4th Floor).


Dr. David Squires - Universities of the Air, Libraries Without Walls (3/24 3-4pm in the CDSC)

Posted: March 22, 2016 -- michael.wynne

Join us for a public talk with Dr. David Squires titled “Universities of the Air, Libraries Without Walls” in the CDSC Spring Series Thursday, March 24th from 3:00pm — 4:00pm in the CDSC (Holland Libraries, 4th Floor).


Inland Northwest Council of Libraries Spring Workshop Set in Pullman April 14

Posted: March 11, 2016 -- letizia

The Inland Northwest Council of Libraries (InCOL) Spring Workshop, set from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on the Pullman campus, will feature two presentations by Trevor Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dawes will present on leadership plan development, and systems thinking and decision-making that will lead to more effective operations within library organizations. The sessions will be held in the PACCAR Building Auditorium, 2001 E. Grimes Way.



March 22: Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads

Posted: March 10, 2016 -- letizia

The published works of Washington State University authors will be recognized at the third annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.



Registration Opens for April 8 Edible Book Festival Entries

Posted: March 1, 2016 -- letizia

What better way to enjoy two of life’s greatest pleasures – books and food – than combining the two? That’s the premise behind WSU Libraries’ inaugural Edible Book Festival on Friday, April 8 – a new offering for WSU Mom’s Weekend.

Registration for entries begins March 1; to register, visit the library guide at http://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/ediblebooks. Participants can register individually or as a group.



E-learning Workshop on Copyright in Online Learning Environments Set for March 9

Posted: February 25, 2016 -- letizia

Learn what can legally be uploaded into course management systems (CMS) and other aspects of applying copyright in online learning environments during an e-learning workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Terrell Library, Room 103.