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Applications for Library Student Advisory Board Open until Sept. 26

WSU Libraries are seeking undergraduate and graduate students and student-workers to serve on the Library Student Advisory Board. The board exists as a direct channel for students to give input about the physical and digital experience of the WSU Libraries, including websites, online services, collections, in‑person services, and physical spaces. The board also helps determine best practices for measuring awareness around Libraries’ services, including communication and campus-wide messaging. Recruitment for 2021–22 will be open until Sept. 26.

Advisers represent a diverse cross section of the WSU Pullman and Global Campus population. The board is made up of:

  • At least one student from the sciences
  • Undergraduate library student employee (preferably Access Services student)
  • Graduate student
  • ASWSU student
  • Global Campus student
  • Multicultural Student Services student
  • Two at‑large students

Activities may include:

  • Assessment, such as coordinating pilot test surveys, assisting in distribution/promotion of surveys, recruiting students to participate, evaluating spaces, and prioritizing services
  • Coordinating events/programs, such as helping to plan events and promoting student participation
  • Outreach, such as speaking to student groups, engaging in library advocacy to student government, conducting focus groups, and getting other student feedback

Visit this this webpage to apply for the board. To submit a nomination or for more information, contact Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian Erica Nicol.

The Constitution Out Loud: A Public Reading Sept. 17

To celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day, the WSU Libraries will sponsor a round-robin public reading of the Constitution (with amendments) starting at noon on Friday, Sept. 17, in the Terrell Library Atrium. The reading takes about an hour; if there is interest, organizers will do a second reading. The event is free and open to the public; drop-ins are welcome. Masks will be required, per state mandate.

For those unable to attend, a copy of the Constitution will be available Sept. 15-22 by the Terrell Library CUB entrance so people can read the document as they enter or leave the library.

Constitution and Citizenship Day is designated by law to commemorate the signing of the Constitution and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” For more information on the WSU reading and related resources, see the WSU library guide or the national Constitution Day website.

If you have questions, please contact Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian Lorena O’English.

Holland, Terrell Libraries Return to 24/5 Schedule; Other Library Hours

Effective Aug. 23, WSU Libraries’ Holland and Terrell Libraries will return to their pre-pandemic schedule of staying open 24 hours a day Sunday through Thursday.

Office delivery of resources has resumed, and the popular locker pickup service will remain in place. The libraries will continue to offer mailing services to all patrons through the fall. In-person reference hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Patrons can also utilize online help anytime.

Library staff and faculty will be staffing an information tent on the Glenn Terrell Mall to assist people from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20, 23, and 24.

  • Owen Science and Engineering Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Friday, noon to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10:45 p.m. Sunday.
  • Animal Health Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. The AHL added more study space with the removal of the yellow circulation desk, as well as a virtual reality station with help from a regional Network of the National Libraries of Medicine technology grant obtained in 2020. This provides students an immersive experience with open educational virtual reality software, including VR Anatomy and vLume single-molecule localization microscopy.
  • Kemble Stout Music Listening Library is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
  • Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. MASC will soon have roughly 20 out-of-print WSU Press books digitized and converted to open educational resources. (More about this project will be announced later.)
  • The Spokane Academic Library resumes 24-hour access this fall to Spokane-based WSU and Eastern Washington University students with active ID cards. The week of Aug. 16, the library will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning Aug. 23, the library will be open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Max E. Benitz Memorial Library on the WSU Tri-Cities campus will be open in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with virtual hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday via Zoom.
  • Starting Aug. 18, the Vancouver Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to the changes in hours, WSU Libraries’ systems department have completed installation of 75 new computers and monitors in Holland/Terrell, Owen, and Animal Health Libraries thanks to 2020-21 Student Technology Fee funding. About 30 computers were not replaced, but those have been updated and rebuilt. WSU Libraries received 2021-22 Student Technology Fee funding to replace aging Macs in Holland Library’s Dimensions Lab. The new Macs will be in place sometime in the fall semester.

The Dimensions Lab will be open during Holland/Terrell Library open hours. The Open Space (near the microfiche area) will have six PC workstations and two Macs recently updated and ready for use. Additionally, the adjacent enclosed space will have an audio workstation available, two computers connected to small self-serve 3D scanners, and the HP Sprout 3D scanner. The Audio Lab (WhisperRoom), 3D printer, 3D scanner room, and Oculus VR will be made available in early fall when the library has adequate student staffing and time to work out details with Access Services to finalize the reservation process. For help regarding the Dimensions Lab, please email libraries.helpdesk@wsu.edu.

WSU Libraries’ SciFinder Subscription Upgrade Available

WSU Libraries’ SciFinder subscription (http://www.systems.wsu.edu/Griffin/ejournals/splash/SciFindSch.html) has been upgraded to include SciFinder-n, a new product that offers substantial enhancements and new features for chemical research. SciFinder is the premier database for chemistry literature, chemical structures, and patents. To access full-text articles from a SciFinder article record, make sure you are logged into Search It and click on the “other sources” icon underneath the article title.

If you have used SciFinder Scholar or SciFinder Classic in the past, your credentials will work for SciFinder-n as well.

Please contact WSU head of collection development Joel Cummings (jcummings@wsu.edu) for assistance with this resource.

Emergency Temporary Access to National Digital Library Collections Ends July 12

When WSU Libraries open July 12, emergency temporary access to their print holdings contained within the HathiTrust Digital Library will end. HathiTrust is a nonprofit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving more than 17 million digitized items.

WSU Libraries gained access to the HathiTrust collections in April 2020 following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between April 24, 2020, and June 22, 2021, 3,839 unique books were checked out online a total of 6,442 times with an additional 2,414 renewals. The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) permits special access for HathiTrust member libraries that suffer an unexpected or involuntary, temporary disruption to normal operations, requiring the library to be closed to its patrons or otherwise restrict print collection access services.

The service makes it possible for member library patrons to obtain lawful access to specific digital materials in HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by their own library. The ETAS enables many HathiTrust member libraries to continue supporting the teaching, learning, and research mission of their institutions during these disruptions in service.

For more information about the ETAS deactivation, please contact Joel Cummings, WSU head of collection development, at jcummings@wsu.edu.

Libraries Across WSU System Preparing to Reopen in July

Starting July 12, WSU Pullman’s Holland and Terrell Libraries will be open from 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Owen Science and Engineering Library will be open from 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Animal Health Library will be open from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Libraries’ administrators will work on solidifying plans for regular open hours during the fall semester and announce those plans in early to mid‑August.

Associate Dean Beth Blakesley noted that due to popularity, the libraries will continue to offer the locker hold contactless pickup system into the future. Staff will also continue mailing items for Pullman patrons upon request through the fall semester.

“Once campus reopens fully, our campus office delivery service will also be reinstated, which has been well‑used in the past,” she said.

On other WSU campuses

WSU Spokane Academic Library will hold limited hours similar to Pullman libraries beginning July 12. Located in the Academic Center building, the library will approach reopening by working with other services located there, which include The Bookie and the Fresh Plate Café.

“We’ll be coordinating with those entities as well as with Student Services and the Diversity Center, also located in our building, to make things as seamless and consistent as possible as campus starts to get back to in‑person activities,” said Jonathan Potter, Spokane Academic Library’s assistant director.

The WSU Vancouver Library is open from 2–7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and closed Friday and Saturday. Due to safety guidelines, the library is only open to WSU students/faculty/staff or students of other educational institutions who normally take classes on the WSU Vancouver campus. Other community members who have questions are encouraged to chat with a librarian through the library’s website. The library will begin more extensive fall hours on Aug. 18.

WSU Tri‑Cities’ Max E. Benitz Memorial Library is undergoing a remodel and will remain closed until it is complete, sometime before the start of classes in August. For more information, visit the website.

Renaming, Book Signing Planned for Native American Collection

In 1847, Presbyterian missionary Henry Spalding acquired handmade Nez Perce artifacts and sent them from north-central Idaho to his friend and supporter, Dudley Allen, in Ohio in exchange for commodities. This was the fate of many early Native American materials, to be appropriated by non-Natives and removed from the hands and lands that created them. The shirts, dresses, baskets, horse regalia, and more—called the Spalding-Allen Collection—would not return to their rightful home until they were purchased by the tribe from the Ohio Historical Society in 1996 for $608,100.

Subconical-shaped basket hat made from hemp and bear grass. Designs on the outside of the hat feature a three-part division of separated dovetail and step patterns on a basal line of colors of orange and medium dark brown. Photo courtesy of Zach Mazur.

This month, the Nez Perce Tribe will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the collection’s return with a June 26 renaming celebration and other events, including a June 19 panel discussion and book signing with Washington State University Libraries’ Trevor Bond. The renaming, panel discussion, and book signing will take place at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho. For the full list of activities and video presentations, visit the tribe’s website.

Bond’s book, “Coming Home to Nez Perce Country: The Niimiipuu Campaign to Repatriate Their Exploited Heritage,” published this month by WSU Press, follows the collection’s journey and how the Nez Perce Tribe reclaimed their artifacts through interviews with Nez Perce experts and extensive archival research.

Following Allen’s death, his son donated the collection to Oberlin College in 1893. Oberlin College in turn loaned most, but not all, of the artifacts to the Ohio Historical Society in 1942. The Nez Perce items were mostly kept in storage until Nez Perce National Historical Park curators rediscovered them in 1976. After negotiations with OHS, the park borrowed the collection until 1993, when the historical society notified park curators that the items must be permanently returned.

In late 1995, amid public pressure and more negotiations, OHS agreed to sell the collection to the Nez Perce at its full appraised value of $608,100 and gave the tribe six months to pay. The Nez Perce Heritage Quest Alliance mounted a brilliant grassroots fundraising campaign, according to Bond. One day before the deadline, the tribe met its goal.

Teardrop-shaped child’s cradleboard made from a wooden board, covered with brain-tanned deerskin, and decorated with glass beads, dentalium shells, and elk teeth. Photo courtesy of Zach Mazur.

Bond’s book also examines the ethics of acquiring, bartering, owning, and selling Native cultural history, as Native American, First Nation, and Indigenous communities continue their efforts to restore their exploited cultural heritage from collectors and museums.

“This is a tale of survivance, the resilience and enduring presence of the Nez Perce people to advocate for justice and the repatriation of their cultural heritage,” Bond wrote. “It is also an example of the contested ownership of a collection by an institution, the Ohio Historical Society, of the material culture of a far distant people, the Nez Perce. However, in this case, the American public sided with the Nez Perce and their supporters. Their success drew upon a close collaboration with the National Park Service, persuasion, and a sophisticated media campaign. In the end, the Nez Perce Tribe repatriated the earliest documented collection of artifacts of their people and the largest and best documented surviving collection of Plateau material culture.”

More about the book can be found at the WSU Press website. Bond, associate dean of digital initiatives and special collections at the WSU Libraries, is also director of the Center for Arts and Humanities and co‑director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation.

Trevor Bond, Keri McCarthy Assume Leadership of Center for Arts and Humanities

Trevor Bond has been named director of Washington State University’s Center for Arts and Humanities, taking over from founding director Todd Butler, now dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Bond is joined by the School of Music’s Keri McCarthy, who will serve as the center’s associate director. Toria Messinger will continue for a third year as the center’s graduate assistant.

Trevor Bond

Bond, associate dean of digital initiatives and special collections for the WSU Libraries, and McCarthy were selected for their compelling—and complementary—plans for the center, Butler said.

“Together they envision a center that is increasingly visible and accessible to communities across the state and that deepens its support to not only faculty but also graduate and undergraduate students,” he added. “That vision is precisely what a land-grant center such as WSU’s is designed to pursue.”

“We are excited to build upon the solid foundation established by Dean Butler,” Bond said. “Our vision is to expand the impact of the center by supporting and highlighting the creative and performing arts, research, and public engagement of WSU faculty. We plan to increase opportunities for WSU students and alumni to engage with the center and are looking forward to collaborating with partners across campus, the community, and beyond.”

Bond is also co-director of WSU’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation. He received his master’s in library and information science with a specialization in archives and preservation management and a master’s in ancient history at UCLA. He spent a sabbatical in 2005 working in the Rare Books Department of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. Bond completed his doctorate in history at WSU in 2017. His book “Coming Home to Nez Perce Country: The Niimíipuu Campaign to Repatriate Their Exploited Heritage” will be published this month by the WSU Press.

Bond has worked on grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies. He received the Washington State Historical Society’s 2018 Charles Gates Memorial Award for his article “Documenting Missionaries and Indians: The Archive of Myron Eells.” He also received the 2011 Eric Bell Learning Communities Excellence Award and the 2014 Student Entertainment Board Arts Excellence Award at WSU.

Keri McCarthy

McCarthy is professor of oboe and music history at WSU and has cultivated an international reputation as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher, and clinician. Active as a performer and researcher throughout Southeast Asia, she is a co-founder of the Pan Pacific Ensemble, a chamber ensemble committed to performing and commissioning music of contemporary composers from Asia and the United States.

In 2013 McCarthy founded the Light through Music project with bassoonist Michael Garza, bringing double reed instruments and instruction to music centers in Myanmar and the Middle East. In spring 2014 she spent three months in Singapore, giving concerts in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. In 2011, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Bangkok, Thailand, researching connections between Thai traditional and contemporary music, commissioning Thai and Malaysian composers, and performing new works with professional oboists in the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore.

Established in 2019 as a joint effort between the College of Arts and SciencesOffice of ResearchGraduate SchoolWSU Libraries, and President’s Office, the Center for Arts and Humanities seeks to expand WSU’s capacity for foundational research in the arts and humanities; nurture cross- and interdisciplinary connection and collaboration; increase the public visibility and outreach of WSU arts and humanities faculty; advance WSU’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community engagement; and catalyze WSU’s engagement with emergent fields of humanistic and artistic knowledge.

First-edition Jane Austen Novels Added to WSU Libraries’ Collection

WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections has acquired first editions of the Jane Austen novels “Emma,” “Mansfield Park,” “Northanger Abbey,” and “Persuasion” thanks to the bequest of WSU alumna Lorraine (Kure) Hanaway, Class of 1949.

First-edition novels by Jane Austen are now part of WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, thanks to a bequest by late WSU alumna Lorraine (Kure) Hanaway. Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.

“Jane Austen is one of the most loved authors in all of literature. The WSU Libraries had no first editions of her work until now,” said Trevor Bond, associate dean for digital initiatives and special collections. “The books are gorgeous and will support our work to collaborate with WSU faculty to introduce primary sources into classes and research.

Hanaway was an outstanding student and involved in numerous honor societies on campus, Bond added. She served as the editor of the “Evergreen” and in 1948, interviewed the singer and actor Burl Ives when he visited campus.

“I am honored that she would think to leave these books that she cherished to her alma mater,” said Bond.

WSU associate dean Trevor Bond leafs through one of the first-edition Jane Austen novels donated by late WSU alumna Lorraine (Kure) Hanaway. Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.

“Emma,” “Northanger Abbey,” and “Persuasion” are largely in their original state, Bond said, with contemporary bindings, bookplates from former owners, and inscriptions. “Emma” and “Mansfield Park” are each published in three volumes, also called “triple deckers.”

“These triple-decker novels were all the rage in Victorian England,” he said. “They were expensive for individuals to buy, but many could join a subscription library, paying a small fee to borrow books. Publishing the novels in three volumes allowed more readers to borrow individual volumes and quickly return them.”

Southcentral Washington roots and the WSC years

According to her obituary, Lorraine Kure was born March 9, 1927, in The Dalles, Ore., but was raised in Wapato, Wash., on the family’s dairy and fruit farm, where she worked in the early mornings before school and dreamed of moving to New York and becoming a journalist.

Research by WSU university archivist Mark O’English shows that Kure attended Wapato High School, graduating fourth in a class of 75 in 1945. She came to Washington State College that fall with her older sister, Joann (Home Economics, ‘47), majoring in journalism.

Kure made the honor roll twice, but her university involvement truly stood out. Among her many activities, she served as managing editor for the alumni magazine “Powwow” and was appointed to the Student-Faculty Committee on Fraternity Welfare by WSC President Wilson Compton. She was elected president of Theta Sigma Phi, the women’s journalism honorary society, and selected to be part of “The Big Ten,” the Student-Faculty Committee’s honor for best WSC seniors. She also found time to organize numerous small social events, like a “meet our Scandinavian student” get-together for a foreign-exchange student living in her dorm.

Lorraine Kure in 1949 when she was editor of the “Daily Evergreen.” Photo courtesy of WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

“She was one of those very active students,” O’English said. “A March 17, 1947, somewhat-sexist commentary in the student newspaper on the ideal campus woman noted that she would have the personality of Lorraine Kure.”

Following her dream

Several years after graduating from WSC, Kure did go to New York to pursue a writing career and community involvement opportunities, such as organizing the International “Herald-Tribune” World Youth Forum, writing for Pan American Airlines, creating publications for the Maternity Center Association, and even doing a brief stint for the editor of the “New York Times” crossword puzzles.

Kure met her future husband, Bill Hanaway, in 1958, and the two were married almost 60 years, sharing a love of New York, books, walking, opera, world travel, and the outdoors.

In 1971, Bill accepted a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania, and the family, now including daughter Annie, settled in the small community of nearby Wayne. Hanaway later worked as a writer and editor at Penn’s Center for the Study of Aging (now the Institute on Aging) until her retirement. A highlight of her time there was interviewing American architect, author, and inventor Buckminster Fuller.

A champion of Jane Austen

Hanaway sought to build a community of individuals who shared her love of the novels and the world of Jane Austen. She was instrumental in the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) in 1979. Over the next 40-plus years, Hanaway was active in the organization as head of membership as well as president and co-founder of the Eastern Pennsylvania Region chapter, also serving as its first regional coordinator.

To honor her legacy, after Hanaway’s death in late August at the age of 93, the JASNA Eastern Pennsylvania Region chapter created the Lorraine Hanaway Speaker Endowment to annually sponsor a distinguished speaker to help further Jane Austen awareness and enjoyment.

“Lorraine Hanaway’s love of Jane Austen has left an indelible mark on modern appreciation of Regency literature and life,” said Christopher Duda, chapter regional coordinator. “For nearly half a century, Lorraine Hanaway was one of the leading ambassadors championing and raising awareness of Jane Austen’s timeless wit, wisdom, and far-too-few published novels. Personally, I will always remember her as one of the kindest souls I have ever met. She will be greatly missed.”

Companion books

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections also obtained other books from Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers of London, a firm specializing in 19th-century English literature, to complement the first-edition Austen novels. Among the titles are “O’Donnel: A National Tale” by Lady Sydney Morgan; “Temper, or Domestic Scenes: A Tale” by Amelia Opie; and “Tales of the Castle: or Stories of Instruction and Delight” by Madame la Comtesse de Genlis.

“I looked for novels by contemporaries of Austen, especially those written by women, novels she may have read and novels that may have been controversial at the time,” said Greg Matthews, WSU special collections librarian.

Austen was familiar with Morgan’s work and read her most well-known book, “The Wild Irish Girl.” “At the time, Morgan’s fiction was notorious for frank, fresh, and heroic female characters,” Matthews said. “Apparently, Austen, an author appreciated for her nuanced wit, wasn’t impressed with its candor.”

Opie supported several progressive causes of the period, such as the abolition of slavery and women’s education, and was close to many significant social reformers, including Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, according to Matthews. “Temper” features a heroine named Emma. (Austen’s novel of that title appeared in 1815.)

In Austen’s “Emma,” the title character mentions Madame de Genlis’s 1782 novel “Adelaide and Theodore” as a useful source for the education of young women. An influential writer during her lifetime, Madame de Genlis was considered an original and innovative educator, and her work, both fiction and nonfiction, served as a platform to promote her ideas about effective instruction, Matthews said.

“Austen’s opinion of this author and her other works, however, was often critical,” he added. “Still, scholars have written about the older French writer’s influence on Austen and her fiction. “Tales of the Castle,” first published in English in 1785, represents the impact continental literature had on the English novel during Austen’s lifetime.”

—Story by Nella Letizia

New JoVE Subscription Available at WSU Libraries Through August

WSU researchers and students have access through August 30 to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) education section, thanks to financial support from faculty member Martina Ederer, WSU School of Molecular Biosciences.

“The Journal of Visualized Experiments is one of the most requested resources by faculty and students,” said Joel Cummings, head of collection development for WSU Libraries. “JoVE offers a highly desired way of learning about both basic and advanced scientific experiments. While WSU Libraries have subscribed to the JoVE biology and JoVE neuroscience sections, we have not been able to add the entire product up to this point.”

JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format. The video library is dedicated to teaching the practice and theory of scientific experiments through engaging and easy-to-understand visual demonstrations.

The journal can be accessed on the main WSU Libraries website (https://libraries.wsu.edu/) under Search It’s EJournals tab, then type the title in the eJournal search bar. For more information, contact Cummings at jcummings@wsu.edu.


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