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March 5: Library Lecture Examines History of Fly Fishing

The history of fly fishing is the subject of a WSU Libraries’ lecture at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Terrell Library atrium. Environmental historian and WSU alumna Jen Brown will explore the sport from ancient times to the modern world, drawing from books in the WSU Libraries’ Gallup Collection. “Dr. Brown’s talk will […]
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Call for Submissions: WSU Authors Who Have Published a Book in 2023

WSU Libraries’ Crimson Reads planning committee is asking for WSU authors of 2023 books to send publication information to the committee via an online form (https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbWLO2oS2qOATNc). Deadline for submissions is March 1. The Crimson Reads website (https://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/crimsonreads) will highlight the books published in 2023 by WSU-affiliated authors. In addition, an in-person exhibit in the Holland […]
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Take Photo of Favorite Books, Shelves and Share It on Library Shelfie Day Jan. 24

Selfies take a literary turn on Jan. 24 during Library Shelfie Day, where libraries, bookstores, schools, and individuals from all over the world celebrate the day by sharing selfies of their favorite books or shelves on social media. Started in 2014 by the New York Public Library and celebrated on the fourth Wednesday in January, […]
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Open Access Book on Ida Lou Anderson House Now Available

An open access book on the history of Washington State College faculty member Ida Lou Anderson and the house that bears her name is now available on the Research Exchange. The historic College Hill home in Pullman that for a century served as the university president’s residence was renamed in 2022 and dedicated last June […]
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International Open Access Week Highlights Open Scholarship over Commercialization

International Open Access Week 2023, set for Oct. 23-29 with the theme of “Community over Commercialization,” encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not, say organizers. This year’s theme provides “an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise […]
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Vernon Gallup Celebration Planned at Terrell Library Oct. 10

A celebration of Washington State University Libraries’ donor Vernon Gallup, featuring former WSU President V. Lane Rawlins, will take place from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Terrell Library atrium. Titled “Angling and Adventure: Making Access Possible to the Gallup Collection,” the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be […]
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WSU Libraries to Host Banned Books Week Roundtable Oct. 4, Share Banned Book Favorites

Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, began Oct. 1. To coincide with the observance, Washington State University Libraries, the WSU Roots of Contemporary Issues Program (RCI), and the WSU Department of History are hosting a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Titled “History in the Future,” the event will take […]
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Chromebooks Available for Checkout from Holland, Terrell Libraries Oct. 2

WSU’s Holland and Terrell Libraries will offer Chromebook checkouts starting Monday, Oct. 2. WSU faculty, staff, and students will be able to check out Chromebooks for a semester. This is a successor to the Chromebook loaner program that began in August 2020 as a partnership between the Office of the Provost and Information Technology Services […]
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The Constitution Out Loud: A Public Reading Sept. 18

To celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day on Sept. 17, the WSU Libraries will sponsor a round-robin public reading of the Constitution (with amendments) starting at noon on Monday, Sept. 18, in the Terrell Library Atrium on the Pullman campus. The reading takes about an hour; if there is interest, organizers will do a second reading. […]
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Ig Nobel Prize Watch Party Planned for Sept. 14 in Owen Library

One Ig Nobel Prize winner investigated the scientific validity of the five-second rule on whether it’s safe to eat food dropped on the ground. Another electrically monitored the activity of a locust brain cell while the insect was watching selected highlights from the movie “Star Wars.” A third measured the amount of friction between a […]
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