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Librarian Talea Anderson Selected as Mellon Fellow

Talea Anderson, scholarly communication librarian in WSU Libraries, has been selected as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Heritage through the Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia. The three-year fellowship covers tuition and travel to take RBS courses, attend a cultural heritage field school, organize a symposium, and […]
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History Professor Katy Whalen Named Libraries’ Excellence Award Winner

WSU History Professor Katy Whalen has been named the 2022 recipient of the WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award. The award recognizes a non-library WSU faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. Recipients are chosen based on encouraging students to use the libraries; personal use of the libraries; personal support of […]
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Upgrade Coming for WSU Libraries’ Search It

WSU Libraries’ catalog, Search It, will be upgraded on June 28, offering new features to improve user experience. Changes include the following: New records will populate into the catalog much more quicklyItem availability windows will load fasterAn auto-complete feature will help users complete search queries and/or suggest topicsThe Search-Inside feature will allow users to search for articles within […]
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Irwin Nash Migrant Labor Digital Collection Wins National Library Award

WSU Libraries’ Irwin Nash Images of Migrant Labor Digital Collection has received the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association’s 2022 John Sessions Memorial Award. According to the award announcement, the libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections department is commended for its efforts to make the Nash Collection accessible to the community, and for involving that […]
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WSU Libraries’ Usage Survey Underway through May

WSU Libraries are conducting a multi-campus survey of library usage needs among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in April and May. Participants will be emailed a unique link to complete the survey in one or multiple sessions. The libraries will accept completed surveys through May 31. Participating undergraduate and graduate students will have the […]
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Wiley Journal Renewal Offers Open Access Publishing Options

As part of WSU Libraries’ renewal of their Wiley journal contract, WSU authors can now have articles published in roughly 1,400 different Wiley journals using an open access license without paying an article processing charge (APC). The service is available until the end of 2024, barring a cancellation of the Wiley package. To cover publication costs, […]
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Exhibit Spotlights Photo Collection of Yakima Valley Farmworkers Movement

A new exhibit at WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections showcases the fight by Mexican American migrant workers in southcentral Washington for better working conditions and wages. Titled “La Causa: Social Justice Activism in the Yakima Valley,” the exhibit opens with a reception at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at MASC’s Terrell Library ground floor […]
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March 21: Crimson Reads Celebrates Past Year of WSU Authorship

The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the WSU Libraries’ ninth annual Crimson Reads, starting with a 1 p.m. presentation on Monday, March 21, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff, and student excellence. The presentation is titled “Reflections of Home: […]
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April 5 Library Lecture Highlights Migrant Farmworker Activism in Yakima Valley

The plight and successful activism of Yakima Valley migrant farmworkers during the 1970s will be the subject of an April 5 WSU Library Lecture at 4 p.m. in the Terrell Library atrium. Lecture speakers are Lupe Gamboa, former farmworker, organizer, lawyer, and community activist, and Michael J. Fox, civil rights activist, labor lawyer, and retired […]
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New Audio Lab Opens in Holland Library

WSU Libraries’ patrons now have access to a state-of-the-art audio lab for the production of podcasts, music recordings, and sound for video. The Audio Lab is located in Holland Library’s Dimensions Lab, Room 120C. For reservations, visit the Dimensions Lab webpage. The Audio Lab is available for four hours a day from noon-4 p.m., with no […]
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