Library News

Oregonian, Birds of North America, Oregon Newspaper Sources

We have just added three excellent resources to our digital collection, in addition to the recent addition of Science: Birds of North America Online, the Oregonian, and the Oregon Newspaper Sources.

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Birds of North America Online is a database of over 716 species of birds that live and migrate through North America, including Hawaii and Canada.  It includes a multimedia collection for every bird, including top quality audio and videos galleries, and rich collection of article information for each species for pretty much anything you would want to know about a specific bird.  So if your curious what birds you saw outside your window or heard singing, this will be an outstanding resources!

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The Oregonian newspaper (ranges from 1987-present).  There is a one day delay, so you won’t be able to read through the current day’s edition. We’ve had very spotty electronic access to recent editions of the Oregonian, but this gives us reliable full text coverage back to 1987.

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Oregon Newspaper Sources is a collection of 51 of the largest Oregon-based newspapers, including the Statesman Journal newspaper, Oregonian, and Eugene Register-Guard that can be search simultaneously or individually.  You can even browse individual editions of newspapers by sections.

Library Catalog Briefly Unavailable

The library catalog will be offline from 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM Sunday, July 20. This downtime is needed to support a maintenance operation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Welcome our new Circulation and Stacks Supervisor

dillon-1Please welcome Dillon Peck, our new Circulation and Stack Supervisor at the Hatfield Library.  If he looks familiar, that is because he just graduated from Willamette this spring with a BA in English, and he has been working in the library for several years, most recently as a circulation student manager.

Some fun things to note about Dillon is that he is involved in rowing, his senior thesis was on The Lord of the Rings, and he is a talented juggler (5 things at one time!).

Feel free to contact Dillon regarding anything about borrowing, course reserves, or interlibrary loan.

 

Online Access to Science magazine!

Starting in July, Willamette users will have online access to the complete run of “Science” magazine, from the first issue (through JSTOR) to the most recently published.  You will be able to access this title through our A-Z database list and our library catalog.  Faculty, staff, and students have waited years for current online access this popular science magazine, and we are pleased to finally provide this access!

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Library Spaces During 2014 Finals

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We have prepared the library for Finals Week!  Starting April 25th we have extended library hours (click here for details) through Sunday May 11th, including our ever popular free cookies and coffee which are available after 10pm to our fabulous Willamette students.

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Starting next Wednesday, the Hatfield Room will be temporarily designated as a quiet study space during finals week. This compliments the quiet second floor of the library rule. There are two large whiteboards if you need large writing areas to help you think (two more white boards are located downstairs for group study). We also bring in large tables to spread out your work, and some soft chairs for relaxing.
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We have a popular reading collection available downstairs in case you need to break loose from the academic rigor of finals and just enjoy a fun, non-academic book. We will also have a coloring station to let that creativity flow!
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Some other things: We have a recording room which might be handy to those who need to practice a presentation or make a recording for a language class.  We have two printers on the second floor, two on the first floor, and one printer in the Fish Bowl in case one of the printers goes down.  We have soft seating scattered around the library for relaxation, and hard wood-backed chairs if you prefer a more solid chair.  And below is a map of the power outlet to keep your laptops and cell phones humming!

We wish you the best throughout your finals!

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Finals Week: Extended Study Hours

During finals week, the Hatfield Library is open extra hours to help students studying for finals exams. Don’t forget our new printer in the 24hr Fish Bowl.  A reference librarian is available for research help until 10 pm, and we put out cookies and coffee until they run out after 10 pm if you need a brain food brake!

 

Here are the hours:

  • Fri, Apr. 25: 7:45 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sat, Apr. 26: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sun, Apr. 27: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr. 28: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, Apr. 29: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, Apr. 30: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thurs, May 1: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, May 2: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sat, May 3: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sun, May 4: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, May 5: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 6: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 7: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thur, May 8: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri, May 9:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat, May 10:  Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sun, May 11:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mon, May 12:  Summer Schedule begins: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Oregon Professors of the Year

As a fitting conclusion to the academic year, please join us for the final Faculty Colloquium, tomorrow, Friday, April 25, from 3-4 p.m. (please note the later starting time) in Ford Hall, Room 122.

The final faculty colloquium of this academic year features our current and former Oregon Professors of the Year, talking about–what else?–teaching. Professors Sammy Basu (Politics), Richard Ellis (Politics), Jerry Gray (Economics), Karen Holman (Chemistry), Frances Chapple (Emerita, Chemistry), and Roger Hull (Emeritus, Art History) will reflect on their experiences in the classroom at Willamette: what worked, what they learned, what they’re doing now, and what they might do in the future. . . .  (For all of Willamette’s Oregon Professors of the Years, visit http://www.willamette.edu/about/recognition/professor_of_the_year/)

This celebration of great teaching in the College of Liberal Arts will be followed by a reception in Ford Hall, Room 102 hosted by AVAA and University Librarian Deborah Dancik and the Office for Faculty Research and Resources.

Please join us for what we anticipate will be an engaging, even enlightening, few hours of reflection, conversation, and fun in Willamette’s newest academic building dedicated to teaching and learning.

Friday, April 25, Ford Hall, Room 122
Faculty Colloquium
3-4 p.m. Oregon Professors of the Year
4-6 p.m. Reception

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators

Patricia Alley, Associate Director
Office for Faculty Research and Resources.

 

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Poetry Display, 2nd Floor of Library

In honor of National Poetry Month, there is currently an exhibit on the second floor of the library that displays poetry in various forms.  Part of the poetry selection comes from the personal collections of library staff, including books and poetry on cards.  Some of the items have been found in books and materials donated to the Hatfield Library. Below are images of the display.

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Laughing into the Abyss: Comedy’s Existential Howl

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us this Friday, April 11th at 2:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for this week’s Faculty Colloquium.

Our speaker will be:

Scott Nadelson, Assistant Professor of English; Hallie Ford Chair in Writing

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Abstract: This talk on the craft and process of narrative writing explores the relationship between comedy and lamentation. I examine work by the Coen brothers, Nikolai Gogol, and Penelope Fitzgerald—with diversions to Lenny Bruce, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and The Office—to understand how writers use comedy to wrestle with the complexities of mortality, grief, faith, and compassion. I also discuss how comedy has played a role in my own recent work.

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators

Faculty Works Display 2014

The Hatfield Library will have a large selection of faculty works on display on the first floor of the library from April 1st through May 11th.  The collection ranges from music score arrangements to photos of theatre productions and selections of scholarly research articles and books written by Willamette faculty.  (And feel free to browse through the articles written by our faculty).

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