Thank You for Donations

Tree of Giving Logo

Dear Willamette Community,

Thank you for your support of the sixth annual Tree of Giving Book Drive, this year benefiting Harritt Elementary School in West Salem.  Thanks to your generosity, we are able to donate 204 new books to Harritt, more than doubling our “high record” from past book drives!  We also collected 14 pairs of gloves, 10 scarves, 9 hats, and 1 set of legwarmers for the students at Harritt Elementary School.  Special thanks to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) for helping to bring in more than half of the books collected this year.

If you have suggestions for next year’s recipient, please let us know.

Wishing you all a safe and warm holiday season!

Your friends at Hatfield Library, The Willamette Store, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.)

Fully-decorated Tree of Giving, 2011

Winter 2011 Hours

Image of Library in Winter

This is just a quick reminder that we are officially on our Winter Break hours. This week (Dec. 19-22) we are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Library will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. For specific hours for the library and its services, please visit http://library/about/hours/index.php?prm=12&chm=1

Have a happy and safe winter holidays from the M.O.H.L. staff!

Fun Books to Read Over Winter Break

Before you leave campus for the winter break, don’t forget to grab a book to read for fun from our new Popular Reading Collection.

Look no further for something different to do during Winter Break that doesn’t involve academic work, Facebook, eating, or electricity.  It is completely free, and the best part is that you’ll enjoy relaxing with a good book!

Consisting of a selection of rotating best sellers and recently published fiction and non-fiction, the collection is located on the first floor of the library past the reference desk.  Browse the current collection in our online library catalog.

Willamette University’s mission statement includes the belief that education is a “lifelong process of discovery, delight, and growth, the hallmark of a humane life.”  Without a doubt, reading is a fundamental part of this process.  While the Hatfield Library is primarily focused on serving the scholarly needs of students and faculty, we also support lifelong learning and wish to foster a culture of reading through this new collection.

So before you head off for Winter Break, stop by the Hatfield Library. Normal check out period is 30 days, but as a special holiday bonus, books from this collection will be due the first day of Spring semester!


From the Mark O. Hatfield Library Staff

Extended Study Hours

The Hatfield Library is open extra hours to help students studying for finals exams. Here are the upcoming hours:

  • Wed, Dec. 7: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thu, Dec. 8: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, Dec. 9: 7:45 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sat, Dec. 10: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sun, Dec. 11: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, Dec. 12: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, Dec. 13: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, Dec. 14: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thurs, Dec. 15: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, Dec. 16: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sat, Dec. 17: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Also, don’t forget about the free cookies and coffee too, usually available after 10 p.m. until they run out.

Annual Tree of Giving Book Drive

The Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette Store, and Student Athlete Advisory Committee have teamed together for our sixth annual Tree of Giving Book Drive.  It is being held now through December 16th and will benefit Harriet Elementary School.

The Willamette Store and Hatfield Library are accepting new, unwrapped books appropriate for elementary children.  We are also collecting new hats, scarves, and gloves for the school.  Harriet Elementary School is in need of:

  • Spanish-language books for all levels, both fiction and non fiction
  • DK Readers series
  • “How-To” art books
  • Joke books, particularly in Spanish
  • Picture books

The Willamette Store is offering a 25% discount on any children’s or young adult book purchased for the Tree of Giving project from now thru December 16th at 5p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk in the library, or in the donation box at The Willamette Store.

And please visit our Tree of Giving located near the entrance of the library, and see the beautiful ornaments adorning it.  For every book donated, we add one ornament to our Tree of giving.

Contacts: Melissa Treichel <> x6018 or Tim King <> x6772

From your friends at the Hatfield Library, The Willamette Store, and A.A.C.!!!

37th Orbis Cascade Member

University of Idaho Joins the Orbis Cascade Alliance

November 30, 2011—The Orbis Cascade Alliance is pleased to welcome the University of Idaho as the 37th member of the consortium and the first member in Idaho. A long-time partner in several of the Alliance’s programs, the University of Idaho now becomes a governing member of the consortium and in mid-2012 UI’s Voyager system will be included in the Alliance’s Summit resource sharing system built on WorldCat Navigator.

“The University of Idaho is excited about the Alliance’s vision of shared services and a unified northwest academic library collection,” stated Lynn Baird, UI Dean of Library Services. “We have a long tradition of forging important partnerships and joining the Orbis Cascade Alliance will bring a wealth of new resources to UI students and faculty while also making the UI collection available to academic libraries across the Northwest.” With the inclusion of the University of Idaho, Alliance member libraries will offer a collection of some 31 million volumes and a vast array of databases, ebooks, and ejournals serving the teaching and research needs of faculty and the equivalent of more than 258,000 full time students in a three-state region.

“We are thrilled to welcome the fine staff, collections, and services of the University of Idaho to the Orbis Cascade Alliance,” said Betsy Wilson, Chair of the Alliance Board of Directors and University of Washington Dean of Libraries. “The UI brings a depth of experience, enthusiasm, and vision that will clearly help Alliance member libraries achieve our Strategic Agenda, bolster our combined impact, and enhance our ability to offer world-class library services and collections to the Northwest U.S.”

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho’s economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. Learn more:

About the Orbis Cascade Alliance

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho serving faculty and the equivalent of more than 258,000 full time students. Alliance member libraries work together to provide outstanding services to students and faculty, share information resources and expertise, develop library staff, and help members allocate financial and human resources to serve the unique needs of each member. To this end, the Alliance considers the combined collections of member institutions as one collection. The Alliance supports a number of services that support this vision, including Summit, a system that allows students, faculty and staff to easily search and request library materials owned by member libraries; courier service offering delivery of library materials in Oregon, Washington and Idaho; the Northwest Digital Archives, offering enhanced access to primary sources in the Northwest US; cooperative purchasing of databases, ebooks and ejournals, and other digital library services. In addition to its members, the Alliance extends selected services to more than 280 libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in seven western states.

Click here for the official Orbis Cascade Alliance press release.