During finals week, the Hatfield Library is open extra hours to help students studying for finals exams. Also, don’t forget about the free cookies and coffee too, usually available after 10 p.m. until they run out. Here are the hours:
Book Lovers needed!!! World Book Night (WBN) is April 23rd. On this night, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free WBN paperbacks.
This is our first year participating in this event, and we have selected “The Book Thief” of the 30 available titles as our book to distribute to 20 students somewhere on campus. The books are provided for free courtesy of the World Book Night organization.
These are some photos we took of the books on display after they arrived, with our wonderful student workers from the circulation desk whom decorated our WBN bookmarks with graffiti, and two of the twenty students that received a copy of The Book Thief.
Actually this isn’t a printing tip, but it is very enlightening! Below are two charts which show printing habits at the Hatfield Library by the Willamette Community. These charts capture the printing habits of the Willamette community as an average week and as an entire semester (Fall 2011). Click here for a PDF version of this post.
During an average week, most printing is done Monday though Thursday with a larger usage spike on Tuesdays. Sunday is the most popular weekend day to print and is fairly steady throughout the day. Most days show a strong preference to print in the morning. If you needed to print something, especially large documents, the best days to do it are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Afternoons and evenings are also better times to print than mornings.
During the semester, there is a HUGE printing spike during the first week of the semester and mid-semester (note: the second graph includes the week before classes begin). It also shows that the first week of class and the week prior have the most single-sided printing of the semester. Except for the week of Thanksgiving (the gap below), printing is fairly consistent weekly.
Please join us on Friday, April 13th at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for the weekly Faculty Colloquium. This week’s Colloquium will be presented by Alison Fisher, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. The title of the talk is: “How do plants determine when to flower? A molecular perspective”.
Abstract: Spring has finally sprung, and Salem is awash in a beautiful pallet of colorful spring blossoms. Of course, we all know that many plants and trees flower in the spring, but have you ever wondered how these plants actually “know” when to flower? In this talk I will discuss the myriad ways that environmental factors regulate the timing of plant flowering, focusing on our understanding of these processes at the molecular level. I will also share some of my lab’s research on the role of the plant hormone ethylene in promoting the floral transition in plants.
Our first annual Edible Book Festival was held yesterday in the Hatfield Room. This is in conjunction with the annual International Edible Book Festival held around April 1st. Edible books are made of food and inspired by literary titles, characters, or authors.
The Statesman Journal also provided wonderful coverage and photos of this event in the April 5th newspaper. Below are photos of the entries, the winners, and photos during the judging and awards ceremony.
People’s Choice – Carol Drost
Most Beautiful – Leslie Whitaker
Most Creative – Carol Drost
Most Literary – Joni Roberts
Punniest – Tie between Saran Walker & Robert Minato
By John Steinbeck
“Heart of Darkness”
Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad
“Swiss Family Rubinson”
Swiss Family Robinson
“The Invisible Flan”
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
“The Invisible Jam”
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
“Spuds in Your Eye”
Suds in Your Eye
By Mary Lasswell
By Charlotte Bronte
“Jack & the
Jelly Bean Stalk”
Jack & the
By Steven Kellogg
“Game of Scones”
Game of Thrones
By George R. R. Martin
“Fall of the House
“The Fall of the House of Ushers”
By E. A. Poe