Library News

Extended Study Hours

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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:

  • Fri, Apr. 27: 7:45 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sat, Apr. 28: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sun, Apr. 29: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr. 30: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 1: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 2: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thurs, May 3: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, May 4: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sat, May 5: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sun, May 6: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, May 7: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 8: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 9: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

World Book Night, April 23, 2012

World Book Night, April 23, 2012

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.

Visit the World Book Night organization web site for more details: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/about-world-book-night/

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.

This book is in the Hatfield Library’s Curriculum Collection if you would like to read it, and can also be borrowed from other regional libraries as well.

20 Free copies of The Book Thief.

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Student workers, Kelly Rose Oster & Kaileigh Westermann, add "graffiti" to WBN bookmarks and a message that says the "Hatfield Library Rocks."

John Repplinger, Science Librarian, hands out copies to two students in Jackson Plaza.

Kelly Rose, Hatfield Library student worker, hands out copies.

Kelly Rose, poses with "The Book Thief."

Handing out free copies.

Students enjoying the sun by the Mill Stream receive "The Book Thief."

"The Book Thief" is a great book that is hard to turn down.

Talking to a Biology Faculty member about "The Book Thief."

Handing out books in the Bistro.

Tips for Smart Printing #5

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Tip for Smart Printing: Tip #5

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.

Click here for all past printing tip posts. If you have a tip for us, email John Repplinger at jrepplin@willamette.edu.

Faculty Colloquium: Alison Fisher

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.

First Edible Books Festival 2012

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First Annual Edible Book Festival!!!

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.

Prizes awarded:

  • People’s Choice – Carol Drost
  • Most Beautiful – Leslie Whitaker
  • Most Creative – Carol Drost
  • Most Literary – Joni Roberts
  • Punniest – Tie between Saran Walker & Robert Minato
“Tortilla Flat”

Inspired by
Tortilla Flat
By John Steinbeck
Created by
Leslie Whitaker

“Heart of Darkness”

Inspired by
Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad
Created by
Joni Roberts

“Swiss Family Rubinson”

Inspired by
Swiss Family Robinson
Created by
Carol Drost

“The Invisible Flan”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Saran Walker

“The Invisible Jam”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Robert Minato

“Spuds in Your Eye”

Inspired by
Suds in Your Eye
By Mary Lasswell
Created by
Alice French

“Jane Pear”

Inspired by
Jane Eyre
By Charlotte Bronte
Created by
Liz Butterfield
“Jack & the
Jelly Bean Stalk”

Inspired by
Jack & the
Bean Stalk
By Steven Kellogg
Created by
John Repplinger
“Game of Scones”

Inspired by
Game of Thrones
By George R. R. Martin
Created by
Clara Timpe
“Fall of the House
of Gushers”

Inspired by
“The Fall of the House of Ushers”
By E. A. Poe
Created by
Max H. Gurnard
“The Girl with the Dragon Tofu”

Inspired by
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto
Created by
Dylan Goldade & Brittany Chin

Viewing and Judging the Exhibits

For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, cdrost@willamette.edu. Click here for the entry rules.

New Library Titles March 2012

The Hatfield Library added 321 new books and 10 new dvds in July.