Fall 2015 Hallie Ford Literary Series

It’s my pleasure to announce this fall’s Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette University. The following events are free and open to the public. All will take place in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library. Books will be for sale, courtesy of the Willamette Store. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Poet, memoirist, civil rights advocate; author of the prison memoir, A Question of Freedom, and two books of poetry: Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010) and Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015); President Obama named him a member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
An Uncanny Evening with Marjorie Sandor and Friends
A performance of stories from The Uncanny Reader, edited by Marjorie Sandor. With appearances by Sigmund Freud and others. Just in time for Halloween.

Monday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.
New Voices Showcase: Poet Alicia Jo Rabins and Fiction Writer Sean Bernard
Alicia Jo Rabins is the author of Divinity School, winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; she’s also a composer, performer, and Torah scholar, whose one-woman chamber rock opera, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, was named one of the best theater performances of 2014 by the Willamette Week. Sean Bernard won the Juniper Prize for Fiction for his story collection Desert Sonorous, and his first novel will be published this fall by Red Hen Press; he is also the fiction editor for the Los Angeles Review and a professor at the University of La Verne.

Bonus Event:
Wednesday, November 18, 5 p.m.

Creative Writing Faculty New Books Celebration
Help celebrate the success of Willamette’s creative writing program, and hear readings by three of our faculty members whose new books have been published this fall: Danielle Cadena Deulen, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (poetry); Stephanie Lenox, The Business (poetry); Scott Nadelson, Between You and Me (novel).

Scott Nadelson
Associate Professor of English


Announcing Deborah Dancik’s Retirement

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Deborah Dancik, University Librarian for the Mark O. Hatfield Library and Associate VP of Academic Affairs, will be retiring as of August 31, 2015.  She has served Willamette University for ten years, in addition to many regional and national committees.  She will be missed by her colleagues at Willamette and beyond, and especially by the staff at our library.  We’ll miss you Deb!

 

Dean Marlene Moore wrote the following…

Greetings,
After ten years of leadership and exemplary service to Willamette University, Deborah Dancik is retiring effective Aug. 31, 2015. While she credits the efforts, talents and goodwill of others for the many things she has accomplished, her leadership is the common factor that has resulted in so much progress.

The library has expanded and improved services during her years as university librarian. Their technologic initiatives have resulted in the creation and publication of large digital collections, the development of the university’s institutional repository, the implementation of a digital production lab, and technological support for units like the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Willamette University has been a leader in the Orbis Cascade Alliance in ways that improved our access to information, gained efficiencies on library operations, and leveraged our collection and technology dollars. We now have a well-developed archival program that supports the curriculum, serves as a draw for alumni, and houses regionally significant collections.

Two years ago, she took on the associate vice president of academic affairs portfolio and has provided support for the academic support units. In this role, she helped directors launch new ideas, solve problems, and better integrate with other campus units. She oversaw the creation of the Sustainability Institute and the Native American Program, hiring directors for both of those new units. She directed a comprehensive review of Willamette Academy that provides guidance for building on its strength and potential.

We will formally celebrate her accomplishments and wish her well on the next stage of her journey in August. In the meantime, please join me in thanking her for her administrative skills, multiple accomplishments, and dedication to improving Willamette University. It has been a pleasure to work with her on so many projects. She will be missed.


Welcome New Students!

We want to give our new students a big welcome to Willamette and the Hatfield Library!

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As you’ll discover, the Hatfield Library is a treasured gem on campus.  It is centrally located on campus, and it is a popular place to hangout for group study sessions on the first floor and also for quiet study times on the quiet second floor.

Starting August 31st, the library will be open regularly throughout the school year from 7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and closes early on Fridays at 9 p.m.  During the weekends, the building is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays.  The building is officially closed to the general public at 9 p.m. every night.  To view our current calendar, click here.

We also offer help with your research through individual consultations with librarians (set up an appointment here), online chat, and in-person help at the reference desk in the library (M-Th 10 a.m-9 p.m., Fri 10-4 p.m., Sun 3-5, 6-9 p.m.).  The hours for our Archives and Special Collections are 9 -12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.

To learn about some of the most essential services and resources we offer, visit our Welcome Students Page.  We’re really excited about the new academic year, and our staff are all looking forward to working with you!

Welcome to Willamette!


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 24-hour Fish Bowl.  A reference librarian is available for research help until 5 p.m., and we will begin putting out cookies and coffee the first night before Finals until they run out after 10 p.m. if you need a brain food break!

Here are the hours:

  • Fri, May 1: 7:45 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sat, May 2: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sun, May 3: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, May 4: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 5: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 6: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thurs, May 7: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, May 8: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sat, May 9: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sun, May 10: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, May 11: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 12: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 13: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thur, May 14: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri, May 15:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat, May 16:  Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sun, May 17:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mon, May 18:  Summer Schedule begins: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Spring Break Hours, 2015

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Starting Friday, March 19th, the library will switch to Spring Break hours.  Visit the calendar at: http://library.willamette.edu/about/calendar/.  These are the library’s hours during Spring Break.

Friday, March 20, 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 21, Closed

Sunday, March 22, Closed

Monday, March 23-March 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, Closed

Sunday, March 29, 1 p.m – 2 a.m.

 


2015 EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL

The Mark O. Hatfield Library invites you to participate in the fourth annual EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Hatfield Room.edible-books-2015

In conjunction with the International Edible Book Festival, we are pleased to sponsor this fun and creative event again this year. Use your artistic talents or your punny side to make an edible creation inspired by a literary title, author, or character. Pick your favorite mystery, poem, or character from a children’s book—the only limit is your imagination.

Some of last year’s entries are show below. For additional inspiration and ideas, check out these Edible Book Festival entries from Seattle Public Library and Duke University, or check out flickr. Your entry doesn’t need to be baked or cooked, but it does need to be made of something edible!

Free to enter– no registration required. Drop off your entry in the Hatfield Room on March 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you have a copy of the book that inspired your creation, bring it along and we will include it in the display. Come in to cast a vote for your favorite edible book until 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided!

All entries will be on display from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Even if you don’t enter, you can cast a vote for your favorite edible book. At 4:30 p.m., our esteemed panel of judges– Mike Chasar (English), Karen Wood (University Chaplain), and Kaitlen McPherson (CLA student) — will announce the prizes for:

Best Student Entry

Most Literary

Most Creative

Punniest

People’s Choice

Bistro gift cards will be given to this year’s winners. To view all photos of last year’s entries, go to:

http://library.willamette.edu/wordpress/blog/2014/03/20/edible-book-festival-results-2014/

For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, cdrost@willamette.edu

Last year’s winners:

Award Winners
war-and-peas2 “War and Peas”

Created by Alice French
Inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s
“War and Peace”
People’s Choice
pitcher-dory-gray “Pitcher of Dory in Gray

Created by Emily Wetherford
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s
Portrait of Dorian Gray”
Best Student Entry
dune He Who Controls the
Spice Controls the Universe

Created by Christopher McFetridge
Inspired by Frank Herbert’s
“Dune”
Most Creative
war-and-peas War and Peas

Created by Alice French
Inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s
“War and Peace”
Most Literary
wholey-bible2 The Hole-y Bible

Created by Anna Corner
Inspired by “The Holy Bible”
Punniest

New to the Archives

page050We received a wonderful piece of Willamette History last month – a bag and memorabilia given to Alumni Relations from Marian Pope.
Marian entered Willamette University in 1932 living in Lausanne Hall. She meticulously calculated her every purchase into a notebook and saved each receipt. It is a wonderful look into the life of a Willamette freshman in 1932.

 

In addition to living in Lausanne, Marian was a member of the Daleth Teth Gimel Hebrew letter society. Daleth Teth Gimel, organized at Willamette in 1929, was Willamette’s first national social organization for undergraduate women. In 1939 the name was changed to Dalda Dau Gamma.

Come to the Archives to find other pieces of the Willamette student experience.

(Originally posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 6:05 pm by on the archives blog).

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The Willamette Bearcat towers over campus on Marian’s bag.

Celebrate African American History Month

February is African American History Month and the Hatfield Library has created a display of books, films, and sound recordings in celebration. In 1976 when President Gerald R. Ford declared February to be African American History Month, he encouraged all Americans to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” So come take a look at this interesting exhibit on the first floor of the library; all of the items are available for checkout!


Summit Interface Changes

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 the requesting interface for Summit materials will be more streamlined. In the past, when you chose “Request Summit (5 days),” you had to login to another system, summit.worldcat.org, to request a book or video. On the 20th, you will now place your Summit requests directly in the WU Libraries’ catalog.

When you click the request option, the requesting form will be automatically populated within the catalog frame. You will then be able to select your Pickup/Delivery Location (Hatfield Library or Law Library, and submit the Request. The status of your requests can be monitored under your “My Account.”

If you want to search Worldcat, you can find a link to Worldcat on the databases page.

Please let us know if you have any comments or concerns.


Water Leak on 2nd Floor

2014-leakMassive water leak on 2nd floor of Hatfield Library this morning. As a heads up, books in the HN-HQ call number range have been removed for water damage assessment.

The roof leak was caused by a blown gauge in the HVAC penthouse. Facilities told us that water was spraying and pooling on the floor on the roof directly above the HN-HQ book section. This excess of water leaked through a seam in the roof onto the HVAC system’s insulation. The insulation collected water until it could not hold any more and then began dripping onto the ceiling tiles. These tiles in turn began dripping onto books.

Affected areas span HN – HQ, specifically the northern bays in each row. We have temporarily blocked access to these areas.

The gauge has been repaired, stopping the source of the leak. Residual water is continuing to move through the roof and ceiling. We have positioned plastic sheeting and receptacles throughout the stacks to collect this water–these will be monitored throughout the day.

Books that were removed from affected shelves have been sorted based upon water damage with dry books being placed out of harms way on the study tables near the leak. Technical services staff is currently addressing damaged materials–there are to date 311 damaged books.

 

UPDATE (11-21-14, 2:18pm):

Displaced dry books have been moved to the ranges which used to house the curriculum collection. Books have been grouped by call number (e.g. all HF books have been shelved together) and will be returned to call number order at a later date.
Facilities staff have set up dehumidifiers near the location of the leak in an attempt to expedite the drying process.
The leak, for the most part, has stopped. Plastic sheeting will remain in place, though, for the time being.