To start the new semester off on a bright note, the Hatfield Library is pleased to announce the winners of our MOHL Research Award. This award is given for a student paper in any discipline that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources. The paper must have been written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work. Up to two awards are given each year and winners receive $500.
The winners for 2014 are:
Giuliana Alfinito for her paper “Understanding the Tito-Stalin Split” (faculty supporter–Bill Smaldone)
Jenny Grauberger for her paper “The Fundamentals and Applications of the Argon Ion Laser.” (faculty supporter–Chuck Williamson)
Congratulations to Guiliana and Jenny for their outstanding work!
Please 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!).
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.
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.
|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.|
|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!|
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!
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.
WU Archives and Special Collections Welcomes Ashley Toutain!
Ashley Toutain joins the Archives’ team full-time as the Processing Archivist and Records Manager. Since September 2012, Ashley has been employed part-time as Willamette’s Assistant Records Manager. In that role, Ashley has contributed significantly by helping to process a backlog of university records that have been accumulating for decades. In addition to processing university records, Ashley curated an exhibit on Willamette’s behalf for the annual Heritage Invitational Exhibition at the Willamette Heritage Center. The exhibit highlighted the many components that comprise a successful archives program. A native of Eastern Oregon, Ashley graduated from Willamette University in 2008 with a B.A. in history. She then attended the University of Kansas where she received her M.A. in Museum Studies.
Ashley brings to the position a collaborative and innovative working-style as well as a keen appreciation for the history of Willamette University and the surrounding region. Please join us in welcoming Ashley!
Please join us this Friday, April 4th at 2:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for this week’s Faculty Colloquium.
Our speaker will be:
Michelle Bumatay, Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Abstract: Former French President Charles de Gaulle’s famous claim that Belgian character Tintin was his only international rival speaks to the ubiquity of bandes dessinées (comics and graphic novels) in the francophone world. Similarly, in Peau noire, Masques blancs, Frantz Fanon highlights the popularity of bandes dessinées and points to the negative psychological impact of such texts on non-European readers who identify with Western explorer characters rather than with the racialized stereotypical images of non-European characters. One major factor for this is that the emergence and development of French and Belgian bandes dessinées took place during the height of European colonialism and subsequently drew from and participated in a visual culture—such as travel postcards, brochures and keepsakes from colonial expositions, and in particular advertisements for exotic goods such as Banania—that helped construct the European imaginary of Africa. My current work examines how contemporary cartoonists employ a wide range of visual and verbal strategies to subvert existing visual stereotypes of blacks and Africa prevalent in French-language graphic novels (the most ubiquitous example being Tintin in the Congo) and visual culture (including ad campaigns for exotic goods such as Banania). Focusing on cartoonists from West and Central Africa whose work dates from the 1980s to today, my work is chiefly concerned with the representations of postcolonial identity formation. Moreover, I contend that these cartoonists, by challenging mainstream European graphic narrative conventions, invite readers to question meaning-making processes and actively generate new ways of thinking of and visualizing Africa.
Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators
Third Annual Edible Book Festival Results!!!
Our third annual Edible Book Festival was held in the Hatfield Room on March 14th, 2014, in conjunction with the annual International Edible Book Festival. Below are photos of the entries and the winners.
For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, email@example.com.
The Mark O. Hatfield Library invites you to participate in the third annual
EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL!
Friday, March 14, 2014. Hatfield Room.
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, UCLA, and Duke University. 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 14 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—David Craig (Biology), Ford Schmidt (Hatfield Library), and a CLA student (tbd) —will announce the prizes for:
- Best Student Entry
- Most Literary
- Most Creative
- People’s Choice
Bistro gift cards will be given to this year’s winners. For more information and to view all photos of the last two year’s entries, go to:
For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, firstname.lastname@example.org
- People’s Choice – “The Monster Book of Monsters” by Kimberly Miller, Audrey Kaltenbach and Matt Bateman.
- Best Student Entry – “One Cake to Rule Them All” by Kelsey Kinavey.
- Most Creative – “Lord of Pies” by Kelly Slaughter.
- Most Literary – (Tie) “The Picture of Dorian Souffle” by Maureen Ricks; “Lay’s Miserables” by Katie Mariman.
- Punniest – (Three-way tie) “Their Fries Were Watching Cod” by Sophie Hearn; “Their Eyes Were Watching Cod” by Megan Newcomb and Grace Katzmar; “Pride and Prego Dish” by Liz Butterfield.
- Honorable Mention – “Hop on Pop” by Sara Amato.