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Better than Printing Tip #9: Improve Reading on a Computer Screen

Better Than Printing Tip #9: Improve Reading on a Computer Screen.

Reading on a screen can be uncomfortable and exhausting on the eyes. Glare, contrast, and scrolling constantly cause eyestrain quickly. To improve your reading experience on screens, try adjusting nearby light sources, dial down the whites in your monitor, and use tools to hide distracting parts e-articles.

Check out these links for more details:http://lifehacker.com/5890461/how-to-make-reading-on-your-computer-a-better-experience

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/03/08/how-to-read-a-computer-screen-the-latest-tools-to-ease-on-screen-reading/

 

Faculty Works Exhibit 2013

Willamette’s Mark O. Hatfield Library is excited to announce the 6th annual Faculty Works Exhibition, which is now open and will run through May 13th, 2013. This annual exhibit features the recent publications and creative works of faculty from every department on campus, including all three graduate schools. Works include published fiction and non-fiction, academic journal articles, artwork, music, design models, documentary films, and more.

Below are just a few things you will find on display.

Coming Soon… World Book Night 2013

World Book Night, April 23, 2013

The second annual World Book Night (WBN) will be April 23rd, 2013.  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 courtesy of the World Book Night organization.

This is our second year to participate in this event, and we have selected “Glaciers” by Portland author Alexis M. Smith to distribute to 20 students, faculty and staff somewhere on campus.  Last year we handed out ten books at noon by the Mill Stream because it was such a nice day and everyone was outside.  We handed out ten more books in the evening in the Cat Cavern.  If you’re curious where we’ll hand out the books this year, check our Facebook page on April 22 & 23rd for hints of times and places.

Glaciers is in the Hatfield Library’s General Book Collection, and it can also be borrowed from other regional libraries.  If you don’t receive a free copy of Glaciers, we still encourage you to join in the celebration by reading a book of your choice.  The library has lots to choose from if you need inspiration.

Visit the World Book Night organization web site for more details: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org

National Poetry Month 2013

If you didn’t know, April is National Poetry Month.  Created by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April throughout the United States to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

For fun and inspirational ways to get involved, here’s a link to 30 ways of celebrating poetry.  For more information about National Poetry Month check out Poets.org.

Below is a sampling of recent poetry books that can be found in the Hatfield Library (posted during April on the WU Reads web page):

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The auroras : new poems – St. John, David

Call Number: PS3569.A4536 A95 2012

 

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By herself – Greger, Debora

Call Number: PS3557.R42 B9 2012

 

 

 

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The football corporations: poems – Heyen, William

Call Number: PS3558.E85 F66 2012

 

 

Better Than Printing Tip #8: Listen to Articles

Better than Printing Tip #8: Listen to articles instead of read them. Many journal articles in the Ebsco or Gale databases are available in audio format. Look for the microphone icon to listen to an article.
Details at: http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/

It’s not just about sustainability & waste. The Better than Printing campaign is geared toward helping you choose methods that make it easier to organize and edit your documents & articles and to work collaboratively.

View the Tip of the Week Archive:

http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/tip_of_the_week.html

Results from the Edible Book Festival, 2013

Second Annual Edible Book Festival Results!!!

Our second annual Edible Book Festival was held in the Hatfield Room on March 15th, 2013, in conjunction with the annual International Edible Book Festival. There were nearly twice as many entries this year, so a big thank you goes to all of our participants.  The Statesman Journal also provided wonderful photos of the exhibits and even a video interview of how Kimberly Miller and her collaborators created “The Monster Book of Monsters”  in the March 15th edition of the newspaper. Below are photos of the entries, the winners, and photos during the judging and awards ceremony.

 

Prizes awarded:

  • 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.

 

“The Monster Book of Monsters”

Inspired by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
By J.K. Rowling
Created by Kimberly Miller, Audrey Kaltenbach and Matt Bateman

People’s Choice

“One Cake to Rule Them All”

Inspired by The Lord of the Rings By JRR Tolkein
Created by Kelsey Kinavey

Best Student Entry

  “Lord of the Pies”

Inspired by Lord of the Flies
By William Golding
Created by Kelly Slaughter

Most Creative

  The Picture of Dorian Souffle

Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
Created by Maureen Ricks

(Tie) Most Literary

 

  Lay’s Miserables

Inspired by Les Miserables
By Victor Hugo
Created by Katie Mariman

(Tie) Most Literary

 

Their Fries Were Watching Cod

Inspired by Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
Created by Sophie Hearn

(Tie) Punniest

 

  Their Eyes Were Watching Cod

Inspired by Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
Created by Megan Newcomb and Grace Katzmar

(Tie) Punniest

Pride and Prego Dish

Inspired by Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
Created by Liz Butterfield

(Tie) Punniest

 

  Hop on Pop

Inspired by Hop on Pop
By Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
Created by Sara Amato

Honorable Mention

  “Hairy Potato”

Inspired by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
By J.K. Rowling
Created by Amy Amato
  “The Marshmallowship of the Ring”

Inspired by The Fellowship of the Ring
By JRR Tolkein
Created by Victoria Binning
“Sylvia”

Inspired by Birthday Letters
By Ted Hughes
Created by Carol Drost
  “Clementine’s Letter”

Inspired by Clementine’s Letter
By Sara Pennypacker
Created by Mary, Ruby, & Hoy McRobinson
  “The Big Two-Hearted River”

Inspired by The Big Two-Hearted River
By Ernest Hemingway
Created by Sage Townsend
  “The Cats’ Table”

Inspired by The Cat’s Table
By Michael Ondaatje
Created by Joni Roberts
  “The Count of Monte Crisco”

Inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo
By  Alexandre Dumas
Created by John Repplinger
  “Oscar Meyer’s Salami”

Inspired by Salome
By Oscar Wilde
Created by Saran Walker
  “To Grill a Mockingbird”

Inspired by To Kill a Mocking Bird
By Harper Lee
Created by Emma Jonas
  “Pages Coming to Life – Jungle Book”

Inspired by Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling
Created by Leslie Whitaker
“Olive R Twist”

Inspired by Oliver Twist
By Charles Dickens
Created by Leslie Whitaker
  “Holes”

Inspired by Holes
By Louis Sachar
Created by Allison Boltwood

Viewing and Judging the Exhibits

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

Better Than Printing Tip #7: Save articles in RefWorks

Save articles in RefWorks. Refworks allows you to keep track of and organize your citations and documents.  You may also continue to use RefWorks after you graduate!

For more information about creating an account and using RefWorks check out the handy guides from our librarians:
http://libguides.willamette.edu/refworks

It’s not just about sustainability & waste. The Better than Printing campaign is geared toward helping you choose methods that make it easier to organize and edit your documents & articles and to work collaboratively.

View the Tip of the Week Archive:

http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/tip_of_the_week.html

Better Than Printing Tip #6: Use NetFiles Personal Storage

Students, faculty and staff have access to personal storage space on Willamette’s network file server. This space is automatically created when your network account is made.  The NetFiles storage space can be used to store and back up data for classes, projects and academic research.  The file servers themselves are backed up regularly and data can be recovered in cases of local hard drive failures or accidental file corruption or deletion.  All members of the community are strongly encouraged to save any files that cannot afford to be lost to their NetFiles storage space.

The file server may be accessed from any computer that has network connectivity. It is similar to DropBox or other on-line storage services – and it’s completely free.

  • Space: 10gb of storage are allotted to each personal share.
  • Connecting On-Campus: Map your NetFiles storage space as a network drive to access it easily from your computer on campus
  • Connecting from Off Campus: You MUST connect via a file transfer client application and use Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to access your NetFiles storage space from off campus.  You can also use an SFTP client to connect to NetFiles from campus.
    • File Transfer Client Software: To access the NetFiles storage from off-campus, download and install a file transfer client application such as Filezilla or Cyberduck (both have versions for PC and Mac).  Configuration instructions for SFTP client software.
  • Personal website: You can also set up a personal website on your NetFiles directory.
  • Backups: NetFiles makes daily copies of each stored file, called snapshots.  These snapshots are user-accessible so you can retrieve your own files from a previous version. Please contact the WITS Help Desk or your user services consultant for help accessing or using the snapshots.
  • Transition to NetFiles FAQ

View the Tip of the Week Archive:

http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/tip_of_the_week.html

Win Cash for Your Research

The Hatfield Library is sponsoring its annual Research Award, with the winners earning a $500 cash prize. The award will be given for a paper, in any subject, that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources.  Any student paper written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work is eligible to be considered for this award*.  The paper should have been written in the current academic year; that is, Fall 2012/Spring 2013. For complete details and instructions visit the Academic Commons.

*Papers done as the senior project but in the junior year are excluded.

Better Than Printing Tip #5: Use PrintWhatYouLike.com to Reduce Printing

Use services like  Printwhatyoulike.com to help reduce unnecessary things you don’t need to print.  This resource allows you to exclude elements of web pages to print only the stuff you need.