Library News

Annual Giving Tree 2013

giving-tree-2013-1Items are starting to come in for the Tree of Giving Book Drive!  We are supporting both Hallman and Richmond Elementary schools this year, so we are looking forward to an excellent turnout of books.  Some key things to remember as we approach the final Drive date on December 17th:

- 30% discount at the Willamette Store for Book Drive books

- K-5 Spanish and English language books

(No holiday themes please)

- Drop off locations are at the Circulation Desk in the Hatfield Library & the Willamette Store

- Gloves, hats, and cash for books are also desired

- Check out the LibGuide  for more information: http://libguides.willamette.edu/tree-of-giving

This is our seventh annual Tree of Giving Book Drive!  Please visit our Tree of Giving located near the entrance of the library, and see the beautiful ornaments adorning it.  For every book donated, we add one ornament to our Tree of giving.

So think of the Tree of Giving as you do your Black Friday shopping!  And thank you for your support from the Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette Store, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

 

 

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Brownbag Discussion with Former Staff to Senator Hatfield

BA feature-length documentary film highlighting the leadership and career of the late Senator Mark O. Hatfield will also premiere Tuesday, November 19 in Portland.

In conjunction with this event, the Mark O. Hatfield Library and University Archives are pleased to announce that several former Congressional staff members to Senator Hatfield, including a number of WU Alums, will be reuniting on campus and making themselves available for a conversation about Senator Hatfield.  This will take place on November 18th at 12-1pm in the Hatfield Room of the library. This gathering will provide an opportunity for an informal discussion of the Senator, his career, and most importantly, the staffers’ personal experiences working alongside the Senator through many incredible moments in Oregon and United States history.

Please bring your own lunch and lots of questions for this causal get-together. Light refreshments will be provided.  For additional information please contact Mary McRobinson, University Archivist, 503-370-6764; <mmcrobin@willamette.edu>

Information on The Hatfield Project and documentary film The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon’s Mark Hatfield, including ticket information, can be found at: http://hatfieldfilm.com

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Update for the New Catalog

orbis-exlibrisThe shared catalog of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, known more commonly as SUMMIT, has had some major changes lately.

The second of the four “phases” of the change in catalogs has begun.  The second group of libraries have begun to upload their old local catalog content into the new shared catalog.  The go-live date for the new libraries to publicly appear in the new catalog is December.

Why is this significant?  The second group of libraries is very large, so a sizable chunk of new library records will appear in the new catalog around December.  This will increase the amount of materials that one can borrow through the new catalog interface instead of being bounced to the old Summit catalog system.  In essence, this will make one’s use of the new system more efficient and ultimately more pleasant.  As more libraries join, the need to use the old catalog will naturally decrease.

Libraries in each group (cohort) are listed below along with their go-live dates.

It is important to remember that a major purpose for this new catalog is to remove the need for local catalogs for each institution.  We are attempting to share one catalog resource with 37 member institutions.

Cohort plan for the Shared ILS implementation

Cohort 1 (Go-Live June 2013)
Linfield College
Marylhurst University
Pacific University
University of Washington
Western Washington University
Willamette University
Cohort 2 (Go-Live December 2013)
Concordia University
Eastern Washington University
Evergreen State College
Lewis & Clark College
Portland Community College
Reed College
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
University of Idaho
Warner Pacific College
Washington State University
Cohort 3 (Go-Live June 2014)
Clark College
Mt Hood Community College
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Portland State University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
Western Oregon University

Cohort 4 (Go-Live December 2014)
Central Oregon Community College
Central Washington University
Chemeketa Community College
Eastern Oregon University
George Fox University
Lane Community College
Oregon State University
Seattle University
Walla Walla University
Whitman College

Assignment Calculator Tool Updated

We have updated our Assignment Calculator tool to offer even more accountability and support to help you complete your assignments from start to finish.

The assignment calculator is a simple tool that students and faculty can use to help calculate when parts of a research paper or assignment should be worked on and completed.  Basically, all you need to do is plug in the beginning date of an assignment and the due date, and it does the rest for you!

Then the calculator lists all of the steps needed to complete your assignment and when each step should be done.  Below is an example.  This is a wonderful tool to help with time management!

Last year we used a bare bones structure, as outlined in our blog entry.  This year you can create an account which will email you notification of what you should be doing, the days left to complete the step, and the time you should spend on this step.

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Below is an example of what you could expect to see from the Assignment Calculator tool.

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Searching Specific Journal Titles in Ebsco

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Here’s a trick of the trade that you might find helpful.  Many of our databases can search within specific journals, such as the Ebsco databases (e.g. Academic or Business Source Premier).  If a journal is covered (indexed) in Ebsco, you can browse through that journal by year or volume/issue number.  Better yet, you can search within that specific journal .  Here’s how…

Click PUBLICATIONS at the top of the screen, type in your journal title under BROWSING, and click the BROWSE button.  You will get a list of journals that fit your search criteria.

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Click the title of the journal you’re after.  You will have the option to search within this specific journal or browse through it by year or volume/issue.

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If you choose to search within a specific journal, you will see the initials JN which stands for “journal” added to the search box followed by the journal title in quotes.  The example below is for the journal called JAMA, which is an acronym for Journal of the American Medical Association.  The full title of the journal is called JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  You can also search within several journals at one time in Ebsco databases.

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Bamboo Musical Instrument Exhibit: Sounds of Harmony Series

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Please visit our temporary exhibit Sounds of Harmony, which will be on display until November 3rd outside of the Archives & Special Collections entrance.  This display of traditional bamboo musical instruments complements the talks and music demonstrations related to the Music in the Reconstruction of Identity and Healing/Therapy of the Modern Mind-and-Heart series.

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Spooky Reads at the MOHL

Image source: Chris Heald, Fav-32, FLICKR

Image source: Chris Heald, Fav-32, FLICKR

We currently have a selection of “scary” movies and books on available for checkout on the first floor of the MOHL (Mark O. Hatfield Library).  If you’re in the mood for some spook-tacular fun reading, consider some of our featured titles…  Catch them before they disappear, IF YOU DARE!!!

 

MOVIES
PN 1995.9 .A3 P472 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean
PN 1995.9 .A6 M65 2002 Monsters, Inc.
PN1995.9 .F54 H585 2003 The hitch-hiker
PN1995.9 .H6 A54 2000 American psycho
PN1995.9 .H6 B4 2000 The birds
PN1995.9 .H6 C65 2002 The company of wolves
PN1995.9 .H6 C79 2007 The cry La llorona
PN1995.9 .H6 E96 2000 The exorcist
PN1995.9.H6 H65 2006 Hollywood legends of horror. 6 masterworks of terror
PN1995.9. H6 H67 2007 The house on Skull Mountain The Mephisto waltz
PN1995.9 .H6 I57 2000 Interview with the vampire the vampire chronicles
PN1995.9 .H6 I82 2005 I walked with a zombie
PN1995.9 .H6 N44 2002 Night of the living dead an Image Ten production
PN1995.9 .H6 P78 1999 Psycho
PN1995.9. H6 P78 2008 Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho
PN1995.9. H6 S4 2007 The shining
PN1995.9. H6 S48 2000 The sixth sense
PN1995.9. S66 2002 Snow White a tale of terror
PN1995.9. H6 T88 2003 28 days later
PN1995.9. M86 R773 2002 The Rocky Horror picture show
PN1995.9. S26 I683 2002 Invasion of the body snatchers
PN1995.9. S5 C2 2002 The cabinet of Dr. Caligari a film in six acts
PN1995.9.S5 C42 2001. La chute de la maison
PN1995.9 .S5 N7 2002 Nosferatu a symphony of horror
PN1995.9 .S87 D38 2004 Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for murder
PN1995.9. S87 F86 2002 From Hell
PN1995.9. S87 J28 2005 Jaws
PN1995.9. S87 M85 2002 Mulholland Dr. Universal
PN1995.9. S87 R22 2001 Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear window
PN1995.9. S87 S93 2004 Suspicion
PN1995.9 .S87 V3 2008 Vertigo
PN1995.9. S87 V45 2005 The Village
PN1995.91.G4 N68 2002 Nosferatu the vampyre
PN1995.91. R8 D53 2007 Dnevnoĭ dozor
PN1995.91. R8 N63 2006 Nochnoĭ dozor Night watch
PN1995.91 .S6 C873 2010 Cronos Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
BOOKS
BF575.F2 W33 1999 No go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mock Marina Warner
BF1031 .L43 The medium, the mystic, and the physicist; toward a general theory of the paranorma Lawrence LeShan
BF1261.2 .B43 Paranormal experience and survival of death Carl B. Becker
BF1381 .P47 2005 The perfect medium : photography and the occult Clément Chéroux
BF1381 .W55 2007 Ghosts caught on film : photographs of the paranormal Melvyn Willin
BF1407 .G85 1991 Harper’s encyclopedia of mystical & paranormal experience Rosemary Ellen Guiley
BF1566 .J67 1996 Witches : an encyclopedia of paganism and magic Michael Jordan
BF1566 .W7395 2002 The witchcraft reader Darren Oldridge
BT981.R86 Lucifer, the Devil in the Middle Ages Jeffrey Burton Russell
DR240.5.V553 F58 Dracula, prince of many faces : his life and his times Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally
GR530 .S26 1995 A deed without a name : the witch in society and history Andrew Sanders
GR530 .S53 1997 Witchcraft, lycanthropy, drugs, and disease : an anthropological study of the European witch-hunts H. Sidky
 GR825 .A86 2009 On monsters : an unnatural history of our worst fears Stephen T. Asma
GR825 .P626 2011 Monsters in America : our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting W. Scott Poole
GR830.V3 A92 1995 Our vampires, ourselves Nina Auerbach
GR830.V3 B35 1988 Vampires, burial, and death : folklore and reality Paul Barber
GR830.V3 B45 2001 Food for the dead : on the trail of New England’s vampires Michael E. Bell
GT4965 .H32 1994 Halloween and other festivals of death and life  Jack Santino
 PA3015.G48 F45 1999 Haunted Greece and Rome : ghost stories from classical antiquity D. Felton
PL2629.G5 C57 1979 Stories about not being afraid of ghosts Institute of Literature of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
PL2722.U2 L5213 1997 Strange tales from the Liaozhai studio Zhang Qingnian, Zhang Ciyun, Yang Yi
PN56.V3 E63 2011 Encyclopedia of the vampire : the living dead in myth, legend, and popular culture S.T. Joshi
PN1995.9.H6 D59 2010 A history of horror Wheeler Winston Dixon
PN1995.9.V3 W3 2010 Living and the undead : slaying vampires, exterminating zombies Gregory A. Waller
PN6111 .F72 no.158 The abduction : a thriller Billy St John
PQ2446.J8 1920 The wandering Jew Eugene Sue
PQ6669.A6125 L67 2010 Lo que esconde tu nombre Clara Sánchez
PR830.T3 C65 2000 A companion to the Gothic David Punter
PR830.T3 H27 1995 Skin shows : gothic horror and the technology of monsters Judith Halberstam
PR868.T3 M25 1996 Gothic images of race in nineteenth-century Britain H.L. Malchow
PR1309.G5 V54 1992 Victorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthology Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert
PR1309.H6 D73 2010 Dracula’s guest : a connoisseur’s collection of Victorian vampire stories Michael Sims
PR2664.A1 1968 Doctor Faustus, 1604-1616 W. W. Greg
PR2823.A2 B76 1998 The tragedy of Macbeth Nicholas Brooke
PR4034 .N7 2006 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
PR4453.C4 M4 The man who was Thursday : a nightmare G.K. Chesterton
PR5397.F7 Frankenstein Robert E. Dowse and D.J. Palmer
PR6005.O4 H4 1988 Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism Robert Kimbrough
PR6013.O35 L6 Lord of the flies William Golding
PR6019.A565 G45 1937 Ghost stories of an antiquary Montague Rhodes James
PR6037 .T617 D7 1986 Dracula and the lair of the white worm Bram Stoker
PR6051.C64 H3 1985 Hawksmoor Peter Ackroyd
PR6051.I35 H38 The haunting of Lamb House Joan Aiken
PR6052.R8 S45 The sheep look up John Brunner
PR9199.3.D3 H5 High spirits Robertson Davies
PS648.H6 A47 1996 American gothic tales Joyce Carol Oates
PS648.V35 V3 1988 The Penguin book of vampire stories Alan Ryan
PS1850.F63 Twice-told tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
PS2116 .T8 1966 The turn of the screw Robert Kimbrough
PS2612.A1 1965 Tales of the grotesque and arabesque Edgar Allan Poe
PS2116.T83 B39 Ghosts, demons, and Henry James : The turn of the screw at the turn of the century Peter G. Beidler
PS2380 .F68 v.10 The confidence-man : his masquerade Herman Melville
PS2601.H3 1979 The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe James A. Harrison
PS3505.L376 T7 The track of the cat, a novel Nevada Barr
PS3509.N374 W4 1992 The werewolf of Paris Guy Endore
PS3519.A392 H3 The haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson
PS3519.A392 L6 1972 Hangsaman Shirley Jackson
PS3519.A392 H3 The road through the wall  Shirley Jackson
PS3539.R928 J6 1989 Johnny got his gun Dalton Trumbo
PS3554 .I32 D4 Deliverance  James Dickey
PS3555.L62 D4 1983 Deathbird stories Harlan Ellison
PS3558.A6427 Z89 2010 True blood and philosophy: we wanna think bad things with you George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel
PS3561.O8 P3 1983 The painted bird Jerzy Kosinski
PS3565.A8 H38 Haunted : tales of the grotesque Joyce Carol Oates
PS3571.P4 W48 2008 The widows of Eastwick  John Updike
PS3613.E979 Z89 2009 Twilight and philosophy : vampires, vegetarians, and the pursuit of immortality Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski
PT2361.E4 C3 1967 The best tales of Hoffmann E. F. Bleiler
Q127.U6 A6815 2009 Master mechanics & wicked wizards: images of the American scientist as hero and villain from colonial times to the present Glen Scott Allen
PZ7.G1273 Gr 2008 The graveyard book Neil Gaiman
PZ7.H836 Bu. Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery Deborah and James Howe
PZ7.M478693 Tah The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural Patricia C. McKissack
PZ7.M8477 Le 1994 The legend of Sleepy Hollow Will Moses
PZ7.R79835 Har 1998 Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone J.K. Rowling
PZ7.S1947 Re 1995 The red heels Robert D. San Souci
PZ7.S84748 Th That terrible Halloween night James Stevenson
PZ7.T8535 Ro Rosemary’s witch Ann Turner

Government Info during the 2013 Shutdown

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Thankfully, the government shutdown is now over and most of the “free” resources we regularly access are back online.  We just want to remind you that we have a Government Information guide that will help lead you to available government information after the 2013 Government Shutdown at http://libguides.willamette.edu/gov-info

The government shutdown may have impacted your research, depending on your research interests. If you depended on sites like the USGS, US Census Bureau, USDA, NASA, NLM (National Library of Medicine’s PubMed,, and Whitehouse.gov you will have encounter messages like the ones below. While Willamette relies a great deal on e-resources from government web site, we still do get selected print materials as do many of our Summit libraries since we are apart of the Federal Depository Library Program.  We also have a great deal of electronic documents such as ERIC (Dept of Education) and PubMed (aka Medline) through our subscription databases. So while official web sites and search engines may have been down, check our library catalog for print materials, and our databases for electronic materials.

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Archives & Special Collections Constance Fowler

(Excerpts from the historical notes of Constance Fowler’s Collection in the Archives & Special Collections.)

constance-fowler-waller-hall-artThe Constance Fowler Collection consists of her biographical records, correspondence, exhibition catalogues and fliers, reviews, publications, manuscripts, selections from her library, as well as examples of her prints, printing blocks, paintings, and drawings.

Fowler taught art lessons in Salem for one dollar a session and, in 1935, volunteered as advisor to an art club at Willamette University. That same year, the University’s president, Bruce Baxter, hired Fowler to teach art and to establish the school’s first art department (art lessons had been taught at Willamette since the nineteenth century, by Marie Craig Le Gall and others, but there had been no department). Fowler taught at Willamette for twelve years, until 1947.

For three summers (1936, 1937, 1938), Fowler was the recipient of the prestigious (and in the Depression years highly desirable) Carnegie grants to help art teachers complete their Master’s of Fine Art degrees. Carnegie programs were offered on two campuses in the country-Harvard University and University of Oregon. Fowler studied at Oregon with the architectural philosopher W. R. B. Willcox (whom she held in highest regard throughout her life), the painter Andrew Vincent, and others. She earned her M.F.A. degree in 1940, her Master’s thesis project being the execution of twenty wood engravings of historic sites in the Willamette Valley, which she published (with text) as The Old Days. In and Near Salem. Oregon (Frank McCaffrey’s Dogwood Press, Seattle, 1940). The book was immediately popular, respected for the quality of the prints, the design. layout, and typography of the book itself, and the historic commentary, based on original research, written by Fowler to accompany her engravings. The Old Days remained Fowler’s single most significant accomplishment; in 1969, in retirement, she arranged for the publication of seventy-five additional books, with engravings printed from the original cherry wood blocks.

 

 

Banned Book Week 2013

banned-bksBanned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

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Out of 464 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, these were the top 10 books challenged from 2013.
  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

 

For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week visit the ALA Banned Books web site:

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Source: ALA Banned Books web site