Birthday Party!

On Thursday Sept 29th, we will celebrate the Hatfield Library’s 25th “birthday”. We’ll have cake, a Facebook photo contest, Blitz the Bearcat, and giveaways.  So come enjoy cake, take your photo with your favorite banned book or with Blitz and have them posted on Facebook.

Keep tuned for more info!


Scott Nadelson Reading

Professor Scott Nadelson, the Hallie Ford Chair in Writing, reads from his just-released third volume of short fiction,  Aftermath,  Wednesday, 14 September, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room.

The Willamette Store and the English Department, sponsors.

Oregon Archives Crawl

Everyone is invited to the 2nd Annual Oregon Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 15th. Start at any of the four host locations (Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah County Central Library or the Oregon Historical Society) and get ready to dive head first into history.

Crawlers can tour some of the facilities and get a glimpse of where all these treasures are stored, see how Portland has changed over the years through photos and maps, and touch artifacts ranging from police dockets dating back to the late 1800s to medical
artifacts from OHSU (maybe even a skull). Join in on fun family activities that connect you to our rich history and learn how and where to do your own research.

Convocation: Robert Hass

Robert Hass, United States Poet Laureate (1995-1997), National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Environmentalist and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the speaker at Convocation on Friday, August 26th.

The Mark O. Hatfield Library owns several books by and about him.  He will be speaking about “Meaning a Life: How to Become a Reader and a Human Being.”

New Look for RefWorks

The Hatfield Library has enabled RefWorks 2.0 with a new, easier-to-use design.

Users logging in to RefWorks will see the new interface. Those wishing to use the old interface can toggle between designs using the link in the the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Users are able to switch back and forth at any time without affecting any data.

Some RefWorks tools, including Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It, still have the old look, but they work seamlessly with the new interface and will be updated later this year.

Questions about the new look?  Contact Bill Kelm ( or John Repplinger (

Farewell to Senator Mark O. Hatfield

Photo of Senator Hatfield at the dedication of the Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University, 1986

Senator Hatfield at the dedication of the Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University, 1986

Senator Mark O. Hatfield ’43 passed away peacefully this evening (Aug. 7, 2011) at the age of 89. He was a beloved son of Willamette University — a student, professor, dean and trustee. He was also a beloved son of Oregon. Elected the youngest secretary of state and the youngest governor in the state’s history, Senator Hatfield went on to serve five terms in the United States Senate — our longest-serving senator. Throughout his distinguished political career, he never lost an election…

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New Database on Women’s Issues

The Hatfield Library has access to a new database called Contemporary Women’s Issues.

The database is a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, gray literature, and the alternative press, with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women’s lives in more than 190 countries.