Better Than Printing Tip #1: Adobe Rader XI Markup Tools

Tired of printing out mountains of PDF files? Standing in line at the printer getting you down? Did you know there’s some great tools available in the labs and on your PC/MAC to manipulate PDFs with?

It all starts with a free App:

  • Get the latest Adobe Reader (XI): The newest version of Adobe Reader has vastly improved markup tools. It’s also free and is pretty consistent across all platforms.Mac or PC:You can download Adobe Reader for Mac or PC here
  • (be sure to UNCHECK the MacAfee Security Scan offer)
  • For iPad or Android tablet:  Is available for free from their respective app stores.

Once you have Adobe Reader installed you can use some quick and easy to use features to mark up your PDF’s and view your notes across all platforms.

**many other PDF reading programs can also see the markup notes, but not all of them.

Here’s a brief video explaining how to use the markup tools of Adobe Rader XI:


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Sacred Scraps Exhibition

Five NW artists have come together and created an exhibit showcasing their use of found, recycled, and discarded treasures. Raw materials, found objects, the tools they use, and unique finished pieces of art will be incorporated into the display. The Sacred Scraps Exhibition will run February 1st to the 28th on the second floor in front of the Archives & Special Collections. An Opening Reception is planned for Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. For directions and more information please visit:

Artists: Dayna Collins, Shelly Caldwell, Tory Brokenshire, Jennifer Campbell, Stephanie Brockway

With permission from the artists, below are some photos from the exhibit and reception.

When I was your age…

Please join us for the first colloquium of the Spring semester with Seth Cotlar (History) who will present his talk titled: “When I was your age…”: Nostalgic Representations of the Recent Past in American Children’s Literature, 1830-1850

This talk is part of a book project on “The Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776-1860.” I delivered this talk last summer and over the next few months I need to transform it into an essay for inclusion in a collection of essays on children’s literature in the nineteenth century. I focus primarily on Samuel Goodrich, one of the most widely-read children’s authors of the antebellum period. I pay particular attention to how he depicts the environmental destruction that has accompanied the rapid economic development of the 1820s and 30s, and I also discuss his surprisingly sympathetic depictions of displaced Native Americans.
The talk will take place on Friday February 1 at 3 pm in the Hatfield Room. As usual, cookies and refreshments will be served.

Featuring: Ethnic News Watch

Ethnic NewsWatch provides a rich collection of articles editorials, and reviews with a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and minority press.

You can easily limit your results under the advanced search option to full text articles and/or scholarly (peer-reviewed) literature.  You can also limit results to language or ethnic group. You can also limit results to language or ethnic group.

Helpful search tips:

  • Use “quotation marks” to search for exact phrases.
  • Separate terms with OR to find any of the words entered.
  • Separate terms with AND to limit results to all of the words entered.
  • Find documents which have the first word, but not the second word with NOT. (e.g. Internet NOT html).
  • The truncation character * can be used at the middle, or end of the word. (e.g. nurse* finds nurse, nurses, nursed)
  • Look for documents that contain two search terms, in any order, within a specified number of words apart with NEAR/n. Replace the ‘n’ with a number.  (e.g. nursing NEAR/3 education).

Some of the major subject areas:

  • Ethnic groups
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  • Religion
  • Independent press
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Winter Break Hours

The Hatfield Library has special hours during the Winter Break.

Tue, Jan. 1    CLOSED
Wed – Fri, Jan. 2 – 4     8 – 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun, Jan. 5 – 6     CLOSED
Mon – Fri, Jan. 7 – 11     8 – 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun, Jan. 12 – 13     CLOSED

Normal building hours resume Monday, January 14th.  The Hatfield Library staff wish the Willamette Community a most wonderful and safe Winter Break and new start to the new year!