Finals Hours, Spring 2013

You can do it!!!  Your last push to the semester’s end.  During finals week, the Hatfield Library is open extra hours to help students studying for finals exams. We’re open 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m. with your WU card until May 7th if you need access to the library or printers.  Don’t forget our new printer in the 24hr Fish Bowl.  A reference librarian is available for research help until 10pm, and we put out cookies and coffee until they run out after 10pm if you need a brain food brake! 

Here are the hours:

  • Sun, Apr. 28: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr. 29: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, Apr. 30: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 1: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Thurs, May 2: 7:45 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Fri, May 3: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sat, May 4: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sun, May 5: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Mon, May 6: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Tues, May 7: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Wed, May 8: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thur, May 9: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri, May 10:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat, May 11:  Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sun, May 12:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mon, May 13:  Summer Schedule begins: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

World Book Night 2013 Photo

Here are some photos from this year’s World Book Night.  We hope those who received a copy of the book Glaciers enjoy reading it, and will pass it along to someone else after they’re finished reading it.  Let us know what you thought of this book, and what you thought of World Book Night by commenting on this blog post or Facebook!

Two prospective students receive copies of Glaciers while touring Willamette.










Fun in the sun and World Book Night.









By the Mill Stream on World Book Night.









We posted a code word on Facebook to receive the book Glaciers, and within minutes someone someone came up to claim their “prize.”










These two friends agreed to take turns and share the book.










Really excited to get a copy of Glaciers.









Just coming from class and I got a book!









Students receive copies of Glaciers from librarian John Repplinger on World Book Night.










At the right place and time by Goudy to get a copy of the book.










Couldn’t wait to get a copy of this book!









Students by the Mill Stream listen to Glaciers being read to them.










A student in the Quad receives his copy.









The Cat Cavern was one place we stopped to drop of a book. Most people were outside by the Mill Stream!










The last copy of Glaciers finds its way home.





Better than Printing Tip #12: Condensing Photos and Image DPI

Condense your images. Shrink your photos or reduce Dots per Inch (DPI).

Large images can slow down your printing and waste paper on drafts. Here are some tips to help reduce waste and speed up printing.

    • Use placeholders for your images until your final drafts. Not only will it save a ton of paper but it can help you focus on the flow of the words and transitions.

  • If you have high resolution images (DPI — dots per inch), save them at lower resolution.  One way is to use Photoshop to change your DPI.  Copy your image, then open Photoshop, and click File and new.  A box will open in which you can change your DPI.  We recommend 75 DPI.  Photoshop is available on all campus computer labs.  


Summit Upgrade Planned

The Summit request button will be temporarily removed from the WU Worldcat Local Interface Tuesday, April 30th from 11:00 p.m. until around 11 a.m on Wednesday, May 1st, while a system upgrade is being performed. In the meantime, users should feel free to request materials through Interlibrary Loan. After the upgrade is complete, the Summit request button will return. Please contact a library staff member if you experience any problems during this time. Thank you for your patience.

Ultracold and Ultrafast – A Story of Atoms and Light

Please join us for a presentation by Michaela Kleinert (Dept. of Physics) this Friday, April 26th at 3:00 pm in Ford Hall 102 – (Kremer Board Room). The title of her talk is: “Ultracold and Ultrafast – A Story of Atoms and Light”

Ultracold atoms and molecules are very cold indeed: At only about a millonth of the temperature of outer space (a few micro Kelvin), their internal and external motion becomes essentially frozen, and high precision studies of their quantum mechanical properties become possible. This leads to exciting applications ranging from the confirmation of the standard model of particle physics to quantum computers. In this talk I will introduce you to my research lab on ultracold rubidium and calcium atoms, and their molecular dimer RbCa.

I will also give you a glimpse into a much warmer and faster place: Ultrafast industrial lasers. These lasers can be used as “brute force” cutting instruments, but also as high-precision “scissors”. My lab just recently received such a laser. We are interested in studying the behavior of different materials as they are bombarded by high-intensity ultrafast laser pulses (so called ablation studies). Results of these studies have direct consequences for industrial applications of ultrafast laser pulses.

Better than Printing Tip #10: Condensing PowerPoint Slides

Did you know you can print several slides on one page? PowerPoint, Keynote, even Google Presentations all offer slick ways to print 2x,  4x, or even 6x slides on one pages. It’s perfect for lab references, taking notes, or just plain turning that monstrosity into a 6 page lapdog.

BONUS user-submitted tip! Print More than one page on a single sheet from PDFs:



Ancestral Voices: From Slaves to Matriarchs

Please join us for a presentation by Andries Fourie (Dept. of Arts) this Friday, April 12th at 3:00 pm in the Library Hatfield Room. The title of his talk is: “Ancestral Voices: From Slaves to Matriarchs”

In 1652 the Dutch East India Company (VOC) established a colony at the Cape of Good Hope. The VOC almost immediately began importing slaves, about half of which came from South and South East Asia (primarily Sri-Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bengal, the Coromandel Coast and Malabar Coast of India). Male colonists vastly outnumbered women in the early part of the colony’s history. Consequently male, white colonists frequently purchased, manumitted and married Asian slave women (the average Afrikaner today has about 8% Asian ancestry). In this way several slave women became the matriarchs of today’s Afrikaner families, and played an important role in shaping Afrikaner culture.

In this talk Andries Fourie will discuss his research on this subject and his recent installation and performance that explore the role of South and Southeast Asian slave women in shaping Afrikaans language, culture and foodways.

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:


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: