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The DMC is new and improved – come visit!

Need to create a video for a class assignment? Narrate a PowerPoint presentation? Record a screen capture using Camtasia? Create a website or online portfolio to help in your job search?

The Digital Media Center is here to help you with all of your digital project needs, from video and audio production and editing to website creation. Stop by the new and improved space on the 2nd floor of Hamersly to check it out!

And don’t forget about the two digital production rooms available for use by all students, faculty, and staff. To book these rooms (HL 221 & HL 222), contact the library Information Desk at or 503-838-8418. First time users, please see DMC staff for an orientation to the equipment. More info on the DMC website:

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Fall term exhibits @ the library

The library has two new exhibits on display for fall term:

  • Painting + Photography – A Friendship by Elaina La Boda Jamieson and Vincent Leandro
  • Earth Science at Western Oregon University: A Retrospective Review of Scholarship and Project-Based Learning
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Need help? There’s a tutor for that.

Need help with math, writing, English as a foreign language, or using technology? There are drop-in tutoring services for all of these subjects right in the library:

–> The Math Center offers free math tutoring Monday-Friday at varying times in Room 228 for both Math classes and non-Math classes like statistics. See the Math Center website for fall term hours.
–> The Writing Center holds night hours Sunday-Thursday from 7-10pm in Room 116. Writing tutors will work with you on writing projects for any course and any instruction level.
–> The English Tutoring Center holds night hours Monday-Thursday from 7-10pm in Room 228. Tutors can help international students with reading, listening to, and/or speaking English.
–> The Digital Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, offers help with technology-related class assignments. Email for a tutoring appointment.

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Homecoming exhibit in the WUC

Go Wolves! The Progression of Our Mascot is an exhibit at the Werner University Center for Homecoming 2016. The exhibit is curated by the University Archives and Student Engagement/Student Activity Board staff, and sponsored by the Hamersly Exhibit Program and the WOU Alumni Association. It features the heads of the last four mascots and a summer photo session with the all five Wolves on parade.

It will be on display until Tuesday, Oct. 25th. Check it out today!

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The Press is now open Fridays and Sundays

Great news – this year you’ll be able to get your caffeine needs met in the library cafe on Fridays and Sundays, too. Standard operating hours for The Press during the 2016-2017 school year are below:

  • Sunday: noon-5pm
  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
  • Friday: 9am-3pm
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All about textbooks

Check out our Textbooks Guide for options to buy, rent, and borrow textbooks for your classes this term.

You’ll also find info about where to sell your textbooks back once you’re done with them.

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Library resources for faculty

Welcome back, faculty! Remember that the library is here to help you, too. Take a look at this handy guide to see how. It outlines the specific services we offer for faculty, as well as the ways we can help teach your students information literacy and research skills. Have a great year.

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New WOU students: learn about your library this week

Welcome to campus, new students! Learn more about the WOU library at one or all of the #WOUNSW sessions below (see your New Student Week book for full descriptions):
–>Insider Library Tours – for students by students
Tues. 9/20, 9am-12:30pm, Hamersly Library &
Fri. 9/23, 10am-4pm, Hamersly Library
–>You Want Me To Read What?
Wed. 9/21, 9-10am, WUC Calapooia Room &
Fri. 9/23, 12:30-1:30pm, WUC Calapooia Room
–>The Perfect Road Sign
Wed. 9/21, 10:15-11:15am, Hamersly Library room 108
–>Reading, Research, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic – What the library can do for you
Wed. 9/21, 12:45-1:45pm, WUC Calapooia room

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Saturday is Constitution Day

Constitution Day is observed on September 17th each year to “commemorate the signing of the Constitution” and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

Celebrate your civic pride by learning more about the history of the Constitution and U.S. Government.

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Library summer hours

Congrats on making it through another academic year! FYI, the library’s hours are different during the summer – all the way until late September when fall term 2016 begins. Here are our general summer hours:

–>During intersessions: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; closed Sat-Sun
–>During summer terms: Mon-Wed, 7:30am-9pm; Thurs-Fri 7:30am-5pm; closed Sat; Sun 5pm-9pm

There are a few exceptions to the above, so if in doubt always check the library’s calendar at

The Press will be closed all summer. Check this webpage for updates on when it will re-open and fall term hours. Happy summer!

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