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And the winner is…

The Press Announcing The Press, the name of the new cafe coming to Hamersly Library!

Thank you to everyone who submitted names and voted. We had over 500 name nominations and over 400 voters for the final name. Congratulations to Jill Love, who submitted the winning name and will receive a $50 cafe gift card for her great idea.

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Press come spring term.

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Help stop hunger in Oregon!

food drive 2016 The 2016 Governor’s Food Drive is underway! You can help stop hunger in Oregon by:

–> Bidding on fabulous auction items such as a Thai massage gift certificate, various kitchen gadgets, outdoor equipment, books, and much more!  Bid early and often!

–> Buying snacks from the Info Desk.

–> Contributing to the Penny Drive, also at the Info Desk.

–> Giving non-perishable food items – place in donation boxes throughout the library.

Every year, state institutions like WOU and other state universities participate in what amounts to the largest employer donation to local Oregon food banks all year, to help feed the hungry in our state.

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Which should I use? VDI or the Terminal Server?

Need to access your H drive from off campus? Need to use specialized programs such as SAS, SPSS, or Photoshop for a class assignment? You can access all these from almost any computer by using a virtual connection. There are two computing environments to connect to: VDI and the Terminal Server.

VDI has newer versions of the Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Some specialized software lives on VDI, while other software is only on the Terminal Server. Decide which option is best suited to your needs with this chart:

VDI vs Terminal server

Once you know which one you need to access, follow the corresponding directions below:

VDI instructions

terminal server instructions

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Stream music online with Classical Music Library

Sheet music As a WOU student, faculty, or staff member, you have access to the streaming audio database Classical Music Library through the library.

Classical Music Library contains tens of thousands of licensed recordings from major music labels ranging from the earliest Gregorian chants to works by modern composers. Recordings include symphonic music, vocal and instrumental music, choral works, and other forms. You can even create and save individual playlists!

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Drop-in tutoring hours in the library

Tutoring in the library starts this week! 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 winter term hours.

–> The Writing Center holds night hours Sunday-Thursday from 7:00-10:00pm 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 7:00-10:00 pm in Room 228. Tutors can help international students with reading, listening to, and/or speaking English.

–> The Digital Media Center, now located on the 2nd floor, offers help with technology-related class assignments on Monday & Wednesday from 1-5pm and Tuesday & Thursday from 4-8pm.

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All about textbooks

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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Campus Printing FAQ

print credits How much does printing cost? A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 print credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 print credits. Students receive 225 print credits per term.

How do I know how many print credits I have? Log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your homepage.

How do I buy more print credits? Purchase additional credits through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. They start at 50 credits for $2.50 and go up from there. When you buy additional credits they are immediately available for use.

What if I don’t use all of my print credits? Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term. However, accounts are wiped clean before each Fall term begins, and everyone starts again with 225 print credits.

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The Recreation Collection has moved

Recreation Collection new location Looking for a book to read for fun? Check out the library’s Recreation Collection in its NEW temporary location on the short bookshelves between the computer banks on the 1st floor. The collection will live here during the construction of the new library cafe this winter.

As always, you can browse the Recreation Collection online, too. And if you’re just not sure what you want to read next, let us help! Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book or two you might like.

Happy Reading!

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Changes coming to the library!

Hamersly Library WOU’s Dean of Library Services, Dr. Allen McKiel, emailed out the following announcement to campus on Monday about changes coming to Hamersly Library:

“There are exciting changes afoot at Hamersly Library. I am delighted to announce that over winter break, we will begin physical modifications to enhance the learning commons environment to better meet the needs of a twenty-first century campus. The addition of a first floor café will be the first tangible sign of these changes…” Read the Dean’s full announcement here.

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Announcement: Hamersly Library Learning Commons

Hamersly Library WOU’s Dean of Library Services, Dr. Allen McKiel, emailed out the following announcement to campus on Monday about changes coming to Hamersly Library:

“There are exciting changes afoot at Hamersly Library. I am delighted to announce that over winter break, we will begin physical modifications to enhance the learning commons environment to better meet the needs of a twenty-first century campus. The addition of a first floor café will be the first tangible sign of these changes.

Among other prominent features of the learning commons will be increased group study spaces, additional computers, space for tutoring, more power outlets, and technology and assistance for video and audio production. A library foundation account with donor funds remaining from the initial building construction are being used to fund the project.

It is important to note that all of these expanded resources and services will be in addition to, and not in replace of, the library collections.

The ongoing design of the Hamersly learning commons thus far has been informed by a wide variety of sources including: library usage data, library literature (most notably an Education Advisory Board learning commons study), a WOU student survey (326 participants), visits to learning commons of other libraries, as well as ongoing discussion and consultation with WOU food services, the physical plant, architectural services, WOU administration, and faculty and staff currently involved with tutoring in the library.

At the time Hamersly Library was designed and built, some of the learning commons trends were already emerging particularly the emphasis on group projects. Hamersly library was built with more group study rooms than libraries built earlier. Nevertheless, there are not enough to accommodate the growing demand. The expanded study spaces of the learning commons will be comprised of a variety of furnishings including living room style, additional traditional study tables of various sizes, and wheeled, modular pieces to facilitate custom groupings.

Along with reconfiguration of study and service areas, another aspect of the project involves finishing unused space on the 3rd floor for archives collections and general storage space.

Please feel free to come see or email me or your librarian with questions or suggestions.”

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