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Help stop hunger in Oregon!

The 2017 Governor’s Food Drive is underway! You can help feed hungry Oregonians by:

–> Bidding on fabulous auction items such as gift cards for iTunes or Old Navy, a Thai massage gift certificate, various kitchen gadgets, outdoor equipment, books, beautiful scarves, even furniture. Check often as new items are being added all the time – and bid!

–> Buying snacks from the Info Desk in the library.

–> 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. Thanks for your support!

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Library resources for faculty

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 term!

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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 libweb@wou.edu or 503-838-8418. First time users, please see DMC staff for an orientation to the equipment. More info on the DMC website: http://www.wou.edu/library/dmc/

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Library hours over winter break

Here’s the library schedule for the next few weeks:

–Dec. 9: open until 6 p.m.
–Dec 10-11: closed all weekend.
–Dec. 12-16: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.  EXCEPT closed Thurs. Dec. 15, noon-1:30p.m.
–Dec. 17-18: closed all weekend.
–Dec 19-20: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 21-27: closed.
–Dec. 28-30: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Dec. 31-Jan. 2: closed.
–Jan 3-6: open 8a.m. – 5p.m.
–Jan. 7-8: closed all weekend.

The Press will be closed for the entire break; the 24-hour room at the west entrance will be open throughout break.

You can always view all the library’s hours on our calendar. Have a wonderful winter break!

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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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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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Thanksgiving week hours

Hamersly will close at 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd and will be closed all day Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 24th-26th.

Starting Sunday, Nov. 27th, we go back to our normal hours – open noon to midnight.

You can always find our hours on our calendar.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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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 wou.edu/library/hours/

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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Extended hours through Wed, June 8th

Hamersly and The Press are both open later this week and next for your studying and caffeine needs. We will also have a bigger 24-hour space open for those who want to stay even later than our extended hours allow.

Wednesday, June 1st through Wednesday, June 8th, the main portion of the library will close at 1 a.m. (9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), but HL 107 will remain open as additional 24-hour study space. Access to HL 107 will be available through the 24-hour student lounge.

The Press will also have extended hours and will be open on Fri and Sun during finals. Click the photo to the left for all the details.

Good luck with finals!

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