WOU Faculty: get a stipend for creating an OER

The WOU Textbook Affordability Initiative Steering Committee is providing a second round of funding for WOU instructors to adopt, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources (OERs) for their course(s). The goal of this program is to significantly reduce course materials and textbook costs for students, yet provide access to high-quality, pedagogically creative, open educational content [more…]

Missing browsing the shelves?

Sometimes you find the right book next to the one you went looking for. Or, maybe you just want to browse the books and videos in our Recreational Collection. Since the building is closed this is harder to do, but, we have a technical solution for that. Try out Virtual Browse! You first need a [more…]

Making studying easier during remote learning

Among the services the library normally provides are scheduled group study rooms and quiet space away from family and domestic responsibilities. Since prioritizing everyone’s safety means access to the building is currently limited, we’ve put together some ideas to help you with these study needs: White Noise | Virtual Study Groups | Physical Spaces | [more…]

Hotspot Checkout

3/30/20: WOU’s Library & Academic Innovation has ordered additional hotspots to facilitate the teaching and learning of Spring Term coursework. We expect them to arrive the first part of this week. As soon as we receive them we will begin distribution of them according to the waitlist, below. To view the waitlist form in a new window, use this link instead.   Sprint: These hotspots will provide unlimited data on the Sprint network. Please find your location on the Nationwide Coverage to determine if you can access data.  Verizon: A very limited number of Verizon-network hotspots are on backorder. They are due to arrive 4/24. Find your location on Verizon’s interactive map (scroll down on the resulting page.)   These two networks are the only ones we can gain hotspots for at this time. Because we will have far more Sprint hotspots than Verizon hotspots, we are holding the Verizon hotspots for people who cannot access the Sprint network.   As with all other materials available from the Library, WOU is covering the cost of these hotspots, with no expense passed on to the borrower. They have unlimited data. 

Sign up to get texts from the library

Have you ever wished the library would just text you when the items you order through Summit or interlibrary loan are ready to pick up? If so, you’re in luck because now we can! To sign up for texts from Hamersly:  Log into your My Account in Primo  Click on Personal Settings–>Edit Select the checkbox next [more…]

WOU’s Giving Day

Imagine what you can make possible for Western Oregon University students during WOU’s Giving Day, Tuesday, March 3. Designating the library will help build collections, upgrade spaces, provide technology and other priorities with the goal of improving student learning.

The DMC is here to help – 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 [more…]