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Results of last year’s library survey

Last spring, almost 1,000 of you responded to the library’s survey evaluating the use and quality of the our collections, services, and facilities. That’s 584 WOU students, 143 faculty, 128 members of staff, and 100 graduate students. Thank you so much for your participation! We’ve crunched the numbers and created an executive summary with the results [more…]

Heads up: library space usage census this week

We are conducting a space usage census this week. This means you may notice student employees with clipboards looking intently at your study space while you work in the library. Don’t be alarmed! They are just counting how many people use the library each day and where they choose to work. Thank you for your cooperation. [more…]

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 [more…]

Txt us ur ?s

Did you know that we can answer your questions via text? Whether you need help reserving a study room, want to know the library’s hours, or want some guidance on a research assignment, you can do it all on your phone. Text us at 503-383-WOU1 (9681). If you tried to use the text service recently and had trouble, [more…]

Ask for a librarian when you need research help

Your WOU librarians are here to help you learn how to do college-level research so that you can complete your class assignments. There is no question too simple or too complicated to come to us with. Here are some examples of the types of questions we commonly help students with: –How do I find articles that are “peer-reviewed” [more…]

New students: learn about your WOU library this week!

Welcome to campus, new students! As a part of New Student Week, we are offering several opportunities for you to learn more about your library. We hope to see you at one of these sessions (see your New Student Week book for full descriptions): Reading, Research, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic – What the WOU library can do for you [more…]

Meet your Hamersly staff: Jackson Stalley

Each term, we introduce you to a few of the people who work to make Hamersly your favorite place on campus to do research, study, print your papers, meet with a group, or simply kick back and read in a quiet place. This week, meet Jackson Stalley. He is an elusive, behind-the-scenes type library employee, [more…]

Meet your Hamersly staff: Dr. Allen McKiel

Each term, we introduce you to a few of the people who work to make Hamersly your favorite place on campus to do research, study, print your papers, meet with a group, or simply kick back and read in a quiet place. This week, meet Dr. Allen McKiel, our Dean of the Library: — What [more…]

Meet your Hamersly staff: Stewart Baker

Each term, we introduce you to a few of the people who work to make Hamersly your favorite place on campus to do research, study, print your papers, meet with a group, or simply kick back and read in a quiet place. This week, meet Stewart Baker, our Systems & Institutional Repository Librarian. He was [more…]

Meet your Hamersly staff: Valerie Latham

Each term, we introduce you to a few of the people who work to make Hamersly your favorite place on campus to do research, study, print your papers, meet with a group, or simply kick back and read in a quiet place. This week, meet Valerie Latham. If you’re a night owl, you’ve probably seen [more…]

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