December 7th, 2007
Watzek's annual Food for Fines Drive offers you a chance to help the hungry while you take care of those pesky overdue fines.
From Monday, December 10th, to Tuesday, December 18th, you will earn $2 towards overdue charges for each approved food item you bring to the Watzek Library Circulation Desk. Preferred items include peanut butter, canned fruits & veggies, soups, stews, canned tuna or chicken, macaroni & cheese, and other boxed grains & pastas (no ramen). Pet food, expired, and perishable items, along with glass containers, will not be accepted.
All items will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank.
December 5th, 2007
Fall Reading Days and Finals bring extended hours to Watzek Library for your studying pleasure. We will be open 24 hours from Thursday, December 13th to Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00 pm.
Watzek Library will have shortened hours over winter break and will be closed December 22nd-January 1st.
See our detailed list
of hours and closures.
November 20th, 2007
The latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education
is available online to the L&C community at chronicle.com, as well as back issues to 1995. For off campus access, follow the "single journals" link to The Chronicle
from the library's journal title search
November 16th, 2007
Elisa Lanzi Director of the Imaging Center at Smith College, delivered the 8th Johanna Sherrer Memorial Lecture on November 15th. Her talk, titled "A Convergence of Pathways: Re-imagining Image Collections for Tomorrow's Teachers and Learners", highlighted her collaborative experiences in developing a multi-disciplinary imaging center.
Listen to the audio of her speech below:
November 9th, 2007
Please join us for this year's Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service.
, the Director of the Imaging Center
at Smith College, will present "A Convergence of Pathways: Re-imagining Image Collections for Tomorrow's Teachers and Learners"
. Using image collections as the model, she will discuss the need for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to pedagogical information across the college; faculty engagement with content and collection building; and strategies for creating sharable content.
The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 15
at 4:00 pm in the Gordon H. Smith Hall in Albany Quadrangle.
The Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service was established in 1999 to commemorate the contributions and legacies of a respected friend, colleague, and champion of service. Johannah Sherrer served as Director of the Aubrey R. Watzek Library from 1993-1998.
October 30th, 2007
Please join us for two readings co-sponsored by Watzek Library and the English Department.
Thomas Hardy's Heart
Pauls Toutonghi, Assistant Professor of English at Lewis & Clark College
Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm
Armstrong Lounge, Manor House
In 2004, Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy) selected Thomas Hardy's Heart as the winner of One Story magazine's annual short fiction prize. The story was subsequently shortlisted for The 2005 Best American Nonrequired Reading. As Strauss said: "The story is challenging, heartfelt, interesting -- and funny, too."
"Sentimental Journey", A Concert of Poetry with Jazz
Lawson Fusao Inada, Oregon Poet Laureate, and Portland-based musicians
Wednesday, November 14, 7:30pm
Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center
Inada will read his work in a program exploring the theme of finding new ways home from the internment camps of World War II. In its combination of poetry and jazz, this event captures the way Inadaâ€™s memories of hearing jazz in the camps influenced his life and writing. Inadaâ€™s many publications include Before the War and Legends from Camp, which received the American Book Award in 1992. Inada will be joined by Portland-based musicians Larry Nobori (alto sax and clarinet), Rick Homer (trumpet and melophone), Andre St. James (acoustic bass), Nola Bogle (vocals), and Gordon Lee (piano). Inada will be available to sign books during the program intermission.
October 24th, 2007
Watzek Library has a public scanner in the main floor copier room, which you can use to scan documents. It is conveniently located near the periodicals area of the library. Once a document is scanned, you can email it to yourself, upload it to webdisk
, save it to a key drive, or print to a library printer.
Next time you want to copy a document, try the scanner instead of a photocopy machine.
October 5th, 2007
Join us in commemorating the 40th anniversary of Watzek Library
on Sunday, October 28 at 2pm in the Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center
. Dr. Leland Roth, University of Oregon Marion D. Ross Distinguished Professor of Architectural History will present "Aubrey Watzek and the Birth of Northwest Modern Architecture
Professor Roth writes,
It seems, in retrospect, ironically significant that an Oregon lumberman and the son of another prominent Oregon lumberman should together create a house that would introduce the principles of modernism to Portland in the late 1930s. Appropriately it was not an adapted European modernism of steel, concrete and flat roofs, but a distinctly American modernism built of northwest woods, with broad banks of windows protected from northwest rains by pitched roofs. Aubrey Watzek was the commissioning patron of this house, and a 26-year old John Yeon was its designer. The Watzek house in Portlandâ€™s west hills almost instantly was recognized, published, and celebrated by New Yorkâ€™s Museum of Modern Art as representing the best of early northwest modernism. Today the simple, almost ascetic elegance of the house and its careful attention to detail remain a touchstone in Portlandâ€™s artistic history and mark a time when Portlandâ€™s architects and patrons ceased copying Eastern formulaic historicism and created instead a new independent expression, uniquely adapted to the landscape and climate of the Pacific Northwest.
Professor Roth began teaching at University of Oregon in 1978. He has written extensively on the history of American architecture, and he is currently preparing a history of architecture in Oregon from the earliest Euro-American settlement to the present, as well as a guidebook to Oregon architecture.
Reception to follow in Stamm East.
September 17th, 2007
The Library's Student Advisory Committee is looking for new members! The committee meets twice a semester for a hosted lunch meeting with the following charge in mind:
- To open and maintain effective communication channels between students and Watzek Library staff
- To transmit the needs and feelings of the student body regarding the library
- To serve as a sounding board for programs and policies initiated by the library
- To serve as an advocacy forum for the library.
If you are interested in participating, contact Elaine Hirsch
. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 at noon in Geary, Templeton Campus Center.
September 6th, 2007
1967 Campus Happenings: A Look Back at Life on Palatine Hill 40 Years Ago
In commemoration of Watzek Library's 40th Anniversary, a Panel Discussion featuring Professor John Callahan, Coach David Fix, Professor Jean Ward and Mrs. Dorothy Stafford will be held on Friday, September 14 at 3:30 in the Library Reference Atrium. The panelists will share their memories of LC campus life in 1967.
See the Library's 40th Anniversary Page
for additional commemorative events.