September 10th, 2010
Watzek Library's Visual Resources Center presents a new blog, Image/Idea. It is designed to promote Lewis & Clark collections and exhibits, Portland arts resources and the wider art and image world.
Visual Resources Coordinator Stephanie Beene has carefully selected a series of websites from the chaos of the web that she directs people to most often, which deliver high-quality news on the world of art and design.
You can subscribe to Image/Idea by email on the blog site. This will allow you to get all of the posts by email automatically. However, none of the links to resources on the right side of the blog will come through on email, so you may want to save the blog as a bookmark or on your desktop, etc., so you can easily access it. Please check it out!
September 7th, 2010
Interested in becoming a savvy researcher? Join us on Sept. 29 at 4 pm for an introduction to the Library's services and resources.
This College Success Skills Workshop is offered in collaboration with the Office of Student Transitions & Experiences, and registration is required. Watzek Library 101 will be offered again on Wednesday, November 3 at 4 pm. We hope you can join us in the Library Classroom!
August 30th, 2010
Watzek Library will be closed on Monday, September 7, for the the Labor Day Holiday.
During the holiday weekend, the library will be open from 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday & Sunday and will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday, September 8. To get the latest on Watzek building hours, check out Library hours
August 19th, 2010
Watzek Library will sponsor the first LC Book Club discussion on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 12-1 pm. We will discuss The Gospel of Food
by our new president, Barry Glassner. Registration is limited to 25 staff, faculty and students to allow an opportunity for discussion (registration is required)
- Register to attend. Please note, registration is limited to 25 participants in order to allow time for discussion, so please only register if you can commit to participating on September 16.
- Read the book The Gospel of Food by Barry Glassner before the Book Club discussion on September 16. You can check out the book from Watzek or Summit Libraries, or you can buy a your very own copy at the LC Bookstore.
- Participate in the Book Club discussion which will be led by Kate Rubick, Reference Librarian and our own LC Faculty.
August 18th, 2010
The College community and general public are invited to hear Petersen and Inada read on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library Classroom. The reading and reception for Oregon's Poets Laureate: A Retrospective Exhibit will also feature virtual readings through recordings of past poets laureate.
August 18th, 2010
This exhibit honors the appointment of Paulann Petersen as State Poet Laureate. It can be viewed at anytime during the library's regular hours.
In 1923 Edwin Markham was named Oregon's first Poet Laureate by the State Legislature. Since Markham, the State has bestowed the honor of Poet Laureate on five accomplished writers including Ben Hur Lampman (1951-54), Ethel Romig Fuller (1957-65), William Stafford (1974-89), Lawson Inada (2006-10), and this year's appointee Paulann Petersen. Drawing from the William Stafford Archives and other poetry collections at the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections, this exhibit features manuscripts, books, broadsides, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings relating to all of Oregon's Poet Laureates.
August 11th, 2010
There will be a Celebration of Life for Watzek Library Director Jim Kopp
on Saturday, August 21 at 11 am in Evans Auditorium, Lewis & Clark College. A reception will follow in Smith Hall. The family requests that you bring your bright spirits and colorful memories of Jim. As such, black attire is respectfully discouraged.
August 5th, 2010
Beginning August 7, Watzek Library will be open 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Regular semester hours will begin on August 30.
July 16th, 2010
An exhibit of paintings by Kemper Nomland will be on display at Watzek through the end of July. Included in the exhibit is "George on the Project", a painting recently acquired by Watzek Library.
The subject of "George on the Project" is a man named George Mason who was a conscientious objector that spent time at the Wyeth, Oregon Civilian Public Service Camp. Mason went on to be a missionary in India for most of his life. Mason's life is documented in a
by his wife, which can be found in the Watzek Special Collections.
The Special Collections also possess seven other paintings by Kemper Nomland, who was a key figure in the publishing programs in the Oregon Civilian Public Service Camps during WWII. For more information, see the finding aid
for the Nomland Collection and the catalog
for an exhibit on Nomland's life.
July 13th, 2010
Think with Me: The Possibilities of Public Conversations in Cultural Institutions. Sept. 24, 3 pm.
Associate Professor Emeritus David Carr from the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science will present the 2010 Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture, “Think with Me: The Possibilities of Public Conversations in Cultural Institutions.”
The formative legacy of any democratic culture or learning community is borne and embodied by its library. At its best, it is a living, constructive institution where experience and knowledge increase. The aspirations of a community -- what it wants to become and what it hopes to give to its children -- require a generative public conscience and provocative voices. More than a record of our time and place, the library is a record of us as we embrace or turn away from our challenges. We require a place that holds both pages and voices, electrons and arguments; and more: a place where thoughtful citizens will strive to become something together.
The lecture will be held in Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle, at 3 pm. A reception will follow in Albany Quadrangle. The Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture was established in 1999 to honor the memory of the former director of Watzek Library. For further information, please visit the Sherrer Lecture webpage