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Watzek Library is considering some updates to our online card catalog (L&C WorldCat), and we'd like your input. Help us out by taking this short survey.UPDATE (May 9, 2011):
The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback by taking the survey!
Don't let the stress of Reading Days get you down. Watzek Library is offering free food, free massages, and piñata bashing to help get you through this week. When? 8-10 pm, on both Reading Days.The details: Friday, April 29th, you can find free food and activities in the Library Classroom (Watzek 245). You can also sign up for a FREE 10 minute MASSAGE at 8 pm (limited availability)!
Saturday, April 30th, join us again at 8pm for free food and activities in the Library Classroom (Watzek 245). Don't forget to come out to the lobby around 8:45 for a chance to take out your frustration on a piñata full of great goodies!
These events are organized by the Watzek Library Student Advisory Committee (SAC), and are generously supported by L&C Student Life.
Brown's landscape photographs, "point out the lack of interaction between people and the places they inhabit." The exhibit will be on display through May 9, on the 3rd floor of Watzek.Discussing the concept and process behind his work, Kevin Edward Brown says, "My work is an exploration of the ongoing American relationship with our constructed landscape. When considering "where one is," the impetus is to describe location-zip codes, GPS coordinates, et cetera-not one's actual surroundings. These photographs are not accusatory; rather they point out the lack of interaction between people and the places they inhabit, and suggest a more active consideration of the modifications made to our world in terms of utility, ecology and aesthetics, I work methodically with a large format view camera, which helps to slow a landscape down, to distill it and to analyze it. This distillation and analysis is lost in our daily lives. In fact, my figures are no different from those we encounter in day-to-day life: I simply highlight human passivity through their isolation."
So how IS that E&D final project coming along? AS IF you need more pressure right now, right? Well, you should know that your project really NEEDS to be good. And the library is here to provide you with a little motivation of the cha-ching variety.That’s right, we are proud to announce the Watzek Library First-Year Research Award. Two first-year students who submit research projects produced in the spring 2011 semester of Exploration and Discovery, which exemplify excellence in the discovery and use of library and scholarly resources, will win this award. I know what you’re thinking-- WHAT fantastic thing will they win? Well, do you see that owl holding a check for two hundred smackers? So big deal, you say, they get an owl holding a check? I think you are missing the point. Forget about the owl for a second, and concentrate on the check. That’s right, a check for $200 could be yours if you will stop procrastinating and get back to work on that research project. And when you are finished, submit an application here. Who knows, if your project is extra specially good, we may even throw in the owl.
Need some evening research assistance? Watzek librarians will be available at the Reference Desk, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, April 17-21 and April 24-27.
Jot down your Summer reading faves on a slip of paper, drop them in the submissions box on the Diversions bookshelf, and you'll be automatically entered in a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card. To get in the running for the gift card, submit your picks via paper (in the submissions box) or online by April 28.
Lewis & Clark History students will present posters that highlight their History 450 Seminar topics, on Wednesday, April 20, at 3-4:30 pm in the Watzek Atrium. Swing by sometime Wednesday afternoon to see the products of their research, and to nibble on a few snacks.
Please join us for Afternoon Tea in celebration of William Stafford Archivist Paul Merchant and his generous gift of rare books to the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections.
Merchant will share examples from the collection, including early editions of books by Charles Dickens and other notable works of English Literature. Tuesday, April 19, 3:00-5:00 PM, Pamplin Room, Watzek Library.
Student writers, published in new issues of The Literary Review, Meridian, Polyglot, and Synergia, will read from their works Thursday, April 14, at 7 pm in Smith Hall.We hope you will join us in listening to these recent works, written and published right here at LC. For more information about these student publications, visit their websites: The Literary Review, Meridian, Polyglot, Synergia.
This event is brought to you by the LC English Department, The Student Media Board, and Watzek Library.