February 10th, 2010
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections in cooperation with the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation hosts a series of three lectures on February 20 from 9:30-11:30 am in Miller 105. Stephen Dow Beckham, Gary E. Moulton, and Roger Wendlick have spent time working on historical projects in the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections, and at this event they will share their discoveries. This event is free to the Lewis & Clark College community and to the general public.
“James Gilchrest Swan (1818-1900): Wilderness Intellectual” by Stephen Dow Beckham, Dr. Robert D. Pamplin, Jr. Professor of History, Lewis & Clark College. Dr. Beckham is editor of Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries
and curator of Watzek Library’s current exhibit on James G. Swan.
“Onomastics of an Indian Woman” by Gary E. Moulton, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor Emeritus of History, University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Dr. Moulton is the editor of the authoritative edition of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
“Recollections of Assembling a One-of-a-Kind Lewis and Clark Library and Thoughts on Writing an Autobiography” by Roger Wendlick, antiquarian book collector and Lewis and Clark expedition scholar, Portland, Oregon. Mr. Wendlick is the author of Shotgun on My Chest: Memoirs of a Lewis and Clark Collector.
September 18th, 2009
Poet and professor Mary Szybist, recipient of a 2009 Witter Bynner Award, will offer a reading alongside Michele Glazer on October 5 at 7 pm in Smith Hall.
Szybist, Assistant Professor of English at Lewis & Clark, is the author of Granted (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This year, she received one of two Witter Bynner Awards, selected by Poet Laureate Kay Ryan for the Library of Congress. She also recently received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Szybist earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Michele Glazer is Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Portland State University. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has published two volumes of poetry: Aggregate of Disturbance (2004) and It’s Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We’d Come to See (1997). She is the recipient of the Richard Hugo Chair in Poetry at the University of Montana, an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
The reading is sponsored by the Library of Congress, Center for the Book, The Oregon Center for the Book, The Witter Bynner Foundation, and Lewis and Clark College. There will be a reception to follow the reading.
August 6th, 2009
Betsy Wilson, Dean of Libraries at the University of Washington, will share her experiences and vision on Friday, September 25 at 3 pm in Smith Hall.
Her lecture, entitled Straws in the Wind: Emerging Models of Library Service
, will present a compelling case for new models of library service, a lively examination of early pilots and exemplars, and collective opportunities for innovation and exploration. For further information, please see Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture
. Reception to follow at 4 pm.
February 11th, 2009
National Book Award finalist Katherine Dunn will give a reading on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in Armstrong Lounge. An exhibit featuring her work is currently on display at Watzek Library.
September 8th, 2008
Please join the English Department and Watzek Library Special Collections in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Matt Wagner's graphic novel Grendel
. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place Thursday Sept. 18 at 7pm in Miller 105.
More information is available here
August 20th, 2008
Susan Gibbons from the University of Rochester discusses an anthropological study of student research behavior in her talk "Aligning Academic Libraries with Real User Needs". The lecture will be held Friday, September 26, at 3pm in Smith Hall.
The lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available at http://library.lclark.edu/lib/sherrer.htm
February 12th, 2008
In honor of Watzek Library's 40th anniversary, architectural historian Dr. Libby Dawson Farr will present on Paul Thiry, the architect who designed Watzek Library and Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The lecture will be held Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. in Council Chamber.
The presentation is titled "The Art Within the Architecture: Paul Thiry and the Respectful Integration of the Pacific Northwest's Cultural and Natural Environment at Lewis & Clark College and Beyond"
. A reception will follow.
Dr. Farr teaches at Marylhurst University and Pacific Northwest College of Art and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Oregon.
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.