February 7th, 2013
Tonight, Thursday Feb 7 starting at 6pm, Interlibrary Loan will not be available for a few hours. If you are trying to make requests please wait until later in the evening. We apologize for the inconvenience this system improvement may cause. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
December 20th, 2012
Watzek Library will be closed Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1 for Winter Break. We wish you all a holiday of comfort and joy!
To get the latest on Watzek Library hours, please check our library hours calendars
Image: Nuthouse by Will Cotton, 2007 (via http://www.willcotton.com/
December 20th, 2012
And the winner of a brand new Kindle Fire is Anya Walker (LC 2015)! Congratulations to Anya and a big thanks to the 403 of you who completed our e-book survey this semester. With your input, we look forward to shaping the e-book collection at Watzek!
For more information about e-books at Watzek, please visit one of the following pages:
December 12th, 2012
Following a national search, Elaine Hirsch has been named Associate Director of the Aubrey R. Watzek Library. She had been serving as Interim Associate Director since 2010.
Elaine came to Lewis & Clark from Texas A&M University in 1998 as a Reference Librarian. In that position she served as liaison to the Graduate School and to several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. To strengthen the library's ties to the Lewis & Clark student body, Elaine founded the Watzek Student Advisory Committee and established library participation in New Student Orientation. In 2007 Elaine was promoted to Library Advancement Coordinator. In that role she continued her work with the Graduate School and cultivated the library's relationship with Institutional Advancement. She also managed a variety of library events and outreach activities including the annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service.
In November 2010 Elaine was appointed Interim Associate Director. In this capacity she has been responsible for budgeting, space planning, and oversight of library Public Services. As Interim Associate Director, Elaine has led planning for a shared service point, overseen space renovation projects, initiated new library marketing activities, and developed innovative collaborations with the division of Student Life.
Elaine received her Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Her professional interests include library public services, library advancement and outreach, and the historical and sociocultural development of children’s and young adult literature.
December 4th, 2012
Joanna Haney, Watzek Library's Coordinator of Research Services, retires this month after 24 years of service at Lewis & Clark. Joanna first joined the library in September 1988 as a half-time Reference Librarian and has been the collection development and liaison librarian for Biology, Chemistry and Physics since the mid- 1990s. She currently serves as the library liaison to Religious Studies, Counseling Psychology and Psychology as well.
As Coordinator of Research Services, Joanna oversees the library’s reference desk where librarians interact with students to assist them with research questions. Joanna is known for her commitment to high standards of service at the reference desk, a Watzek Library tradition.
Joanna has been instrumental in the library’s provision of online resources, beginning with her mediation of Dialog database searches in the early 1990s. For a decade and a half Joanna has managed the library’s extensive list of research database subscriptions and served as the library’s representative to the Electronic Resources program of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
A reception for Joanna will be held on Thursday, December 13 from 3 to 5 pm in Gregg Pavilion. We invite the entire campus community to attend.
November 30th, 2012
Need some evening research assistance? Watzek librarians will be available at the Reference Desk, from 7 to 9 pm, Dec 2-6 and Dec 9-11.
For more information about getting help from our research experts, check out all the ways to contact a librarian for assistance right here
November 26th, 2012
The Summit system is scheduled for an upgrade on Tuesday, November 27th. The Summit request button will be missing in the catalog from midnight until around noon. You will still be able to browse the catalog and make requests via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Thanks for your patience and understanding.
November 19th, 2012
Watzek Library will close Wednesday, November 21, at 5pm and will reopen Saturday, November 24, at 11am. Our advice for the holiday: remember to save room for pie.
For the latest on Watzek building hours, check out Library hours
November 19th, 2012
Join us as we applaud Kevin Bocek, and Emma Post, the 2012 winners and Stanley Fonseca, the 2012 honorable mention, at a reception in their honor Nov 28, at 4:30 pm in Watzek's Pamplin Room.
This award was created to highlight the value of good research techniques, reward scholarly research that develops a thoughtful and methodical approach to the research process, and demonstrate how scholarly research develops the critical thinking, reading, writing and speaking skills that are an integral part of a liberal arts education. The awards are given in memory of Dr. James J. Kopp, who was the director of Watzek Library from 1999 until his death in 2010.
Questions or comments regarding the James J. Kopp First-year Research Award
may be directed to Dan Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 8th, 2012
Maley Sullivan (LC 2012) has been awarded one of twelve undergraduate history prizes by the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS). Her winning essay, titled "'England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity': Irish nationalism and mobilization during the Second Boer War, 1896-1902," is based on her seminar thesis
in HIST 450 last semester and was also presented during a poster session in Watzek Library.
The NACBS is the largest interdisciplinary academic organization devoted to British and imperial studies. The undergraduate essay contest is open all to colleges and universities in the US and Canada and is highly competitive. This is a great honor for Maley!
Image: Sullivan's HIST 450 poster (view full-size poster