December 5th, 2012
Join students and faculty at the History Department poster session on Wednesday, December 12, 3:30-5 pm in the Watzek Library atrium. History majors currently enrolled in Professor Reiko Hillyer’s senior seminar will be displaying their thesis posters.
Examples of thesis titles include:
“Repeating the Mistakes of History: How Urban Combat in Hue and Fallujah Differed From the way American Soldiers Fought in Vietnam and Iraq”
“Extracting Ethics from History: The Holocaust as Moral Paradigm in United States Secondary Education”
“‘No More of that Dignity Stuff:’ The Zulu Mardi Gras Parade and the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1969”
“The Eviction of Bonus Expeditionary Force: Media Coverage and Fears of Communism in the Great Depression”
“‘Where the men are men, and the women are too’: Gender Norms for Women in the Klondike Gold Rush.”
“The Tarnished Rose: Moral Panic and Sexuality in Cold War Portland”
“The Portland Hotel: Murder, Diamond Theft, and Other Anxieties about Urban Living at the Turn of the Century.”
Swing by sometime Wednesday afternoon to see the products of this research, chat with the students about their projects, and to nibble on a donut or two.
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 29th, 2012
Don't let the stress of Reading Days get you down. Come to the library classroom for a spread of treats and diversions to help get you through the weekend: 8-10 pm, Thursday and Friday Dec 13 & 14.
- savory & sweet snacks and lots of caffeine
- coloring and games galore
- screening animated movies
- free 10 minute massages (sign up at 8 pm sharp-limited availability)
These events are organized by the Watzek Library Student Advisory Committee (SAC), and are made possible by the Student Initiatives Fund.
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).
November 8th, 2012
This month, check out Diversions
for a selection of books that support the themes of L&C's 9th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium. Pick up a book from our display, and read up on the role of media technology in shaping individual self-definition and cross-cultural interaction.
The full schedule of events for the Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, which runs November 7-9, can be viewed here
. Our selection of supporting materials can be found on the Diversions bookshelf, located in the Watzek Library Mac Lab, and also on Pinterest
November 6th, 2012
In celebration of this anniversary, LC Special Collections unveils a new set of digital collections
, documenting the women's suffrage movement in Oregon.
Highlights include a complete set of Susan B. Anthony's suffrage newspaper, The Revolution
; books by Abigail Scott Duniway
; and Susan B. Anthony's journals
documenting her trips to Oregon. The collections were curated by Jean Ward, Lewis & Clark faculty emeritus with the support of Special Collections staff and student workers.
We invite you to explore these collections and accompanying text here:
A Guide to Digital Resources for the Study of Women in Oregon
October 31st, 2012
Please join us at a reception for the exhibit E. McKnight Kauffer, Gwen Raverat, and the Illustration of Modernity
, November 15th, 6-7:30 in the Watzek Library Atrium. Curated by Associate Professor of English, Rishona Zimring and 2012 graduate, Casey Newbegin, this exhibit explores artistic responses to rapid change in the period before WWII. On the evening of November 15, curators Zimring and Newbegin will give a brief talk about their research on the subject. After their program, Casey and Rishona will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display at Watzek Library, through May 2013.