News and Events
New Special Collections Exhibition
Stop by to look at Pacific Renaissance: The Legacy of Conscientious Objection during World War II, a student-curated exploration of a lesser known history.
Celebrate the wonder of poetry with a book from Watzek’s new display, just inside the gates! All titles may be borrowed for a normal amount of time.
Honoring Black History Month through the Sciences
Students enrolled in CHEM 330 during Fall 2022 present their research in the poster exhibit “We are all the same, but we are all different”. In collaboration with Dr. Jean-Philippe Gourdine, Mia Hernandez ’23 discusses the Diversity of Human Hair & Methods of Categorization, and Lara Koyshman ’23 and Maryam Al-Ghezi ’23 present on Tracing Human Migrations with the Microbiome, in and out of Africa. The posters will be on display in the Watzek Library atrium through March 3.
Elliott Smith, Best-of LiveFor the Spring 2023 term, Watzek Spins and Center for Cassette Studies presents a special set of Elliott Smith’s essential live recordings. Features both full-band lineups and solo shows, from 1994 to 2003. Enjoy!
Lewis & Clark Libraries support Everybody Reads 2023
Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is the Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads 2023 title. In support of this community reading project, free custom copies are available for pick up at Watzek Library and Boley Law Library. Read, reflect, and participate in online and in-person activities outlined in Multnomah County Library’s accompanying project guide. Explore the power of books to create a stronger community!
Noise Canceling Headphones
Watzek Library now has four pairs of noise canceling headphones that can be checked out for 4-hour loan. They have cords so you can use them to listen to a device, or you can just turn the power button on to have silence. They are located at the library service desk.
Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month
In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, a selection of titles by and about Indigenous peoples are on display in the Watzek Library Atrium. All titles are available to check out.
Toad Digital Exhibit
Katherine Dunn died in 2016, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript of her novel, Toad, in the Special Collections of Lewis & Clark College. The digital exhibit The Goldfish Won’t Complain explores Naomi Huffman’s editorial process as she worked to bring Dunn’s novel to life and to print.
Domestic Violence Awareness MonthFind a selection of borrowable books and a community created banner just inside the gates of the library from the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and Watzek Library.
Books for Queer History Month!Find a selection of books—all available to borrow—just inside the gates of the library.
Reserve a Study Room!Need to focus? Watzek Library has 10 study rooms that are available for reservation up to two weeks in advance. A widescreen display monitor with connection for laptops is now available in Room 302.
Watzek Spins for Fall: Nigerian Disco and BoogieHappy Fall 2022! This semester, Watzek Spins highlights the phenomenal disco and boogie scene that took Lagos by storm throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. Pictured is Joe Moks (a.k.a. Josephine Mokwunyei), from the front cover of her landmark 1979 album Boys and Girls. She is now a professor of musicology at the University of Benin, in Nigeria. Digitized and curated by Center for Cassette Studies from analog sources.
New Kanopy Streaming PackageCheck out Watzek’s new subscription to Kanopy BASE, a new academic package that provides streamable access to approximately 10,000 films across a wide variety of subject areas. Watzek recommends The Exiles, Killer of Sheep, I Am Not Your Negro, and Shanghai Triad.
Overnight access to WatzekBeginning September 6th, a Lewis & Clark ID card will be required for entry between 10 PM - 7 AM. The library’s ID card reader does not support the magnetic stripe on student ID cards issued prior to Fall 2022. If you have an older ID card, please visit Campus Safety to request a free replacement that supports contactless reading.
Summer Soul Watzek SpinsIn celebration of Summer, enjoy an all-vinyl mix of the Center for Cassette Studies’ go-to soul and R&B records by African-American artists. https://soundcloud.com/watzekspins/soul-singles-for-juneteenth
Past EventsMay 20, 2023
Remembering Roger Wendlick
Roger Wendlick, a man who went to extraordinary lengths to assemble the world’s most complete private collection of literature on the Lewis & Clark Expedition, passed away in his home in Portland this March. In 1998, Roger’s collection became a central part of the Aubrey R. Watzek Library’s holdings on Western exploration and the Corps of Discovery. We will be celebrating Roger’s life and accomplishments with some words from those who knew Roger and time for fellowship on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 from 3-5pm in the Gregg Pavillion on the Lewis & Clark College campus.April 30, 2023
Take a study break with furry friends. Visit with therapy dogs in the Watzek Library TV Studio on Sunday, April 30, 3:00-5:00 PM.April 27, 2023
History poster session today at 5!
Stop by the atrium this afternoon to see the senior thesis posters from Professor Bernstein’s Environmental History seminar.
Aubrey R. Watzek Library is located in Watzek on the Undergraduate Campus.
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