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    Lewis & Clark College’s Aubrey R. Watzek Library is proud to announce its new and improved Special Collections and Archives website.
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    Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives created the Ralph Ellison Centennial exhibit on the life and work of Ellison. The exhibit is on display through August 2015, in the Special Collections and Archives Watzek Library exhibit area.
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    Watzek Library’s Primo Catalog has a new, cleaner interface. Click below to learn all about it.
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    Poetry Foundation audio program Poetry Off the Shelf explores poet William Stafford and his actions on walking and writing for peace. Produced by Curtis Fox the program includes remarks by Kim Stafford, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Philip Metres.

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    Watzek hours will change as we move into summer.  Click on the hours in the bottom-left of our home page to see all the details.
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    Need in-depth help with your research?  Schedule a research consultation–a personalized session with a librarian on how to approach the research process for your project.

    http://library.lclark.edu/reference/ask/consult.htm

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    We know it’s the end of the semester, and you’re busy. REALLY busy. But check out this prestigious award that the library gives to the two best E&D research projects. It’s easy to apply for the award, and you are already doing the work! The deadline to apply is May 8.
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    Watzek Library will close at 5 PM on Friday, March 20, as we make our way into Spring Break.  We’ll be open 11 AM to 7 PM, March 21-22, and 8 AM to 5 PM, March 23-27.  Regular hours will resume on Saturday, March 28.  Complete info on our hours can be found here.





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    This month’s cover of College & Research Libraries News features  the “Mouth of the Willamette River, Oregon” from The West Shore: An Illustrated Western Magazine. The image is part of the Lewis & Clark College Digital Collections and was provided courtesy of Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department.
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    Does the library have your textbook? Find books for your class through Course Reserves.
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    After 24 years of service, Doug Erickson will leave Watzek Library at the end of January to become the Director of West Linn Public Library. Read more about Doug’s accomplishments and his new role at the College in the Source.
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    There’s a new face behind the Circulation Desk! Sara Read, last year’s Oregon Library Employee of the Year, joins the Watzek team from PSU.
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    There is a new way to find materials that may be available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Check out this page for all the details.
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    Placing requests for Summit materials will be much simpler beginning January 20th. See this page for all the details.
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    We are excited to introduce you to Parvaneh Abbaspour, Watzek’s new Science & Data Services Librarian. In this position Parvaneh serves as the liaison to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Economics, and will develop the library’s data services program.
  • Most library databases have a thesaurus of terms, subject headings, or descriptors developed by the database producer or a professional organization. For example, the Education Resources Information Center creates the thesaurus for the ERIC database.  Why does this matter to you? You can get more focused results sets by using the assigned terms. Looking at the scope note (brief description of what it’s used for) for a term lets you know if you are using the right one, and you can often see a list of broader, narrower, or related terms. Need help using subject headings? Ask a Librarian!
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    Caleb Dahl (LC ’17) caught up with Watzek’s Assistant Archivist, Zach Selley, about the library’s most remarkable resources. Selley routinely points both seasoned writers and Lewis & Clark first-years to the countless historical photographs, journals, and illustrations in Watzek’s special collections and archives.

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    Did you know you can find Watzek’s movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks by browsing our audio and video pages? Well, you can. And it’s easy. From HBO TV shows to dub reggae music to Western films to movies in Arabic… we’ve got you covered!
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    It’s time for the 17th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, We the Anthropos. So for our latest round of featured items, we lined up a selection of books supporting the symposium’s theme. Browse them in the library atrium or in our online pinboard.
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    In this candid interview, The Portland Tribune talks to Doug Erickson, Watzek’s Associate Director for Special Collections, about Monica Lewinsky, the college’s acquisition of one of the greatest Lewis & Clark collections in the world, and more.

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