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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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    September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Celebrate our freedom to read by picking up one of the frequently banned and censored books on our Pinterest board or on display in the library atrium.
  • Volunteer to be paired with (an) international student(s) and meet with them bi-weekly to help improve their english while bonding with people from all over the world!

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    PDX, Rip City, the City of Roses, Bridgetown, Stumptown! Once the Atlantic City of the Northwest, Portland, Oregon today is a place of aggressive bike commuters, near constant rain, and far too many coffee shops. Get to know your weird, wacky new home through this list of books available at Watzek!
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    In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Watzek Library will be closed Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1. We hope you take the day off too to enjoy the fruits of your labor and savor the end of summer. We will open 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2 for regular hours.
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    Visual Resources Coordinator Stephanie Beene curates collections of images and helps meet faculty and student needs. The Source caught up with him to find out more about her expertise and cutting-edge developments in her field. Check out her interview in The Source.
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    Did you know our new Special Collections & Archives Librarian EJ Carter wrote his dissertation on German gambling casinos? The Source caught up with him to find out more about his expertise and cutting-edge developments in his field. Check out his interview in The Source.
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    Instruction Services Librarian Kate Rubick teaches research skills to students, helps professors build collections of resources for their classes, and chairs the Watzek Student Advisory Committee. The Source caught up with her to find out more about her expertise and cutting-edge developments in her field.
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    LC Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Oren Kosansky, has salvaged a trove of Jewish manuscripts in his NEH funded digital project: The Rabat Genizah Project. Watzek Digital Initiatives and several LC students have collaborated with Kosansky over the past few years to provide access to these documents.
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    Our catalog will be unavailable on Sunday, July 20, from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for system maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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    Watzek Library will be closed July 4-6 in celebration of Independence Day. The library will reopen Monday, July 7 at 8 a.m.

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