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  • Watzek Library has received a second year of LSTA funding for the project, “Vietnamese Portland: Memory, History, and Community”.
  • The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has awarded Lewis & Clark a $10,000 grant to produce a series of podcasts using material from Watzek Library’s Vietnamese Portland: History, Memory, Community archive.
  • 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 Thursday, May 9.
  • Stressed out from that project deadline? Rejuvenate yourself with our specially-prepared mix of rare vinyl Thai & Cantonese Disco!

    Stream it at our Mixcloud account.
  • Submit your poem for consideration as part of Watzek Library’s 3rd incarnation of Poembot!
  • Based on your feedback, study room reservations must now be made at least one hour in advance. This change allows students to plan ahead for group projects and study sessions while also respecting the needs of our drop-in users. For more information, please see our complete study room reservation policy.
  • Please welcome another new face at Watzek Library! Victoria is our Temporary Research & Instruction Librarian for spring semester. Click below for a short Q&A with Victoria.
  • Glick and colleagues after their first "run" on the BLT.
    Lewis & Clark’s high-performance computing (HPC) system has been propelled by a collaborative initiative driven by professors, staff members, and students. Although many are unaware of this HPC system—named BLT for its worker nodes “bacon, lettuce, and tomato”—it is paving the way for current and future research opportunities.
  • Please welcome the newest face at Watzek Library! Robin Anderson is our Student Employment Coordinator and her hours are Sunday-Thursday 3:30pm to midnight! Click below for a short Q&A.
  • You can now have complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps among other amazing features! 
  • From all of us to all of you! Wishing you the best for the holidays!
  • At first glance, chemistry and English have little in common. Yet two courses from these disciplines are now intertwined, thanks to a rare tome acquired in 2014 by Watzek Library’s Special Collections: an illuminated 15th-century book of hours.
  • Stressed out from that project deadline? Rejuvenate yourself with our specially-prepared mix of rare vinyl psych-pop beats from Indonesian & Malaysian girl groups! Pattie Bersaudara, Zaleha Hamid, Elly Kasim, and more. Stream it at our Mixcloud account here.
  • Do you need something ironed? What do you want to say? What is worth what and why? Losing things, sharing things, caring for things … visit the public kiosk in Watzek Library and through services rendered, let art change what you think you know. 

    November 1st-14th, please come visit the kiosk (across from the circulation desk in Watzek).  
  • Mae Johnson BA '19 and Sydney Owada BA '19 at the opening reception for their new exhibit.
    Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
  • Are you a little confused searching for your items? We’ve got your back with this  suite of short video tutorials to help both students and instructors use Watzek’s online resources such as Primo, the library catalog!
  • Geneva Bible engraved title page, Jan Fredericksz Stam, Amsterdam, c. 1638
    Since the Reformation, editors, printers, and scholars have experimented with the text, creating volumes that are more appealing, easy to understand, and readily accessible than they had been before. Our current exhibit can be found in the Atrium of Aubrey R. Watzek Library through July 2019.
  • Watzek Library
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Watzek Library a $24,983 Sparks Innovation Grant for a collaborative project.
  • Elaine Hirsch, associate director of Watzek Library, has been elected as the incoming vice president/president-elect of the Oregon Library Association (OLA).


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