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  • 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.
  • Student at Record player, Watzek Library, 1968.
    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.
  • 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 from 1 September through 1 March.
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    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).
  • The State Library of Oregon has awarded Lewis & Clark a $30,100 competitive grant in support of the first year of a multi-year project entitled “Vietnamese Portland: Memory, History, Community”. Supported with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), this project will be led by Dr. Hannah Crummé, Head of Watzek Library Special Collections and College Archivist.
  • Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, has been chosen to serve as Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced this morning. Stafford will serve a two-year term as “an ambassador of poetry across the state.”
  • We have a fresh new shipment, so swing by the Watzek Service Desk to get your copy!  What a great way to decide your summer reading list!

    In honor of Watzek Library’s 50th anniversary, we are releasing the second edition of the Faculty Best Books List. The List is a collection of book recommendations by College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education and Counseling faculty plus recommendations by the staff of Watzek Library. 

    This List is a diverse collection of favorites that range from the popular to the scholarly and includes fiction as well as non-fiction. It is full of great ideas for summer reading. Pick up your copy at the Watzek Circulation Desk and find the book of your choice at Watzek.
  • 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 Sunday, May 6.
  • This exhibit, located above the water fountain on the main floor of Watzek Library, will provide both hydration and knowledge! 

    Waterfacts was developed by Ian Douglas, Computer Science, ’18 and supported by Watzek’s Digital Initiatives.  Special thanks to Alan Younis for technical advising.

    This project is a result of the Microcomputing Workshops hosted by Watzek in February 2017 with funding from the Library Ed-Tech Committee. 

  • We still have many lockers available in Watzek for just $5 for the whole semester!  
  • Watzek Library will have limited hours following finals and extending until classes resume on January 16th. For complete information on our reduced hours during winter break, please see this page.  Happy holidays from all of us at Watzek Library!
  • Watzek Library will be open 24 hours a day starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 10th through 9 p.m.  on Tuesday, December 19.  Happy studying and good luck!  You’ve got this!
  • Did you know that indoor plants reduce anxiety and promote feelings of friendliness? Help us welcome a tree into the library atrium by purchasing a handmade tote at the Library Service Desk ($10 cash only) - all proceeds go towards the purchase of a tree.
  • Watzek Library will close for Thanksgiving Break at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will resume regular hours Saturday, November 25 at 11 am.  Enjoy your holiday!
  • Interested in learning how to create herbarium specimens or just love pressing plants? Hannah Machiorlete ’20 & Sami Zimmerman ’19 from Lewis & Clark’s Natural History Club will be hosting a plant pressing workshop in the library classroom on two Fridays in the coming weeks!
  • Our chat service is now available to patrons Monday-Friday 8 am to 9 pm, Saturdays Noon to 5 pm, and Sundays Noon to 9 pm. Just look for the chat icon anywhere on our website
  • All students, staff, and faculty at all three Lewis & Clark campuses can now access the Portland Business Journal online.
  • Explore college history in the Lewis & Clark at 150: The “Cinderella College” exhibition on display in the Aubrey R. Watzek Library atrium.


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