News

Building Humanities Collections for the Community

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Lewis & Clark $331K in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for Building Humanities Collections for the Community. Under the leadership of Project Director and Head of Watzek Library Special Collections and College Archivist Dr. Hannah Crummé, this project will rebuild the Special Collections program of Watzek Library and help reinvigorate related curriculum post pandemic shutdown.

Books for Juneteenth

Check out a selection of titles in recognition of Juneteenth available from Watzek Library.

Traveling art show at Watzek in June

Visit the main floor of Watzek to see the art show responding to this year’s Lake Oswego Reads selection, C. Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills Is Gold.

Library Research Award

Are you writing a research paper this term? You may be eligible to apply for the James J. Kopp Library Research Award! Students in classes with a Bibliographic Research in Writing designation are invited to apply for the award between April 28 and May 8.

Data Viz contest

Tell us your DataStories

We invite submissions to our annual data visualization contest! Send us your figures, graphs, charts, maps, etc…. together with an abstract written for a public audience.
Full details can be found here: https://library.lclark.edu/datavisualization
First prize $150; Honorable mention $50
Deadline for entry is May 5th, but submit earlier to receive feedback and improve your odds.
Submissions (and/or questions!) can be made to parvaneh@lclark.edu

Seniors, Watzek is interested in your reading recommendations!

If you are graduating, Watzek Library invites you to tell us about the books that have mattered the most to you.

The Paper Chain Project

During April there is nationwide recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Demonstrate your commitment to supporting survivors and creating a safer campus by contributing to the Paper Chain Project in the Watzek Library atrium.  This initiative collects anonymous responses to prompts related to support for survivors and community safety.  These will be linked together to create a paper chain at the end of the month in a visual display for reflection, community building, and contemplation.  

Former Poet Laureate Shares Treasure Trove of Poems, Early Writings

Fans of former Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford can get a never-before-seen look at early drafts of his poetry—and the folk art and Americana that informed them—at an exhibition devoted to the Kim Stafford Archive. The exhibition, located in Watzek Library, will be on view from March 18 to August 20, 2022.

Laptops at Library Service Desk

Laptops are now available for 4-hour checkout at the Library Service Desk. Computers have all lab software plus the Adobe Creative suite.
Gender Studies Exhibition

Gender Studies Exhibition

Explore the exhibition created by Watzek Library Special Collections practicum students for the Gender Studies Symposium, titled Development & Deconstruction: Gender Identity in Fantasy. The physical exhibition is on the 3rd floor of Watzek Library, and the online version is here.

Moss Appreciation Week

The Natural History Club invites you to join in celebrating the 4th Annual Moss Appreciation Week. 

On Wednesday, February 16 at 4:30 PM, join us in front of Watzek Library for a Lichen Walk with LC alumna Angelia Romano. 

At 6 PM, Laura Briscoe from the New York Botanical Garden shares Friends Underfoot: Bryophyte Bedtime Stories.Zoom: 948 3719 9546 Passcode: mossweek

Note: Xanthoria parietina or Maritime sunburst lichen collected and imaged by Alex Young ’15

Watzek Spins: Spring 2022 Mixtape

Vinyl rips of our favorite U.S./U.K. 70s-80s postpunk bands fronted by women. Digitized and compiled by Center for Cassette Studies. Watzek Library wishes you a swell semester.


https://soundcloud.com/watzekspins/70s-80s-postpunk-women

Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement

The Office of Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, and the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement are pleased to present a walking exhibit covering key moments in Civil Rights history, Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit is on display in the Watzek Library atrium through the end of February.

L&C participates in Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2022

Join Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, ONE L&C, and L&C Libraries in reading Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2022 selection by Mira Jacob, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations.

On campus book discussions will be held in early March, including:

Thursday, March 3 at 12:00 in Akin Lounge (LC ID needed to access Residence Hall)
Thursday, March 3 at 3:30 in Watzek Classroom 245 (RSVP for headcount)

Library Research Award

Are you writing a research paper this term? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the James J. Kopp Library Research Award! Students doing research in classes with a Bibliographic Research in Writing (BRW) designation are invited to apply for the award between December 8 and December 19.