2010 Library News archive
Study Abroad Opportunity
Study Abroad program to the Netherlands and Turkey from May 16 to May 30th 2011 with Drs. Barbara Ribbens, Associate Professor of Management, and Phyllis Self, Dean of Libraries.
Finals Week and Winter Break Hours
Plan ahead and check out the Libraries finals and winter break hours.
Dean's Review: General Public Survey
WIU Libraries encourages the general public to help out with the Dean’s four year review by completing an anonymous survey.
November 2010 Game Nite
Check out Game Nite 11/04/2010 from 7pm - 10pm on the third floor of the Malpass Library.
University Libraries is once again participating in the Try-It! Illinois 2010 program.
Open Access Resolution
WIU Library Faculty Pass Open Access Resolution.
Book Club Selects Beloved
Members of the University Libraries' Book Club met on September 30th and selected the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison for the fall reading.
Forensics Exhibit and Speaker Series
Physical Sciences Library will host the 2010 Forensics Exhibit and Speaker Series from October 15th through November 15th.
Graphic Novels Discussion
Malpass Library will be hosting a series of graphic novel discussions from October 6th through December 1st.
The Music Library will be hosting a music sale Monday, October 4th through Wednesday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Sallee 108.
Whistleblower Panel Discussion
A successful panel discussion on whistleblowing was held in the Malpass Library Wednesday, September 15th.
Banned Book Celebration
In honor of Banned Books Week, the Western Illinois University Libraries will again present "Banned and Determined," an evening of readings from censored, banned and challenged books, on September 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Garden Lounge.
A museum quality exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, is coming to the Leslie F. Malpass Library, October 7, 2010 through November 18, 2010.
September 2010 Game Nite
Check out Game Nite on 09/02/2010 from 7 - 10pm
2010 WIU Trivia Contest
Reference desk trivia contest for currently enrolled students. Win an iTunes gift card!
New Digitization Display
The Digitization Unit has a new display in the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
CARLI Borrowing Changes
CARLI to standardize borrowing policies for all libraries across the consortium on 08/04/2010.
Spotlight: Graphic Novel Collection
Malpass Library houses a growing Visual Culture/Graphic Novel Collection.
Laws of Illinois
The Western Illinois University Libraries is pleased to announce the development of the Laws of Illinois web site.
Newly acquired items for the month of April, 2010 have now been listed!
Web Services Electrical Shutdown
On Sunday, April 25th, the Morgan Hall Data Center will experience an electrical shutdown from 5:00 am to approximately noon.Technology services, including but not limited to Western Online, e-mail and WIU web services, will be unavailable.
Newly acquired items for the months of February & March, 2010 have now been listed!
Snapshot Day Website
Announcing the 2010 Snapshot Day website created by WIU undergrad Corey Verisario. * This website has been removed.
Dads Week-end Game Nite!
The Dads Week-end Game Nite will be Friday, April 16th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
Your Feedback Needed
We are gearing up for a website re-design here at WIU Libraries and would appreciate some feedback from all of you about our current site. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and let us know what we are doing well, what could be improved on and any ideas you might have. This form will be available till April 9, 2010
Come to the Malpass Library for Game Nite!
The next Game Nite will be Thursday, April 1st, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
PowerPoint presentation about the 2010 Census, which includes why we should fill out the Census, and some examples of maps showing data from the Census Bureau.
Passenger Rail Service in America Lecture
On Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Professor Jim McCommons will present the Centennial Honors College 10th Anniversary Lecture, "Passenger Rail Service in America." The lecture will be held at Western Illinois University Malpass Library Garden Lounge.
Womens´ History Month Display
The Music Library is proud to present a Women´s History Month display on women composer-performers of the Baroque and Early Classical Eras
The 2010 March Game Nite will occur on Thursday, March 4th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
Newly acquired items for the month of January, 2010 have now been listed!
Call for 2009 WIU Authors
WIU Libraries is looking for anyone affiliated with Western who published during the 2009 calendar year.
Black History Month Lecture and Recital
University Libraries and the School of Music celebrate Black History Month with a lecture and recital on operas by and/or about African Americans.
Deep Cover Screening Canceled
The screening of Deep Cover followed by discussion lead by Dr. Morgan scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th 2010 has been canceled.
LibQUAL Focus Groups
Focus groups will be conducted from February 23rd through March 5th to follow up on the 2009 LibQUAL survey.
Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries
The Western Illinois University Libraries are joining libraries across the state in participating in "Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries" on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The first Game Nite of 2010 will occur on Thursday, February 4th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
Annual Library Sale
The annual Western Illinois University Libraries Book, Media, and Game Sale will take place February 8th through February 11th, 2010, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the staff lounge on the 1st level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
Newly acquired items for the month of December, 2009 have now been listed!
A Guide to Haiti
Linda Zellmer and Andrea Francis have crafted a guide to Haiti.
EBSCO Goes Mobile
EBSCO, a multi-disciplinary collection of major bibliographic databases, now supports a mobile optimized web interface.
Health Info. Initiative
WIU Libraries in conjunction with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and healthcare institutions are working to promote the free health-information website Medline Plus.