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New Items!

December 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of November, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New November, 2012.

Cookbooks Make Great Gifts

November 2012
The Western Illinois University Libraries Cookbook is on sale for only $10.00 and features over one-hundred recipes from faculty and staff members of all branches, past and present.

Photo of a plate, fork and knife with the text Cookbooks Make Great Gifts

New Items!

November 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of October, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New October, 2012.

Weaving Historical Strands

November 2012
Come, see, and learn about the earliest evidence of weaving and the making of international textiles. Students from around the world will be on hand to model their traditional costumes.

Photo of a weaving loom with the text Weaving Historical Strands

New Items!

October 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of September, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New September, 2012.

Halloween Alert

October 2012
A zombie has recently been spotted looking for books in the library!

Photo of a zombie with the text BRAINS ON BOOKS

Open Access Week Celebration

October 2012
University Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week with a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Fourth Floor West.

Illustration of an open door with the text Open Access Week

Banned and Determined Challenge

September 2012
Banned and Determined game, created to inform, encourage and promote the freedom to read.

Photo of a rubrics cube and the text Banned and Determined Challenge

Voices of the Hennepin Canal

September 2012
Announcing the latest book in the New Western Illinois Monograph Series – "Voices of the Hennepin Canal"

A photo of the book: Voices of the Hennepin Canal

Listening Party

September 2012
University Libraries’ very own Chuck Malone, will present our next Listening Party on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Noon in room 180 of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Illustration of a speaker with musical notes coming out of it with the text Listening Party

New Items!

September 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of August, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New August, 2012.

Banned Book Celebration

September 2012
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 Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7 pm in the Leslie F. Malpass Garden Lounge.

A group of books opened up and the text FORBIDDEN written on top of them in red

How Do You Access Research Guides?

September 2012
Western Illinois University Libraries is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to participate in an online survey.

Illustration of a survey answer section with the Sometimes option checked and the text Research Guides Survey

University Libraries Welcomes Guest Lecturer

August 2012
Dr. Sheldon Stryker, distinguished faculty emeritus from Indiana University Bloomington, will visit the Macomb Campus on Thursday, September 13, 2012 as a guest lecturer.

Illustration of a stack of suitcases and plane tickets with the text Dr. Sheldon Stryker Guest Lecture

Art and Self Perception

August 2012
University Libraries is coordinating a series of events and lectures for the 2012-13 academic year to promote events and happenings taking place across the Western Illinois University campus.

Portrate of a girl with the face split into four sections and the text Art and Self Perception

New Items!

August 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of July, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New July, 2012.

Midwest Users Health Video Experience

August 2012
The University Libraries’ Instruction Unit is pleased to present the Midwest Users Health Video Experience.

Illustration of a heart with a smile and the text Health Experiences

Patents & Trademarks 101

August 2012
A Free Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators and Legal Professionals to celebrate WIU’s designation as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center will be held on September 13, 2012.

Illustration of a chalkboard with the Patents & Trademarks Resource Center logo and the text 101

Malpass Mini-Golf

July 2012
University Libraries will host its first Malpass Mini-Golf fundraiser on Saturday, November 03, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Photo of a golf ball about to go in the hole with the text Mini-Golf Fundraiser!

New Items!

July 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of June, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New June, 2012.

New Items!

June 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of May, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New May, 2012.

New Items!

May 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of April, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New April, 2012.

WestCat and I-Share Catalogs Down this Weekend

May 2012
From 10pm on Friday May 25 until 5pm on Sunday May 27, 2012, the WestCat and I-Share Catalog systems (both VuFind and WebVoyage Classic) will be offline while the production Oracle databases are migrated to the new CARLI Data Center.

Photo of an Ethernet cable and the text I-Share & WestCat Offline

Lincoln in Illinois

May 2012
University Libraries is hosting the Lincoln in Illinois, photographs and comments on Lincoln statutes in Illinois display, now through June 28, 2012, in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, 1st floor.

Statute of Abraham Lincoln and the test Lincoln Statues

Nielsen Collection Celebration

May 2012
University  Libraries will be celebrating the recently donated Nielsen Collection on 06/21/12.

Photo of Maurice Nielsen and the text Nielsen Collection Celebration

New Items!

April 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of March, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New March, 2012.

Digital Commons Open House

April 2012
An open house to unveil the re-designed Digital Commons (Malpass library first level) will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in conjunction with Tech Fest 2012

Illustration of a house with the text Digital Commons Open House.

Shaking the Heartland

March 2012
Dr. Leslie A. Melim, Professor of Geology, will present a talk on the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 in the Garden Lounge of the Leslie F. Malpass Library on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Photo of Alexander T. Augusta with the text Avrican Americans in Civil War Medicine

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

March 2012
University Libraries will host the Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine traveling exhibit from March 20, 2012 through April 24, 2012.

Photo of Alexander T. Augusta with the text Avrican Americans in Civil War Medicine

New Items!

March 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of February, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New February, 2012.

Distinguished Women Music Educators

February 2012
In celebration of Women in History Month, the Music Library will display an exhibit titled "Distinguished Women Music Educators" throughout the month of March.

Photo of Nadia Boulanger with the text Exhibit: Distinguished Women Music Educators.

Laboratory School Yearbook, Epilogue, Digitized

February 2012
University Libraries Digitization Unit has completed the digitization of the laboratory school yearbook, Epilogue.

Closeup of a yearbook with the text Digitized Yearbooks.

New Items!

February 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of January, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New January, 2012.

Inaugural Kaspar Lecture

February 2012
Linda Godwin, a retired NASA astronaut, will deliver, "Life in Low Earth Orbit" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, as the featured inaugural Dr. Elizabeth A. Kaspar Women's lecturer..

Illustration of an astronaut’s helmet in space with the text Life In Low Earth Orbit Lecturer

WIU Authors: Publications During 2011

February 2012
WIU Libraries is sponsoring the eighth annual WIU Author Recognition Reception on April 11, 2012. Submission forms are now available and all WIU authors are encouraged to complete the submission form by Friday, March 2, 2012.

Illustration of a book with the text Were you a 2011 WIU Author? Let Us Know!

African American Poetry Reading

January 2012
A poetry reading celebrating African American poetry will take place Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center.

A photo of Gwendolyn Brooks in front of a microphone with the text Poetry Reading.

University Libraries Annual Book Sale Coming Soon!

January 2012
Western Illinois University Libraries will be hosting their annual Book Sale Monday, February 6, 2012 through Thursday, February 9, 2012.

Illustration of a stack of books with a tag on them that says SALE

Birds, Birds, Birds!

January 2012
On Friday, February 3, 2012 University Libraries will host, "Birds, Birds, Birds!" reception celebrating multiple ornithological influences in the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Photo of a bald eagle and the text Birds, Birds, Birds!

New Items!

January 2012
Newly acquired items for the month of December, 2011 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New December, 2011.