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WIU Open Access Task Force to Present Findings

October
The WIU Open Access Task Force will hold three open forums to present their findings to the University community. Open Forums will be held in the Union Capitol Room, with a connection to the QC Campus. Click here for more details.

Image with heading WIU Open Access Task Force to Present Findings. Graphic with padlock and text saying Open Access

Fall Fiction Frenzy! Malpass Library Book Sale!

October
Western Illinois University Libraries will be hosting a fall Book Sale Monday, November 10, 2014 through Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Illustration of books in basket with fall colors. Text about the event.

New Items!

October
Newly acquired items for the months of August through September, 2014 have now been listed!

Photo of Col. Rock mascot with books with the text New April - May, 2014.

WIU's Sequel Yearbook Collection

September
As part of Western Illinois University's October 3-4, 2014 Homecoming Celebration festivities, WIU Libraries takes a retrospective look back at the classes of 1964, 1974,1984 and 1989. Times of revolution and reaction in fashion, music, society and university life were documented in The Sequel (WIU's official yearbook). The Sequel was published from 1905-2006 and was digitally captured by WIU Libraries to preserve an important collection documenting our University's history and lore.

Image with heading WIU's Sequel Yearbook Collection. Images of yearbooks for classes 1964, 1974, 1984 and 1989. Featured classes for Homecoming 2014.

Banned and Determined: WIU Libraries Host Banned Book Celebration

September
In honor of Banned Books Week, the Western Illinois University Libraries will host its 7th annual "Banned and Determined" event on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at noon, in Room 180 of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Thumbnail image of Rocky READ poster.

University Libraries' READ Posters

July
Take a look at the University Libraries' READ posters. This is the group of people who work at the WIU Malpass Library.

Thumbnail image of Rocky READ poster.

WIU libraries Introduction Video

June
Don't forget to check out the University Libraries' introductory video that highlights some of the public service units within the library.

Screenshot from video showing Dr. Michael Lorenzen.

New Items!

June
Newly acquired items for the months of April through May, 2014 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New April - May, 2014.

Marilyn Shelley to Retire

May
University Libraries will celebrate the career and service of Marilyn Shelley, Senior Library Specialist, with the Acquisitions/Cataloging Unit, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Lounge of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Photo of Marilyn Shelley from her READ poster.

Farewell to Dr. Felix Chu

April
In May, University Libraries will say a fond farewell to Dr. Felix Chu, Associate Dean for Library Operations. Dr. Chu will retire May 31st, after 30 years of service.

Photo of Dr. Felix Chu in front of a bookshelf.

New Items!

April
Newly acquired items for the months of January through March, 2014 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New Jan - Mar, 2014.

War of the Rebellion Material Compiled

March
The War of the Rebellion is a collection of primary source materials that includes Union and Confederate correspondence, orders and reports dealing with daily operations during War.

Photo of Civil War Reenactors and the text War of the Rebellion Material Compiled

Bishop Hill Tour - Canceled

March
University Libraries will host a tour of Bishop Hill, Illinois on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Photo of a Bishop Hill church.

IRS Tax Forms

March
The Government and Legal Information Unit of the University Libraries is pleased to announce that it is participating in the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program once again.

Photo of tax forms with a calculator and pencil.

Where You A 2013 Author?

February
Attention, WIU Authors! University Libraries is preparing for the ninth Annual Author Recognition Reception, and is looking for anyone who published during the 2013 calendar year while employed by or enrolled at Western.

Where You a 2013 WIU Author? Let Us Know!

Blind Date with a Book

February
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by choosing a wrapped book to borrow. You won’t know what it is until you get it home!

Blind Date with a book

New WIU libraries Introduction Video

January
University Libraries' Instruction Unit recently completed an introductory video that highlights some of the public service units within the library.

Screenshot from new video showing Dr. Michael Lorenzen.

University Libraries Annual Book Sale Coming Soon!

January
Western Illinois University Libraries will be hosting their annual Book Sale Monday, February 3, 2014 through Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Staff Lounge, located on the first floor.

Illistration of books with a sale sign.

Created Equal

January
Western Illinois University Libraries, the Departments of African American Studies and History, are pleased to announce the receipt of the grant, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history.

Photo of a woman and a small girl sitting on the steps of a court house holding a newspaper that reads High Court Bans Segregation In Public Schools.

New Items!

January
Newly acquired items for the months of October through December, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New Oct - Dec, 2013.

A is for Arab Exhibit

January
A is for Arab Exhibit: Stereotypes in USA Popular Culture will open on Wednesday, January 15th with a reception in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge.

Photo of exhibit display.