With walk-in reference help shuttered at academic libraries around the country because of COVID-19, helping patrons virtually is more critical than ever before.
The circumstances brought by COVID‑19 demonstrated why it is essential for universities to support online access to scholarly materials without the barriers often posed by cost and inadequate web accessibility.
The digital collection will be of interest to farmers, nutritionists, historians and cultural studies researchers looking for Extension material from the first half of the 20th century.
By sharing the 12,500 photos in the Irwin Nash Images of Migrant Labor Digital Collection, WSU libraries staff hope to shed new light on the history of Washington’s largest minority.
The annual WSU Libraries’ event will be held on Zoom this year. Organized by Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian Lorena O’English, the event celebrates the signing of the Constitution in 1787.
A library orientation for new WSU faculty and staff is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, through the Human Resource Services’ Skillsoft online learning system.
WSU Libraries are now offering a 24/7 contactless locker pickup adjacent to Terrell Library as a safe way of providing library materials to patrons.
Faculty who already placed requests have been contacted with alternative options, which include requesting that the libraries purchase the item in electronic format if possible.
During the closure, the libraries will still provide a large suite of remote services. The most up-to-date information on access options and available services can be found on the libraries’ remote resources and guidance website.
With the acquisition of “The Calcium Bread Scandal,” WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections reached its goal of holding a copy of every title published by Hogarth Press since its founding in 1917.