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Reception Dec. 12: ‘Renaissance librarian’ Eileen Brady retires

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – Not every librarian can say she met Peter Graves on the set of the “Mission: Impossible” TV show during the late 1960s in Hollywood or that she helped bring an infamous book thief to justice. But Washington State University’s Eileen Brady has done both – and much […]

Garden of readin’

Jade plants, ferns, Christmas cacti, philodendrons, dieffenbachias and hoyas line the windowsills of Fischer Agricultural Science Library at WSU Pullman, thanks to Rhonda Gaylord, Fischer’s library specialist and resident gardener. In a small library with limited staff, Gaylord’s job tasks are broad, including working at the circulation desk, processing reserve materials, checking in journals, overseeing […]

Holland librarian honored for community commitment

Alice Spitzer is not the stereotype of a shy librarian, lifting her nose out of a book just long enough to shush talkative students. A humanities and social sciences librarian at Holland Library since 1975, she says librarians are interesting people. She should know. Spitzer is an experienced world traveler who is multilingual, people-friendly, service-oriented […]