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WSU Libraries celebrates 100 years
April 2, 2007

WSU Libraries is celebrating 100 years as a federal depository library. On Wednesday, April 11, they will recognize the 100 years of service to campus in Terrell Atrium at 10:30 a.m. Brief remarks will be made by Acting Director Cindy Kaag and a represetnative of Senator Patty Murray. Following the remarks, anniversay cake will be passed out.On March 1, 2007 WSU Libraries celecrated their 100th anniversay as a federal depository library. A member of the FEderal Depository Library Program since 1907, the libraries currently receive 70 percent of the documents distributed by the Government Printing office, much of it now linked to full-text in the … » More …

Libraries names four finalists for director position
April 10, 2006

The search committee has named four finalists for the position of new director of WSU Libraries. Candidates will visit the WSU-Pullman campus in April to interview. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the open sessions, which will be announced through WSU Announcements after schedules are finalized.The four candidates are: Scott Walter, Roxanne Sellberg, Sharon Weiner, and Cindy Kaag.Scott Walter Scott Walter, assistant dean of Libraries for Information and Instructional Services and Visiting Assistant Professor of Teaching and Leadership at the University of Kansas is scheduled to visit campus April 16-18. Walter received his M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University, his M.A. in … » More …

Interim director of Libraries named by Office of Provost
September 21, 2005

Cindy Stewart Kaag has been named the interim director of Washington State University’s Libraries, the Provost’s Office announced today. Ginny Steel, former director, accepted a position at the University of California Santa Cruz earlier this summer. Kaag is a senior faculty member and library administrator with experience in several departments, and holds an assistant director position for Public Services and Outreach.  “This background and depth of experience will position her to effectively lead the library during this transition period,” said Robert Bates, provost and executive vice president. Kaag received her master’s degree in 1975 in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her undergraduate and post-graduate … » More …

March 16 broadcast looks at digital libraries
March 4, 2005

What are digital libraries? Are they more accessible than traditional libraries? Is there still a need for physical books and journals — and new library buildings?These and related questions will be addressed in a national satellite broadcast produced at 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 16, in FSHN T-101. The WSU community is invited to be part of the studio audience, which must be seated by 10:15 a.m.“Digital Libraries” is being produced for the American Distance Education Consortium by WSU’s Scott V. Fedale, director of information for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.ADEC is an international consortium of state and land-grant institutions providing economic … » More …

Library employees suggest seasonal reading favorites
December 17, 2004

For Christmas, Cindy Ellis, information technology systems specialist at Holland/New Library, will give her daughters and their families one of the gifts she most loves — the book “Miracle on 34th Street.” That’s right; not the movie, the book.“The book and the film were developed at the same time, in 1947,” Ellis said. “I, like most, remember the original movie as a great memory of my childhood.“The movie was wonderful, but there is nothing like sitting in front of the fireplace with your grandchild, child or just by yourself and reading the words out loud — visualizing the story for yourself,” she said.This year the … » More …

Six libraries serve Pullman campus
October 3, 2003

Whether you’re engaged in cutting edge research or simply stumped for the answer to a burning question, the six major libraries on the Pullman campus can help. What’s more, they can be used by anyone, regardless of WSU affiliation, and can be accessed from home or office.Orbis Cascade AllianceWSU libraries strive to offer the latest in technology. A new innovation is the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a collaboration of 27 colleges, universities and community colleges throughout Oregon and Washington designed to expand information available to the university community. The alliance on Oct. 1 announced the launch of the Summit Web resource, allowing access to more than … » More …