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2008 Library News Archive

Donations for Annual Sale

December 2008
The Malpass Library is now accepting donations for its annual book and media sale.

Image of three books tied with ribbon and the text Donations Are Now Being Accepted

New Items!

December 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of November, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of November, 2008

PHL Offline

November 2008
The library's Periodicals Holdings List and database full-text article linking service will be offline on Sunday, November 23, 2008 between 7:00AM and 10:00AM.

Image of a televisions text screen with the text PHL Offline.

Health-Related Game Nite

November 2008
The final Game Nite of the semester will be held on Thursday, December 4th from 7 pm to 10 pm. This game night will have a focus on personal well-being and will feature fun games with a health-related theme.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 12-04-2008.

Where does your Thanksgiving dinner come from?

November 2008
A convenient Thaksgiving guide to where the foods consumed at the traditional holiday dinner such as turkey, cranberries, squash, and green beans originate.

Image of at turkey with the text Were Does Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From?

New Items!

November 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of October, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of October, 2008

Out of the Closet, into the Archives

October 2008
The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Sexuality Series continues on November 12, 2008, with a lecture by David McCartney and K�ren Mason on the rewards and challenges of preserving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History; in the Malpass Library, room 180, at 2 pm.

Image of a coat hanger with the text OUT.

From Queer to Gay and Back Again: GLBTQ Literature for Teens

October 2008
The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Sexuality Series continues on November 17, 2008, with a lecture by Dr. Christine Jenkins entitled "From Queer to Gay and Back Again: GLBTQ Literature for Teens" in the Malpass Library, room 180, at 2 pm.

Picture of Dr. Jenkins with the text Archives, Museums, and Sexuality Series Lecture

Native American Heritage Month Events

October 2008
November is Native American Heritage Month and in honor of this occasion Western's University Libraries, Department of English and Journalism, and Native American Indian Organization are sponsoring two events.

Native American Heritage Month Events

November Game Nite

October 2008
WIU Libraries will be hosting another fun-filled Game Nite on November 6, 2008 in the Malpass Library (3rd level) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 11-06-2008.

Sexuality Collections Lecture

October 2008
Lecture by Rick Storer, executive director of the Leather Archives & Museum, on October 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm in Malpass 180.

Image of a leather bracelet with the text Lecture on Sexuality Collections.

New Items!

October 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of September, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of September, 2008

Penelope Myrtle Kelsey Book Talk

October 2008
Book talk by Penelope Myrtle Kelsey, author of the recently-published Tribal Theory in Native American Literature. The event will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm in Taylor Hall, located at 121 South Randolph Street in Macomb�s courthouse square.

Image of the Tribal Theory in Native American Literature book cover.

Art Lecture

September 2008
Art historian Keith Holz, an associate professor in Western's Department of Art, will be delivering a lecture about noted American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Malpass Library, room 180.

Black and white image of a flower with the text Mapplethorpe Lecture

Voter Information

September 2008
The Government & Legal Information Unit has put together a voter information PDF guide.

Voter Information Guide with an image of a red white and blue button that says Your Vote Counts.

New Math Software

September 2008
Mathematica and SPSS Software Available on some Library Computers.

Image of math homework written on paper with the words Mathematica and SPSS Software Available on Library Computers written on it.

More Tutoring

September 2008
The University Advising & Academic Support Center is offering tutoring in a variety of subjects on the 2nd level of the Malpass Library

Image of a notebook with more tutoring at the library written on the page along with some doodles.

October Game Nite

September 2008
WIU Libraries will be hosting another fun-filled Game Nite on October 2, 2008 in the Malpass Library (3rd level) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 10-02-2008.

2008 Celebration of Banned Books

September 2008
On Setember 30th 2008 at 7pm in room 180, WIU Libraries will present "Banned and Determined" a celebration of banned books.

Image of a stack of books behind a lock and chains with the text banned books week.

Springfield Race Riot Centennial

September 2008
Western Illinois University History Department and University Libraries to host a lecture and traveling exhibit, throughout the month of October, marking the centennial of the Springfield Race Riot.

A text collage with the word RIOT in red many times and SPRINGFIELD in black one time.

The WIU Sustainability Commette Donates Books

September 2008
The Sustainability Committee has donated a collection of some of the most noteworthy recent books on climate change and the environment to the University Libraries.

Picture of a windmill with the text The WIU Sustainability Committee Donates Books.

Tutoring in the Malpass Library

September 2008
The Writing Center will be offering tutoring at the Malpass Library!.

The Writing Center will be offering tutoring at the Malpass Library!

New Items!

September 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of August, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of August, 2008

Virtual Book Club

August 2008
The new WIU Book Club is entirely online. This is a chance to meet other WIU students online and share your thoughts.

Student sitting down with a book that has a web browser on the page with the text

3D Tour

August 2008
An interactive virtual 3D tour of the Malpass Library is now available.

Image with the text

Trivia Contest

August 2008
University Libraries usually provide answers at the reference desk, but this time we want answers from you. By answering quick (and easy) trivia questions about WIU, you could win an iPod Nano.

Image of a Trivial Pursuit game piece: Trivia Contest, Win an iPod Nano!

Sci-Fi Film Series

August 2008
A Sci-Fi film series will be shown in the Malpass library from Sept. 8th through Oct. 27th.

Sci-Fi film series to be shown in the Mallpass library from Sept. 8th through Oct. 27th.

Information Tables Fall 2008

August 2008
On 08/25/08 and 08/26/08, information tables will be set up outside the Malpass Library. If you are a currently-enrolled student drop by and register for the chance to win one of four Coby digital photo keychains.

Win one of four Coby digital photo keychains!

Dime Novel Desperadoes: A Reading and Discussion with John Hallwas

August 2008
Popular author, noted speaker, and WIU Professor Emeritus John Hallwas will read from his new book, "Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers" on September 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

A Reading and Discussion with John Hallwas: September 19, 2008 at 3:00pm.

September Game Nite

August 2008
Come and enjoy an evening of computer and other games on the third level of the Malpass Library at the Western Illinois University Campus in Macomb on September 03, 2008 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Game Nite at Malpass Library September 03, 2008 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

ILL Open House

August 2008
ILL will be hosting a 1980's themed open house on August 29 from 10am - 3pm.

Interlibrary Loan Open House

New Items!

August 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of July, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of July, 2008

Hospital Collection Reception

July 2008
WIU Libraries will be hosting a Reception for the McDonough District Hospital Archival Collection. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

WIU Libraries Reception Celebrating McDonough District Hospital Archival Collection: On 08/12/2008, at 2 PM in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge

Research Toolbar

July 2008
WIU Libraries' Information Systems Unit has developed a Research Toolbar to enable online users to increase their library research productivity. The toolbar is a new extension to the Firefox browser, enabling convenient access to library information resources and services including scholarly databases, library catalogs, Interlibrary Loan services and Internet resources such as Google Scholar.

Introducing WIU Libraries' New Firefox Toolbar!

New Items!

July 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of June, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of June, 2008

Music Library Closed

June 2008
The WIU Music Library will be closed for the month of July due to remodeling.

The Music Library will be closed for the month of July 2008.

Another University Libraries Game Nite!

June 2008
Come and enjoy an evening of computer and other games on the third level of the Malpass Library at the Western Illinois University Campus in Macomb on July 10, 2008 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm.

Game Nite at Malpass Library July 10, 2008 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm.

New Items!

June 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of May, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of May, 2008

Game Nite!

June 2008
Come and enjoy an evening of computer and other games on the third level of the Malpass Library at the Western Illinois University Campus in Macomb on June 17, 2008 from 4:30 to 9:00 pm..

Game Nite at Malpass Library June 17, 2008 from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.

New Items!

May 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of April, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of April, 2008

Library Tour on Flickr!

May 2008
Take a look at the WIU Libraries virtually through our new Flickr photo tour.

New library photo tour on Flickr!.

Extended Coffee Bar Hours

April 2008
The coffee bar hours have been extended during finals week.

Extended Coffee Bar Hours for finals week.

I-Share Software "Patch"

April 2008
I-Share (CARLI's Voyager system) will be offline from 6:00 AM on Sunday, April 27 until 10:00 AM that same day to apply a software "patch".

April 27, 2008: I-Share will be offline for a software patch.

New Earthquake Guide

April 2008
A web site on Illinois Earthquakes and this morning's earthquake is now available online.

Earthquakes Resource Guide

Outdoor Concert

April 2008
An outdoor concert will be held by members of the WIU Brass Ensemble on the south porch of the Malpass Library on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm. .

There will be a brass ensemble concert outside the Malpass Library on April 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm.

New Items!

April 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of March, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of March, 2008

Forensics Exhibit

April 2008
A forensics exhibit will be on display at the Physical Sciences Library from March 28th through May 30th. The Physical Sciences Library will also host several short programs that focus on different areas of forensics.

March 28 - May 30, 2008: A forensics exhibit will be on display at the Physical Sciences Library.

I-Share Upgrade

March 2008
I-Share (CARLI's Voyager system) will be offline from 5:00 PM on Friday, March 28 until sometime during the day on Saturday, March 29, 2008 for an Oracle database software upgrade.

March 28, 2008: I-Share will be offline for a software upgrade.

ILL Goes Paperless

March 2008
The interlibrary loan service from University Libraries is now paperless. ILLiad, a web application, will now handle all interlibrary loan requests.

ILL Goes Paperless

I-Share Upgrade

March 2008
I-Share (CARLI's Voyager system) will be offline from 5:00 PM on Friday, March 21 until approximately 5:00 AM on Monday March 24, 2008 for an Oracle database software upgrade.

March 21, 2008: I-Share will be offline for a software upgrade.

New Items!

March 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of February, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of February, 2008

Garden Lectures

March 2008
Growing Chestnuts for Fun and Profit - March 25, 2008 at 2:30pm on the third floor of the Malpass Library.

Growing Chestnuts for Fun and Profit - March 25, 2008 at 2:30pm on the third floor of the Malpass Library.

2007 Author Forms

March 2008
Please fill out a form to let us know if you are a WIU author who published in 2007.

Please let us know if you are a WIU author who published in 2007.

New Items!

March 2008
Newly acquired items for the month of January, 2008 have now been listed!.

Newly aquired items for the month of January, 2008

Shall We Dance?

February 2008
March 6, 2008 as part of a series of community and economic development workshops WIU Libraries will be co-sponsoring: "Shall We Dance? The Librarian and the Economic Development Professional".

March 6, 2008 - Community and economic development workshop;

Garden Lectures

February 2008
Irises - April 03, 2008 at 2:30pm on the third floor of the Malpass Library.

Garden Lectures - Irises, April 03, 2008 at 2:30pm on the third floor of the Malpass Library.

Book Sale

January 2008
The Annual Book and Media Sale will take place on February 4-7 in the Staff Lounge on the first floor of the Malpass Library

Book and media sale February 4th till the 11th..

The Underground Railroad

January 2008
Western Illinois University Libraries are proud to present a free lecture on "The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois" by Mr. Owen Muelder on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:00 pm in the Garden Lounge of the Malpass Library.

A train car with the words Macomb and the Underground Railroad on it.

Rural Library Conference

January 2008
A free conference on libraries and community economic development. January 30th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Alliance Library System in East Peoria, Illinois

Image of a barn and a cow.

Web site Redesign

January 2008
The WIU Libraries web site has been redesigned to enhance accessibility and reflect current university templates.

An image of the old website design fading into the new design.

Meebo

January 2008
Contact a librarian using Meebo. No Instant Messenger account is required. If we're listed as being Online just start typing.

Meebo logo.