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Study Abroad Opportunity

December 2010
Study Abroad program to the Netherlands and Turkey from May 16 to May 30th 2011 with Drs. Barbara Ribbens, Associate Professor of Management, and Phyllis Self, Dean of Libraries.

Image of the Turkey flag and tulips with the text Study Abroad

Finals Week and Winter Break Hours

December 2010
Plan ahead and check out the Libraries finals and winter break hours.

Photo of a microphone with the text Dean's evaluation anonymous survey

Dean's Review: General Public Survey

November 2010
WIU Libraries encourages the general public to help out with the Dean’s four year review by completing an anonymous survey.

Photo of a microphone with the text Dean's evaluation anonymous survey

November 2010 Game Nite

November 2010
Check out Game Nite 11/04/2010 from 7pm - 10pm on the third floor of the Malpass Library.

Photo of a video game controller facing chess pieces with Game Nite 11-04-2010 above them.

Try-It! Illinois

October 2010
University Libraries is once again participating in the Try-It! Illinois 2010 program.

Waiter holding a silver platter with the text Try It! Illinois.

Open Access Resolution

October 2010
WIU Library Faculty Pass Open Access Resolution.

Open access resolution

Book Club Selects Beloved

October 2010
Members of the University Libraries' Book Club met on September 30th and selected the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison for the fall reading.

Book club selects Beloved by Toni Morrison

Forensics Exhibit and Speaker Series

October 2010
Physical Sciences Library will host the 2010 Forensics Exhibit and Speaker Series from October 15th through November 15th.

Forensics Exhibit from October 15th through November 15th.

Graphic Novels Discussion

September 2010
Malpass Library will be hosting a series of graphic novel discussions from October 6th through December 1st.

Photo of a popup graphic novel.

Music Sale

September 2010
The Music Library will be hosting a music sale Monday, October 4th through Wednesday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Sallee 108.

Illustration of sheet music where the last note is a dollar sign and the text Music Sale October 4th – 6th.

Whistleblower Panel Discussion

September 2010
A successful panel discussion on whistleblowing was held in the Malpass Library Wednesday, September 15th.

Photo from the whistleblower panel discussion, Ray Long talking.

Banned Book Celebration

September 2010
In honor of Banned Books Week, the Western Illinois University Libraries will again present "Banned and Determined," an evening of readings from censored, banned and challenged books, on September 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Garden Lounge.

A picture of a stack of books with a chain and lock in front of them and the text banned books week.

Lincoln Exhibit

September 2010
A museum quality exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, is coming to the Leslie F. Malpass Library, October 7, 2010 through November 18, 2010.

Photo of the Lincoln Memorial with the text Lincoln Exhibit

September 2010 Game Nite

August 2010
Check out Game Nite on 09/02/2010 from 7 - 10pm

Photo of a video game controller facing chess pieces with Game Nite 09-02-2010 above them.

2010 WIU Trivia Contest

August 2010
Reference desk trivia contest for currently enrolled students. Win an iTunes gift card!

Photo of a Trivial Pursuit game piece with the text Trivia Contest, win an iTunes gift card!

New Digitization Display

August 2010
The Digitization Unit has a new display in the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Photo of new digitization display: Bringing the Past to Life

CARLI Borrowing Changes

August 2010
CARLI to standardize borrowing policies for all libraries across the consortium on 08/04/2010.

Carli logo with the text Changes

Spotlight: Graphic Novel Collection

July 2010
Malpass Library houses a growing Visual Culture/Graphic Novel Collection.

Photo of man ripping open his outer shirt to reveal the text Graphic Collection

Laws of Illinois

May 2010
The Western Illinois University Libraries is pleased to announce the development of the Laws of Illinois web site.

Photo of a gavel with the text Laws of Illinois

New Items!

May 2010
Newly acquired items for the month of April, 2010 have now been listed!

Newly aquired items for the month of April, 2010

Web Services Electrical Shutdown

April 2010
On Sunday, April 25th, the Morgan Hall Data Center will experience an electrical shutdown from 5:00 am to approximately noon.Technology services, including but not limited to Western Online, e-mail and WIU web services, will be unavailable.

Image of a television test pattern with the text Web Offline.

New Items!

April 2010
Newly acquired items for the months of February & March, 2010 have now been listed!

Newly aquired items for the months of February & March, 2010

Snapshot Day Website

April 2010
Announcing the 2010 Snapshot Day website created by WIU undergrad Corey Verisario. * This website has been removed.

Snapshot, One Day in the Live of ILLINOIS LIBRARIES website anouncment, where the o in snapshot looks like a camera and an exclamation point.

Dads Week-end Game Nite!

April 2010
The Dads Week-end Game Nite will be Friday, April 16th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 04-16-2010.

Your Feedback Needed

March 2010
We are gearing up for a website re-design here at WIU Libraries and would appreciate some feedback from all of you about our current site. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and let us know what we are doing well, what could be improved on and any ideas you might have. This form will be available till April 9, 2010

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Come to the Malpass Library for Game Nite!

March 2010
The next Game Nite will be Thursday, April 1st, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 04-01-2010.

Census PowerPoint

March 2010
PowerPoint presentation about the 2010 Census, which includes why we should fill out the Census, and some examples of maps showing data from the Census Bureau.

Illustration of a handprint filled in by different colored hands with the text Census PowerPoint Presentation.

Passenger Rail Service in America Lecture

March 2010
On Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Professor Jim McCommons will present the Centennial Honors College 10th Anniversary Lecture, "Passenger Rail Service in America." The lecture will be held at Western Illinois University Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

Photo of a train engine wheel with the text Passenger Rail Service in America

Womens´ History Month Display

March 2010
The Music Library is proud to present a Women´s History Month display on women composer-performers of the Baroque and Early Classical Eras

Painting of Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia with the text Women's History Month Exhibit

Game On!

February 2010
The 2010 March Game Nite will occur on Thursday, March 4th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 03-04-2010.

New Items!

February 2010
Newly acquired items for the month of January, 2010 have now been listed!

Newly aquired items for the month of January, 2010

Call for 2009 WIU Authors

February 2010
WIU Libraries is looking for anyone affiliated with Western who published during the 2009 calendar year.

A book with the text Were you a 2009 WIU Author? Let Us Know!

Black History Month Lecture and Recital

February 2010
University Libraries and the School of Music celebrate Black History Month with a lecture and recital on operas by and/or about African Americans.

Black and white photo of Scott Joplin with the text Black Opera.

Deep Cover Screening Canceled

February 2010
The screening of Deep Cover followed by discussion lead by Dr. Morgan scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th 2010 has been canceled.

A black and white picture of the Deep Cover poster with the text CANCELLED in red across it.

LibQUAL Focus Groups

February 2010
Focus groups will be conducted from February 23rd through March 5th to follow up on the 2009 LibQUAL survey.

A photo of three people setting at a table with two of them talking and the other taking notes.

Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries

February 2010
The Western Illinois University Libraries are joining libraries across the state in participating in "Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries" on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snapshot, One Day in the Live of ILLINOIS LIBRARIES, where the o in snapshot looks like a camera and an exclamation point.

Game On!

January 2010
The first Game Nite of 2010 will occur on Thursday, February 4th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the 3rd level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Image of a video game controller facing one side of a chess board with the text Game Nite 02-04-2010.

Annual Library Sale

January 2010
The annual Western Illinois University Libraries Book, Media, and Game Sale will take place February 8th through February 11th, 2010, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the staff lounge on the 1st level of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Price tags with the text Library Sale Feb. 8th - 11th.

New Items!

January 2010
Newly acquired items for the month of December, 2009 have now been listed!

Newly aquired items for the month of December, 2009

A Guide to Haiti

January 2009
Linda Zellmer and Andrea Francis have crafted a guide to Haiti.

New Haiti Subject Guide

EBSCO Goes Mobile

January 2009
EBSCO, a multi-disciplinary collection of major bibliographic databases, now supports a mobile optimized web interface.

EBSCO MOBILE

Health Info. Initiative

January 2009
WIU Libraries in conjunction with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and healthcare institutions are working to promote the free health-information website Medline Plus.

Medline Plus Information & Instruction