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The Art of Making Turkey Calls

November
The Western Illinois Museum and the Western Illinois University Libraries will present The Art of Making Turkey Calls with Del Kruzan and Tom Dunstan on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm.

Photo of turkey

Try-It Illinois!

October 2013
University Libraries is once again participating in the Try-It! Illinois 2013 program. Sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, Try-It! Illinois 2013 is an annual state-wide database trial. From now until November 30, 2013 library users can access a multitude of different databases, covering a variety of subject areas free of charge.

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

New Items!

October 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of September, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New September, 2013.

New Items!

September 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of August, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New August, 2013.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois

August 2013
University Libraries and the Western Illinois Museum are hosting a traveling panel exhibit with events for fall 2013.

Photo of Edna beadwork.

New Items!

August 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of July, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New July, 2013.

Malpass Mini-Golf Date Announced!

July 2013
University Libraries will host the Second Annual Malpass Mini-Golf event on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Photo of a golf ball about to go in the hole with the text Mini-Golf Fundraiser!

Faculty Reminder Regarding Instruction Sessions

July 2013
To foster effective student use of library technology and resources, please consider scheduling one or more library instruction sessions for your class this semester.

A photo of a hand with a string tied around the pointer finger in a bow.

New Items!

July 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of May & June, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New April, 2013.

Library Atrium Society Donor Recognition Ceremony

July 2013
Western Illinois University Libraries would like to invite members of the WIU, Macomb and surrounding communities to the Library Atrium Society Donor Recognition Ceremony slated from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 25 in the Garden Lounge of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

A photo of three small plants and the text Gardener Recognition Ceremony.

New Dean Announcement

May 2013
WIU names the new dean of University Libraries.

Woman with bugle and the text New Dean Announcement

Cromwell Collection on Display

May 2013
University Archives and Special Collections will be featuring the exhibit From the Prairie to the Coast: The Life and Work of Artist Joane Cromwell from now until August 15, 2013.

A photo of Joane Cromwell painting along the California coast, with her dog Caesar, circa 1940.

Visiting Professor Lecture

May 2013
Visiting Professor from France to present, "European Union: Icarian or Banana Republic?"

Photo of a gavel and the text Visiting Professor Lecture.

New Items!

May 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of April, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New April, 2013.

New Items!

May 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of March, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New March, 2013.

Espionage Book Club

May 2013
The Malpass Library's Espionage Book Club is entering its third summer starting at noon on June 4th in Malpass Library's first floor by the "fireplace."

Photo of a guy looking through a tube with the text Espionage Book Club

Secretary of State to Present Grant Check

May 2013
Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White will award a $5,000 “Back to Books” grant to Western Illinois University Libraries on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Lounge of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

A photo of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at Rahm Emanuel Victory Party 2011

The Future of Publishing

April 2013
Nature Publishing Group has published a special issue on the future of publishing. It explores the changes in the world of scholarly communication that are occurring, such as open access publishing, open access mandates, author-pays publishing models, and an article about the the dark side of open access.

Abstract purple dots on a black background with the text The Future of Publishing

WIU Annual Authors Recognition Reception

April 2013
The University Libraries is honored to host our annual WIU Author Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

Photograph of people looking at publications from the 2012 WIU Author Recognition Reception.

After the Saints: Nauvoo’s Icarian History

March 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Hanks to present After the Saints: Nauvoo’s Icarian History on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hotel Nauvoo.

This is a photograph of Etienne Cabet as a young man, c. 1840s.

New Items!

March 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of February, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New February, 2013.

Women's History Month Keynote Presentation

March 2013
Join us for our Women's History Month Keynote Presentation with featured speaker Erica Borggren, Director of Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

A photo of military women eating at a table during the 1950s with the text CO*SPONSORED EVENT.

Restoration Cathedral Music: A Symposium

February 2013
A day-long symposium will examine various aspects of English cathedral music during the period 1660-1710, with a concentration on anthems and services.

A diagramatic illustration of the Coronation Procession for James II and the text Music Symposium

Submit 2012 Publications

February 2013
WIU Authors Invited to Submit 2012 Publications to University Libraries

Illustration of a book with the text Where you a 2012 WIU Author? Let Us Know!

New Items!

February 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of January, 2013 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New January, 2013.

New Items!

February 2013
Newly acquired items for the month of December, 2012 have now been listed!

Photo collage of books, CDs, and earphones with the text New December, 2012.

African American Poetry Reading

February 2013
A poetry reading celebrating African American poetry will be presented on Thursday, February 21st, from Noon to 1:00 pm, in the Multicultural Center.

A photo of Gwendolyn Brooks in front of a microphone with the text Poetry Reading.

Annual Book Sale Coming Soon!

January 2013
WIU Libraries will be hosting their annual Book Sale Monday, 02/04/2013 through Thursday, 02/07/13 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Staff Lounge, located on the first floor.

Illustration of a stack of books with a tag on them that says SALE

Art and Self Perception

January 2013
University Libraries is coordinating a series of events and lectures for the 2013 academic year to promote events and happenings taking place across the Western Illinois University campus.

Silver cat mask and the text Art and Self Perception