Friends of the University Libraries Event: Mary Heebner Lecture
Monday, March 10, 5:30 p.m. / Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Rm. 2008
Painter and book artist Mary Heebner will give a lecture on Monday, March 10, 5:30 p.m. in Room 2008 of the Richmond Center for the Visual Arts. The Mary Heebner lecture is a University-wide event with a reception to follow in the lobby. Mary Heebner’s work as a painter and book artist has often been inspired by her travels, including trips to Iceland, Chilean Patagonia, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In this lecture Heebner will show a survey of her creative work and talk about its sources.
This event is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Friends of the WMU Libraries, the WMU Visiting Artists and Scholars Program, and the Gwen Frostic School of Art.
Well-Marked Quiet Zones in University Libraries
Quiet zones are easier to locate
Students and other readers will find it easier to locate quiet study areas in Waldo Library and the Music and Dance Library. Updated library maps will designate the quiet zones and new signage is posted at the entry into those areas. New notations are also attached to study tables as reminders. Library users are asked to please respect those around them in these areas and keep noise to a minimum. For audio files being used on the computers there are ear buds available for purchase at the Waldo Library Copy Center, and the Music and Dance Library has many computers equipped with headphones. The Education Library in Sangren Hall has a separate quiet room with study tables.
The central stairwell is the designated cell phone area on all floors in Waldo and contains benches for phone conversations. Please note that Waldo and the WMU branch libraries are not designated as ‘Quiet Libraries’ so team meetings, tutoring, and other quiet talking are permitted/encouraged. Patrons seeking solitude should use the quiet zones.
Research and Writing Clinics
Additional help for research and writing projects are offered Spring Semester 2014.
The University Libraries provide individual help for research projects every day (just visit one of our reference desks), but we will be holding special research and writing clinics this semester in collaboration with the Writing Center. They will be on four different Tuesday nights, from 3 - 7 pm on January 28, February 18, March 11, and April 1 in Waldo Library. Writing Center personnel and University Librarians and staff will give advice and help search for resources in individual consultations. Whether a student is just beginning a research project, trying to narrow or define a topic, find books and articles, better organize a paper, or properly cite sources as a project is being finished, help is here.
These special clinic nights help highlight the research services that the Libraries and the Writing Center offer for students to succeed. Bring a copy of the research assignment and research questions, and we'll help you individually!
January 28, February 18, March 11, and April 1
Waldo Library: 3-7 pm
Link to a printable clinic flier
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information
Explore the Libraries' online guide for information and Web links about the new health care law.
One can always 'Ask A Librarian' through instant messaging, email, text, or phone for more in-depth information customized to your needs. Those links are at the top of the page.
Please direct questions to Michael McDonnell, the Government Documents librarian, at 387-5208 or firstname.lastname@example.org