Extended Service Hours at Waldo
During the busy time at the end of the spring semester, services at the circulation and reference desks are extended later into the night for extra help for students. See the details on the library hours webpage, at the front information desk and door postings.
On Twitter - WMU Archives and Regional History Collections
Information from the Western's Archives and the Regional History Collections is now appearing on its Twitter feed. Search for 'WMU Archives Twitter'. Tweets include items of historical note like this example: "On this day in 1957, Western Michigan College became Western Michigan University." Also, community events, regional history facts, and collection information are on the feed: "Diaries - the quantified self tracking device of the 19th century - available to researchers at the WMU Archives" See more here: https://twitter.com/WMUArchives
Library Friends Group Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 17, 5 pm
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center building, Downtown Kalamazoo. http://www.kalbookarts.org/
Waldo Library finalist in national photo contest - joins 3 Kalamazoo County libraries as tops
Thanks for voting for WMU's Library Photo
Waldo Library made the finals in the national Your Beautiful Library Photo Contest! Three finalists, out of 25 total, are Kalamazoo County libraries and all four Michigan finalists are in west Michigan! Kalamazoo Public Library; Lawrence Memorial Public Library, Climax; and Muskegon Library were finalists in addition to Waldo.
Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning Company, the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 13-19. There are cash prizes for Best of Show and the other categories in the contest. Waldo is in the 'best curb appeal' category. The entry is depicted below.
Information is also on the Facebook page of Dwight B. Waldo Library: https://www.facebook.com/waldolibrary
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.