Boot camp slated for faculty researchers

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Waldo Library is the place to be for Western Michigan University faculty researchers who want to jump start their research projects without having to deal with job distractions or being too far away from quality resources advice.

The library provides quiet get-away space as well as a full complement of experts in using and extracting information from databases. In addition, Waldo will be the site for two upcoming sessions of Faculty Research Boot camp.

About the sessions

These sessions, which are not being conducted in a workshop format, will take place in library's popular reading area to the right of the entrance on the main floor. They are set for:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The boot camp is being organized by Waldo Library and the Office of Faculty Development.

"It's the environment and structure necessary to get you going and keep you going," the organizers say. "We'll be there with light snacks and coffee, and as much 'tough love' as you need."

Drop-in assistance will be available from faculty development office representatives as well as subject librarians. Registration is not required.

For more information, visit Waldo Library's Library News & Events page at and click August under the 2015 Archive list. Direct questions to LuMarie Guth, assistant professor of University Libraries, at or (269) 387-5153.

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