Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week

Celebrate YOUR freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 30−October 6, 2012

You can check out books from our display of banned and challenged books in the Walker library atrium.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Take a look at a list of the most challenged books in 2011 compiled by the The American Library Association. 

For more information, visit

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What we did over the summer...

The Walker Library was super busy over the summer. No laying on the beach or hiking in Europe for us. See what we were up to while you were taking it easy...

We got a new Dean. Have you met her yet? Take a look.

We listened to what you wanted and expanded our hours from 7am - 2am Mon. - Thurs.

We made a Library video.

We hired two new librarians in our Collection Management and Development department. These are the behind-the-scenes folks who build and manage access to our collections.

We redesigned our subject resource guides. These are the most commonly used resources for your subject/major. This is where you start your research!

We added 25 new scanners on the 2nd floor in the Digital Media Studio.

We have awesome new directional signage in the building to help you get to where you are going. By the way, these were designed by a senior Graphic Design student, John E.!

We spruced up all of the Group Study Rooms by fixing all the walls and slapping on a new coat of paint. They were funky!

We replaced all the chairs at the computer stations on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors!

Whew! We're tired. Can we go to the beach now? Just kidding...we are so glad to have you back, and we hope you enjoy all of the upgrades and changes. If you have any comments or suggestions, let us know!