UWT In D.C.: Attending ALA Annual

Hey, I wanted to share with our blog readers that I had an incredible opportunity, along with my colleagues, to attend the Annual ALA (American Library Association) conference, this past June in Washington, D.C.  Here are some of the highlights I thoroughly enjoyed and experienced. Attendance The conference was held at the Walter E. Washington Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

If you venture to the second floor of the Snoqualmie building, you may encounter a special surprise. Hanging inconspicuously against the power house’s brick interior wall is a drawing by Pablo Picasso from his “Le Visage de la Paix” or The Face of Peace series. To learn about this drawing and its history, view the Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

UW Tacoma faculty are participating in a library workshop this week to learn about and implement OER (Open Educational Resources). We invited UW Tacoma institutional analyst and astronomy professor Alice Few to Wednesday’s session to share her perspectives and experience in transitioning to OER teaching. In the coming weeks participating faculty will create OER implementation Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

(Photo courtesy of Z. Mayhook) The de-stress puzzle is finished! After a week-and-a-half, and many hands, the puzzle is complete! While it’s missing a few pieces, the end-result is nothing short of satisfying. Kudos to these three students for giving the puzzle it’s final push. Check out more de-stress activities in the Snoqualmie foyer, and Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

Toward the end of every quarter, the UW Tacoma Library takes on the role of an art gallery as it hosts numerous student projects throughout the Snoqualmie and Tioga Library Buildings. These installations are the culminating projects in various writing and art courses and reflect student perspectives on critical societal topics. Here are just a Read More…

Overheard at the Library

Our research and reference librarian left this note for the other librarians recently: A sampling of questions from my desk shift yesterday: resources for a Marxist analysis of the film Us; resources for a paper about sex offenders who are homeless and the barriers they face with residential limitation laws; an ethnography of gender and Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

Sunny days find UW Tacoma students enjoying all parts of our campus, including the skybridge between the Snoqualmie and Tioga Library Buildings. Wednesday was no exception for these two students who frequently spend time enjoying the warmth and views afforded from this perch over the Prairie Line Trail. What’s your favorite sunny day spot on Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

This joyful rainbow balloon arch in Gillenwater Plaza on Wednesday reminds us of the beauty that results when we combine and include all parts to make a whole. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to helping create and maintain that whole: The University of Washington Tacoma Library strives to create an environment of intellectual freedom Read More…