Thank you.

Today is my last day on the UW Tacoma campus as your Library Director, so I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my past four years as a member of this community and share these thoughts with readers of this blog. Moving across the country to serve as your Library Director was a Read More…

How we work together: Tools for collaboration

The UW Tacoma Library staff have a long history of openness to new ways of working if it means serving our students, faculty, staff, and community better. Over the past few years we have been experimenting with tools to enable better collaboration and communication. Several have been particularly beneficial for us, and we thought that Read More…

Meet our Staff: Lauren Pressley

What did you major in/are you majoring in at UWT? I attended North Carolina State University and majored in Philosophy and Communication. At the time, my college offered a specialty in Small Group and Interpersonal Communication, which was my focus. I also minored in Women’s and Gender Studies. Part of the reason I picked up Read More…

Impressions from the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (2019)

So.Many.Books. So.Many.People. From January 25th-January 29th, 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) held its annual Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Across multiple hotels and conference centers, downtown Seattle saw an influx of library workers from public, school, and academic libraries and of vendors promoting books, services, mobile apps, and products, and authors: so.many.authors! There is no Read More…

The Work of a Library Director

I am an academic librarian because I believe in libraries as institutions and I believe that the world is a better place because of libraries. Academic libraries have the power to transform research, teaching, learning, and ultimately society through their position within the academy. Throughout my career I have worked to help libraries, and those Read More…