Library Happenings: April 2020

All campus buildings may be closed but the Library continues to serve the UW Tacoma community.  Over the past month and more, Library staff have rapidly adjusted library services to help faculty and students transition to fully remote learning. We’ve done this while learning ourselves how to better use digital tools for telework. I am Read More…

Library Happenings: March 2020

This week the Library is recognizing and celebrating both Open Education Week and UW Libraries Student Employee Appreciation Week.  I’m not sure if these two honorary weeks have occurred in the same week in years past, but for me, the coincidence seems apt. Thanks to these “two weeks in one,” I have an excuse to Read More…

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…