Library Photo of the Week

This week a UW Tacoma writing class got to play our prototype of “Research-to-Research,” a card game inspired by Mattel’s popular Apples-to-Apples. This is one of the ways our librarians bring innovative instruction exercises to the research environment! Look forward to learning more about this evolving activity in a future blog post. For now, please Read More…

Aren’t encyclopedias for little kids?

In short, no! The UW Tacoma library has hundreds of subject encyclopedias, a great resource for some very non-elementary academic work. There are several reasons to use a subject encyclopedia. Encyclopedias are curated and ad-free Subject encyclopedias give an overview of a broad topic, but are narrow enough to be applicable. Unlike a search engine, Read More…

New Exhibit in SNO: Caring for the Mind and Body

Just in time for finals — we have a new exhibit up in Snoqualmie.  Entitled “Caring for the Mind and Body”, this exhibit is imagined as a response to the current hectic climate (politically, socially, environmentally, and otherwise) which may be impacting well-being. Broadly conceived, the exhibit is focused around mental health and mental health practices, and the Read More…

Children’s Literature Open House

Over 100 people attended the UW Libraries Children’s Literature Open House in Suzzallo Library last Friday, October 26. This special event showcasing a range of youth literature across our university’s three campuses preceded the annual Spencer G. Shaw Lecture Series featuring award-winning teacher-author Sharon Draper. The UW Tacoma Library has the only stand-alone children’s and Read More…