Library Photo of the Week

This week our librarians and staff participated in design activities to revise some of our workflows for sharing faculty publications to the UW Tacoma Digital Commons. This is just one of the many ways that UW librarians support open access publishing and sharing faculty research! (Protip: Faculty, make sure your SelectedWorks profile is up-to-date!)

Library Photo of the Week

One of our Research Specialists discovered this patron making slow-but-steady progress along a window outside the silent study carrels in the Tioga Library Building earlier this week. We do not know what their research goals are but we surmise that they might be partaking in UW Tacoma’s Urban Studies program. We applaud their persistence in Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

Last week library staff participated in a Stop The Bleed training, making them familiar with bleed control kits and how to respond to a serious injury using a tourniquet. This immediate response education is critical in an earthquake zone like the Tacoma fault area when a large-scale disaster could limit the availability of emergency professionals. Read More…

Library Picture of the Week

Today is the third Thursday of August, which means it’s Third Thursday in Tacoma, when citizens and visitors descend upon museums and galleries to enjoy art and meet artists. All events are FREE! One such activity participants may enjoy is the Chihuly Walking Tour, which features a stop at the University of Washington’s Snoqualmie Building Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

If you follow the library’s social media, you know we like to post pictures of our tea time, a weekly (sometimes semiweekly!) afternoon tradition where library staff (both permanent and student staff) gather in the breakroom for some refreshments. The IT director often brings and shares homebaked goods. Others also whip up fun bites that Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

We like to think of the library as being at the center of all things! You’ll find this geographically true on our campus as you navigate to the centrally-located Snoqualmie and Tioga Library Buildings. Whether you’re a UW student, employee, or public patron, we welcome you to find your way here to browse our physical Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

“Hey, what’s this sign about?” The UW Tacoma Library proudly houses a unique stand-alone collection of youth literature, the Professor Belinda Y. Louie Children’s and Young Adult Literature Library Endowed Collection. These shelves–housed on the south side of the first floor of the Tioga Library Building–carry a multitude of familiar and unique reads going back Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

See a book? Read a book! Library displays aren’t just there to look good (though they do look great, if we do say so ourselves)–these items are meant to be contemplated, handled, browsed, and checked out! Wander over and have a look today! Our current displays are That’s What She Said in TLB, Graphic Novels in Read More…

Library Photo of the Week

The hydrangeas are in glorious bloom alongside the south wall of the Snoqualmie Powerhouse! Did you know that the JSTOR Global Plants database contains high-resolution reference photographs and drawings of a variety of plants? Launch to this botany resource and others from the biology library guide in the science section of “Research by Subject.”

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…