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    Register for LIS 398

    Feeling challenged to balance staying informed without turning into a paranoid news-maniac? You’re not alone. 

    Consider taking LIS 398 - Civic Engagement & Libraries (3 credits) this spring. This course provides an exploration of the origins, development, and use of the concepts of civic engagement in society through the lens of librarianship and use of information in contemporary American society.  We will explore issues around misinformation, deep fakes, and disinformation.  We also will examine policies related to ads, hacks, social media, ethics, and privacy.

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    Census 2020 Event

    Tuesday, March 3 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    SURC 137A

    Join us in SURC - 137A for a discussion about the upcoming census with panelists:

    • Abby Chien, Director, CWU Diversity & Equity Center
    • Melissa Johnson, CWU Film Studies/Women & Gender Studies
    • Alison McCaffree, WA State League of Women Voters

    Sponsored by the James E. Brooks Library, the Kittitas County League of Women Voters, and the Ellensburg Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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    CWU Yearbooks Available Online

    Do you have relatives or friends who attended CWU years ago? Have you ever wondered what they looked like in their poodle skirts or bell-bottom pants? Now you can find those pictures and CWU stories from any era by using the CWU yearbooks online digital collection: https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/cwu_yearbooks/

    You can browse through or search any yearbook from 1906 through 1988 on ScholarWorks presented by CWU Libraries.

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    New Database - African American Communities

    African American Communities presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera. 

    Key themes covered include:

    • Desegregation – focusing on schools, hospitals, transport and other areas of public life. Documents show legal battles and campaigns in favor of integration and public reaction.
    • Urban renewal and housing problems – featuring papers on housing and race relations, planning records and papers of neighborhood councils.
    • Civil rights activities and protests – material on Atlanta’s police department and Chicago riots.
    • Race relations and community integration – featuring documents charting increased African American home ownership in Chicago.
    • African American culture – documents showcasing the life and culture of African Americans in Brooklyn from the Weeksville Heritage Center.

    This database is available to all current CWU students, faculty, and staff to access in the library or from any location using CWU identification credentials. Community members may use this resource in the Brooks Library at the first floor public access computers.

     

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    Winter Newsletter is Here!

    New hires, endowments, travels, oh my! Check out our winter newsletter for all the latest library updates:
    http://www.lib.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/Final%20%20Winter%202020%20Newsletter_1.pdf

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    Enter to Win a reSOURCE Award

    CWU Libraries will award four SOURCE projects the reSOURCE award for outstanding use of library resources in your project. Library resources include books, journals, Archives & Special Collections, databases, library equipment, and even our programs and spaces! The library faculty and staff themselves could also be considered resources in your research journey.

    To apply, write a brief essay (less than 250 words) on how you used the library and/or its resources in your work and submit the essay with your SOURCE abstract between Feb 24th – Apr 3rd. A library committee will select the winners and each of the four awardees will receive $100. Funding for these awards comes thanks to our Friends of Brooks Library.

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    Misinformation & Malarkey Workshop

    Wed, Feb 26 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Brooks Library, room 288

    Do you feel challenged to balance staying informed without turning into a paranoid news-maniac? You're not alone. This workshop will  unpack issues around misinformation, deep fakes, and other sources. Participants will leave with strategies and resources for knowing what's news, and what's not.

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    New Database - African American Historical Serials Collection

    The African American Historical Serials Collection features 173 periodicals spanning from 1816 through 1922, which includes approximately 60,000 pages of searchable primary source content. The periodicals in this collection include newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions.

    This database is available to all current CWU students, faculty, and staff to access in the library or from any location using CWU identification credentials. Community members may use this resource in the Brooks Library at the first floor public access computers.


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    Take LIS 411 This Spring!

    Still looking for another course to round out your spring quarter? Have an interest in history and how it is preserved and made accessible? Consider enrolling in LIS 411 - Introduction to Archives!

    A pre-requisite is not required, and this course is open to all majors. Community members may audit this course as well. The class will meet Tuesdays in the library from 9:00am-11:30am.

    Contact Julia Stringfellow at Julia.Stringfellow@cwu.edu or visit the Archives in room 201 of the library Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. Spring registration beings February 18.

    http://www.lib.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/LIS411.pdf

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