Library News Archive

Library News Archive

  • Summer Quarter Hours

    Jun 11, 2018

    During Summer quarter, June 11th – August 17th, the Library will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be closed on Sundays.

  • End of Term Hours

    May 26, 2018

    On the last Saturday of the term, June 2nd, the Library will remain open until Midnight. On Thursday, June 7th, the Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, June 8th, open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, June 9th & 10th, the Library will be closed. And on Monday, June 11th, we will move to the Summer Quarter schedule.

  • Creative Conversations

    Apr 19, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Open Scholarship, Open Science"

    On Friday, April 27th, from 12:00-12:50 p.m., please join us for another Creative Conversation, in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. Research in psychology is changing. Historically, scientists did their work privately, in their own labs. Now, a generation of young researchers are experimenting with a new model. These researchers are implementing open science - a model of transparency and materials sharing (e.g., data, code, survey materials) that take full advantage of the internet as a means of sharing science. Come hear how Dr. Tom Carpenter and his team of SPU psychology students are experimenting with these new models, and hear the direction the field is going, away from the traditional "paper" model of study and more toward peer-reviewed "study websites." Light refreshments will be provided.

  • New Information Studies minor

    Apr 17, 2018

    Beginning in the fall of 2018, the SPU Library will offer a new minor in Information Studies. As new and emerging information technologies continue to change our lives and world, new knowledge and skills are needed to understand and participate in these changes. This new minor examines the creation and use of information and technology and will prepare students to thrive personally, professionally, and spiritually in our information-rich and digitally-networked world.

    Additional information is available in the undergraduate catalog and from the Information Studies program site. Materials from our April 13 information session are available here.

  • Creative Conversations

    Apr 12, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "How to Pitch a Book Proposal"

    On Thursday, April 19th, from 12:00-12:50 p.m., please join us for another Creative Conversation, in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. This event will be part of series of panels on "How to Do Scholarship" put on by the Writing Center, Library, and Center for Scholarship & Faculty Development. Speakers from across campus will address the difficulties and delights of writing and publishing. This afternoon, Katie Kresser and Ben McFarland will lead the discussion, and light refreshments will be provided.

  • Learn about SPU's new Information Studies Minor

    Apr 10, 2018

    Beginning in the fall of 2018, the library will offer a new minor in Information Studies. Learn more about this program—which explores the dynamic relationships between information, technology, and people—on Friday, April 13, 12:00-1:30 p.m., in the Library Seminar Room. A light lunch will be provided. Additional information about the minor is available from the program site.

  • Book Display : Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 6, 2018

    For the month of April, in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in partnership with the office of Safety and Security, the Library is featuring a display of books and DVD's related to issues surrounding gender based violence. The display is set to your immediate right, as you enter the Library.

  • SPU Primo New User Interface

    Mar 19, 2018

    The library is excited to offer a new and improved interface for searching SPU Library and Summit holdings.  This interface offers streamlined access to online resources, greater ease in saving and citing resources.  The improved functionality includes better accessibility for screen readers.  We will run the classic interface in parallel for a short time.  If you would like an introduction or have questions, please Ask a Librarian.

  • End of Term & Spring Break Hours

    Mar 14, 2018

    On the last day of finals, Friday March 17th, the Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. During Spring Break, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Vacation Reading

    Mar 14, 2018

    Kick back, and read for fun over Spring Break. Our Popular Fiction Collection, on display in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library, contains approximately 80 titles selected for your enjoyment. Stop in and pick one out before you leave campus.