Library News Archive

Library News Archive


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Creative Conversations

    Mar 14, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "How to Blog like an Academic"

    On Thursday, April 12th, 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, Leah Airt, Douglas Downing, and Rolin Moe will lead the discussion, and light refreshments will be provided.

  • Welcome Cascade 5th Graders!

    Feb 21, 2018

    On Monday February 26th, from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m, the library will host a group of Cascade Elementary School 5th graders. During their visit, these students will be doing activities with library staff throughout the building. Students and library patrons should be aware that the library may not be a quiet zone during this time.

  • Creative Conversations

    Feb 8, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Racial Microagressions in Faith-Based Contexts"

    Join us on Thursday, February 22nd, from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. for our final Creative Conversation of winter term. Racial microaggression is one of the most widely researched topics in recent multicultural psychology literature. But what might racial microaggressions in a Christian context look like? In this talk, Paul Youngbin Kim, Associate Professor of Psychology, will discuss his ongoing project to create and validate a research instrument assessing racial microaggressions experienced by students enrolled in Christian higher education institutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Creative Conversations

    Jan 26, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Thinking in the Open"

    On Thursday, February 8th, from 3:00-3:50 p.m., Philosophers Rebekah Rice, Patrick McDonald, Leland Saunders, and Matthew Benton (including members of the undergraduate Philosophy Cadre) will reflect together on the tendency of philosophers to want to expose their work-in-progress to the most powerful critiques available, even before publication, and, as they do so, communicate a sense of what it is like to write for and publish within such a sharing but critical culture. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Creative Conversations

    Jan 23, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Finding Home: Seattle is a house we all need to afford"

    Claudia Castro Luna served as Seattle's Civic Poet from 2015-2017 and will serve as Washington State Poet Laureate 2018-2020. Join us as we hear a reading of works in progress by Claudia Castro Luna, Tent City 3 residents, and SPU students. Light refreshments will be provided.

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