Library News Archive


  • Census 2020

    Feb 24, 2020

    The library is hosting a panel discussion, We Count: How Census 2020 Will Impact Your Life on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Please join us!

    Panelists will address the importance of the 2020 Census from a practical, technological, and social justice perspective, including how our communities will be counted and census data security. They will address why some populations tend to be undercounted, why undercounting matters, and what we can do in our communities to ensure a complete and fair count. 

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    The event will be held in Upper Gwinn, number 10 on the map (B3)

    Parking is available in the Dravus lot, number 45 on the map (C4)

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  • 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.