Dr. Laurel A. Grotzinger obituary

Dr. Laurel A. Grotzinger, professor emeritus of University Libraries and a former administrator at WMU, died Dec. 15 at age 82. No service information has been publicized.

Welcome to Michelle Wise, Electronic Resources Specialist

Welcome Michelle Wise

University Libraries welcomes Michelle to the position of Electronic Resource Specialist.  As part of the Electronic Resource Management team her main responsibilities are 1) helping with and maintaining usage statistics of our electronic resources as well as 2) making sure that access to all databases is available through the vendors. Her undergrad degree is in Human Resources from WMU and her Masters in Library Information Systems is from Wayne State University.

Photo of Angela Brcka, standing outside in sunlight. "Welcome to University Libraries"

Welcome Angela Brcka

University Libraries welcomes Angela to the position of 'Web Developer/Content Strategist'. Her primary responsibility is overseeing the Libraries’ web presence overall and on social media. She comes to us from Bronson Healthcare Group where she worked as a Communications Specialist. She has extensive experience managing strategy, design, and content on the web.

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Many Textbooks on Reserve at the Library

The textbook program at Waldo includes many of WMU's popular and high enrollment classes. Search by your textbook title to see if it is available. Books are held 'On Reserve' at the service desk and can be checked out for two hours at a time in the library.

Libraries extends access for the visually impaired

The University Libraries has installed NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) on all 240 public computers in Waldo Library, Swain Education Library in Sangren Hall, Maybee Music and Dance Library in Dalton Center, and the Zhang Legacy Center; Archives and Regional History Collections.  NVDA is a screen reader which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.  Blind and vision impaired students can now take advantage of Waldo Library’s extended hours to use the public computers. If needed, use your headphones or there are several pair for check out at the Waldo service desk.

 

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Libraries put WMU on Digital Map

Eighteen unique WMU-held historical collections are now part of a national digital library database completing a large library metadata project. Images from WMU Libraries digital collections have been harvested into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a major online national library initiative. This makes our local digital collections more widely available across the US and globally. Topics range from beer and food to Civil War diaries to Medieval Manuscripts and midcentury - midwest photos.