Research Marathon at Collins Library, November 18 & 30, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Library 146

Join the Collins peer research advisors and a librarian for two nights in November. 
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Posting/Publishing your Research? A brief guide for students at Puget Sound

Whether in print or on the Web, follow these guidelines. Step 1:  Have you read the University Policy on Intellectual Property Rights? which covers rights of faculty, students, and staff. This policy will help you understand the next steps.  READ MORE...

Open Educational Resources, Open Textbooks, and Open Pedagogy - November 2021

This year several faculty and staff members are participating in the AAC&U Institute on Open Educational Resources. Jane Carlin (Library), Margot Casson (Educational Technology) Heidi Morton (Education), Melvin Rouse (Psychology), and Ben Tucker (Library) are attending workshops, engaging in conversation and working to understand and improve the landscape at Puget Sound in order to create an environment where our students can best benefit from OER, open textbooks, and open pedagogy.  READ MORE...

Science Stories: A unique collaboration of artists and scientists, Oct. 15, 2021 - Jan. 14, 2022

What happens when a book artist and scientist get together? The answer:  a lot!  Science Stories is a unique project supported by the University of Puget Sound that brings together Pacific Northwest scientists and book artists that offer new ways to interpret science and to tell a story.  READ MORE...

JOIN US! Open House - Tours & Meet the Artists:
- NOV. 4, 2021:   Noon-2:30pm, Collins Library
- NOV. 18, 2021: Noon-2:30pm, Collins Library
- DEC. 5, 2021:   1:00-3:00pm, Collins Library

We love our Collins Library! Check out the history of the Library and learn about Mr. Collins.

When the College of Puget Sound moved to its current location fall 1924, the north half of the basement of Jones Hall served as the college library. There it remained for the next thirty years. But from the beginning CPS President Edward Todd foresaw the need for a separate library building, and in this pursuit he had a friend in longtime trustee and benefactor Everell Stanton Collins.  READ MORE...

Puget Sound benefits from our partnership with the Orbis Cascade Alliance!

If you have ever borrowed a book via Summit, found an e-book or watched a streaming video, chances are that many of those services are available due to the collaboration of Collins Memorial Library with the regional library consortium, the Orbis Cascade Alliance.  READ MORE...

Open Access (OA) Books

Similar to OA journal publishers, OA book publishers provide readers free access to scholarly monographs. Collins Library is a founding member of one such publisher, Lever Press. READ MORE...

Collins Library endorses the Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History

Collins Library endorses the American Historical Association, the American Association of University Professors, the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and PEN America’s Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History. The statement is a repudiation of various legislative efforts in more than 20 states to “suppress teaching and learning about the role of racism in the history of the United States.”  READ MORE...

Puyallup Tribe Lushootseed Land Acknowledgement

University of Puget Sound is on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup Tribe. The Puyallup people have lived on and stewarded these lands since the beginning of time, and continue to do so today. 
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Book Collection - And the 2021 Winners Are!

Congratulations to Ella Hampson, Kaya Heimowitz, and Katie Kulus, winners of the 2021 Book Collecting Contest!  READ MORE...

Patrick Selner, 2021 Library Senior Art Award Winner

This year's recipient is Patrick Selner. In selecting Patrick, the committee cited the quality of his printmaking as well as his amazing use of color and the beauty and emotional resonance of the finished prints. We are thrilled to honor him with this year’s Senior Art Award. Congratulations, Patrick! 
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The Beauty of Volvelles

Volvelles, also known as wheel charts, are movable charts that when aligned in certain ways reveal a variety of information as decided by the creator. These were used in the past to communicate important information such as the positions of the sun and moon at certain times of the year, a vital task to many cultures.  READ MORE...

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