Insights from Johnny Devine, teacher and manager of Makerspace at SAMI, September 24, 4:00-5:00pm, Makerspace, Collins Library

Johnny Devine will return to share insights about Tacoma Public Schools' commitment to maker culture and the Science and Math Institute Makerspace. He'll showcase projects and foster a discussion on how we can continue to build and develop programs.  READ MORE...

Bill and Vicky Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:00–2:30pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Come and meet Bill and Vicky Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers! Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the couple specializes in contemporary fine press and artists books. Come to the Archives Seminar
Room on the second floor of the library to see a selection of their fine press and artists’ books, as
well a small presentation on their latest acquisitions! 

Congratulations Kyrianna Bolles, 2018 Library Senior Art Award Winner

Kyrianna Bolles is the 2018 recipient of the 6th annual Library Art Award for her mixed media artwork, connecting with her subjects through a shared experience of chronic pain. Congratulations, Kyrianna!  READ MORE...

Fall 2018 Zine Series, Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm, Archives & Special Collections and the Makerspace

Join Collins Library for an informal series of reading hours and drop-in making sessions on Tuesday evenings 5pm-6pm in the Archives & Special Collections and the Makerspace! 

9/25: Race & Identity Reading Hour @ A&SC
10/2: Intro to Zines @ Makerspace
10/23: Social Justice Reading Hour @ A&SC
10/30: Zine Design @ Makerspace
11/6: Self-Care Reading Hour @ A&SC
11/13: Collaboration and Work Space @ Makerspace

Sound Ideas - Providing access to Puget Sound Scholarship across the globe

Did you know that since we launched Sound Ideas, the Library’s institutional repository, in 2011 there have been more than 780,000 downloads of Puget Sound scholarship?  We think that is pretty amazing.

Sound Ideas represents the scholarship and creative works of the faculty, staff and students of the University of Puget Sound.  READ MORE...

Letters From Mississippi, Thursday, October 18, 5:00–6:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Behind the Archives Door event:  Dennis Flannigan, former Washington state legislator and pioneering Tacoma community leader, will be visiting the Archives & Special Collections to discuss his time at Puget Sound and his experience as a civil rights worker in the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi.  READ MORE...

The Green Amendment: Securing our Rights to a Healthy Environment, presentation by May K. van Rossum, Oct. 29, 6:00-7:00pm, The Rotunda

The Collins Memorial Library and ASUPS are pleased to sponsor Maya K. van Rossum, leading environmental rights advocate. Maya is the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The role of the Delaware Riverkeeper is to give the Delaware River, and the communities that depend upon it and appreciate it, a voice at every decision making table that could provide help or do harm.  READ MORE...

Memory Lame: An Unforgettable Installation by Jessica Spring and Scott Gruber. Exhibit: Oct. 22–Jan. 25. Reception: Dec. 5, 6:00pm, Collins Library

This exhibit utilizes paper, an organic material attributed with memory from the moment it is formed, and letterpress printing, which makes a literal impression. Touching on all the senses, viewers are challenged to create their own treasure-house of ideas while contributing to our collective memories.  READ MORE...

Peer Research Advisors for Fall Semester 2018

Marcelle Rutherfurd '19 and Lindsey Rachel Hunt '19 are Peer Research Advisors in Collins Library for Fall Semester 2018. Their primary focus is to help first-year students find resources for the research paper in the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry and in other introductory courses. One of them will be available for drop-in research questions Sundays through Wednesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Collins Library Learning Commons.  READ MORE...

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