Category Archives: Announcements

Collins Library Welcomes Wendy Lee Spaček

Wendy will be joining Collins Library on August 1 as our Arts & Humanities Librarian.  Wendy comes to us from Central Washington University where she was the liaison librarian to Africana & Black Studies, Art & Design, Asian Studies, English, Music, Philosophy & Religious … Continue reading

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New Library Web Site launches on Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dear campus community: On Tuesday, June 28, the Library will be transitioning to a new web site as well as a new version of our online catalog PRIMO. There may be some moments on June 28 when either or both the … Continue reading

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Featured Student Work – Patrick Selner 2021

Each year the Collins Memorial Library sponsors an award for a graduating Art major.  The monetary award is $250 and the honor of displaying their art work in a prominent spot in the library for a term of one year.  … Continue reading

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Ada Hoch-Schneider Wins Library Art Award 2019

Each year the Collins Memorial Library sponsors an award for a graduating Art major.  The monetary award is $250 and the honor of displaying their art work in a prominent spot in the library for a term of one year.  … Continue reading

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Featured Student Work – Bridget Myers 2020

Each year the Collins Memorial Library sponsors an award for a graduating Art major.  The monetary award is $250 and the honor of displaying their art work in a prominent spot in the library for a term of one year.  … Continue reading

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Featured Student Work – Lyndsey Nichols 2009

Lyndsey Nichols (Photo on left) is the current recipient of the annual Library Art Award for her work “Nestlings,” which will be on display in the library for one year. A Washington native, Lyndsey grew up in Olympia. She became … Continue reading

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Featured Student Work – Willa Bartholomay 2022

For over a decade, the Collins Memorial Library has sponsored an award for an outstanding graduating Art major. Each year a Library panel convenes to preview the senior show and after much discussion selects the winning artwork. The artist is … Continue reading

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Willa Bartholomay, 2022 Library Senior Art Award Winner

For over a decade, the Collins Memorial Library has sponsored an award for an outstanding graduating Art major. Each year a Library panel convenes to preview the senior show and after much discussion selects the winning artwork. The artist is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Pop-Up Books: The Stanley W. Hess Collection

Collins Library is delighted to announce the gift of 150 pop-up books from retired art librarian, Stanley W. Hess. Hess currently lives in Bremerton and is the curator of the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum, a division formerly of Evergreen Children’s … Continue reading

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Peggy Firman, Associate Director for Resource Management Services for the Collins Memorial Library Retires

Peggy Firman, Associate Director for Resource Management Services for the Collins Memorial Library, is retiring after a career that has spanned over three decades.  I recently had the chance to sit down and talk to her about her work and … Continue reading

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