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Monday, March 28, 2016

Living the Arts in the Libraries

A series of events over 4 weeks celebrate the arts of all types at WMU Libraries. University Libraries aspires to cultivate cultural awareness through engagement with the arts and humanities, enrich the library experience and promote the interdisciplinary opportunities available on campus and through the Libraries collections.

Living the Arts in the Libraries include a woodwind quintet, Spanish poetry readings, dancers in Waldo, trios/quintets, Beowulf lecture, poetry games, choirs in the atrium, the Secret Life of Paper, student poetry posters, robot poetry, Japanese open mic event and more. in the area by the popular reading.  

Please look at the libguide at to see what is coming up.  We're continuing to update events, and times.

March 21 - April 17 includes celebrating national poetry month in April. This is an expansion of last years poetry events in the libraries. #livingartsWMU

Example of a pop-up event is this dance movement by WMU students to haiku, Monday March 28:

Another event, Woodwind Quintet near the Waldo Lobby on March 21:

Friday, March 11, 2016

Seeking Feedback on WMU Libraries

Your feedback on WMU Libraries is important, plus there are prizes.

Take the survey March 14 through April 10

All students, faculty, and staff at Western Michigan University are encouraged to participate in an important online survey, called LibQUAL+, being conducted this month by the University Libraries. LibQUAL+, conducted only once every three years, is used to solicit feedback on users opinions of library service quality. This electronic survey is implemented by academic libraries nationwide and comparative data allow libraries to benchmark services to faculty and students.

Those who complete the survey, which takes about 10 minutes, have the option of entering a random drawing for one of four Visa gift cards.

"I encourage students, faculty, and staff to share their opinions with the libraries to help us better understand what needs improvement and how to better meet their expectations,” says Julie Garrison, dean of University Libraries

The survey is available from March 14 through April 10, 2016. If there are questions or comments please email: For more information and to take the survey, go to: