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From the Dean

Dean Betsy Wilson
Dean Betsy Wilson

We are proud that we are an "Any Time, Any Place" Library. If patrons have a computer and a connection, our services—databases, online chat, subject guides, streaming course reserves—can be accessed at any hour.

Still, library spaces continue to be a vital part of what we provide to our users; over the past two years, we've enjoyed an increase of a half-million visitors to Libraries, bringing the total to five million visitors a year from Friday Harbor to Tacoma.

Engaged groups of students are always in need of a study room or a collaboration "booth" to share ideas or work on a presentation. A visit to the quiet Suzzallo Reading Room is always inspiring for contemplative thought.

In this issue of E-news, we look at a few projects that are much-needed in response to our growing student use. With a mission of "connecting people with knowledge," we continue to look to our users to guide us as we enhance spaces and services.


Dean Betsy Wilson



Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson,
Dean of Libraries

* Photo by Cass Redstone

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