The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University held its third annual Health Sciences Trick or Treat event on Oct. 27 throughout the library. Attended by over 400 ECU faculty, staff, students and their children, who enjoyed participating a variety of games, crafts and trick-or-treating.
Laupus Library will open the art exhibit “Visions in Wood: Carved Creations,” on Oct. 3 in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery on the fourth floor of the library. The exhibit showcases a collection of relief carvings by Dr. Leonard “Leo” Trujillo, professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University. Trujillo’s work is reflective of a lifetime of learning the art of carving and love for nature. He recounts his desire at an early age to carve figures out of wood to create three-dimensional illusions in his works.
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you back to the Division of Health Sciences for another academic year. Laupus Library is proud to support all of our divisional employees and students with your information needs, including those related to curriculum and research and (of course) in preparation for class assignments. I’d like to share some of the ways Laupus will be maximizing our space and the talents of our library staff to ensure you have an excellent library experience this year.
“We were really overwhelmed by the attendance and positive response from the families who came out for our event,” said Beth Ketterman, interim director of Laupus Library. “The kids all seemed really excited by the interactive stations and the chance to talk with our experts about the plants they were viewing and handling.”
East Carolina University’s 2017-2018 Interdisciplinary Research Awards (IRA) recipients include a collaboration between Joyner and Laupus libraries and the College of Allied Health Sciences. The project, “Transitioning to Open Science in Research Labs: a partnership between librarians and research faculty,” will explore open science tools for faculty and students to use in the lab, with the ultimate goal of developing an institutional infrastructure to facilitate open science now and in the future at ECU.
On behalf of Spring Semester Reading Day, Laupus Library invites you to take a break and enjoy the beautiful weather by using our new outdoor furniture located on the 4th-floor terrace balcony. Although libraries were once known for strict policies prohibiting food and drink, Laupus Health Sciences Library at ECU transforms our space to embrace the needs of our users with the support of the Friends of Laupus Library.