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Chat unavailable Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2015

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Our chat with a librarian service will be unavailable November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We wish all of you safe travels, good food and happy times with your families!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

New Room Reservation System! September 17, 2015

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Have you seen our new LibCal system for reserving study rooms?  We think it is a HUGE improvement over the old method!


The new system has great visual interface, where you can easily see what hours and rooms are available, hovering your mouse over the “i” next to each room name will give you some details on the technology available in each room.  Registration is quick and easy, just be sure to use your Gonzaga email address.   Detailed instructions are available on our Room Reservation page, as well a link to the LibCal system.  Take a look and give it a try next time you need a room for group study!

Student Jobs @Foley August 17, 2015

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Foley Library is looking to fill numerous FWS positions throughout the library in a variety of departments, and may even have a few institutional positions available.  For more information on available positions and to fill out an application, please see our Student Jobs at Foley page.

How to apply for a FEDERAL WORKSTUDY (FWS) position at Foley Center Library:

  1. On the Student Employment webpage go to FEDERAL WORK STUDY ON-CAMPUS
  2. Click the INSTRUCTIONS for applying for an Academic Year FWS Job—Read carefully as the application process has changed
  3. There are two job posting for the library:
  5. Choose the APPLY WITHOUT VITAE option to login or create an account
  6. Fill in the requested information
  7. Please follow the link in the REQUIRED SECTION – (form) within our position posting to fill out our FOLEY STUDENT APPLICATION
  8. Upload Foley Student Application and complete electronic submission


  1. Check out our  STUDENT JOBS AT FOLEY page
  3. Submit application to the library administration office (Foley Center, 3rd floor, room 302)
  4. Or send application via email to ELAINE BAIERL (baierl@gonzaga.edu)

Changes @Foley June 24, 2015

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It is hard not to notice the sights and sounds of change around Foley these days.  We are used to a pretty quiet atmosphere here at the library, so the banging and clanging doesn’t go unnoticed!

New walls are going up on the first floor west end soon to be the offices of AAA: Academic Advising and Assistance.  The east end of the main floor has some musical chair style shifting going on as CTA will be moving into new space, to make more room for the Virtual Campus. The computers are being removed from the 24 hour lounge area to prepare for imminent construction of this area including a revamped Writing Center.  We apologize for the loss of this 24 hour study space, but hope the re purposing of this space will be a great resource to the campus.   If 24 hour printing and studying is important to you let us know, we welcome the feedback.

We here at the library are very excited to have all these new (and familiar) partners in the building to bring better services to our students from right here in Foley… and with Hemmingson Center soon to open next door the old saying that ‘the library is the heart of the university’ is quite fitting as we are right at the heart of the campus!

Thanks for bearing with us through the construction dust and noise.  Check back for updates as the work progresses!

Access to Databases During System Upgrade 2/15 February 12, 2015

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Our LibGuides system, which hosts our Research Guides and the Databases A to Z, in addition to other library information pages, will be upgraded Friday evening, February 13th.

Starting at 7pm and lasting for approximately 90 minutes, these page will be unavailable.

We have created a DatabasesAtoZ PDF which provides links to all of our databases, so you can still access them during the downtime.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

New Study Space Evolving at Foley February 6, 2015

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Study space on the main floor of Foley Center Library has expanded!
Additional tables have been moved in and more furniture is to come…and don’t worry the books didn’t disappear, you can find the General Collection A-B up on the second floor.

If you have any questions or need help finding something, our friendly staff at the reference desk is available to help!

Stop by and take a look!


Happy New Year!! December 30, 2014

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Our upgrade to the library system is complete!

Foley Library will be open 8 am to 5 pm on New Years Eve and  we will re-open on January 5th at 8am.
Have a safe and happy New Year!

System Upgrade Information: December 29, 2014

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The Classic Library Catalog is unavailable for a system upgrade, December 29-31st.
For your library searching needs, Primo is available. Please contact the reference desk at 509-313-5931 if you have any questions.

Gonzaga Mission Award goes to ATAS! Read about it here. November 17, 2014

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Brenda Warrington and Paula Foster, two long time Foley Library staff who run the ATAS department, were honored at the Fall Staff Assembly meeting with the Mission Award in recognition of their outstanding service to the mission of Gonzaga University.

ATAS stands for “Academic Technology Applications Support”.  Brenda and Paula support a diverse range of software for the entire campus community, including Foliotek digital portfolio platform, TracDat online assessment system and Turnitin originality checker and online grading system.  They run their department with a great deal of care for all they serve and take joy in their service to the university.

We would like to congratulate Brenda and Paula for their stellar performance and for this well deserved recognition!


Here is what the Gonzaga Staff Assembly had to say about Brenda and Paula:

“This Mission Award is unique in that it is presented to two people. 15 Gonzaga University employees, representing a wide range of departments across the university – including staff and faculty members and administrators – were compelled to nominate these two individuals.

Employed with the university since 1994 and 1997, these two individuals provide exceptional support, training and first-rate service in academic technology to hundreds of members of the Gonzaga University community. In one academic year alone, they worked with faculty in every college and school, and with staff in every office and department within the division of Student Development. They have truly transformed how faculty and staff obtain information and support related to questions of academic technology.

While working as a synergetic team and like a well-oiled machine, this dynamic duo always offers welcoming smiles, can-do attitudes, patience and a high level of approachability. As exemplary women for others, they embody servant leadership and quickly win the trust and respect of those they work with. Through their work, they have advanced the assessment goals and strategies for the division of Student Development, have raised the technological performance of the entire university, and have made many faculty members’ work more pleasant.

As one of them currently fights through cancer treatment, the other honors her co-worker’s faith, strength and determination by managing the department with gusto, carrying on without a misstep in the stride or commitment and mission-oriented service the two have selflessly given to the university.

It is with great pleasure that I present this Mission Award to Brenda Warrington and Paula Foster of Academic Technology Applications Support.”

Wireless Print is back November 13, 2014

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Sorry for the absence, but after a few days of technical difficulties Wireless Print is back to full functionality.

Send your print jobs from anywhere via our Wireless Print page, submit your job to either the Foley Black and White, or Foley Color queues and release the jobs at the Foley Library.  If you have any troubles or questions about the system, the reference desk staff is happy to help!



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