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IDS 101: The Livable City: Your Librarian

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Colloquium Description

By the time you are in your 30s chances are high that you, along with 6 billion of your fellow human beings, will be urban dwellers.  How can we make our cities livable in the face of urban sprawl, environmental stress, and socio-economic disparities favoring suburbia?  How does the way our communities are designed and built impact our physical and mental health, our ability to ensure that the most vulnerable among us can meet their daily needs, our success in finding meaningful employment and adequate housing, and our capacity to build positive relationships with our neighbors?  What do the Forbes, Huffington Post, and other livable cities indices really measure?  Using Salem as a case study, we will explore the meaning of urban livability, investigate the factors that contribute to a livable city, and debate how to create livable communities.  As a class, we will engage with local agencies in service learning partnerships to support their efforts to make Salem more livable.

Source: College Colloquium Page

Hours During the Academic Year

Library Hours

Mon-Thur    7:45 a.m. -- 2 a.m.
Friday         7:45 a.m. -- 9 p.m.
Saturday    11 a.m -- 6 p.m.
Sunday      10 a.m. -- 2 a.m.

Reference Hours

Mon-Wed  10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. /  6 p.m. -- 9 p.m.
Thursday   10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Friday        1 p.m. -- 4 p.m
Sat-Sun         (Closed)

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Archives Hours

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Appointments available:

Mon - Fri  9 a.m. -- 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. -- 4 p.m.

Note: The library is closed to the general public at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and holidays. The library remains open to students, faculty, and staff with current Willamette ID.

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