Need a book while the library’s closed? Or for that paper due tomorrow? Try an ebook!
This year, the whole UW System is conducting an ebook pilot project. Instead of each campus library buying ebooks individually, the whole System is purchasing ebooks together so they can be shared between institutions. During the pilot project, you have access to over 13,000 ebooks from Wiley Online Library.
That means you can find books on almost any topic and access them immediately from your computer. The database covers topics ranging from the sciences to philosophy, from nursing to business. Watch the (silent) video below for a sample search (Psst! Clicking on the teeny rectangle in the lower right corner of the video will enlarge it to full screen).
Ready to get started? There are two ways to access the ebooks: Continue reading
Update: edited Dec.12th to reflect the end of the trial period.
The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library (along with the other UW Colleges libraries) ran a trial of GeoRef through the end of November. GeoRef is a geosciences database developed by the American Geosciences Institute which indexes articles from over 3,500 journals. It covers the following topics:
- Economic Geology
- Environmental and Engineering Geology
- Marine Geology and Oceanography
Once we know the results of the trial, we will post more information here!
What the heck does NaNoWriMo mean?
It’s the shortened version of National Novel Writing Month, which happens to fall in November. NaNoWriMo is a literary event designed to get aspiring writers (and even those who’ve only thought fleetingly about writing a novel) off the couch and onto the page. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30.
Not up for a 50,000 word tome?
Here at the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library, we have our own programs designed to spark literary genius. In partnership with the Baraboo Public Library, we’re continuing with the Palm of the Hand memoir writing workshops – including one tomorrow, Nov. 5th. Newbies and experienced memoir writers are welcome to attend. It’ll be held here in the campus library at 6:30 p.m. Who knows – maybe it’ll be the start of your NaNoWriMo novel!
Can’t join us tomorrow?
Don’t fret! We’ll also be hosting a Palm of the Hand memoir writing workshop next month. Like November’s session, it’ll be in the campus library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.
The CCCC lecture on Proud Theater is now available on SpiritCast.
Click here to listen.
Due to the fact that the library has been losing headphones they must now be checked out at the circulation desk.
Join us on Thursday, October 10th at 7 p.m. for a screening of the documentary film Prince Among Slaves followed by a discussion lead by University of Wisconsin – Baraboo/Sauk County professor of history, Dr. Michael Jacobs. The event will be held at the UW-B/SC campus in room A4 of the Aural M. Umhoefer Building.
This is the third in a series of four “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys” programs co-hosted by the Baraboo Public Library, the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library, and the Kilbourn Public Library of Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton. Admission is free and the public is invited. No registration or tickets are required.
Prince Among Slaves is the remarkable true story of an African prince enslaved in the American South. Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori was ambushed, captured, sold to English slavers, and shipped to America in 1788. After enduring the horrendous journey, he was purchased by a struggling Mississippi farmer. Abdul Rahman’s leadership, faith, and intellect helped him survive 40 years of slavery while he fought for his freedom and that of his wife and children – a quest that ultimately led to a meeting with President John Quincy Adams. For more information about the film, click here.
The Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells public libraries were among only 22 Wisconsin libraries to win a National Endowment for the Humanities grant called “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys.” Each grant recipient was awarded a collection of 25 books and four DVDs that the NEH says “will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.” The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf project is the first in the NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative, which is designed to highlight the importance of civility in American life and “embrace the role of libraries in fostering community conversations that bring the humanities to the public in new ways.” The local programs complement the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf materials.
The remaining program in the series will be a discussion of the book The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson at the Kilbourn Public Library Thursday, October 17, at 7:00 pm. Copies of Prince Among Slaves and The Butterfly Mosque are available at the public libraries.
The series of programs is sponsored by the Islamic Center of Madison. Support for the development and distribution of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, with additional support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Creating the WormFarm Institute is now available on SpiritCast.
Ever thought about getting your memories down on paper for future generations? The Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshops will be meeting at the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library all semester. Open to the public. Short exercises. No pressure. A chance to share if you choose. Lots of fun! Newcomers and ongoing participants always welcome!
Hear Dr. Pleger discuss “The Archaeology of Wisconsin Landscapes” in Madison on Saturday, September 28, 1:30-3:00 pm. Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. The event is free and open to the public.