Finals Week & Summer Hours

Despite the cool and rainy days we’ve had, summer is indeed upon us! Here’s the info you need to know about the library’s hours:

Finals Hours
Monday, May 12: 8am to 7pm
Tuesday, May 13: 8am to 7pm
Wednesday, May 14: 8am to 7pm
Thursday, May 15: 8am to 7pm
Friday, May 16: 8am to 4:30pm
Monday, May 19: 8am to 7pm
Tuesday, May 20: 8am to 7pm
The library will be CLOSED May 21-26

Summer Hours
May 27 – August 15
10am to 3pm, Monday – Thursday
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Closed May 28 (Memorial Day)
Closed July 4 (Independence Day)

Congrats to Library Staff Member Bob Oneson!

Bob Oneson, our own Library Services Assistant, was just named as the 2013-2014 recipient of the UW-BSC Staff Excellence Award!

From the Dean’s announcement:

Upon the recommendation of the UW-BSC Staff Excellence Award Committee, I am pleased to announce that Bob Oneson is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Staff Excellence Award.

Bob is a valuable part of our campus community. The nominators stated, “Bob’s willingness to do whatever it takes to get a job done is extremely admirable. He always displays a positive attitude both to the patrons, but also to his colleagues in the library. Bob has taken on the primary responsibility of managing the Spirit Goods store in addition to his many library responsibilities.” Bob’s competence, friendliness, and dedication to the library make him a worthy recipient of the Staff Excellence Award.

Please join me in congratulating Bob and thanking him for his good work!

Bob joined the UW Baraboo/Sauk County Library in August 2011. We are so proud to have him as a member of our team. Congratulations!

SpiritCast: Icecube, from the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

The latest CCC Lecture, “Science at the Extremes:  Icecube, from the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” by UW-Madison’s WIPAC staff, is now available here:

As part of the CCC spring distinguished lecture series, UW-Madison WIPAC staff came to share how IceCube, the biggest and strangest telescope in the world was built in one of the most remote and extreme environments on Earth to develop new ways to explore the Universe. Learn about neutrinos, the mysterious cosmic messengers that IceCube detects, and what they are telling us about the composition of matter, cosmic explosions and more.

Cambridge Companions Online Trial

The UW Colleges Libraries are conducting a trial of a new resources – Cambridge Companions Online (UW Colleges users only)

Cambridge Companions Online is an online database of the Cambridge Companions series of guides on topics in the humanities, which are each written by experts in their respective fields. The database “covers literature, philosophy, religion, classics, cultural studies, and music.” The database includes over 500 titles, and is updated as new Cambridge Companions are added to the collection.

There are three collections included:

To try it out, click on the link above or check out these selected titles:

Once you’ve tried it, let the Libraries know what you think – there’s a form here or you can email us at

Happy reading!

Library Scholars Series: Dr. David Mulroy

Dr. Mulroy holding a guitar

Dr. Mulroy gives a history lesson between songs

Two great events yesterday – The War Against Grammar and Sapphobilly! Check out the library’s Facebook page for the photo album.

You can listen to The War Against Grammar by clicking here: (starts automatically)

You can listen to Sapphobilly by clicking here: (starts automatically)

Library Writers Series: John Bates on Mar. 6th!

(Update 3/6: The audio recording for the lecture at the UW-BSC is available here:

Join the UW-BSC Library and the Reedsburg Public Library as they present writer John Bates for his lecture Writing to the Head, Hands, and Heart: One Naturalist’s Attempt to Reconnect People to the Natural World.

For your convenience, the lecture will be held at two times and locations:


Poster in PDF form: Writers Series John Bates March 2014_BooU