The library is hiring!

The library is hiring Student Circulation Assistants for the fall semester. Student Assistants check out library materials to patrons, re-shelve returned materials, process new items, help maintain the library collection, and assist with projects in the library.

Work-study eligible students can apply by filling out the application form here. Once it’s done, you can submit the form to Cate Booth in one of 3 ways:

  • Email
  • Fax it to 608-355-5291
  • Drop it off in person between 10 and 3 Monday-Thursday

Come join our awesome team, learn how to use the library resources, and work on campus between classes!

Libraries Launch Memoir Book!

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library and Baraboo Public Library are collaborating on the publication of a book featuring memoirs in the Palm of the Hand style.

The book will contain personal stories from people who live and work in Sauk County today. A reflection of the people who make up our community, these stories will bind past and present in a mosaic of individual experiences. All members of the community are welcome to write and submit a story in the Palm of the Hand memoir style, a method that focuses on individual memories.

Submitted stories will be gathered together by library staff and then printed and hand-bound by Michael Czarnecki of FootHills Publishing. Michael is the developer of the Palm of the Hand memoir style, and a frequent visitor and speaker at both the Baraboo Public and UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Libraries.

The finished version of Sauk County’s Palm of the Hand Memoirs will be available in late November 2015. They will have a small cost ($10) associated with them to cover the expense of printing and binding.

For more information about submitting a memoir to be included in the book, check out the Palm of the Hand site, here: https://spiritblogs.uwc.edu/memoirs/book/

Michael Czarnecki Returns to Baraboo!

Join us at the Baraboo Public Library for a special Palm of the Hand led by Michael Czarnecki himself! He’ll be leading a memoir-writing workshop at 12:30pm on Tuesday, April 14 at the Baraboo Public Library.

That evening, Michael will be presenting Poems Across America, a travelogue of his quest to read poetry in each of the lower 48 states, accompanied by stunning photography of all the places he visited.

Michael Czarnecki, Poems Across America event. Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Baraboo Public Library.

Library Writers Series: Philip Hasheider, “Family Stories—Goldmines and Landmines in Navigating Your Family’s History”

Updated to add: If you missed this great presentation, you can listen to the audio here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/41me8 Listen to all of the Writers Series presentations here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/527um

Library Writers Series: Philip Hasheider, "Family Stories—Goldmines and Landmines in Navigating Your Family’s History" Thursday, April 16 12:30 p.m. at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County LibraryAudience members interested in this presentation may also be interested in the library’s join program with Baraboo Public Library, the Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshop. For more information about that program, click here: https://spiritblogs.uwc.edu/memoirs/

 

Library Sustainability Series: Serge Koenig, “Sustaining Sauk County’s Natural Resources”

Updated to add: If you missed Serge Koneig’s talk, listen to the SpiritCast here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/8jd6t Hear all of the library’s Sustainability Series lectures here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/07swq

Serge Koenig will present his lecture "Sustaining Sauk County's Natural resources" on Thursday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library.

Limit Search@UW Results to UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

You may have noticed that the old “Library Catalog” link on the library’s home page was disabled over winter break. The libraries are preparing for a transition to a new behind-the-scenes library system, so the previous library catalog has been officially retired.

One difference between Search@UW and the previous catalog is how to locate books and movies located here in the library at Baraboo. Here’s how:

  • From the library home page, click on the Search@UW link Search@UW Link
  • Use the drop-down box to change “Everything” to “UW Colleges Books & Media”. This will limit your search to items owned by at least one of the 13 UW Colleges. Additional copies may be owned by one or more of the 4-year campuses.SelectUWColleges
  • Type your search terms in the search box – in this case, “artificial intelligence” – and click the “Search” button. SearchTerms_ClickSearch
  • The next page will show your results with your search terms highlighted.SearchResults
  • From your results page, you can narrow the location to just UW-Baraboo/Sauk County using the side bar on the left. Scroll down until you see the section of limiters labelled “Campus”. Click on “Baraboo/Sauk County (BRB)” to limit your results to physical items (books, movies, CDs) that are owned by UW-BSC.CampusLimiter
  • If you’d like to include more than one location, click on “More options” and check the “Include” box next to the locations you want. This is especially helpful for including e-resources (like ebooks) that are available electronically to all UW Colleges students. To include those items, choose Baraboo and Colleges Online (COLS).MoreOptionsMultipleLocationSelect
  • You can also apply other limiters – like selecting a related topic, limiting to books, or narrowing the date range of the listed materials. For example, to limit to just books (both physical and electronic), click “Books” in the “Resource Type” section.SelectResourceType
  • Once you’ve found a title that looks interesting, click on the word “Locations” to see where that item is available. If the title is physically at the Baraboo library, the Locations tab will look like the one below. You can use the call number (here, Q335 .K88 1999) like an address to find the title in the UW-BSC library collection.BarabooLocation
  • If the title is an ebook, the Locations tab will look something like the example below. Once you’ve verified it’s an ebook you have access to on the Locations tab (it will say “Colleges users only”), click the “View Online” link to get to the ebook. In the example below, UW-Sheboygan has a physical copy of this book, and all UW Colleges students have access to the ebook version.EbookLocation
  • If the title is checked out, the Locations tab will look like the one below, with “Out of library” listed instead of “Available”. You can request a copy from another campus, and it will arrive typically 2-3 days later.CheckedOut

If you have any questions, or would like help determining where a specific title is found, don’t hesitate to contact the library staff. There’s even a little ContactUsbutton on the bottom right of every screen.