Check out our Winter displays!

Use your winter break to work and play outside the classroom!

 

See our virtual winter displays here: http://libguides.uwc.edu/brbdisplay

Check out some of the library’s fiction and graphic novels for reading over break. There are some options below, or you can search the library catalog, Search@UW. Want to watch a movie instead? Try SWANK, the library’s streaming video database. There are over 200 titles, including these:

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December is also traditionally a time for sharing our gifts with others in the community. Check out some of the library’s selections on volunteering, philanthropy, and altruism.

Check out our November displays!

This November, this library is celebrating the cultural traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives with a display honoring Native American Heritage Month. According to the National Congress of American Indians,

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

November is also a time to be conscious of those within our community who are dealing with the problems of hunger and homelessness. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 12-20) is “an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.”

See what’s on display + some additional resources here: http://libguides.uwc.edu/brbdisplay

Check out our October Displays!

It’s October, and that can mean only one two things: it’s time to think spooky stories and make some political decisions. Check out the library’s virtual display here, and come in to the library to browse books and movies focused on presidential elections and all things Halloween.

http://libguides.uwc.edu/brbdisplay

BONUS: Check out UW-Richland County librarian and ghost hunter Todd Roll’s list of local ghost stories!

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 Bob Oneson in one of 3 ways:

  • Email
  • Fax it to 608-355-5251
  • 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!

 

Summer Library Hours

The library building will be closed during the first part of the summer while crews replace the library’s carpet. The library staff, course reserves, and a small selection of items (including a few laptops) will be temporarily relocating into the Academic Success Center in the basement of the Classroom/Administration building.

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Library staff will be in the Academic Success Center (and the library when it opens):

Monday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 2 pm
Friday – Sunday: Closed

The following library services will be available:

  • Research assistance: in the Academic Success Center or library, with Cate; online through chat or email; over the phone at (608) 355-5251
  • Course materials on reserve:  in the Academic Success Center or library
  • Accommodated proctoring: in the Academic Success Center or library, with Bob
  • Borrowing from other libraries: through Search@UW (the library catalog) or WorldCat.
    • Contact the library staff in person, through email at brblibrarystaff@uwc.edu or call (608) 355-5251 for assistance
  • Laptop checkout: in the Academic Success Center or library

We look forward to working with you in our new (temporary) digs, and in the newly spruced-up library! Never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Welcome Jason Schulte!

You will see a new face around the library this semester. Jason Schulte has moved into the library as the CASE Associate, in addition to his role as UW-BSC Athletic Director. CASE stands for Center for Academic Success and Engagement.


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As CASE Associate, Jason will conduct:

  • Basic IT support and troubleshooting
  • Scheduling of support services (tutoring, accessibility proctoring, library instruction and research help)
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Support with accessibility proctoring
  • Creation of Student/Staff/Faculty IDs
  • Directional support for campus services

Jason is a great resource for campus questions – stop in and say “hi” today!

The “New” Library

As many of you know, the library is one of the many support units on campus that has undergone a restructuring process during winter break. The transition is ongoing, however we wanted to stress that core library services haven’t changed.

We still look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff on:

  • Reference and research help
  • Assisting students with research questions, finding & evaluating sources, topic creation, citations
  • Information literacy instruction & aligning it with the curriculum
  • Creating electronic or print instructional materials to enhance learning face-to-face and in traditional or online classrooms
  • UW System borrowing and interlibrary loan
  • Growing & cultivating the library collection to meet curricular needs
  • Course reserves – for online or in-library use

As always, if you have any questions, stop by, email or call us.

Welcome to Jean Funcke!

Many of you may have noticed a new face in the library over the last couple of weeks – our interim Academic Librarian Jean Funcke!

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Jean will be providing research help in the library over the course of the fall semester.

Jean will be on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will be reachable other days by email at jean.funcke at uwc.edu.