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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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!
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.
Many of you may have noticed a new face in the library over the last couple of weeks – our interim Academic Librarian Jean Funcke!
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.
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:
- 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!
Today’s Baraboo News Republic featured a great story about the library’s Palm of the Hand memoir book project with the Baraboo Public Library!
Check out the article here.
Find more information about Palm of the Hand and the book project here: https://spiritblogs.uwc.edu/memoirs/book/
Calling all students – the library needs your help!
Please spend a few minutes to taking our end-of-the-year survey: https://uwex.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_doDHGi2XjSNJ1Wt
Your input is very important to us, and helps us serve you better!
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/
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.