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.

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!

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.

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!

Ordering Texbooks

Are you feeling stumped by how to order (or even find) textbook information online** for your classes? Here’s how!

  1. Go online to Neebo’s bookstore. If you are taking a UW-Baraboo/Sauk County class, the link will be: http://www.neebo.com/uw-baraboo. If you’re looking for information on UW Colleges Online classes, the link will be: http://www.neebo.com/uw-colleges-online.
  2. Click on “Rent or Buy Textbooks” in the top left of the page:rentorbuy
  3. Select the term for which you’re looking for books:SelectTerm
  4. Choose the department of your class (English, Chemistry, etc.) and then click “Select”:ChooseDept
  5. Choose the class number (098, 210, etc.) of your class. Make sure to click where it says “CLICK HERE” under the course name, then click “Select”:SelectCourse
  6. Your first class will be added to your course list. From this page, you can continue adding your other courses to your course list by clicking on “Add Another Course” and going through the steps above. If you’re finished adding courses, or you just want to see the one class, click on “View Textbook Results”
    • If you have both UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW Colleges Online courses, you will have to do this separately in the two online bookstores (see above).ClassAdded
  7. Clicking on “View Textbook Results” will show you the required and optional textbooks for all the courses you selected. From there, you can view information about the textbooks, see prices, and add textbooks to your cart for purchase.
    • Hover over the ? next to “Additional Book Information” to see the book’s ISBN. This is useful if you would like to purchase your textbooks from a vendor other than Neebo.BookInfo
  8. From here, you can select your books for purchase or rental if you are purchasing them from Neebo. Please note that students are not required to use Neebo for their books and materials purchases. Students may choose to obtain their textbooks from online or local book vendors, borrow them from a friend, or buy them from another student. However, UW-BSC is not responsible for textbooks purchased through another vendor.
  9. Financial Aid Information: Students who wish to use their financial aid directly to purchase books and materials prior to the start of the semester will be required to use Neebo for these purchases.  UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students should complete the book charge authorization form on this page and return it to the Business Office for approval. You will then be able to use financial aid to purchase your books from Neebo. Online students should see this page for more information.

**Rather purchase your books in person? Neebo will be on campus (in the CAFETERIA – not the library) and their times are listed here: http://baraboo.uwc.edu/academics/resources/textbooks

Ch-ch-changes!

**UPDATE JAN. 13: The planned upgrade has been delayed until further notice. You can search and request as you’ve been accustomed to! These instructions will come in handy later this semester.***

It may be freezing outside, but activity in the library is heating up! As you may already know, the UW System libraries (including yours truly at Boo-U) are transitioning to a new back-end system. While many librarians have worked hard to make this change as seamless as possible, you may notice a couple of things working differently over the next month or so.

1. The Library Catalog: The old library catalog (a.k.a. Voyager or “the legacy catalog”) is gone, and has been replaced by Search@UW. If you click on the library catalog link on the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County library’s home page, you may find yourself looking at this screen:

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We’re working away to remove all links to this now-defunct system, but if you come across one, please let us know! If you had this catalog bookmarked, you should update your bookmark to the Search@UW one: http://uw-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=COL

 

2. Requests from Other Campuses: From Jan. 8th until go-live (Feb. 16), the way you request items from other campuses will work differently. When you go to make a request, it will go through Find It, the way if would if you were requesting a copy of a journal article. Don’t worry, it should work just about the same for you for – you’ll get your items in a similar amount of time, and will receive an email when your item arrives! Here’s how:

Find the item you're looking for

Find the item you’re looking for

Click on the "Find It" link

Click on the “Find It” link

A new window will open. Click on "Request this item via the Interlibrary Loan Office"

A new window will open. Click on “Request this item via the Interlibrary Loan Office”

Students, faculty and staff should click on "Colleges Newtwork Username"

Students, faculty and staff should click on “Colleges Newtwork Username” and go ahead and login with username and password

You will be taken to a request screen. Thi information about the item should already be filled in.

You will be taken to a request screen. Information about the item should already be filled in

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen and click "Submit Request"

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen and click “Submit Request”

Your request will now transfer to an "Outstanding Request"

Your request will now transfer to an “Outstanding Request”

If you would like to check on the status of your requests, or see what you currently have checked out to you during this transition, please check both your library account AND your Interlibrary Loan (Find It) account.

For more information on this transition, see the UW Colleges Libraries’ (funny!) explanation of the changes. As always, feel free to contact us with questions or for assistance at brblibrarystaff@uwc.edu, 608-355-5251, over chat, or during our open hours.

Dan Verhoff, “Using Demographics in Approaches to Building Communities”

Dan Verhoff, Demographic Specialist, UW-Madison/Extension Applied Population Laboratory, spoke at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County’s Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, October 30th.

Click here for audio: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/m3wm6

Download accompanying slides here: Verhoff-UsingDemographicsPresentation

UW-BSC Library presents: George Papakis

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For those that were unable to attend George Papakis’s presentation, you can listen to the presentation here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/whohx

George Papakis received his PhD in Urban Studies at UW-Milwaukee. He earned the Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Urban Research on the paper he wrote entitled, The Sobering Realities of the 2004 Olympics: Fiscal Crisis and the Privatization of Land. This fall, he plans to return to Greece to work on the issues highlighted by his research.

Papakis focuses his research on urban governance, globalization, and economic restructuring in Athens, Greece.  During his lecture he expanded on each of this topics. If you’re a person who enjoys learning about the political and economical history of land use, and urban planning of Athens, then this is the lecture for you!

George Papakis speaking during his lecture.

George Papakis speaking during his lecture.