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.

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.

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!

lynda.com Online Learning Site

lynda.com is a great new service offered to UW Colleges students and staff!

lynda.com is an online learning company that helps users learn software, technology, creative and business skills through online tutorials. The site contains over 2,400 courses and 112,000 videos on topics like Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative suite software, Prezi, and D2L. In addition, lynda.com’s videos cover subjects such as business, design, photography, and education.

Logging In

  • Go to www.lynda.com.
  • Click on “Log In” in the upper right side of the screen. login2
  • In the pop up box, type “uwex.uwc.edu”, then click “Go”. orglogin
  • You will be redirected to a UW Colleges/UW Extension login page. Log in using your full email (including @uwc.edu or @students.uwc.edu) and regular password.login2

Navigating lynda.com

  • Use the dropdown lists to find courses you’re interested in. dropdowns
  • Use the search box to search for a specific software, technique, or subject. searchbox

Viewing courses

  • Click on the title of a course or video to watch it.
  • Once in a course or video, you can add it to your “playlist” to return to it later, download exercise files, watch videos, view transcript, or search for a specific skill you need.

Library Hours for Finals

The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library will be open extended hours for finals!

Not only that, but we will be open this Saturday, Dec. 14th for Study Day! Tutors from the ASC will be on hand for writing and math help.

Finals week hours are:
Monday: 8a-8p
Tuesday: 8a-8p
Wednesday: 8a-8p
Thursday: 8a-8p
Friday: 8a-4:30p

The library will be closed the weeks of December 23rd and 30th, and will re-open on January 6th. Winterim hours are 9-4 Monday-Thursday.

Please welcome Jean Funcke

The Library is pleased to announce Jean Funcke as our Interim Assistant Academic Librarian.  Jean has her MLS from UW Madison and also works at the Baraboo Public Library.  Stop by the library to say “Hi”!