It’s September, and that means it’s time to start thinking about how to succeed in your classes. We’ve got your backs: check out our library displays aimed at helping you be the best student you can be AND giving you a place to start on your first paper!
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!
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!
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!
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
- 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.
- Type your search terms in the search box – in this case, “artificial intelligence” – and click the “Search” button.
- The next page will show your results with your search terms highlighted.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 button on the bottom right of every screen.
Are you feeling stumped by how to order (or even find) textbook information online** for your classes? Here’s how!
- 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.
- Click on “Rent or Buy Textbooks” in the top left of the page:
- Select the term for which you’re looking for books:
- Choose the department of your class (English, Chemistry, etc.) and then click “Select”:
- 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”:
- 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”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
**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:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-355-5251, over chat, or during our open hours.
Looking for a great place to work next semester? We have some openings in the library for student employment! Oh yeah, you KNOW it’s the best place to work on campus – come and be a part of our awesome team! Here is the link http://baraboo.uwc.edu/admissions/paying/student-employment for more information…