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
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.
BONUS: Check out UW-Richland County librarian and ghost hunter Todd Roll’s list of local ghost stories!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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.
The library’s own Marc Boucher hosted Calc Fest “Jeopardy”.
High School students from 4 different area schools competed using their knowledge of differentiation, integrals and limits.
A fun and scholarly time had by all.
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.
Join us at the library on Thursday, December 4th for the next Library Scholars Series lecture featuring author and public radio host Norman Gilliland.
Edited to add: Listen to Norman Gilliland’s talk here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/uabz2
Looking for a place to hang before heading back to Hiawatha student housing? The library will be open until 8:30 Monday through Thursday until The Villas at Baraboo are move-in ready!
Our hours for the beginning of the fall semester:
That means there’s research help, computers, internet, study space, snacks and beverages all at your fingertips!