Does your resume need a “check-up”? The Resume Doctor will be held in the Andersen Library on January 31 – February 2 from 1PM-4PM each day. No appointments are needed, just stop in with your resume and a trained Career and Leadership Development staff member will review it.
Tues. Jan. 31, 1-4pm
Weds. Feb. 1, 1-4pm
Thurs. Feb. 2, 1-4pm
Can’t make it during these times? Then visit with a staff member in Career & Leadership Development to have your resumé reviewed. To make an appointment, call (262) 472-1471 or stop by UC 146.
Individuals in need of accommodations should contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Four-hour laptops are now a thing of the past. All laptops are available for overnight borrowing and must be returned by 3pm the following day. Don’t need it that long? Just return it early!
Windows computers are loaded with several browsers (including Lockdown), various media players, and Microsoft Office. Macs are loaded with several browsers (including Lockdown), iLife, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Laptops are available only to patrons with a UW-W ID. Patrons must have a loan agreement on file and may not have excessive fines on their library account. Availability of laptops is limited so these items cannot be renewed and are available on first-come, first-serve basis. Due to limited supply, you must wait a day between checkouts.
Ebook Central is the new platform for Ebrary Academic Complete Collection. It offers over 120,000 ebooks in many subject areas including the arts, business/management, education, health & medicine, history & political science, psychology, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and the social sciences. The ebooks can be downloaded to devices or may be read online. The single sign-on feature means that whether you’re on-campus or off, you can access all your customizations within ebrary by signing in just once. To find these ebooks, either search Ebook Central directly or use Research@UWW, then use the facets on the left to select “Whitewater Online Resources” and “Books.”
In Ebook Central you can:
Look for books by doing one of the following:
Enter an author name, title, ISBN, or any other keywords into the search box
Put quotes around exact keyword phrases such as “autism spectrum disorder”
Use the “Advanced Search” and fill in relevant boxes
Browse dozens of subjects at the click of your mouse
Narrow search results by publication year, subject, and other facets
Select a book to read or select its table of contents to jump directly to the part you want. Check for book availability for online reading and downloading, copy and print allowances, and bibliographic data
After you open the book to read, you can search for keywords within the book and jump to relevant chapters
A new batch of books for the book sale have been put out and will be there until the end of February. Most of them are literature, including children’s literature, but there are also educational children’s games and books in a smattering of other topics. These items are on sale for the low, low price of $1 each.
You Could Look It Up:
The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
by Jack Lynch Z1035.1 .L96 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor
Have you ever wanted to know everything? Or at least wanted a single place to look up any information you ever wanted to know? That is one of the driving forces behind the creation of reference books (or reference databases, websites, or other ways to collect and share information).
Jack Lynch, a scholar of English literature during the Enlightenment, recounts the history of 50 of the world’s greatest reference works. He analyzes the scholars, authors, and business people behind the attempts at collecting, displaying, and sharing large amounts of information. The works he covers range from law (The Code of Hammurabi), to language (Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language), to medicine (the DSM-5), to anything deemed important by the editors of Wikipedia.
This humorous and lively, yet deeply researched and scholarly, volume sheds light on some of the ways in which humans have attempted to collect and preserve information since the invention of writing.
The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
by Mary Aiken BF199 .A37 2016 Browsing Books, 2nd floor
Why do people do creepy things online — stuff they wouldn’t do in person? According to world-renowned cyberpsychologist, Mary Aiken, it’s due to the online disinhibition effect (ODE): people become uninhibited online because they are (or think they are) anonymous. ODE has the same effects on people as alcohol in impairing their judgment.
Cyberpsychology is “the study of the impact of emerging technology on human behavior” (p. 4). The author is also an expert in forensic cyberpsychology which combines the disciplines of psychology, sociology and criminology. Not only does Aiken look at online criminal behavior, but at all aspects of our interaction with emerging technology. She describes, for instance, an encounter she witnessed on a train, where a young mother was bottle-feeding her infant. For a half an hour, the mother lovingly and attentively doted upon — her phone! Not once did she look at, let alone made eye contact, with her child — and the author points out the importance of eye contact in parent-child bonding. The phone incident is just one of many concerns about how new technology is affecting children. Another problem area is safety: because people are entering cyberspace from familiar surroundings they mistakenly feel safe when they are anything but.
Be prepared to be a teensy bit disturbed by what you read here – but if it prevents you from turning into a cyborg, it will be well worth it!
You can learn more about Mary Aiken’s groundbreaking work in cyberpsychology in this YouTube video:
Right around now, with temperatures so low, seems like a fine time to think about travel, especially to warmer places, doesn’t it?
The United Nations (UN) has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism (A/RES/70/193), intended to highlight the potential tourism offers for combating poverty and improving understanding among people while protecting the environment. You can learn a bit more about sustainable tourism from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Also, the UN has a specialized agency for tourism, the World Tourism Organization. The WTO’s press release says that the designation of 2017 provides
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world.
If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).
Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!
Lynda.com‘s tutorial videos provide excellent opportunities to brush up on technology skills or acquire new ones. Tutorials on ideas and projects like building leadership skills, career planning, and stress management also exist. If you have some extra time over winter break, try out a new skill, get a head start on your job hunt, or brush up on your Excel knowledge.
The Transgender Teen
by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney HQ77.9 B753 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor
2016 was a year marked by increased visibility and acceptance of trans people into the mainstream. With this acceptance comes a lot of questions from people who don’t identify as such and which the authors of this book identify predominantly as a “generation gap.” Brill and Kenney’s work serves as both a 101 guide book for understanding the basics of transgender and other non-binary identifications. The book goes beyond just definitions though and coaches readers whose children or young people they work with can serve as allies and be supportive of trans people. By walking through different scenarios and explaining the myths of being trans, Brill and Kenney hope to be your guides in understanding the complexities of the gender spectrum.