Andersen Library Memorial Day, Summer Hours

Andersen Library is closed for the Memorial Day weekend (Sat.-Mon., May 23-25).
clip art of sunSummer Session hours begin Tues., May 26:

M-TH: 7:30am – 9pm
F: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sun.: Noon – 8pm*

*EXCEPTION: Closed Sun., July 4th

Remember that even when the Library is closed or you are traveling, you can:

  • Search article databases …just login when prompted with your campus Net-ID (same as for your campus email or D2L),
  • Search Andersen Library’s holdings of Books, Media, and more, and use links to the titles that are online,
  • Renew your checked-out books, DVDs, etc., online (once) through My Account online,
  • Consult online guides for assistance, including citation guides for APA, MLA, and Turabian format, and class assignment guides, and
  • Ask a librarian for help using email or chat, or phone us at the Reference Desk (262-472-1032) during summer session Reference Desk hours (Mon-Tues 9am-9pm, Wed-Thurs 9am-5pm + 5-9pm on Ask a Librarian chat, and Fri 9am-4:30pm when the Library is open).
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My Account, E-shelf, UW Request ready to use

All UW System libraries, including Andersen Library, have completed the migration from one library management system to another. These systems are used to perform tasks related to circulation, cataloging, resource sharing among the UW campus libraries, etc.

My Account” now displays all of your checkouts and due dates, including any new activity, and you can renew materials online too. If you have borrowed materials from other UWs, you will see the lending campuses listed on the left side (in grey). Click on each campus to see what you have checked out from there and when it is due.

New requests for books or DVDs at other UW campus libraries may be done using the free UW Request (search all UW campus libraries and make requests) function within Research@UWW. You must be signed in with your UWW Net-ID. All requested materials will arrive at Andersen Library in 2-5 weekdays, and you will receive an email when items are available at the Circulation Desk. You no longer need to select a lending library! That will happen ‘behind the curtain.’ If you live near another campus (e.g., Rock County) and want to see materials available there, go to our “Other Libraries” web page and select that campus (select UW-Colleges for any 2-year campus). Then search the portion of Search@UW that is books, media and more at that campus. For two-year campuses, you search all of them together and then, while displaying the results of a search, scroll down to “Library” on the left to filter results by campus.

In addition, the e-shelf in Research@UWW is usable again. So you can mark search results to put them on your online shelf, save queries, etc.

Please bear with us! We’ll all be learning to navigate the new and improved system and Research@UWW together.

Questions? Please ask a librarian via email or chat, or contact the appropriate department:

  • Borrowing/returning Andersen Library materials: Circulation 262.472.5511
  • Borrowing from other libraries: 262.472.5524 or 262.472.5673
  • Other questions: Reference 262.472.1032

Screenshot of My Account:
Screenshot of My Account

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 19, 2015

The Sea and Civilization

The Sea & Civilization:
A Maritime History of the World
by Lincoln Paine
CB465 .P34 2013
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Since water makes up more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, it makes sense that the sea looms large in human history. Maritime historian, Lincoln Paine, peers deep into the watery past to document humans’ interactions with the sea — for hunting, fishing, migration and conquest — and shows how those endeavors shaped their world. His investigation begins with ancient societies across the globe and extends through the Twentieth Century and contemporary military, trade and fishing issues.

Whether you’re a land-locked Midwesterner or a coastie, this book will open a fascinating window for you on how water has shaped our world.

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Book Sale

For the remainder of the month we will be selling off our “second chance” books and less-than-beautiful, yet totally functional, binders at the bargain basement price of $.25 each or $1 per bag.

I hope your semester ends well and your summer is grand.

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 12, 2015

Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics

The New Black:
What Has Changed and What Has Not
Edited by Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel E. Charles
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Mack and Charles book is a collection of essays on race in the twenty-first century compiled by various authors. Many of the issues discussed in this volume are centered around the shift in racial consciousness in the United States since Barack Obama was voted President of the United States. At the core of the book is a reflection on evolving civil rights issues in modern times covering topics like immigration, police violence, and the role of the Federal Government. This works prevents unique ideas that both critical and thought provoking. It is much recommended for anyone wanting to reflect on the current status of race in America.

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Exam Inspiration: Pomp and Circumstance

Whether you graduate this semester or not, graduation is the goal, right? Well, OK, that and getting a job, of course. Inspire yourself by listening to Pomp and Circumstance!

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Why is this piece used at so many graduation ceremonies anyway?! National Public Radio posted “‘Pomp and Circumstance’ Familiar Standard Marches Ahead of Competitors” with an explanation and links to related information.

And to all of those who graduate this Saturday, May 16th: Congratulations and good luck!

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Friday Fun: Jokes, Humor, Comedy

Feeling a bit stressed? Maybe a little laughter could take the edge off! According to the documentary Laughology (2nd-floor DVDs, Academic, BF575.L3 L28 2010), laughing is a great way to reduce stress. And it’s good for your heart (see “Laughter is Good for Your Heart, According to a New UMMC Study“)!

Andersen Library can help! Search the Books, Media and More section of Research@UWW and find

    cover of Napalm and Silly Putty book
  • book titles such as The World’s best jokes (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN6153 .C6 1936a), The Oxford dictionary of humorous quotations (2nd-floor Reference Collection, PN6084.H8 O94 2001), Tales to tickle your funny bone: Humorous tales from around the world (online), “You-know” stories (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN6014 .B4 2009), Dave Barry in cyberspace (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN6231.E4 B27 1996), The 50 funniest American writers: An anthology of humor from Mark Twain to the Onion (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN6165 .F55 2011), Humor me: An anthology of funny contemporary writing (plus some great old stuff too) (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN6162 .H755 2010), Napalm & silly putty by George Carlin (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN6162 .C276 2001), and lots more.
  • a recorded stand-up routine: Kevin Hart: Let me explain (2nd-floor Browsing DVDs, feature films, at “call number” Kev), and
  • comedy films and TV shows that can be watched, such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Foul play, Anger management, In living color, Parks and recreation, British comedy The IT crowd, and many others (alphabetical by title in 2nd-floor Browsing DVDs).

Yep, who knew Andersen Library could be such a fun(ny) place? And good for your health, too.

If you’d like assistance with finding materials, please ask a librarian.

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Relaxathon events to reduce stress

The Spring 2015 installment of Relaxathon is officially underway. This event will take place May 4 – 13 in the Andersen Library.

This semester’s stress relieving efforts will feature student favorites such as coloring pages, a candy cart and several pet therapy dates. It will also include button-making, Try-It-Tuesday’s free healthy snacks, and silly putty, luggage tag/bookmarks and stress ball making.

Free items geared toward the students also include coffee on weekends and late nights, along with popcorn on evenings the Library is open until 2am.

The Library will stay open for extended hours during May 8 – 18 for students utilizing the Library space as a place to complete finals homework.

The events are open to anyone interested – all are encouraged to come take their mind off finals stress!


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Andersen Library exam hours

Andersen Library will extend its hours for exam study beginning Fri., May 8.

Fri. May 8:   7:00am – 10pm
Sat., May 9:   9am – 10pm
Sun., May 10:   9am – 2am
Mon., May 11:   7am – 2am
Tues., May 12:   7am – 2am
Wed., May 13:   7am – 2am
Thurs. May 14:   7am – 2am
Fri. May 15:   7am – 6pm
Sat., May 16:   10am – 6pm
Sun., May 17:   11am – 8pm
Mon., May 18:   7am – 4:30pm

The first and third floors of the Library close at midnight; only 2nd/main floor is open from midnight until 2am. All three floors are open until closing on nights when then Library closes earlier than 2am. Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Free coffee and hot cocoa on weekends and late nights, and popcorn on evenings the Library is open until 2am!

collage of images of students studyingStudy hard and good luck, everybody!

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