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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.

Andersen Library Memorial Day, Summer Hours

Andersen Library is closed for the Memorial Day weekend (Sat.-Mon., May 28-30). Summer Session hours begin Tues., May 31: M-TH: 7:30am – 9pm F: 7:30am – 4:30pm Sat: CLOSED Sun.: Noon – 8pm* *EXCEPTION: Closed Sun.-Mon., July 3-4 Remember that … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Star Wars

Happy anniversary, Star Wars (May 25th)! Did you know, that on May 25th in 1977 the original Star Wars movie was released? It was an enormous Memorial Day weekend box office hit. You can celebrate by watching it again! Andersen … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Historical Atlases

Here’s some fun for history and map buffs: American Panorama: An atlas of United States history, is an ongoing project at the University of Richmond that currently offers maps of The forced migration of enslaved people, 1810-1860 The overland trails, … Continue reading

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Bison: Our National Mammal

President Obama signed Public Law 114-152, the National Bison Legacy Act, on Monday, May 9, designating the bison as our official national mammal. Among the many organizations supporting the legislation were: The InterTribal Buffalo Council – Its mission is “Restoring … Continue reading

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Library Hours May 17-30

Whew! Another Spring Semester is over. Time to look ahead! Between Spring and Summer sessions (May 17-30, 2016), Andersen Library hours are: Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Sat-Sun: CLOSED Exception: Mon, May 30th (Memorial Day): CLOSED Please note that … Continue reading

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Andersen Library exam hours

Andersen Library is extending its hours for exam study: Mon.-Thurs., May 2-5: 7am – 2am Fri., May 6: 7am – 10pm Sat., May 7: 9am – 10pm Sun., May 8: 9am – 2am Mon.-Thurs., May 9-12: 7am – 2am Fri., … Continue reading

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Jazz Appreciation Month

Please note that live Jazz in the Library today has been cancelled. We apologize for any disappointment! April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and you can celebrate by joining us for some jazz in Andersen Library on Friday, April 29th, … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert, journalist and author of The sixth extinction: An unnatural history, for which she won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction will deliver the last Contemporary Issues Lecture of the year at 7pm on Wed, Apr 20, in … Continue reading

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Earth Week

UW-Whitewater offers several Earth Week (April 18-22, 2016) events, including these: The documentary This changes everything will be shown on Mon, Apr 18, from 5-7pm in Summers Auditorium (UC). If you miss it, Andersen Library has the book by Naomi … Continue reading

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First Past the Post and Public Opinion: Do Early Primaries Matter?

Dr. Jolly Emrey*, Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Dept., will talk about “First past the post and public opinion: Do early primaries matter?” on Tues, Apr 12, at 7:30pm at The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center (211 … Continue reading

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