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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.

Cool off – Fans available to Walworth County residents

Andersen Library is one of Walworth County’s cooling centers,* and in partnership with the county Division of Public Health, has free box fans to distribute to individuals who do not have other means to remain cool. Fans are available from … Continue reading

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Tennis, anyone?

Did you know? On July 6th in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American Wimbledon champion when she won the women’s singles title. Later that year she won the U.S. Open as well. You can learn more from the … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: World UFO Day

It’s World UFO Day on Saturday, July 2! How will you celebrate? Sure, you can see the new Independence Day: Resurgence film in theaters, but you also can read books or watch older movies to enjoy the day! Andersen Library … Continue reading

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4th of July: Library hours, local celebrations

Andersen Library will be closed Sat. (July 2nd) through Mon. (July 4th), because of the holiday weekend. Of course, online access to databases (including articles), the library holdings listed in Books, media and more (UW Whitewater) (including ebooks) and Ask … Continue reading

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Broadway!

Well, the Tony Awards are over for another year, and Hamilton was the big winner overall. Now you’d like to learn more, wouldn’t you? Here are two free sources on the Internet for information about theatre productions: The Internet Broadway … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: The Sopranos

Did you know? The last episode of HBO‘s drama The Sopranos aired on June 10th in 2007. Hard to believe it’s been that long. Steven Holden, writing for The New York Times in 1999 said, “”The Sopranos” sustains its hyper-realism … Continue reading

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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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