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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.

May 29: Wisconsin enters the Union

Celebrate May 29th! On this day in 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state. Did you know that the people voted against statehood four times? And then it took a while to agree on a constitution. Read more about “The State … Continue reading

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Andersen Library Memorial Day, Summer Hours

Andersen Library is closed for the Memorial Day weekend (Sat.-Mon., May 23-25). Summer Session hours begin Tues., May 26: M-TH: 7:30am – 9pm F: 7:30am – 4:30pm Sat: CLOSED Sun.: Noon – 8pm* *EXCEPTION: Closed Sun., July 4th Remember that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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! Why is this piece used at so many graduation ceremonies anyway?! … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Andersen Library exam hours

Andersen Library will extend its hours for exam study beginning Fri., May 8. Hours Fri. May 8:   7:00am – 10pm Sat., May 9:   9am – 10pm Sun., May 10:   9am – 2am Mon., May 11:   7am – 2am Tues., May … Continue reading

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Latinas in Literature

Dr. Nayla Chehade, UWW Professor of Languages and Literatures, will talk about “Latinas in Literature” at 3:30pm on Tues., May 5th in UC275A. It’s part of the Latino Heritage Lecture Series. Would you like to learn more? Andersen Library can … Continue reading

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Friday fun: volcanoes

OK, so we had a little snow pelt us this week (my coworker says that stuff is called graupel), and the Library had to be evacuated because the fire alarms went off for a while on Tuesday. Would you prefer … Continue reading

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Hunger, Obesity & the Food System

Ellen Gustafson, a food system change advocate and author of We the eaters: If we change dinner, we can change the world, will talk about “A New Understanding of Hunger, Obesity and the Food System” on Mon., Apr. 20 at … Continue reading

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