Author Archives: Barbara

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.

Friday Fun: Digital Ozark Folksong Collection

The digital Ozark Folksong Collection at the University of Arkansas officially “opens” today, Friday, August 28th! It’s the “largest and most complete collection of traditional music and associated materials from Arkansas and the Ozarks” in the U.S., and includes “recordings … Continue reading

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Aug 26: Women’s Equality Day!

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day! Although celebrated since 1971, it was actually 95 years ago on this day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteed women the right to vote. The women’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Random Useful Websites

It’s Friday, classes haven’t started yet and you need a break from all the scurrying around getting ready. Let’s look for some random useful websites! Forget the targeted searching, open your mind and expand your horizons. Sometimes unplanned experiences are … Continue reading

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Andersen Library @ Orientation Week events!

Welcome (back) to UWW! Come see us at various Orientation Week events! Here’s where we’ll be: Thurs., Aug 20, 9am-noon: RA Resource Fair (UC Hamilton Room) Thurs., Aug 20, 3-6pm: Children’s Center fall open house Mon., Aug 24, 9:30-10:30am: Involvement … Continue reading

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Summer Break! Andersen Library hours Aug 15-30

It’s summer break, that period between the end of summer sessions and the beginning of fall semester. Andersen Library’s hours from August 15-September 1 will be: Mon-Fri*: 8am-4:30pm Sat-Sun: closed *Tues, Sept 1: 7:30am-6pm Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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What’s that in the sky? A meteor shower!

What are you planning to do for the next couple of nights? You might try looking up at the night sky to see the Perseids meteor shower! This meteor shower appears every August around this time, when Earth crosses the … Continue reading

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Library web site issues – links to databases, catalog

Yes, something is awry with the Library’s web pages at the moment. Until the tech people can resolve the issue, you can still get to online resources! Research@UWW – Find “everything” (articles, books, & more) This discovery tool searches multiple … Continue reading

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Friday fun: Historical newsreels on YouTube

Digitized historical newsreels from the Associated Press and British Movietone have been made available on YouTube. The films go back as far as 1895, and cover almost everything you can think of…live footage of significant historical events such as the … Continue reading

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Polka!

If you’re looking for a good time, Savory Sounds this Thursday might be just the thing! Steve Meisner, award-winning accordian player, polka musician, and composer, will provide the sounds at the Birge Fountain (outside the Arts Alliance building) on Thurs., … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 4th of July / Andersen Library’s hours

Andersen Library will be closed on Sunday, July 5th, 2015, 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 a Librarian … Continue reading

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