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.

Faculty Author Book Signing July 29

Jim Winship, UW-Whitewater Professor of Social Work, has been a Peace Corps volunteer and a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, and he has co-authored four titles related to youth and migration in El Salvador. Coming of age in El Salvador, … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: “Be a Better Bird Nerd”

I know, I know, it was only a couple of weeks ago that I used bird cams for Friday Fun. But I can’t resist another birds-on-the-brain entry! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology challenges you to be a better bird nerd! … Continue reading

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Sink Your Teeth Into Vampire Info!

Interested in researching all things vampire? Andersen Library can help! Search the catalog to find titles such as Encyclopedia of the vampire: The living dead in myth, legend, and popular culture (2nd-Floor Reference Collection, PN56.V3 E63 2011), The universal vampire: … Continue reading

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Mealtime Music on Thursdays

Looking for a place to enjoy lunch outside? Maybe with a little music, too? Mmmmm…like a mini-vacation in the middle of your day! On Thursdays in July, from 11:30am-12:45pm, eat while sitting on the lawn of the Cultural Arts Center … Continue reading

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July 4: Andersen Library hours, Whitewater events

Andersen Library will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014. Of course, online access to databases (including articles), the library catalog (including ebooks) and Ask a Librarian online assistance via chat will be available. But if you’re taking a break … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Birds

What better way to celebrate Friday and the weekend than by appreciating nature via bird cams! I’ve recently been enjoying the Texas Barn Owls, brought to us by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They should be fledging soon, in about … Continue reading

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Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Johnson on June 13, 1967, was the first African-American justice on the Court. You can read his biography via Biography Reference Bank database,

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Patricia Cornwell – summer reading

Bestselling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, creator of crime-solving medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, was born on June 9th in 1956. Looking for a few good books to read? Do you like CSI? Try her novels! Search HALCat for a list of … Continue reading

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Barns! June 5

Frank Landi will talk about Barns of Walworth County at Whitewater’s public library, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Ave. in Whitewater, on Thurs., June 5, at 6:30pm. This talk will “explore the architectural history of … Continue reading

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How can I get the full text article??

How do you determine whether you can access the full text of a particular article in a journal, magazine, or newspaper? Use the Journal Holdings list!! On the Library Home page, there are several ways to get into the Journal … Continue reading

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