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: 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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Confederate flag controversy

Would you like to learn more about the controversy over the flag of the Confederacy? Andersen Library can help! Search Research@UWW to find books such as Colors and blood: Flag passions of the Confederate South, Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary … Continue reading

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Animals taking Earth back: summer thrills

There are so many choices if you want to read or view something ridiculous about scary critters this summer! I recently saw the latest Jurassic flick, which did not disappoint because I’m a sucker for a huge dinosaur lowering its … Continue reading

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Juan Felipe Herrera

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that in the fall, Juan Felipe Herrera will serve as the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2015-2016. He will be the first Hispanic poet to serve. Read more about him … Continue reading

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Dairy Month!

If it’s June, it’s time to celebrate dairy! Wisconsin is a great state to do that. If you’re looking for a dairy breakfast, check out Breakfast on the Farm, a web page from Travel Wisconsin. Learn more about dairy and … Continue reading

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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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