Author Archives: Ellen Latorraca

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies

When Children Can’t Go to the Library: E-books for Children, Their Teachers, and Their Caregivers

(Blog post co-authored by Library Student Staff Member, LaDae’ McDowell.) Kids at home? Going quarantine stir crazy? Can’t seem to get the nieces and nephews to understand why physical distancing is important? Do you miss your students and wish to … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson Education has always been a lifelong pursuit for me.  I always knew that education was an access opportunity and with it came … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson “A door had opened. The land had folded like fabric. Conduction, Conduction, Conduction.” To read The Water Dancer, you must unleash your ability … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

The New Kid – Jerry Craft Review contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson As a former elementary teacher, I truly enjoyed teaching reading. My dissertation was a study about bibliotherapy which is how to help students choose and read books … Continue reading

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Postponed: The 8th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Due to current circumstances, we will postpone the 8th annual… Stuffed Animal friends will have a drama-filled evening Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library. Watch for the event later in the year! Here’s what will be in store: UW-Whitewater students, … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead Review contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson Colton Whitehead won a Pulitzer Award for his 2016 book, the Underground Railroad. Whitehead has received the MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the … Continue reading

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Valentine Story Time for Friends

Opening Songs and Movement: Our February Story Time for our 4K friends the UW-W Children’s Center opened with our standard “We clap and sing hello” action song. To mix things up a bit, we tried out a new movement rhyme … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Dwight C. Watson

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations – Toni Morrison Review contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson I started this book this summer and was savoring every chapter as I read one chapter per day.  On the day … Continue reading

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Story Time: Animals Move, Animals Groove!

Welcome to the first Andersen Library Story Time blog post! Andersen Library hosts a monthly story time visit for the UW-Whitewater Children’s Center. Student library staff members plan and carry out story time activities with the support of the Education … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – August 6, 2019

Wally Funk’s Race for Space : The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer by Sue Nelson TL789.85.F86 N45 2018 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor It was easy to get swept away by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 … Continue reading

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