Library Hours Aug. 19-Sept. 7

Photo of Andersen Library building in the background and coneflowers in the foregroundSummer Session ends on Saturday, August 19!

Andersen Library’s Summer Break (August 19-September 4) hours will be:

  • Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sat.-Sun.: Closed
    • Mon. Sept. 4 (Labor Day): Closed

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Andersen Library’s hours for the first three days of Fall semester classes have earlier closing times than usual:

  • Tues., Sept. 5: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 6-7: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Regular Fall Semester Andersen Library hours begin on Friday, September 8:

  • Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sat.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sun.: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Of course, even when the Library is closed, online access to databases including online full-text articles, library holdings listed in Books, media and more (UW Whitewater) including ebooks, and Ask a Librarian online assistance via chat will be available.

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T3: Windows10 Logout

Welcome to a new school year! We have many new computers in our spaces this year and updated operating systems on the PCs and Macs. Public PCs on campus have been updated to a new version of Windows10 and the process to logout has changed a bit.

To logout:

  1. Click on the Windows icon Windows 10 Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the Windows10 Account Icon icon.
  3. Select Sign Out.

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Have a great year!

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Eclipse! Where will you be on Aug 21? Will you be ready?

Get ready to experience the Great American Eclipse! Free local events:

Make your own eclipse viewer on Thurs, Aug 17, from 3:30-4:30pm at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (431 W Center St, Whitewater) using materials supplied by the library (while supplies last).

Hear UWW Physics Professor Bob Benjamin talk about what occurs during a total solar eclipse, the frequency of eclipses, and their applications in science at 7pm on Fri, Aug. 18, in Upham Hall 140.

Attend a viewing, hosted by Lecturer Juliana Constantinescu and the UWW Physics Dept, of the partial solar eclipse on Mon, Aug 21, between 11:52am and 2:39pm, at the campus Observatory (on the hill behind Hyer Hall). The partial solar eclipse will reach its maximum at 1:17pm with 84.97% of the sun covered by the moon. Eclipse glasses will be available to share. In order to see the total eclipse, you must travel to a location along the path of totality. (No part of Wisconsin is on the path. Bummer.)

Wherever you are during the eclipse, please remember: Do not look directly at the sun.

cover of book TotalityYou can learn more about this from NASA’s Eclipse 2017 web page. Andersen Library also has resources for learning more, including books such as Eclipse!: The what, where, when, why, and how guide to watching solar and lunar eclipses (3rd-floor Main Collection, QB541 .H35 1997), Mask of the sun: The science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses (3rd-floor Main Collection, QB541 .D846 2017), and Totality: Eclipses of the sun (online via ProQuest Ebook Central, aka ebrary).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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New Stuff Tuesday: August 15, 2017

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A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue
By John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski
HD8039.F65 A3 2017
Browsing Books, 2nd floor

You don’t have to be planning on late summer jaunt that involves boating of any sort in big waters, say, in a kayak on Lake Superior or even in an inflatable across Lake Nemahbin, to be drawn into this gripping tale of survival.

A Speck in the Sea is the true story of lobster fisherman John Aldridge who fell overboard the night of July 24, 2013, while his other crew members were asleep below. While the New York Times Magazine article published shortly after the event shares the details from a journalistic standpoint, the book provides the first person accounts from the perspectives of Aldridge, his crew members, family members, and the U.S. Coast Guard service members involved in the search-and-rescue mission.

As with many maritime happenings, from the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to the rescue by the tall ship Denis Sullivan, the story of Aldridge’s rescue has been memorialized in song, the lyrics of which are included in the appendix.

Listen to The Tale of Johnny Load performed by the singer songwriter Nancy Atlas:

Continue with a clip of Hooray for the Denis Sullivan by Wisconsin singer songwriter Rick Fitzgerald, as well as Gordon Lightfoot’s The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to round out your nautical listening.

And most of all enjoy your next trip out on the water, don’t forget to wear your PFD, and practice safe boating!

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The Iron Brigade talk Aug. 10

Eric Schlehlein will talk about “Forged in Blood: How The Iron Brigade Earned Its Metallic Moniker” on Thurs., Aug. 10, from 6-7:30pm in the community room at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (431 W Center St, Whitewater). This is about the more than three thousand Wisconsinites who served in this Civil War brigade.

Schlehlein is the author of Black Iron Mercy, a traditionally-published novel of the American Civil War. Copies will be available for purchase at the talk. Several public libraries in Wisconsin have copies, including the Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson)

You can learn more with Andersen Library resources. Some books related to this topic, such as The Iron Brigade: A military history, are viewable in the 1st-floor Special Collections, which is open Mon-Fri from 9am-4:30pm. Other books include Those damned black hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg campaign (online via ProQuest’s Ebook Central) and Echoes from the marches of the famous Iron Brigade : unwritten stories of that famous organization (3rd-floor Main OVERSIZE E493.5 .I72 E25x).

The Wisconsin Historical Society provides an essay online: “Wisconsin’s Involvement in the Civil War,” which also contains a bit about the Iron Brigade.

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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New Stuff Tuesday – August 8, 2017

Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars
Written and directed by Fredrik Gertten
Browsing DVD HE 5736 .B55 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

One glance at just about any large city anywhere will tell you that cities are built around the automobile. College campuses, on the other hand, often appear to be designed with pedestrians and bicyclists in mind. Although UWW isn’t exactly a bicycle mecca, nearly every campus building has bicycle parking available, while residence halls offer covered bike parking and bike lockers.

Bicycle vs Cars is a documentary about the great divide between bicycles and cars when it comes to urban planning. The filmmakers travel around the globe to witness the efforts of bicycle advocates in their mission to make cities bicycle-friendly while clashing with corporate interests whose profits are driven by the automobile culture.

Although Wisconsin is in no danger of jettisoning the automobile, it’s nice that even smaller communities like Whitewater are making strides to become cycling-friendly with bicycle lanes and paths sprinkled about town.

Here’s an interview with the filmmaker if you’re interested in learning more about his bicycle activism.

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Climate Reality talk Aug 3

Mary Jarosz, Climate Reality Leader trained by The Climate Reality Project (founded by the Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President, Al Gore) will talk about climate reality on Thurs., Aug. 3, at 6pm at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (431 W Center St, Whitewater). Free and open to all!

Program description: “Stopping climate change is the challenge of our time. But we know how and thanks to the Paris Agreement, we have the tools to do it. The sustainable future we want is finally in our hands. The presentation is about the science, weather reality and solutions that everyone can embrace to stop climate change.”

The Climate Reality Project web site provides a lot of information, including a quiz and a five-minute “Climate 101″ video with Bill Nye, Science Guy:
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cover of book Advancing the Science of Climate ChangeYou can learn more with Andersen Library resources, including books and government reports such as Advancing the Science of Climate Change (online via ProQuest Ebook Central, previously ebrary; summary and preview via Google Books), The impacts of climate change on human health in the United States: A scientific assessment, executive summary (online, full report also online), Are we screwed?: How a new generation is fighting to survive climate change (on order for 2nd-floor Browsing Books; copies held by two other UW campuses), and The water problem: Climate change and water policy in the United States (online via Project MUSE). The Library’s subscription databases provide access to articles such as “Economics, science and climate change” (World Economics, 2016, vol.17:no.2, pp.31-62), “The ‘Best available science’ and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” (European Journal Of Risk Regulation, 2016, vol.7:no.1, pp.42-48), and “Climate change and the clash of worldviews: An exploration of how to move forward in a polarized debate” (Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, 2015, vol.50:no.4, pp.906-921).

Also see ScienceOpen’s Climate Change: Open Access, an automatically-updating collection of open access articles on climate change. Among the top publishers of the morfe than 7,000 articles there are the Public Library of Science, Nature Publishing Group, and BioMed Central.

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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$.25 book sale

For the next four weeks we’ll be selling books on book sale carts for $.25/each or $1 for as many books as you can fit in a plastic grocery bag. Come on over and get these gems now.

Starting the last week in August we’ll be back to our regular $1/each book sale, with a twist. Now the $.25 sale will be the last few days of the month and will apply to the remaining books on the carts. No refunds will be given for earlier sales.

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Costume exhibit, August 3-27

Whitewater Arts Alliance‘s Cultural Arts Center gallery (402 W Main St) will feature an exhibit of costumes designed by Marshall Anderson, UWW Theatre/Dance Department, from Thurs., Aug. 3 through Sun., Aug. 27. Gallery hours are noon-5pm Thurs-Sun. A free reception, open to all, will take place on Sun., Aug. 6, from 1-3pm.

cover of book The Handbook of Stage CostumeYou can learn more about designing costume for theatrical productions with Andersen Library’s help! For example, we have books including Stage costume step-by-step: The complete guide to designing and making stage costumes for all major drama periods and genres from classical through the twentieth century (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2067 .K54 1996), The handbook of stage costume (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2067 .B53 2006), Basic sewing for costume construction: A handbook (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, PN2067 .C87 2012), Men’s garments, 1830-1900: A guide to pattern cutting (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, TT590 .D38 1989), In a glamorous fashion: The fabulous years of Hollywood costume design (3rd-floor Main Collection, TT507 .L36), and Hollywood costume (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, PN2067 .H64 2013). Article databases contain resources such as “Second skin: Investigating the production of contoured patterns for the theatrical costume industry” (Costume: Journal of the Costume Society, 2016, v50:no.1, pp.90-113, 10.1080/05908876.2015.1129860), “Broadway costume business” (Financial History, 2008, no.92: pp.31-34), and “‘The first time I put on a Maggie Smith …': The role of costuming in the artistic process of actresses at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival” (Canadian Theatre Review, 2012, no.152, pp.32-37).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

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New Stuff Tuesday – July 25, 2017

Through Deaf Eyes book cover

Through Deaf Eyes
Produced by Lawrence R Hott and Diane Garey
HV2530 .T57 2007
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

The DVD Through Deaf Eyes is a documentary that encompasses around 200 years of Deaf life in the US, from the time that American Sign Language (ASL) originated to 2007. It shares the perspectives of teachers, historians, and others who are hearing impaired on topics such as signing, oral English, and identity. The documentary explains the difference between the “Deaf” community, people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language, and “deaf” people, those with hearing impairments who do not identify as part of that community. The two are not mutually exclusive.

This film is fascinating and enlightening. One if the things I learned was that although every American knows who Alexander Graham Bell is, few know that his mother and wife were deaf. Regarding teaching language to the deaf, Bell was a major proponent of “oralism,” which is when language instruction focuses on speaking aloud and lipreading. He even opened a school for the deaf in 1872 where “visible speech” was taught. He didn’t approve of sign language. ASL is now the primary language taught in schools for students who are deaf.

The film is primarily a mix of modern interviews and historical images, it also incorporates six lively short documentaries into the whole, which are produced by Deaf media artists and filmmakers. Below is a link to a clip from one of these: CJ Jones – What are You, Hearing?

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