Warhawk Book Talks – March

Ever wonder what your faculty or colleagues are reading? Here’s your chance to find out! Warhawk Book Talks is a series where professors, staff, and students at UW-W talk about their favorite books!

George Savage, Amusing Ourselves to Death

Andy Yu, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Lana Collett-Klingenberg, Quiet

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Civil Rights Movement

Jim Gibbons, historian, will talk about “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Civil Rights Movement” on Sat., Mar. 25 at 12:30pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W. Center St.). This program is free and open to everyone.

Eleanor Roosevelt, as spouse to four-term President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. After FDR’s death in 1945 President Truman appointed her to the first U.S. delegation to the United Nations, where she chaired the Commission on Human Rights and helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can learn more about her at the web site of the FDR Presidential Library & Museum.

cover of The Firebrand and the First Lady bookIf you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library can help! with books such as Courage in a dangerous world: The political writings of Eleanor Roosevelt (3rd-floor Main Collection, E807.1.R48 A3 1999 or online via EBSCOhost’s eBook Collection) and The firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice (2nd-floor New Arrivals Island, E807.1.R48 B45 2016).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, 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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Featured Resources: Entrepreneurship

Calling all hopeful entrepreneurs! The library has several resources, some new, that can give you that critical edge in writing your business plan, winning your funding competition, targeting the right consumers, or whatever your next step might be to change the world.

  • Simmons is our newest and best resource for consumer market research. Check out that earlier post to learn more.
  • Bizminer is a database trial that only runs through March 31, 2017, so follow that link and check it out, and let me know (schemmn@uww.edu) if you find it useful enough to purchase
  • ReferenceUSA is a great database for finding your local competitors.
  • Census data can be a treasure trove for knowing your local market too. Check out the free Census Business Builder for a visualization/mapping tool, or American Fact Finder for the raw data tables.
  • Finally, see many more links, plus tutorials for how to use these resources, at our Entrepreneurship Guide — get in touch with me if you’re still stumped and could use some help.

And best of luck to everyone competing at the Warhawk Business Plan Competition next month!

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New Stuff Tuesday — March 21

Elvis Style book jacket

Elvis Style: from zoot suits to jumpsuits
by Zoey Goto
ML420.P96 G68 2016
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Everybody has heard at least a few of his swoon-worthy ballads or pop tunes that epitomize the ‘60s for many, but how many of us recognize the ongoing influence Elvis had on clothing, hair and more?

This visual feast of a book is a tour through some of the star’s most signature accessories: the pompadour hairdo; white or gold jumpsuits with incredibly detailed sequins, embroidery, or other embellishment for the stage; his favorite peanut-butter and banana sandwich; his many Cadillacs. It also includes some quirky, less-known details: the gaudy jewelry he often gave away to his inner circle and to random fans alike, often embellished with his name or slogans like TLC (tender loving care) or TCB (taking care of business, a personal motto he and Priscilla created); personalization on everything from silk scarves to wristwatches; items from around Graceland that show an either lifelong or passing fascination with karate, law enforcement, guns, western and Native American motifs, and more.
an example of Elvis's jewelry
a pair of Elvis's sequined pants

Performers, clothing designers, and everyday people today still are influenced by Elvis’s fashion and style trendsetting. If you’ve ever sneered at or admired men wearing bubble-gum pink or other gaudy colors, David Bowie rocking an outlandish jumpsuit on stage, men wearing Hawaiian shirts to demonstrate carefree leisure, and many other small details, now you know who can receive at least some of the credit!

If all this is making you miss the oldies, watch this to see some of the King in all his soulful, sequined, pop-collared, hip-swiveling glory: YouTube Preview Image

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library

It’s time for the 5th annual…

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Dance Party in the Library!

UW-Whitewater students, staff, faculty and Children’s Center families accompanied by a child 6 years of age or younger, are invited to join Andersen Library for the 5th annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Friday, April 7th, to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Child participants bring a stuffed animal friend to join them in a library story time and craft activity. This year’s event will be a dance party–animals are encouraged to come ready to boogie. Their stuffed animals get to stay the night and explore the library after hours! Children will pick up their stuffed animal and a memento of their animal’s night-time adventures on Saturday, April 8th, or Monday, April 10th.

StuffedAnimalSleepover

Note: Children need to be accompanied by an adult, but the library will provide chaperones for the stuffed animals’ overnight stay.

Please fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/4WDQSJ

When?      Friday, April 7th

  • Session 1:      3.30-4.30 PM
  • Session 2:      4.30-5.30 PM

Where?     Andersen Library, 2nd Floor

Want to know more? See our post from last year’s event. Have questions?  Contact the Reference Desk.

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Spring Break! Library, Café hours

A student at the Reference Desk earlier this week commented that it was hard to be motivated right now, but there was soooooooo much to do. Yes, Spring Break beckons.

clip art of palm treeAndersen Library’s hours will be:

Sat.-Sun. Mar 18-19: CLOSED
Mon-Fri Mar 20-24: 8am-4:30pm
Sat Mar 25: CLOSED
Sun Mar 26: 3pm-2am (only 2nd floor is open midnight-2am)
Mon Mar 27: normal semester hours resume

The Food for Thought café is open on Thurs Mar 16 from 8:45am-2pm, but then is closed Fri Mar 17 through Sun Mar 26. It resumes normal hours on Mon Mar 27. There are vending machines outside the Library, on the lower level. Break hours for other on-campus dining options are online.

Remember that even when the Library is closed or you are traveling, you can:

  • Search article databases …just login when prompted with your campus Net-ID (same as for your campus email or D2L),
  • Search Andersen Library’s holdings of books, media and more (part of Research@UWW) and use links to the titles that are online, including ereserves for classes,
  • Search Research@UWW for articles, books, and more all at one time–it’s best to login to get all possible results.
  • Renew your checked-out books, DVDs, etc., online (once) through your Account,
  • Consult online guides for assistance, including citation guides for APA, MLA, and Turabian format, and class assignment guides, and
  • Ask a librarian for help using email or chat, or phone us at the Reference Desk (262-472-1032) during Spring Break Reference Desk hours (Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sunday March 27th 3-5 & 6-10pm).

Enjoy the break safely, everybody. And don’t forget: You can get audio books or popular novels or feature films from Andersen Library to help enjoy your week off from classes!

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American Indian Treaties of the Upper Great Lakes

Dr. Anthony Gulig, Dept. of History, will talk about “American Indian Treaties of the Upper Great Lakes: How We Know What We Know” at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 14, at the Fort Atkinson Club (211 S. Water St. E, Fort Atkinson). It’s the first of the Club’s 2017 Spring Lecture Series, which feature local experts.

cover of American Indian Treaties bookIf you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library can help! Find books such as Faith in paper: The ethnohistory and litigation of upper Great Lakes Indian treaties (available to UWW students and staff from other UW campus libraries via free UW Request), American Indian treaties: The history of a political anomaly (3rd-floor Main Collection, KF8205 .P75 1994 or online via eBook Collection, EBSCOhost) Treaties and agreements of the Indian tribes of the Great Lakes Region (3rd-floor Main Collection, E78 .G73 U5x), or Documents of American Indian diplomacy: Treaties, agreements, and conventions, 1775-1979 (2nd-floor Reference Collection, KF8202 1999, or online via eBook Collection, EBSCOhost). The UW Digital Collections includes “Documents relating to Indian affairs,” containing documents related to ratified and unratified treaties with various tribes from 1801-1869 and the Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1826-1932. There also are articles such as “The dynamics of American Indian diplomacy in the Great Lakes region” (American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2003, vol.27:no.4, pp.53-77).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, 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 – March 14

Place Names of Wisconsin book jacket

Place Names of Wisconsin
by Edward Callary
F579 .C35 2016
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

When you’ve read Callary’s fascinating book you’ll know all there is to know about Wisconsin place names. Although some or our names are so obscure that information is unreliable or unavailable, another 2,000+ are listed here.

This book provides names of places in Wisconsin and information about them. Toponyms (Greek for place name) include the names of landforms, such as mountains and rivers, and political divisions, such as cities and counties, although Callary primarily focuses on political divisions here. For example, the town of Whitewater was founded in 1840, the same year the post office was established here, and the city of Whitewater was founded in 1885. Our community was named after Whitewater Creek, which is a translation of the Menominee words wapeskiw (it is white) and nepew (water). This creek was the source of white clay used to make pottery and bricks by the local settlers. Also our home, Walworth County was established in 1838. The name was originally suggested by abolitionist Samuel F. Phoenix, the founder of Delavan, after another abolitionist, Reuben H. Walworth, a high ranking judicial official in New York.

Want to know what “Wisconsin” means? It’s introduction to this book. Search and ye shall find.

A fun and informative read that can be absorbed piecemeal and in any order, I recommend it to all of you.

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Reserve a group study room online

Prefer to make your own reservations rather that stopping in or calling the library? Now you can! Follow the instructions below to reserve your room now. Group study room reservations are only available to current UW-Whitewater students.

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1. Access 25Live from your own device at uww.edu/reserve.
2. There are 6 study rooms available for online reservation. Information about all 6 study rooms can be found via a quick link under “Public Location Searches.” To view, select “Library Study Rooms” from the list. Available rooms are:
L1122            L1123            L2206
L2207           L2210b         L3102N

3. In order to reserve a room, you need to be signed in to the system. You can do this at the top of the page.
4. To go directly to the room location, enter the room number in the box “search location” under the “Quick Search” section, then click “go.”
5. Next, click on the availability tab. Click “load availability” if it appears.
• Available time slots will appear as white blocks.
• Unavailable time slots will display as green blocks.
6. Click on a white time slot; you should see an icon with a pencil appear.
7. The Event Wizard will open up. Fill in all of the required information on each page, then select “next” to advance through the form.
8. Once you have reached the end, click the “I agree” box, then next and save. The Event Wizard will give you a confirmation. At this point, you can view, edit, or email information about the reservation.

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Mobile Device Charging Stations Back in Service

mobile charging station imageThe two mobile charging stations are back in service!

One is available in the group study room area (NE section) on the Library’s main/second floor, and the other is near the “alcove” of computer stations in front of the Reference Desk.

Please remember that you are responsible for monitoring your devices while they are charging. The Library is not responsible for unattended devices at the station.

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