Student Book Club

Join us for the Spring 2017 Andersen Library’s Student Book Club!

Andersen Library Student Book Club features topics related to diversity and one book is discussed each semester. This Spring we will be reading and discussing The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Meetings will be held on Feb. 22, March 1, and March 8 from 3:30-4:30pm. Discussion facilitated by: Karen Fisher – Disability Services Coordinator
focusing on Psychological Disabilities, Autism Spectrum & Learning Disabilities, and Sara Vogt – Associate Director of the Center for Students With Disabilities.

Feb. 22- Books will be dispersed to participants (free copies for the first 15 to sign up). Discussion will focus on introducing the book and providing insight into living with autism.
*Please note that the distribution of books will take place within the first 10 minutes of the January 22 meeting. If you are not there, your book will go to the next available “drop in” attendee. Know you will be late? Let Rebecca Jones (jonesrl@uww.edu) know beforehand.

March 1- Discussion of the first half of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (approx. 65 pages)

March 8 – Discussion of the second half of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (approx. 65 pages)

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and are sponsored by Undergraduate Research and Honors Programs.

Questions or require accommodations? Contact Rebecca Jones at 262.472.7164 or jonesrl@uww.edu.

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“On the Road Again” art exhibit

“On the Road Again,” an exhibition of works by Shelby Keefe, a Whitewater native and nationally-known artist who was the third (2011) artist-in-residence at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel®, will run from Fri Feb 10-Sun Mar 19 in the Whitewater Cultural Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center at 402 West Main Street. It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon-5pm. You can read more about Shelby and see some of her work in the CAA’s Winter 2017 newsletter or at Keefe’s website. An article about Keefe, “Painting to a different beat” (Southwest Art, 2015) can be read online at the publication’s website.

Entrance to the gallery in the Center is free, although donations are welcome.

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T3: Browser Extension and App to Stop Fake News

Fake News Infographic

Fake news stories are gaining prominence on the open web and in social media. The information literacy and critical thinking skills you are learning in your classes will help you spot fake news and disregard it, but everyone can use some help along the way. In addition to asking a librarian for help, you can use this browser extension and app to alert you to questionable websites and Facebook posts. Here are a few:

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New Stuff Tuesday – January 31, 2017

Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics video jacket

Pride Denied:
Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics
by Kami Chisholm
HQ76.5 .P75 2016
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

This documentary by veteran Canadian filmmaker Kami Chisholm describes the grassroots origins of LGBTQ pride and details how corporate sponsors turned it into a feel-good brand and blunted its radical political edge, creating the depoliticized PRIDE spectacles of today. These events project an image of tolerance and equality, instead of calling attention to the relationship between normative identity, power, and sexual repression that still exists today. Chisholm draws on the insights of activists, artists, and educators to make a compelling case for returning to the beginnings of the LGBTQ rights movement. Filmed primarily during WorldPride in Toronto in 2014.

Want to learn more about this documentary? Watch Chisholm’s Pride Denied Kickstarter Campaign Video

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Warhawk Book Talks – Jan.

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!

Daniel Holly, Dune

Todd Loushine, Motivation & Work Behavior; Taking the Measure of Work

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T3: Finding Images Online

Sparklers, by Kelley Bozarth

Looking for images? Make sure you don’t violate copyright!

  • Free Photos Bank: This site has a nice collection of free photos available for download without login. They’re extensively categorized with a few different ways to search, too.
  • IM Free: Unlike most free image sources, IM Free offers a curated collection of free resources, all cleared for commercial use too. Search for a keyword or browse through categories.

As always, you can use Google’s Advanced Image SearchUse the advanced search options and change the Usage Rights to whatever you need (most likely, “free to use or share”).

You can check out this past blog post for more image sites and also this blog by social media manager Buffer.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (2017)

Dextra Hadnot, Director of Govt. Affairs for AT&T Wisconsin, will be the keynote speaker for UW-Whitewater’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event on Wed., Jan. 25, 2017 at 3:30pm in the UC’s Hamilton Room. Hadnot previously worked as a lobbyist in Milwaukee’s Dept. of Intergovernmental Relations.

Learn more about Hadnot from an interview that appeared in the Milwaukee Community Journal in May 2010.

cover of book The Chicago Freedom MovementYou can learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. with resources from Andersen Library, including recently-published materials such as Behind the public veil: The humanness of Martin Luther King Jr. (2016 ebook available via Project MUSE), The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activism in the north (2016 ebook available via Project MUSE), and the article “Borne forward ceaselessly into love: A theory of the hermeneutics of love exemplified by Martin Luther King, Jr.” (Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 2016, vol.56:no.3, pp.238-262, doi:10.1177/0022167815587847). Of course, there are many, many resources available.

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).

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New Stuff Tuesday – January 25, 2017

Trevor Noah Born a Crime bookcover

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
PN2287.N557 A3 2016
Browsing Books, 2nd floor

In this autobiography, Comedian Trevor Noah shares stories from his unusual childhood growing up in apartheid South Africa. The son of a black Xhosa mother and Swiss white father, his parents’ relationship was illegal and his very existence a crime. He recognized early that his ability to code switch and speak multiple languages – Africaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu, and others – allowed him to move among and be accepted by people of cultures which generally did not mix. Much of his humor, cultural observations, and political satire stems from this perspective of an outsider observing – with not just a little irony – from the inside.

Listen as Trevor Noah shares some of the stories from his book in a recent interview with Freakanomics’ Stephen Dubner:

And Now for a Research@UWW Hack

Did you know that not all new books to the library pass through the New Arrivals island? Items like Born a Crime which are part of the Browsing Books Collection  do not.

Here’s how you can hack Research@UWW to browse the newer items in the Browsing Books collection:
screenshot of Research at UWW
1. Type the word pages in the search box. (This works, as most catalog records for books include the number of pages in the item description, and currently that is included in the fields searched by Research@UWW.)
2. Limit the Date Range to 2017.
3. Under the Location, select Browsing Collection Books.

Other 2017 non-fiction and fiction titles you’ll find if you try this yourself, are

As always, feel free to ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

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Resume Doctor Jan. 31- Feb. 2

Does your resume need a “check-up”?  The Resume Doctor will be held in the Andersen Library on January 31 – February 2 from 1PM-4PM each day. No appointments are needed, just stop in with your resume and a trained Career and Leadership Development staff member will review it.

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      • Tues. Jan. 31, 1-4pm
      • Weds. Feb. 1, 1-4pm
      • Thurs. Feb. 2, 1-4pm

 

Can’t make it during these times? Then visit with a staff member in Career & Leadership Development to have your resumé reviewed. To make an appointment, call (262) 472-1471 or stop by UC 146.

Individuals in need of accommodations should contact buchholr@uww.edu as soon as possible.

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NEW laptop loan period

Four-hour laptops are now a Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 2.59.25 PMthing of the past.  All laptops are available for overnight borrowing and must be returned by 3pm the following day. Don’t need it that long? Just return it early!

Windows computers are loaded with several browsers (including Lockdown), various media players, and Microsoft Office. Macs are loaded with several browsers (including Lockdown), iLife, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Laptops are available only to patrons with a UW-W ID. Patrons must have a loan agreement on file and may not have excessive fines on their library account. Availability of laptops is limited so these items cannot be renewed and are available on first-come, first-serve basis. Due to limited supply, you must wait a day between checkouts.

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