Thanksgiving Hours (Library, Café)

clip art of horn of plentyPlan ahead! Hours of the Andersen Library and Food for Thought Café are affected by the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Food for Thought Café will be closed Wed. through Fri., Nov. 21-23 (and closed on the weekend, as is usual).

Andersen Library’s hours for the holiday week are:

  • Mon.-Tues., Nov. 19-20: normal hours (7:30am-2am)
  • Wed., Nov. 21st: 8am-4:30pm
  • Thurs., Nov. 22nd: CLOSED
  • Fri., Nov. 23rd: 8am-4:30pm
  • Sat., Nov. 24th: CLOSED
  • Sun., Nov. 25th: 3pm-2am

Please remember that even when the physical Library is closed, you can:

    • Search the article databases (login when prompted with your campus Net-ID, same as for your campus email or D2L/Canvas) or Research@UWW (sign in to access all possible full text),
    • Search the Library holdings of Books, Media and more and use links to online titles
    • Renew checked-out books, government documents, etc. through My Account (unless you’ve already used up your allowed renewals),
    • Consult online guides for help, including citation guides for APA, MLA, and Turabian format, and class assignment guides, and
    • Ask a librarian for help using email or chat (UWW librarians respond to the emails when the Library is open, but chat is covered 24/7 by non-UWW staff).

Happy Thanksgiving! Please be safe: Drive safely (tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), cook that turkey safely (tips from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ “FoodSafety.gov”), and see ReadyWisconsin’s “Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?” for more safety tips.

FDLP logo 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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Flu Shot Clinic

University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) is once again holding their Flu Shot Clinic here at the Andersen Library. At $10 for students and $15 for staff members, getting a flu shot is made quick, affordable, and easily accessible. Visit room 3102N in the library on either Monday, Nov. 12th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Nov. 28th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and get your vaccination! Plus, you receive a FREE ‘Cold Care Kit’ compliments of UHCS with some essentials to ensure you fight the bad stuff and stay healthy this flu season.

For any questions or concerns, please call UHCS at 262-472-1300

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T3: Quickly Start New Google Doc, Sheet, Form…

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Start a new Google Doc, Sheet, Form, Slide, or Site by just entering doc.new, sheet.new, etc. into your browser URL bar. You don’t even have to be logged into Google Drive before you try this.

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International Games Week

International Games Week is here, and the Andersen Library is excited to host a number of gaming activities for patrons all week long!

What began as National Games Day in 2007 evolved into International Games Week (IGW) ten years later, an event where libraries across the globe participate in local and international gaming experiences. The intention of IGW is to not only raise awareness of games and gaming in libraries, but to simply remind people and communities of the fun that can be had playing games and interacting with others. This week long event also provides game companies with the opportunity to donate it’s games to libraries throughout the world in an effort to begin or further grow library game collections.

From Monday, Nov. 5th through Friday, Nov. 9th, Andersen Library is celebrating IGW with ‘Life-Size Games’ all week (chess, checkers, Jenga, Scrabble, bowling, and more!). The Super Smash Bros. Tournament headlines Tuesday, Nov. 6th, held a Warhawk Alley at 7 p.m., and Club EdIT brings Virtual Reality right to the library on Wednesday, Nov. 7th from 5-7 p.m. We round off the week on Friday with ‘Grab N’ Game’.

Check out the photos below from a successful Day 1! :

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New Stuff Tuesday – November 6, 2018

Remembering Muscle Beach book coverRemembering Muscle Beach
by Harold Zinkin
GV546.5 .Z56 1999
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Remembering Muscle Beach is photographic memoir that covers the early days of the fitness and weight lifting craze that begin in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s in Santa Monica, California. The book focuses on a humble origin of Southern Californians that were obsessed with improving their “beach bods” before there was even a term for such things. While Zinkin himself was not the photographer of most featured, the book features his hard work of tracking down about 100 photos from the personal collections of the people who lived the life on muscle beach. Without the work of these early days, the mainstreaming of body building as featured in 1977’s Pumping Iron may never have occurred.

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Daylight Saving Time ends : Fall back Saturday night/Sunday morning

clock imagePlease remember to set your clocks and watches back an hour this Sunday, November 4, at 2am (or whenever you get up on Sunday, or before you go to sleep Saturday night), in observance of the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). Whee! An extra hour for sleep or study!

Do you find the time change disruptive? Last March Popular Mechanics provided an article explaining the benefits of Daylight Saving Time, and it cites a book, Seize the daylight: The curious and contentious story of Daylight Saving Time, which UWW students and staff may get from other UW libraries by using the free UW Request service. Requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays. A preview of some of the text is available from Google Books.

You can learn more about the history of DST from the U.S. Naval Observatory’s “Daylight Time” web page and the article “Standard and Daylight-saving Time” (Scientific American, 1979, vol.240:no.5, pp.46-53). Many studies have been done about the effects of DST, such as “Does the transition into daylight saving time affect students’ performance?” (Economics of Education Review, 2017, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.07.002).

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 depository library with federal 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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Flashback Friday: Students ‘Study N’ Style’ at Andersen

This week marks the beginning of what could prove to be a hallmark of library services offered by the Andersen Library. ‘Study N’ Style’ is a unique, highly interactive study table to which students are aligned with a resource they may not have access to, while having a welcoming space to study. During ‘Study N’ Style’, stylist from Hip Hop Stylez–a barbershop in nearby Beloit–come to offer grooming services to students, as they study and tend to their academic goals. Quite similar to helping students with their cover letters, or gifting them professional attire through a clothes-drive, aligning students with a grooming service could also nudge them a bit closer to that idealized professional encounter.

The idea behind ‘Study N’ Style’ is to grant students a space that is totally theirs–characterized by enjoyment and necessity! This initiative is the product of a partnership between the Andersen Library and Student, Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES). In addition to the aforementioned resources, students are also met with snacks and refreshments, great scene-setting music, and a ‘Study N’ Break’ area–typically featuring a craft activity they can perform while waiting to be serviced after completing their studies. To cap off the experience, students are asked to sign their names onto the ‘Study N’ Style’ member-board. We want students to know that this is their event and their space (all 40 of them that attended)!

Check out some photos from Monday’s session:

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Update!:

On October 29th, we held our second installment of Study N’ Style and we are incredibly pleased with its continuous success. The comfortable atmosphere filled with music, food and friendly company hosted 33 students in total, with 29 students sporting a fresh cut by the end of it.

Check out the photos below:
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‘Study N’ Style’ is slated to happen every last Monday of the semester’s months (September 25, October 29, & November 26), 4-7 PM. Haircuts and styling are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to join us in the library, and be a part of this welcoming environment. And don’t forget, bring your study material!

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T3: Audio Transcription Using Google Docs

Screenshot of Google Voice Typing on black Google Doc

If you need to transcribe interviews, videos, screencasts, or podcasts for research or teaching purposes, it can be hard to know what services will produce quality transcriptions. You can pay for transcription services that are done by human but this is often expensive. In addition to Otter Voice Notes (mentioned previously), here is a way you can use Google Docs and the Voice Typing Feature to transcribe an audio recording.

You will need a copy of the audio recording, a quiet place, and a pair of headphones for this method to work well. Google Voice Typing does not work with recorded voices, so you will need to listen to the recording in your headphones and speak what you hear out loud for the Voice Typing to capture the words.

Full instructions are available on the website Quartz at Work.

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 30, 2018

Exit West book cover

Exit West: A Novel
by Mohsin Hamid
PS3558.A42169 E95 2017
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

This fine, fine book by Mohsin Hamid was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2017, now it comes to our shelves and is available for you to check out.

“In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly as peace, or at least not yet openly at war a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her…” So begins this tale of two furtive lovers, Nadia and Saeed, who live in a big city. Civil war looms on the horizon, coming closer and closer each day, and eventually knocking on their door. There are other doors though, strange black doors that are rumored to be hidden around the city. Doors that lead to London, San Francisco, Greece, or Dubai. Elsewhere. Soon the couple must flee from their city with the hope of finding a better place in the world.

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Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Places

Chad Lewis will talk about “Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Places” on Tues., Oct. 30th, from 6-7:30pm in the Community Room at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W Center St).

Description from the library’s events calendar: “This presentation takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state. It covers the entire state, from wandering ghosts in the North Woods, to a haunted B&B in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in WI is without its own hauntings.”

You can read Mr. Lewis’s article “Wisconsin’s 10 most haunted places” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 18, 2013).

If you’d like more haunting enjoyment, try out some of Andersen Library’s resources, such as these books: Haunted Wisconsin (3rd ed.!) (3rd-floor Main Collection, BF1472.U6 S37 2011, or online via Project MUSE), Haunted: Tales of the grotesque (3rd-floor Main Collection, PS3565.A8 H38 1994), The Wisconsin road guide to haunted locations by Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk (3rd-floor Main Collection, BF1472.U6 L49 2004), The haunted looking glass; Ghost stories (3rd-floor Main Collection, PZ1.G655 Hau), and many others.

Please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk) if you’d like assistance with finding materials.

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