The Packers’ Century: Wed Sept. 19

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Green Bay Packers! Jim Rice, author and Packers historian, will give a presentation on The Packers’ Century oat 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 19, at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library @ 431 W. Center St., Whitewater). This presentation on the history of the team will incorporate photos, football cards, newspapers, and more.

Check out Rice’s website, “Packers Century, 1919-2019” online. At the site you’ll find Rice’s bio and interview podcasts. Rice is the author of four Packer history books, including Giant Cheeseheads — The Packer-Giant Rivalry, Great Games of the Gridiron — NFL Championship Games, 1933-1965, 92 Years! — Bears-Packers, 1921-2014, and Green Bay’s 13 Championship Seasons.

book coverIf you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library can help! Resources available include books such as The Green Bay Packers: The complete illustrated history (3rd-floor Main OVERSIZE Collection, GV956.G7 G85 2007) and Green Bay Packers: trials, triumphs, and tradition (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV956.G7 P683 2012; preview available via Google Books); articles that are available run the gamut from “Pack it up, pack it in” (Sports Illustrated, 2017, vol.26:no.3, pp.33-35) to “Building service brands via social identity: Lessons from the sports marketplace” (Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 2001, vol.9:no.1, pp.1-13); digital collections include “Green Bay Packers game programs, 1939-1965.”

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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New Stuff Tuesday – September 18, 2018

Trans Kids book cover

Trans Kids
Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century
by Tey Meadow
HQ1075 .M425 2018
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Trans Kids is an academic-based yet engrossing interview-based study of the first generation of U.S. and Canadian families that are facilitating atypical gender expression in children instead of trying to “cure” them like previous generations of parents usually did. Viewed through the lens of dozens of cis parents and their trans or atypically feminine/masculine children. Meadow draws from many fields and examines the myriad social processes that shape gender acquisition. If you want to know more about the issues involved and get glimpses into how real people are experiencing gender nonconformity (in themselves or in their children) this could be the book for you.

If you’re interested in longer biographies or memoirs by trans individuals, you might be interested in this selection of books from UW System libraries:

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T3: Adding Library Resources to a Canvas Course

The Library Resources integration in Canvas syncs with our LibGuides system to automatically load the appropriate library research guide into your Canvas course. We use the course name and number to determine if a particular course guide or a subject guide is the best fit for your course. Please contact your liaison librarian if you want an individual course page or you have additional questions. You can see our full list of guides at:

Activate the Library Resources Integration (PDF with full screenshots):

  1. Sign into Canvas (
  2. From the Dashboard, select the course to which you will add the Library Resources integration.
  3. From the course Home, select Settings
  4. Select Navigation from the tabs across the top
  5. Scroll down the page until you see Library Resources in the list of options. If you are adding it for the first time, it will be under “Drag items here to hide them from students.”
  6. Select Library Resources and drag the rectangle up to the top portion of the page. Make sure Library Resources is somewhere in the top list so that it will show in the course navigation.
  7. Make sure to select SAVE at the bottom of the page after you have moved Library Resources to the top list.
  8. Library Resources will now appear in your course navigation and in the student view navigation. Student view:


Screenshot of student view of integrated library guide in Canvas course

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Summer Renovations Complete!

The month of September marks a new semester, and an even newer library! Summer renovations are complete, and from the renewed layout spawns renewed learning space and opportunities for students. Whether it be new carpeting, re-positioning of book shelves for heightened visibility, or the arranging of more collaborative study spaces, the library will continue to offer ideal study spaces for all students alike.

Here at the Andersen Library, we pride ourselves on extending the academic experience well-beyond the classroom. We hope with the completed renovations, we are sure to have done that!

Check out some photos of the new layout:

Cafe/TV Area
Soft Seating
Collaborative Spacing
Collaborative Spacing
Worm's Eye View
More Collaborative Spacing
Carpet Dynamics

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New Stuff Tuesday — Sept. 4, 2018

Pedal Power book cover

Pedal power: How one community became the bicycle capital of the world

Allan Drummond

2nd floor, call number E Dru


In recent years I’ve become a bit of a bike aficionado: for five years now, at my previous job and this one, I’ve lived close enough to work to bike-commute every day, and thanks to Whitewater’s small size I can bike to 95% of my errands in town too.

So imagine my delight when I saw this children’s book on the “new” list! The inspiring story of how Amsterdam became the bike capital of the world is told through everyday people, mothers and children, who wanted a safer and more people-friendly way to travel through their city. The interesting text and whimsical, motion-filled illustrations are balanced by equally-as-interesting front- and end-papers and an Author’s Note with historical photos from Amsterdam’s protests. The result of this history is a city with bike-stoplights and an enduring love affair with its bikes, as shown in this mini documentary.

While our small college town may be not known as much of a bike mecca compared to neighbors like Madison or bigger cities, our city leaders have for years tried to improve the bicycle infrastructure – for example by developing our Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and indeed we can see the fruits of such planning in the many bike trails that leave from or near the UW-Whitewater campus. Try one of the routes around town, or even in the beautiful Kettle Moraine forest or in the rural areas outside of town if you’re up for a longer distance!

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New Stuff Tuesday — August 28, 2018

Discurso el oso

Discurso del Oso
por Julio Cortázar; ilustraciones por Emilio Urberuaga
E Cor
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

While Cortázar’s Discurso del oso (Bear’s speech) is presented as a children’s picture book, the story was originally written for the children of a friend, and later published in his Historia de cronopios y famas In Cortázar form – surreal, imaginative, absurd – the sounds and thumps the human inhabitants hear in the walls of their apartment building are not faulty pipes or noisy neighbors, but the bear, traveling through the pipes, and observing the humans and their curious behaviors. The reader can listen along to the story read by the author himself:

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New arrivals to the Curriculum Collection now include an increased number of Spanish language titles. These will be shelved alongside Curriculum Collection Easy, Fiction, and Nonfiction titles, and be quickly identified by the Spanish/Español spine label: Spanish language spine label

Titles can also be browsed in Research@UWW by typing the phrase “Spanish language” and then using the location limiter for Curriculum Collection Easy, Fiction, and Nonfiction.

Pinterest users may watch for new titles as we pin them to our Spanish Language Children’s Books board.

Do you have a favorite children’s book in a language other than English? We invite your recommendations! Please use our online suggestion form.




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September ’18 Book Sale

The September book sale selection is out and ready for you to peruse. This month you’ll be able to choose amongst biography, gardening, health, history, and psychology books for the one (or two or three) that best suit you. Books cost just $1 each through September 25, then they’ll be $.25 through the end of that month.

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New Stuff Tuesday – August 20, 2018

The Square and the Tower

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook
by Niall Ferguson
HM741 .F47 2018
Main Collection, 3rd floor

Historian Niall Ferguson has been writing about power for a long time. But it took him a while to recognize that the formal halls of power are often eclipsed by less formal but ever more influential circles: in a word, networks.

The author shows that knowledge — or at least suspicion — of these powerful networks is attested to by the sheer numbers of people who subscribe to conspiracy theories of sorts. It’s not just Americans, either. He notes that worldwide, there is a fascination with the idea that powerful groups with vested interests wield their influence in concerted ways behind the scenes to thwart and manipulate traditional power structures such as governments. And he doesn’t disagree though he feels the networks are not as orchestrated or coordinated as some believe.

Early in his career as a historian, the author noticed that archives yielded a pretty limited view of history — because they are produced by official organizations. And he found that he could learn much more by reading the personal correspondence of one extremely powerful and well-connected player.

This is an interesting and provocative view of the history and workings of networks — how they function — and why they matter.

If you’d like to learn more about the author, the Library has a number of his books.

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Andersen Library welcomes you!

Welcome (back) to UWW! Find us at various Welcome Week events:

Andersen Library entrance photo

Wednesday, August 22

  • 9am & 1:30pm: RA Resource Fair

Friday, August 24

  • 1-2pm: Library Services & Online Resources (Andersen Library L2211)

Monday, August 27

  • 5-7pm: Graduate School & Nontraditional Student Orientation (UC Hamilton Room)

Wednesday, August 29

  • 1:30-2:30pm: Involvement Opportunity Fair for faculty and staff (UC 259)

Monday, September 3

  • 4-6pm: HawkFest for first year students

Don’t see an event for you? Can’t make it?

Well, c’mon in, or give us a call or an email! We’ll be happy to set up a time to meet with you! Call the Reference Desk at (262) 472-1032 or email

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Library Hours, Aug. 20-Sept. 6

Photo of Andersen Library building in the background and coneflowers in the foregroundSummer Session ended last week!

Andersen Library’s Summer Break (August 20-September 3) hours will be:

  • Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sat.-Sun.: Closed
    • Mon. Sept. 3 (Labor Day): Closed

image of blackboard with Welcome Back to School in white letters

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

  • Tues.-Thurs., Sept. 4-6: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Regular Fall Semester Andersen Library hours begin on Friday, September 7:

  • 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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