Author Archives: Naomi Schemm

About Naomi Schemm

Naomi is a Reference & Instruction Librarian for the College of Business & Economics at Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While not helping students and faculty with their research, she enjoys singing, ballroom dancing, crafting, and cooking.

Bring Your Brain to Work (New Stuff Tuesday)

Since presumably 100% of the students at UWW want to make money someday, I expect that most students would also be interested in the subtitle of this book: how to “get a job, do it well, and advance your career.” … Continue reading

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The Giver, 25th anniversary edition (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The classic novel, which many remember from required reading in middle school grades, is just as relevant today, and perhaps even more compelling to read with an adult’s eyes rather than a pre-teen’s. Browsing through the pages still made me … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Dec. 10, 2019

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, illus. by Louis Slobodkin New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor F Est Not a new creation, exactly, but this new edition of the old classic Newbery Honor Book published in 1944 was warmly-received by me … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Oct. 29, 2019

How to Cook Everything: Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Mark Bittman New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor TX714 .B57316 2019 I know, I know. I’ve said it often myself — that with the advent of Food.com, Allrecipes, and the gazillion … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Sept. 17, 2019

Ask a Manager: How to navigate clueless colleagues, lunch-stealing bosses, and the rest of your life at work By Alison Green New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor   HF5548.8 .G7185 2018 So many commenters and reviewers (of both this book and the … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Aug. 13, 2019

Have you heard about Lady Bird? Poems about our First Ladies By Marilyn Singer New Arrivals Island 811 Sin These short (and, admittedly, sometimes shallow) poems nevertheless introduced me to many of the lesser-known First Ladies. Everybody’s heard about Mary … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — July 2, 2019

Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh New Arrivals Island, 320 Mar   As a longtime American history buff, I still am consistently dismayed by how little I know about many historical personages, and Thomas Paine ranked … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — May 21, 2019

World of Birds by Robert Hunter E Hun New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor Blame it on tech-enabled everything these days, but it seems to me that picture books for the younger set are getting ever more techie and interactive. I’m … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — April 9, 2019

The Skies Above My Eyes by Charlotte Guillain E Gui New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor A playful, colorful, yet educational introduction to a wide variety of “things” that exist in the skies above all of us! From lightning rods and … Continue reading

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GeoCache for College CASH!

Who likes cash? (Me!) Or over $250 in donated local prizes? Money Smart Week’s headliner event is today: GeoCache for College Cash! You’ve probably heard of Geocaching — using an app on your phone to do a mobile scavenger hunt … Continue reading

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