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.

The Radium Girls (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The “Young Reader’s Edition” (we also have the adult’s version in either ebook or audiobook) of the compelling and sad story of the employees who painted with radium-laced paint on clock faces to make the numbers glow in the dark. … Continue reading

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The Art of Ramona Quimby (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Who remembers Ramona Quimby, Age 8? Or Ramona the Pest? I hope these books are a treasured memory of your childhood, like they are mine. But if they are, chances are, the books you read might have had different illustrations … Continue reading

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From the desk of Chancellor Watson: The Latehomecomer, by Kao Kalia Yang

The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson When I first moved to St. Paul, Minnesota from Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997, I worked at Hamline University in St. Paul.  … Continue reading

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Smile (New Stuff Tuesday)

A brief and impressionistic-feeling introduction to one of the early stars of movie entertainment. Without Charlie Chaplin, it’s been said movies today would not exist in their current form. His early life in England — impoverished childhood with stints in … Continue reading

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O Captain, my Captain! (New Stuff Tuesday)

The best historical children’s books blend the instructive facts and the imaginative story so well that the reader can scarcely tell where one ends and the other begins. This book fits the bill. I didn’t know much before reading this … Continue reading

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Prizes? Did someone say prizes?!

Win one of these top three prizes! Oh yeah, and learn a little something along the way about how to be money smart as a college student. Play our Money Smart Scavenger Hunt anytime during the month of April. Download … Continue reading

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Credit Score speaker, March 30

Do you want to buy a house someday? Nearer term, how about a nice car or renting your own place after graduation? If so, then you should care about your credit score! Even if it seems to be a very … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters (New Stuff Tuesday)

The queen of Civil War-era historical fiction is back with another re-enactment focusing on the character of Mary Lincoln — telling the story through the figures surrounding the first lady. Chiaverini’s admiration for and understanding of the woman and the … Continue reading

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Student Book Club!

Want some just-for-fun reading to take a break from school? Like to talk about books? Then come join our student book club! Discussion meetings will be Tuesday, April 6, 13, and 27, at 2-3:00, via Webex. Sign up to join … Continue reading

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Personal Cyber Security speaker, Feb. 23 at 5:30

Stealing your credit card number when you’re shopping online… phishing attacks for your password… too-good-to-be-true prize wins… identity theft…. You may think you’re too smart to fall victim to these schemes. But according to multiple cybersecurity organizations, “…students are frequently … Continue reading

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