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New Books for December 2014

Ready for some fun reading over the holidays?  Here’s what’s new in the Popular Reading Collection on 4th floor.

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Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.

A. D. : New Orleans After the Deluge  by Josh Neufeld (graphic novel)

Don’t Put Me in Coach : my Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus

The Most Human Human:  What Artificial Intelligence Teaches us About being Alive by Brian Christian

You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

My Freshman Year:  What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Zeitoun by Dave Egger

Library System Transition: Dates & Deadlines

logoOn February 9, 2015, all UW System Libraries will be transitioning to a new library management system. This change will mainly impact library staff, there should only be minimal changes in how you discover and access library materials. In fact, the new system will make it easier for you to access a wide variety of resources.  Library staff are working hard to make the transition to the new system as seamless as possible for our users. Updates, deadlines, and information about the transition can be found here:  http://libguides.uwgb.edu/newsystem

Contact information for questions about the new system can be found on the transition updates page: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/newsystem

The Dogs are Coming!

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They’re coming  back…..

Just in time to relieve some of that finals week stress, The Packerland Kennel Club Outreach dogs are making a return visit on Thursday December 11th from 3-5 p.m.  Come on up to the 4th Floor to pet or hug a furry buddy.

 

Long Night Against Procrastination

Cofrin Library’s first Long Night Against Procrastination event will take place Tuesday, November 18th from 8pm-1am. Get help from writing center staff, tutors, and librarians to complete your projects and papers on time. Relax and enjoy coffee, food, prizes, and de-stressing activities throughout the night!

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New Books for November

It’s getting pretty chilly outside so you’re probably finding yourself indoors a little more often sipping coffee or tea. Why not enjoy a new title with your cuppa? Here’s a list of new books for November. You can find these titles on the 3rd floor New to the Library bookshelf across from the public services desk. Check one out then tells us what you think!

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Mad catastrophe : the outbreak of World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Empire / Geoffrey Wawro.

How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust / Dan McMillan.

Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918 / translated by Edward M. Strauss ; Foreword by Robert Crowley ; Introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals.

Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict / John B. Judis.

Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE / Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers / Becky Taylor.

American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt / John Beckman.

Color matters : skin tone bias and the myth of a post-racial America / edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood.

Black gambler’s world of liquor, vice, and presidential politics : William Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917 / Bruce L. Mouser ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery / Katrina Dyonne Thompson.

No end save victory : how FDR led the nation into war / David Kaiser.

Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America / Gary Clayton Anderson.

Social issues in contemporary native America : reflections from Turtle Island / edited by Hilary N. Weaver.

Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad : the Geography of Resistance / Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed / Eric H. Cline.

Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever / Maude Barlow.

Food for change : the politics and values of social movements / Jeff Pratt and Peter Luetchford ; with Myriem Naji and Sara Avanzino.

Practical guide to needs assessment / Catherine M. Sleezer, Darlene F. Russ-Eft, Kavita Gupta.

Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld / Jake Halpern.

Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption / E. Wayne Carp.

Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups / Sarah F. Anzia.

Path of American public policy : comparative perspectives / Anne Marie Cammisa and Paul Christopher Manuel.

Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin / William Zimmerman.

Wham! : teaching with graphic novels across the curriculum / William Brozo, Gary Moorman, Carla K. Meyer ; foreword by Stergios Botzakis.

Art of play : recess and the practice of invention / Anna R. Beresin.

LGBTQ youth and education : policies and practices / Cris Mayo.

Thinking about thinking : metacognition for music learning / Carol W. Benton.

Sense of style : the thinking person’s guide to writing in the 21st century / Steven Pinker.

All about skin : short fiction by women of color / edited by Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer.

Reading Dante / Giuseppe Mazzotta.

Innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution / Walter Isaacson.

Being me with OCD : how I learned to obsess less and live my life / Alison Dotson ; foreword

UPDATE: NoodleTools Maintenance

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UPDATE: NoodleTools will be unavailable this Friday, November 7th, 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM. NoodleTools will be offline during this time.

 

The NoodleTools citation product will be offline for scheduled maintenance and updates this Friday (October 31st) and Saturday (November 1st) from approximately 11PM to 3AM each night.  Please check the NoodleTools blog for status updates: http://www.noodletools.com/blog/

Want to know more about NoodleTools?  Check out our guide: http://libguides.uwgb.edu/noodle-tools 

JSTOR Daily

JSTOR Daily is an online newsletter connecting current news with historical articles in the JSTOR database. Some recent topics include “Housework, Gender Roles, and Sex: It’s Complicated”; “Homes of the River Gods: The History of American Mansions”; and “Keeping up with the Carnivores” Go to daily.jstor.org to check it out or subscribe.

Back Open

Our power is back on and we are open for business as usual.

Cofrin Library is currently closed

Due to a power outage the library is currently closed. Please call ahead to 465-2540 to see if we are
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Cofrin Library Book Sale

Due to some large donations of books over the summer, our storage rooms are overflowing again and it’s time for another Book Sale!

The Fall Book Sale will be held Thursday, Sept. 18th through Friday, Sept. 26th, during Library hours, on the Plaza level of the Library.

We will have popular reading, textbooks, teacher editions, and everything in between for sale. There is still a large selection of science fiction too!

Everything is marked at $1.00 per item.

You don’t want to miss this chance to pick up some great reads and maybe do some early holiday shopping!

For more information contact Leah Liebergen at 465-2382 or liebergl@uwgb.eduBook Sale Vs  2