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Cofrin Library News

New Library Website Coming Soon

Early in January 2018 the Cofrin Library website will launch a new look! The library staff & web services have been working hard converting the library site to the University’s new content management system.  Look for easy navigation, improved access to our most used resources, and enhanced accessibility features.

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Outreach Dogs in the Library!

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The Packerland Kennel Club outreach dogs will visit the library for finals week on Thursday Dec. 14th from 3:30-5:00 PM.  The visit will take place on the 4th floor of the library.  Take some time out of your busy schedule to say hi to our furry friends!

New Database: American Indian History Online

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The library recently added American Indian History Online to our database collection. Find primary source material and background information on over 600 First Nations cultures. Find it on the databases list: https://libguides.uwgb.edu/az.php?

An Influential Life — John Muir Event

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The David A. Cofrin Library invites you to enjoy an evening of mini-lectures on the impact John Muir made on history, ecology, psychology and conservation. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff will deliver mini-lectures that will lead attendees into a larger conversation about the importance of Muir’s legacy. Take part in the discussion and enjoy light refreshments on Thursday, November 30th 2017 from 7pm-8:30pm on the 4th floor of the library.

The event is in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Wisconsin’s John Muir.” The exhibit will be at the David A. Cofrin Library on the 4th floor, and open to the public, November 15 to December 15, 2017.

Welcome

Greg Davis, Provost

Presenters:

Michael Draney, Professor, Biology

Vicki Medland, Associate Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

David Voelker, Associate Professor in Humanities and History

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Professor in Human Development and Psychology

Closing Remarks:

Paula Ganyard, Assistant Vice chancellor of Information Technology and Library Services

Work at the Library!

We are currently accepting applications for Student Library Assistants.  You can find more information and the application on our Library Employment & Internship page.

 

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APA Style Central

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The library currently has a long-term trial of APA Style Central, a resource that provides guidance on formatting and composing research papers and citations.  It includes tutorials, paper templates, style manuals, and journal publication information. The trial runs through 12/20/2017.  Please provide feedback to refdesk@uwgb.edu.

New Search@UW Interface!

Search@UW got a makeover over the last few months to connect you to the resources you rely on and make searching easier. Here are the top 10 things to know about the New Search@UW:

  1. Cleaner, more intuitive interface.
  2. Get help – Ask a Librarian button (lower right) – opens a chat with library staff during chat hours, and switches to Help Options when chat is not available.
  3. My Account – Information at-a-glance, live-tile style.
  4. New resource type graphics, and “multiple versions” graphic is animated.
  5. Pin to save the record to your list (instead of the star).
  6. Save your search button right above the results list (it’s a pin, too).
  7. Item details – no more tabs!  Less clicking!
  8. Get it from other institutions – you can now see who else has the thing you want, but our system can pick the school it comes from (we have techno-magic that takes care of that).
  9. Advanced search – can add more lines for terms as you need them, and the options are more streamlined.
  10. Search history button (like a clock) – near the sign-in button, lets you repeat a recent search.

Have questions or concerns? Contact the Research Help Desk!

Library Construction

Second Floor Construction

The second floor (or Plaza level) of the library is being renovated! The Writing Center & Learning Center will move their services to where International Ed used to be and study spaces will be available where Adult Degree & Outreach were. Looking for International Education and Continuing Education & Community Engagement? Their offices are now on the Concourse level between the hall to the Library elevators and The Garden. Follow the library on social media to stay up to date with the construction progress.

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Bash in the Stacks

Our annual welcome back to school party is almost here!  FANtastic Bash is Fantastic-Bash-01-01on Thursday, September 14th from 7-10pm. This year’s theme is all about fandoms – Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, DC, Marvel, and so much more! This fun, fan filled evening will have crafts, games, food, a DJ and – naturally – Nerf tag up in the 6th Floor Stacks! Big thanks to our fellow sponsors: Student Life, FOCUS, and the Office of the Chancellor.

FANtastic Bash- Library Hours

Join us for FANtastic Bash Fantastic-Bash-01-01on Thursday, September 14thfrom 7-10pm.  The library will be open but there will be a PARTY on all floors.

If you absolutely need to study on Thursday between the hours of 6PM-11PM, we recommend the General Access Lab in the Information Services building.  The lab is open until midnight and has all of your computing and printing needs covered.  Additionally, most classroom buildings are open for general study until 11PM.

This is the one night of the year that the library will not be the best place on campus to study!

So get that homework done today because this year’s theme is all about fandoms – Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, DC, Marvel, and so much more! This fun, fan filled evening will have crafts, games, food, a DJ and – naturally – Nerf tag up in the 6th Floor Stacks! Big thanks to our fellow sponsors: Student Life, FOCUS, and the Office of the Chancellor.