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March Book Madness

Join the Cofrin Library for March Book Madness!

From March 1‐8, students have the opportunity to enter March Book Madness by completing a bracket of books and selecting which book they think will take a title on April 4.   Voting starts March 10 to determine which of the 64 books will be the ultimate champion.    The entire University community is invited to vote on their favorite books to advance them through the 6 rounds. Those students entering a completed bracket by March 8 at 11:59pm will be entered to have their brackets scored and possibly win one of three prizes.  Points will be awarded for each correct selection students make in their brackets in each of the 6 rounds.  Brackets, rules and full details will be available March 1 on the Cofrin Library’s website at

Science Direct Freedom Collection Now Available!

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Thanks to a collaborative funding effort among many of the UW System Libraries, UW System Administration and the Provosts, the Cofrin Library now offers access to the Science Direct Freedom Collection from Elsevier.  The Freedom Collection represents access to virtually all of the titles published by Elsevier.  That is access to over 2300 titles! Major subject area coverage includes: health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences; and some coverage of business. Journal coverage is current year (including most recent edition) and four previous years of content, with new content added annually. Materials from the Freedom Collection will appear in Search@UW and our subscription library databases.

The Library would like to express a special thank you to Provost Greg Davis for his support in funding this extensive collection.  We hope that you find access to this collection helpful in your research.


Long Night Against Procrastination



The library will be open late and help with be available from librarians & tutors to help you get ahead on projects. Tuesday March 8th, 8PM to 1AM.  Enjoy coffee, food, and destressing activities.

Find out more here:


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Latino Americans Program Series Schedule


The Latino Americans program series started Thursday, September 24 with a screening from the PBS documentary series, Latino Americans, and a lecture by guest speaker Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.

More programs are scheduled to take place across the Green Bay community. You can find more information by viewing the Cofrin Library’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History guide which connects you to the schedule, outside resources, and a feedback form.

The programs are funded through a project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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Fifty and Forward: UWGB’s Time Capsule for 2065

Help tell UWGB’s story to the campus of 2065!

Looking forward to our 100th anniversary, we are creating a new time capsule. We plan to tell the story of UWGB today and invite the campus community to help choose the contents for this time capsule which will be opened in 2065.

We are seeking input and suggestions of specific objects to be included in the time capsule which is planned to be about the size of a small file cabinet (2′ x 2′ x 4′).

From the submissions, a committee of students, faculty, and staff will choose the objects to be placed in the time capsule.

To make your suggestions, please take the Fifty and Forward: UWGB Time Capsule 2065 survey.

Survey Link:

 reposted from UWGB 50th anniversary communications

Fall Book Sale Oct. 21-22

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The Cofrin Library is having their annual book sale Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd from 8:30am-4:00pm. The sale will be on the first floor (Concourse Level). The sale contain titles on a multitude of subjects and all books are just $1. We’d like to note that we cannot make change, so please plan ahead.

UWGB Awarded Grant for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Project




UWGB was recently awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to offer programs about Latino American history and culture through the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project. The project is in connection with the PBS 6-part documentary series titled Latino Americans scheduled to premiere this fall. The grant will be used to showcase the documentary, guest speakers, book discussions, and other programs on campus and in the community.

Several faculty and staff at UWGB worked together to secure the grant and organize the programs: Co-investigator Marcelo Cruz, Urban and Regional Studies; Co-investigator Aurora Cortes, Education; Co-investigator Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Humanistic Studies; Paula Ganyard, Director of the Cofrin Library; and Mai Lo Lee, Multicultural Adviser for the UWGB American Intercultural Center.

According to a press release by the Office of Grants & Research, the following are sponsors and collaborators: UWGB Organizacion Latino America, UWGB American Intercultural Center, Casa Alba, Mayor Jim Schmitt (City of Green Bay Government), Neville Public Museum, and Scholarships, Inc.

The Cofrin Library will hold two book discussions this coming academic year in support of the program. Additional information will be posted closer to the time of the events. Keep up to date with Cofrin Library News by following us on social media: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.


Library System Transition: Dates & Deadlines

logoOn May 20th, 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:

Contact information for questions about the new system can be found on the transition updates page:

Research Desk Staffing in August

Due to staffing issues, the research desk may be unstaffed for brief periods during the month of August.  The best way to reach us will be through email: or via the chat box on our Research Help page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


New Books for April 2015

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@WAR : the rise of the military-Internet complex / Shane Harris.

50 myths & lies that threaten America’s public schools : the real crisis in education / [19 authors] ; edited by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass.

Alexander’s heirs : the age of the successors / Edward M. Anson.

AN/FSQ-7 : the computer that shaped the Cold War / Bernd Ulmann.

Ancient Christian worship : early church practices in social, historical, and theological perspective / Andrew B. McGowan.

Archaeology of American cemeteries and gravemarkers / Sherene Baugher and Richard F. Veit ; foreword by Michael S. Nassaney.

Bee time : lessons from the hive / Mark L. Winston.

Big fat surprise : why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet / Nina Teicholz.

Biology and conservation of North American tortoises / edited by David C. Rostal, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky.

Brunch : a history / Farha Ternikar.

Catholicism today : an introduction to the contemporary Catholic Church / Evyatar Marienberg.

Chain : farm, factory, and the fate of our food / Ted Genoways.

Chasing water : a guide for moving from scarcity to sustainability / Brian Richter.

Chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life / Allyson Hobbs.

Climate change and United States forests / David L. Peterson, James M. Vose, Toral Patel-Weynand, editors.

Closing the school discipline gap : equitable remedies for excessive exclusion / edited by Daniel J. Losen.

Cloud networking : understanding cloud-based data center networks / Gary Lee.

Comics and conflict : patriotism and propaganda from WWII through Operation Iraqi Freedom / Cord A. Scott.

Community well-being in biocultural landscapes : are we living well? / edited by Bas Verschuuren, Suneetha M. Subramanian and Wim Hiemstra.

Consolations of writing : literary strategies of resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi / Rivkah Zim.

Crisis of the wasteful nation : empire and conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America / Ian Tyrrell.

David : the divided heart / David Wolpe.

Devil is here in these hills : West Virginia’s coal miners and their battle for freedom / James Green.

Diary of a citizen scientist : chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world / Sharman Apt Russell.

Dodging extinction : power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth / Anthony D. Barnosky.

Don’t even think about it : why our brains are wired to ignore climate change / George Marshall.

Emergent agriculture : farming, sustainability and the return of the local economy / Gary Kleppel ; foreword by John Ikerd.

Engaged journalism : connecting with digitally empowered news audiences / Jake Batsell.

Ethnic dress in the United States : a cultural encyclopedia / edited by Annette Lynch and Mitchell D. Strauss.

Fabric of space : water, modernity, and the urban imagination / Matthew Gandy.

Factory Man : How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — And Helped Save an American Town / Beth Macy.

Family values : the ethics of parent-child relationships / Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift.

Fire in the valley : the birth and death of the personal computer / Michael Swaine, Paul Freiberger.

First Freire : early writings in social justice education / Carlos Alberto Torres ; foreword by Moacir Gadotti.

First year of teaching : classroom research to increase student learning / Jabari Mahiri, Sarah Warshauer Freedman, editors.

Flight ways : life and loss at the edge of extinction / Thom van Dooren.

Foundations of wildlife diseases / Richard G. Botzler and Richard N. Brown.

Franz Liszt, his circle, and his elusive oratorio / Xavier Jon Puslowski.

Future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind / Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York.

Game changers : energy on the move : five R&D efforts from American universities that are offering a cheaper, cleaner, and more secure national energy system / edited by George P. Shultz and Robert C. Armstrong.

Geek sublime : the beauty of code, the code of beauty / Vikram Chandra.

Giants in the nursery : a biographical history of developmentally appropriate practice / David Elkind, PhD.

Global gangs : street violence across the world / Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers, editors.

Groove : a phenomenology of rhythmic nuance / Tiger C. Roholt.

Group f.64 : Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the community of artists who revolutionized American photography / Mary Street Alinder.

Hate crimes in cyberspace / Danielle Keats Citron.

Herzl’s vision : Theodor Herzl and the foundation of the Jewish state / Shlomo Avineri ; English translation, Haim Watzman.

Historians debate the rise of the West / Jonathan Daly.

How the Earth turned green : a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants / Joseph E. Armstrong.

How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo / Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA.

Human age : the world shaped by us / Diane Ackerman.

Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel : Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin / Josef Benson.

Interactions in soil : promoting plant growth / John Dighton, Jennifer Adams Krumins, editors.

Labor’s love lost : the rise and fall of the working-class family in America / Andrew J. Cherlin.

Last Trojan hero : a cultural history of Virgil’s Aeneid / Philip Hardie.

Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript : with jQuery, CSS & HTML5 / Robin Nixon.

Liar’s ball : the extraordinary saga of how one building broke the world’s toughest tycoons / Vicky Ward.

Love and war : how militarism shapes sexuality and romance / Tom Digby.

Make : wearable electronics / Kate Hartman ; editors, Brian Jepson and Emma Dvorak ; illustrator, Rebecca Demarest.

Making space : how the brain knows where things are / Jennifer M. Groh.

Making space for active learning : the art and practice of teaching / edited by Anne C. Martin, Ellen Schwartz ; foreword by Helen Featherstone.

Melting away : a ten-year journey through our endangered polar regions / Camille Seaman.

Moment you can’t ignore : when big trouble leads to a great future : how culture drives strategic change / Malachi O’Connor and Barry Dornfeld.

More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save your privacy from Facebook / Jim Dwyer.

Multiple exposures : jewelry and photography / Ursula Ilse-Neuman.

MySQL cookbook : solutions for database developers and administrators / Paul DuBois.

Northanger Abbey : an annotated edition / Jane Austen ; edited by Susan J. Wolfson.

Nutrition : A Very Short Introduction / David A. Bender.

Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale / Marina Warner.

Ovidian vogue : literary fashion and imitative practice in late Elizabethan England / Daniel D. Moss.

Portraiture and politics in Revolutionary France / Amy Freund.

Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism / Robert D. Lifset.

Printing things : visions and essentials for 3d printing / edited by Claire Warnier, Dries Verbruggen, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten.

Privatizing water : governance failure and the world’s urban water crisis / Karen Bakker.

Pure and modern milk : an environmental history since 1900 / Kendra Smith-Howard.

Raspberry Pi user guide / Eben Upton and Gareth Halfacree.

Reality mining : using big data to engineer a better world / by Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene.

Rebuilding empires : how Best Buy and other retailers are transforming and competing in the digital age of retailing / Thomas Lee.

Religion around Emily Dickinson / W. Clark Gilpin.

Science, bread, and circuses : folkloristic essays on science for the masses / Gregory Schrempp.

Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found / Frances Larson.

Shooting space : architecture in contemporary photography / Elias Redstone.

Spin : how politics has the power to turn marketing on its head / Clive Veroni.

Stalin’s world : dictating the Soviet order / Sarah Davies and James Harris.

Startupland : how three guys risked everything to turn an idea into a global business / Mikkel Svane, Carlye Adler.

Teaching civic literacy projects : student engagement with social problems, grades 4-12 / Shira Eve Epstein ; foreword by Celia Oyler.

They never come back : a story of undocumented workers from Mexico / Frans J. Schryer.

This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate / Naomi Klein.

Touch of steel : Steel prize 2014 / texts edited by Nedda El-Asmar, Marc Ribbens and Moniek E. Bucquoye.

Transforming talk into text : argument writing, inquiry, and discussion, grades 6-12 / Thomas M. McCann ; foreword by George Hillocks, Jr.

Trees, woods and forests : a social and cultural history / Charles Watkins.

Umami : unlocking the secrets of the fifth taste / Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbaek ; photography, layout, and design, Jonas Drotner Mouritsen ; translation and adaptation to English, Mariela Johansen.

Unequal time : gender, class, and family in employment schedules / Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel.

Unix and Linux / Deborah Ray, Eric Ray.

Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene / Emily Monosson.

Upscaling downtown : from bowery saloons to cocktail bars in New York City / Richard E. Ocejo.

Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia / Jennifer L. Solotaroff and Rohini Prabha Pande.

Wagstaff, before and after Mapplethorpe : a biography / Philip Gefter.

What stays in Vegas : the world of personal data–lifeblood of big business–and the end of privacy as we know it / Adam Tanner.

Why gender matters in economics / Mukesh Eswaran.

Wilderburbs : communities on nature’s edge / Lincoln Bramwell.

William Blake on self and soul / Laura Quinney.

Wind energy : a reference handbook / David E. Newton.

Women in clothes / Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton & 639 others ; associate editor, Mary Mann.

Year with Peter Drucker : 52 weeks of coaching for leadership effectiveness / based on the work of Peter F. Drucker ; Joseph A. Maciariello.