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Cofrin Library News

MLA 8th edition and NoodleTools

The Modern Language Association has issued a new edition for the MLA Handbook, the 8th edition updates entries in the works-cited list to focus less on format and more on common facts about the source.  Find out more on the What’s New in the Eighth Edition page from MLA.

Use NoodleTools to work with the new edition or consult the MLA tab on the library’s Cite Your Sources guide.

Introducing the Library Liaison Program

Liaisons are your first stop in connecting you to library services and collections. The Liaison Program is a partnership between faculty and librarians with the aim to improve learning and teaching, especially in the area of information literacy. In this partnership, the librarian’s expertise in library resources and information literacy concepts complements the subject and teaching knowledge of the faculty.

What Can a Liaison Librarian Do for Faculty:

  • Work with you to tailor a library instruction session to meet the information literacy needs of your class.
  • Collaborate with you to build online research guides for specific courses.
  • Support your distance education courses by customizing library services for an online environment.
  • Consult with you on your research needs and assist in finding difficult-to-track-down information.
  • Work with you and your colleagues to learn about how your departmental goals, curriculum, and course assignments relate to the library.
  • Offer training and demonstrations of new library resources and services of interest to your department.

What Can a Liaison Librarian Do for Students:

  • Consult with you on your research needs and assist in finding difficult-to-track-down information.
  • Offer training and demonstrations of new library resources and services of interest to you or any academic/ study groups to which you belong.
  • Remember you can contact the Research Help Desk anytime to receive research help: 

Who is my Liaison Librarian:

Anna Merry x2785

Cofrin School of Business, Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, Public and Environmental Affairs, Global Studies, Democracy and Justice Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, Sociology, Geography, Communication, Information Science, Computer Science


Bekky Vrabel x2666

Humanistic Studies, English, English Composition, First Nations Studies, Languages, Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies, History


Jodi Pierre X2893

Nursing, Education, Health Management, Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, Environmental Science, Engineering Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geoscience


Renee Ettinger X2543

Art and Design, Music, Theatre and Dance, Arts Management


Contact Renee Ettinger if your department is not represented or represented incorrectly. 


Bash 2016: The International Games

bash16The library staff is busy preparing for our annual Bash in the Stacks event! Mark your calendars to attend the Cofrin Library’s Bash 2016: International Games on Thursday, September 15th from 7pm-10pm. There will be food, games, prizes, music, and crafts to bring in the Fall semester! This event is sponsored by Student Life, FOCUS, the Office of the Chancellor and the Cofrin Library.

Summer Hours

Be sure to check out our new summer hours for the library which have changed from previous years due to budget cuts. After careful analysis of traffic and building usage, it was decided that the hours reduction would be taken mainly during the break and summer periods, which are the lowest usage times.  As always, nearly 90% of the library’s resources are available to you 24×7 online through our website.

Building Hours

Research Help Availability

Archives Hours



Kanopy Streaming Video

logoThe library now has access to the Kanopy Streaming Video collection.

According to the Kanopy website: “Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year. Kanopy’s unique PDA (patron driven acquisition) model ensures institutions only pay for the films their students and faculty actually watch. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more.”

Check out more streaming video content in any of the library video databases.

Extended Hours


April is National Poetry Month

It’s not too late to celebrate National Poetry Month!  Check out these great reads, on the Cofrin Library bookshelves:


Life doesn’t frighten me / poem by Maya Angelou ; paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat ; edited by Sara Jane Boyers. UW Green Bay IMC Reading (4th floor, right rear) (PS3551.N464 L54 1993 ) 


How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry / Edward Hirsch. UW Green Bay Stacks (A-P on 6th floor, Q-Z on 5th right rear) (PN1042 .H48 1999 )


The colossus and other poems. by Sylvia Plath UW Green Bay Stacks (A-P on 6th floor, Q-Z on 5th right rear) (PS3566.L27 C65 )


Transformations. / With drawings by Barbara Swan. UW Green Bay Stacks (A-P on 6th floor, Q-Z on 5th right rear) (PS3537.E915 T7 )


Wild Blessings The Poetry of Lucille Clifton Online Access

National Library Week April 10th – 16th

NLW-FBprofile_0Stop by the library April 10th through 16th to celebrate National Library Week!

Check out the 3rd floor book display of “authors you should know” to pick up a librarian recommended book.

Or fill out a card at one of several bulletin boards that will be set up throughout the library and let us know the title of your favorite book, where you like to study in the library, or how the library has helped you.

Be sure to take a peek at the LifeAtUWGB Instagram, Library Director Paula Ganyard will be at the helm all week!

Thank You UW Regents!

The UWGB Cofrin Library is the proud recipient of the 2016 Academic Staff Award for Excellence- program category, awarded by the UW System Board of Regents.  From the press release:

“This year’s award winners represent the outstanding commitment of academic staff across the UW System,” said Regent Janice Mueller, chair of the selection committee. “We are honored to recognize the many ways that they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help our students succeed and our Wisconsin communities become stronger.”

Read the full article here.

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