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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

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.

Bash: Decades September 10th

Get Ready for a Decades Bash!

Join us on September 10th from 8pm-11pm in the Cofrin Library for the Decades Bash in the Stacks event! There will be food, games, crafts, prizes, music, Nerf Tag, mini golf, and more!



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.