Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Job Hunting on the Internet (Two Workshops, April 4 and April 11)

Choose to attend one of two workshop opportunities to discover resources and strategies for job hunting on the Internet/Web. The workshop will cover resume writing resources, databases of job postings, tips for finding non-advertised jobs, and methods for researching potential employers. There will be time for exploration.

Job Hunting on the Internet

Wednesday, April 4 (4:00-5:30), or

Wednesday, April 11 (4:00-5:30)

No registration is necessary in order to attend and all workshops are free to students, faculty and staff. Check Steenbock's entrance sign for room location.

Read any good books lately?

If you have some time on your hands during spring break to curl up with some leisure reading, consider picking up a title or two from some of our campus libraries’ special books (and more) collections.

Open Book Café (College Library):
Popular books, graphic novels, DVDs, books on CD, and board games.

Gaus Poetry Collection:
Modern British and American poetry, literary studies, and books on creative writing. Collected in memory of Professor John Gaus.

Ethnic Studies Collection:
Books, magazines and newspapers of multicultural interest.

Women’s Collection:
Books and videos of current issues, feminism, history, health and critically-acclaimed fiction.

The Madison Public Library also supplies the community with terrific collections and readers’ advisories—that is, recommendations and reviews. Check out the following two sites:

MADreads blog:

Online Readers’ Advisory, “book-alikes”

Spring Break Hours at Steenbock (March 30-April 8)

Steenbock Library will observe the following schedule during the campus spring break:

Friday, March 30 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Saturday - Sunday, March 31 – April 1 (Closed)

Monday - Friday, April 2 - 6 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Saturday - Sunday, April 7 - 8 (Closed)

Spring semester hours resume Monday, April 9.

Hours information available online at:

Hours for College Library:
Hours for Memorial Library:

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Read and Discuss with the Rachel Carson Book Club

In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s birth, the Friends of the National Conservation Training Center of the US Fish & Wildlife Service have crafted an online book club.

The book club affords participants an opportunity to read texts by and about Rachel Carson and to join in discussions as moderated by special guests—biographers, historians and scientists. Each month features different texts and moderators.

Many texts by and about Rachel Carson can be found in campus libraries. Do speak with Steenbock librarians if you need assistance finding these texts or others devoted to the concerns that she so fervently and eloquently addressed.

Sites of related interest:

Rachel Carson: A Conservation Legacy (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Need Tax Forms?

Tax forms for the state of Wisconsin are available from two campus libraries, Memorial and Law libraries.

Tax Forms and information links, Memorial Library (Wisconsin state)

UW Law Library

While campus libraries do not distribute pre-printed forms and instructions, the IRS Website supplies most federal forms and guides required. Visit the IRS Forms and Publications page.

Similarly, the state of Wisconsin makes forms and instructions available at their site.

Additionally, federal and Wisconsin state tax forms can be picked up at Madison Public Library branches. Please phone 266-6350 to learn what forms and instructions are available.

Madison Public Library’ tax information and assistance opportunities.

Branch hours and locations

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Used Book Sale! (March 21-24)

The Friends of the UW-Madison Library used book sale will be held March 21-24 in Memorial Library, Room 116 (728 State Street).

A preview sale will be held from 5:00 until 9:00PM, Wednesday, March 21 (with $5.00 admission fee). The regular sale, which is open to the public, will be held from 10:30AM until 7:00PM, Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 (no admission fee). On Saturday, March 24, from 10:30AM until 2:00PM, book shoppers can fill a bag for $3.00!

Anticipated titles for sale fall into such disciplines as literary criticism, history of science and philosophy, theater and drama, South Asian studies and UW Press.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Show Me the Funding! Grants Information Collection

The Grants Information Collection, housed in Memorial Library, supplies access to print and online resources for finding information about fellowships, grants, scholarships and other funding opportunities for individuals and non-profits. The collection also has information on private and corporate foundations and federal funding agencies.

Note: The collection does not circulate, but photocopiers and scanners are available. Information found using the databases can usually be downloaded or printed by attached printers for a fee (using lab/library debit card). While users do their own research, the librarians at the Reference Desk are available to offer initial directional assistance.

Additionally, the Grants Information Collection can be used by the general public. Non-campus visitors to Memorial Library will need to obtain a day pass from the entrance desk.

Location: Reference Department, Room 262 D/E, Memorial Library
728 State Street

Telephone (608) 262-3242

Frequently Asked Questions

Proposal Writing: Internet Resources

PubMed for the Life Sciences (Workshop, March 14)

Get more from PubMed! This workshop will help you find that specific paper using citation matcher, create more complete topic or journal searches that can be saved in My NCBI to rerun or obtain automatic updates, link abstracts to full text books for background information, and get search result subsets with tabs linking to molecular biology databases for more on genes, proteins and chemical structures.

PubMed for the Life Sciences
Wednesday, March 14 (1:30-2:45)

No registration is necessary in order to attend and all workshops are free to students, faculty and staff. Check Steenbock's entrance sign for room location.

Publishing Your Research Article (Workshop, March 14)

This workshop, designed for graduate students and newer faculty in the sciences and social sciences, introduces library resources that will help you prepare your research article for publication, find appropriate journals for submission, and manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. Join your colleagues to share ideas and discuss the issues you face as an emerging academic author.

Publishing Your Research Article in the Sciences and Social Sciences
Wednesday, March 14 (3:00-4:15)

No registration is necessary in order to attend and all workshops are free to students, faculty and staff. Check Steenbock's entrance sign for room location.