Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Off-Campus Access

Will you be leaving campus for the intersession and summer breaks? If so, did you know that UW-Madison students, faculty and staff enjoy off-campus access to library databases and full-text resources?

Stay productive and continue your pursuit of information. Select the resource you need to use from the Library system’s homepage. Licensed resources will prompt you to log in with your campus NetID. In some instances, alternatively and apart from NetID, you may still be asked to submit your University ID number and last name as a password. Once you have entered either of these two pieces of identifying information, you will be able to use the resource as if you were on campus.

Consult the Libraries’ off-campus access page for more information or assistance.

Foundation/Grants Resource Workshops

Are you looking for funding to support your education or research endeavors? If so, then mark your calendar to attend workshops offered by the campus libraries’ Grants Information Collection librarian.

The Grants Information Collection is housed in Memorial Library (728 State Street), Room 262 D/E. Most of its database resources may be accessed remotely by faculty, staff, and students; a few require on-site use. Other users can access and use these resources by visiting the library during open hours.

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, June 6

Introduction to Foundation Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Memorial Library, Room 436

(9:00-10:45 AM)

Foundation Directory Online

Memorial Library, Room 436

(11:00 am-12:00 PM)

Wednesday, June 25

Grants for Your Education

Memorial Library, Room 436

(10:00-11:30 AM)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spring Intersession Hours

Steenbock Library will observe the following hours during the spring intersession (May 19- June 15):

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

Do note:

Memorial Day, Monday May 26, 2008: CLOSED

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Travelers' Health

As someone who travels internationally, I often find it necessary to stay advised of any health concerns and/or recommended inoculations. For those of you similarly-inclined to do a little investigating, the following resources can be helpful for evaluating conditions and staying healthy at your destination.

CDC Travelers' Health

CDC Yellow Book for 2008

Travel Health Tips for Students Studying Abroad

Campus and area travel clinics:

University Health Services, Travel Clinic

UW-Health, Travel Medicine

Dean Clinics, Travel Medicine

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Library Resources for New Graduates

If you are completing your university studies—we congratulate you on that achievement. And, did you know that there are library resources you can continue to access once you have left UW-Madison?

Visit the Wisconsin Alumni Association Library Resources page for information about publicly-available online collections and association membership benefits that also include online access to two sizeable, article databases.

Information is also available from our libraries’ Website about borrowing privileges for residents (Wisconsin) and non-residents and fee-based document delivery services.

If you remain in the state of Wisconsin, you will also be able to use Badgerlink, a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning that supports access to quality online information resources. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Wherever you go, do acquaint yourself with your local public and academic libraries where you will be able to visit and to access many of their resources, in-house and online.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bike to Work Week (May 12-16)

Burn calories, not gasoline! The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin encourages you to discover a fitness and transportation solution with its spring “Bike to Work Week” event.

Visit the Federation Website to view the Madison calendar of events where you can tune up that bike, snack and socialize with fellow cyclists. The Federation also supplies a handy commuting guide at its site.

Additional resource links:

Bicycle Commuting Guide

City of Madison, Bicycle Information page

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Late Nights at the Unions

Beginning May 11, Memorial Union and Union South will be extending their hours of operation to see students through the final exam period.

Visit the Union Events calendar each day for a list of hours and food/beverage services that will be available.

The Unions will also offer free coffee, bagels and cookies starting at midnight! Treats will be available while supplies last.

(Do note that after midnight, to enter the Unions or to remain there, students must present a valid UW-Madison ID).


If you are anticipating some late nights in library locations, do plan to buddy-up with friends or use the campus SAFE Night-Time Services to get home. These services include Safewalk Escort, Saferide Cab or Bus.

View schedule and policy information for these services.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Pet Therapy

Take a study break and romp with some friendly dogs on Library Mall, Wednesday, May 7 (from 3:00-5:00 PM). This annual “Pet Therapy” event, hosted by the Counseling Services unit of University Health Services, will also afford an opportunity to chat with counselors about any end-of-term stress and how to manage it.

According to Bob McGrath, Directory of Counseling Services at UHS, "Dogs don't care about grades and exams. They're just happy to see you." (as interviewed for campus news)

Of related stress-busting interest, check out the UHS’ Live Well site.

Or, the Counseling Services’ Relaxation Exercises (MP3 audio)

Final Exam Period Hours (May 9-18)

Steenbock Library will observe the following hours during the final exam period:

Friday, May 9: 8:00 am - 1:00 am

Saturday - Sunday, May 10 - 11: 10:00 am - 1:00 am

Monday - Thursday, May 12 - 15: 8:00 am - 1:00 am

Friday, May 16: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday, May 17 - 18: CLOSED

Best wishes for a successful end of term!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Job Hunting on the Internet, Online Guide

As you begin your search for an exciting career opportunity, do consult Steenbock Library’s online guide to Job Hunting.

This guide supplies links to resources for helping you prepare your resume and cover letter, tips for networking and interviewing, sources to help you research potential employers and sources for retrieving current job listings--and finding those opportunities that may not be advertised.

Friday, May 02, 2008

How to Raise Chickens

Steenbock Library has many titles in its collection about the care and feeding of livestock, with guides well-suited to the small farm operation or backyard enthusiast.

From conventional livestock varieties to heritage breeds, chickens to dairy goats to llamas—just ask a Steenbock librarian for assistance.

For instance, recently published titles in poultry include:

Author: Damerow, Gail.

Title: Storey's guide to raising chickens / Gail Damerow.

Publisher: Pownal, Vt.: Storey Books, 2000.

Location: Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor

Call Number: SF487 D185 2000

Author: Heinrichs, Christine.

Title: How to raise chickens: everything you need to know

Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Voyageur Press, 2007.

Location: Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor

Call Number: SF487 H45 2007


Author: Kilarski, Barbara.

Title: Keep chickens!: tending small flocks in cities, suburbs, and other small spaces

Publisher: North Adams, Mass. : Storey Pub., c2003.

Location: Steenbock Stacks -1st Floor

Call Number: SF487 K5616 2003

Of related interest:

Mad City Chickens