Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Construction Season Updates

A friend of mine recently observed that Wisconsin 'seems to exhibit two seasons, "winter" and "construction".' Stay up-to-date with campus construction and roadwork (particularly with closures and detours) with the projects page from Facilities Planning & Management. Additionally, Transportation Services maintains a list of projects with links to detour maps.

For status information about other city of Madison construction projects and roadwork, visit the City Transportation Department Website. This site will detail projects that are immediately impacting campus area corridors--University Avenue, Breese Terrace, Lake Street, and Highland Avenue, among others.

What to Read Next

One of the interesting--and sometimes challenging--activities in librarianship is matching a library user to the texts that he/she will most like to read, be it for research or entertainment.

If you intend to read for entertainment this summer, you may wish to speak with your librarian or try some of the resources, below. Each resource enables you to explore a genre or factor a recommendation based upon authors or books you already enjoy.

Locate available copies of books on campus or within the UW-System by using the MadCat catalog and its UW System search feature (or try the Forward catalog interface) . The Madison Public Library, as part of the South Central Library System, is also an amazing resource for satisfying popular reading interests--search its LINKcat catalog to locate items of interest.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SciFinder Scholar Web, Workshop (July 25)

Save the date! Steenbock Library is offering the following workshop:

SciFinder Scholar Web
Monday, July 25 (11:30-12:30 PM)
Room 105 (first floor lab)

The workshop will provide an overview of the SciFinder Web interface, its databases, and search features (structure, substructure, reaction, and research topic).

The use of ANALYZE/CATEGORIZE/REFINE for improved retrieval, remote access, and downloading for citation management will also be covered. Come ready for hands-on practice.

Note: The workshop will emphasize text-based searching; information on structure-based searching will be provided in a handout.

Please contact librarian Barbara Sisolak if you plan to attend.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hands On with Slow Food

Get a taste for Slow Food UW with its "Hands-On" Cookbook. The cookbook features articles, from members of the UW community, that examine food traditions and share recipes, tips and reflections for local provisioning, organic gardening, stocking your pantry, and hosting an event.

Slow Food UW is non-profit organization run by students and volunteers committed to an appreciation of healthy and sustainable foodways.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Plan an Orientation

Are you new to campus or do you have new staff or incoming graduate students? If so, you may wish to consult with your Steenbock library liaison to plan an orientation to library collections and services.

Steenbock librarians are happy to meet with new staff and students--be it for an individual consultation, small-group workshop, or as participant in a department welcome event. Complete a request form.

Additionally, library liaisons can provide the following services:

  • Assist with library services and policies (e.g., Interlibrary Loan, faculty runner cards, UW System search and retrieval…etc.)
  • Customize email alerts to keep you informed about new articles matching your topic criteria or with tables of contents to your favorite journals
  • Provide in-depth reference consultations--at our office or yours--(e.g., help with strategy and database choices, customize your own alerts…etc.)
  • Supply customized instructional sessions and course Webpages for your students
  • Consult on questions related to publishing your research (e.g., identify target journals, manage copyright, measure research impact, open access publishing options)

Watch for our Steenbock Drop-In Workshops & Tours (fall schedule to be posted soon!)

Or see the campus-wide libraries’ Workshops/Classes/Tours | September Tours

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Badger Meat Science Club Cookout (July 11)

Save the Date! The Badger Meat Science Club will host a free Brat Cookout and Open House, July 11 (6:00 PM). Come for a meal and an opportunity to get a "behind the scenes" tour of the UW Meat Laboratory with discussion about the evolution of the meat industry.

While registration is not necessary in order to attend, those interested should contact the Badger Meat Science Club so that sufficient food is prepared.

When: Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Where: University of Wisconsin Meat Lab, 1805 Linden Drive

See the flyer.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Plan your Picnic with Slow Food UW

What’s in your picnic basket as you head to Concerts on the Square? The staff with UW-Madison’s Slow Food CafĂ© offers a selection of home-made, sweet and savory picnic fare, using ingredients sourced locally. Visit its site to complete an order form.

Slow Food UW is non-profit organization run by students and volunteers committed to an appreciation of healthy and sustainable foodways.

"Concerts on the Square", a Madison summer tradition, features the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in performance, with special guests, on the lawns of the capitol. Each Wednesday evening of the series features a special theme for its musical selection. Arrive early (but after 3:00 PM) to spread your blanket!