Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UW Hort Society Holiday Plant Sale (Dec 2-4)

The UW Horticulture Society will host a sale of holiday plants, December 2-4 in the Stock Pavilion. Hours of the sale and pricing information follow below. A pre-order can also be made by sending an e-mail message with name, e-mail, phone number and order to the Horticulture Society (uwhortclub@gmail.com). Do include "Poinsettia Sale Order" in the subject line. Orders will be ready for pick-up beginning on the first day of the sale.


Friday and Saturday, December 2-3: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 4: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


4" Poinsettia: $8
6.5" Poinsettia: $20
8" Poinsettia: $30
7" Mumsettia: $25
4" Xmas Cactus: $8
6" Xmas Cactus: $12

Monday, November 28, 2011

Forestry Club Tree & Wreath Sale (Dec 2-4)

The UW Forestry Club offers the campus community a selection of trees and wreathes during the winter holidays. Details on tree and wreath pricing follow below. Proceeds from the sale serve to support student educational opportunities.

Hours and Location (Stock Pavilion):
Friday, December 2: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday, December 3: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday, December 4: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

UW Forestry Club, 2011 Sale
Fraser Fir: $50
Balsam Fir: $40
White Pine: $30

Fraser Wreaths: $22

View the sale flyer.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Greenhorns (Nov 29)

FH King and Steenbock Library are pleased to partner for a screening of The Greenhorns on November 29 (12:15 PM). This documentary film examines the possibilities and challenges facing young American farmers as they enter and reinvent the art, science and vocation of farming.

The screening will be followed by discussion.
For more information on the film and The Greenhorns organization, visit their Website.

Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 12:15-1:30 PM
Place: Steenbock Library, Room 340 (third floor)

Print a flyer (PDF)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours, Campus Libraries

During this week of the Thanksgiving holiday, campus libraries will observe some changes from their regular hours of operation. Do plan ahead should you need to visit the libraries or to pick up items from their collections.
Steenbock Library hours are posted on its home page (lower right on screen) and on its detailed hours page. Hours of operation for all campus libraries can be found by browsing the list of libraries at the campus libraries' page.

Online resources, with the exception of chat and immediate email contact, will be available twenty-four hours, every day, and can be accessed from off-campus as well.

We wish you well on your travels and to enjoy a pleasant long weekend.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All Campus Food Drive, 2011

Now, through December 1, students and staff are invited to donate non-perishable food items on behalf of the "Share Your Holidays" end-hunger campaign. This effort, as coordinated by NBC 15, the campus Office of Visitor & Information Programs and campus partners, including University Housing and the General Library System, supplies necessary food items for the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.

Current campus donation sites include the following:

  • Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street
  • Office of the Registrar, 333 East Campus Mall, Room 10101
  • WSUM 91.7 FM, 333 East Campus Mall, Room 4100

Those who wish to make a monetary donation can do so through the Second Harvest site and can have that donation credited to UW-Madison or to the specific department or unit helping to raise donations.

See the campus press release.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Found in the Archives!

The University Archives is full of fascinating collections, stories, photos, artifacts and more. A few times each month, the staff will share its intriguing discoveries with you online.

Visit their site this week to view an example of ROTC uniforms from 1921-1925 and scrapbook photos commemorating Armistice Day in Madison, 1918.

Feel free to link or to share Found in the Archives! with friends and colleagues. The site is also accessible from the UW-Madison Archives Website.

The University Archives recognizes volunteer and library school grad, Molly Temple, for creating the site, and generating its content.

With thanks to Vicki T., Images/Media Archivist, for this blog post.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Short Course Welcome 2011

Steenbock Library welcomes CALS Short Course students to campus. The Farm and Industry Short Course, founded in 1885, is a 17-week program of study designed to prepare its students for careers in agriculture.

(For more information about this program’s history, take a look at A History of the Farm and Industry Short Course, 1885-2010)

The library with its collections, staff, and proximity to the residence halls is prepared to assist students with finding and using resources to complete class projects.

The library also supplies lab and group study spaces and access to recreational materials from the entire campus library system.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Office Book Delivery Service

Steenbock Library is piloting a new delivery service to offices of faculty and academic staff. Interested faculty and staff can request up to five books per day from the Steenbock collection exclusively. Books will be delivered using Interdepartmental mail.

For more information about this service and to access the online request form, click here. A request form received by 10:00 AM, Monday through Friday, will be processed that same day. Items should arrive to offices within three business days. An email message will be sent to confirm circulation status and anticipated delivery.

Speak with librarians or view the video tutorial on how to limit your library catalog searches to Steenbock collections.

Do note:

  • Only faculty and academic staff are eligible for office delivery.
  • Service is limited to books from the collections of Steenbock Library. (Books from other campus libraries and non-book material--journals, microfilm--cannot be delivered).
  • Only five items may be requested per day.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Game On @ Your Library

Save the date! On Saturday, November 12, Steenbock Library will host a "gaming day" from 5:00-9:00 PM.

Each year on National Gaming Day @ Your Library, thousands of libraries across the county celebrate the educational, recreational, and social value of board and video games by hosting game-related events. This year, Steenbock Library will have some classic board games on-hand like Clue and Monopoly plus new favorites, too, such as Apples to Apples and Settlers of Catan. We will also have games for Wii and Xbox!

Bring your friends, stop by, and have fun! (Free snacks and beverages while supplies last).

Download and print a flyer!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Social Media Steenbock

Like us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter!

Steenbock Library has launched its new presence on Facebook and Twitter. Keep up-to-date on what’s happening at your library.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Set Sail

Ebling Library plays host this semester to two complementary exhibitions, one featuring the allure of deep-ocean wilderness, the other, a history of maritime health and medicine.

"Beyond the Edge of the Sea", a traveling exhibit from the Muscarelle Museum of Art, features original watercolors that brilliantly capture the deep-ocean diversity observed by those who have descended in the Alvin Submersible.

"Seaworthy" examines a variety of topics in maritime health--from the use of horseshoe crabs to the diagnosis and treatments for scurvy, among other maladies. The materials that comprise this exhibit have been drawn from campus library collections.

A special reception with oceanographer, Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover, artist, Karen Jacobsen and exhibits curator, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011 (3:00-6:00 PM) in Ebling’s Third Floor Gallery.

Free and open to the public, these exhibitions will run until January 31, 2012 (inaugurated September 28, 2011) in the Historical Reading Room and Third Floor Gallery, Ebling Library (Health Sciences Learning Center).