Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Cozy Winter's Reading...

Are you looking to dig into some reading (apart from your required texts)?  If so, take a break and consider the list of titles generated by campus librarians during their annual book discussion.  While you wait to dig out, use the bibliography to find something to distract you from the anticipated local wintry scene.

Consult with your campus or public libraries to find available copies.

Handy links:
UW-Madison Library Catalog
Don’t forget the option to borrow from UW System Libraries!

LinkCat, South Central Wisconsin Library System Catalog

WorldCat (find library copies nationally, some internationally)

Winter Break Hours and Online Access

As you enjoy your winter break, be sure to also satisfy your need for information with a visit to the Libraries’ Website.
Even when you’re off campus, simply select the resource you need to use from the site. Resources requiring authentication will prompt you to log in with your NetID. (In some instances, apart from NetID, you may still be asked to submit your University ID number and last name as login and 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 here on campus.

Should you plan to visit campus, do note that the libraries will be open during the winter recess, but the hours will vary. Plan ahead and visit the list of library locations to see "Who’s Open".

In a nutshell:
Winter Break Hours at Steenbock (December 23, 2012 - January 21, 2013)
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED

Note exceptions--the library will be closed the following days:
Monday-Tuesday, December 24-25 (Christmas Holidays)
Monday-Tuesday, December 31-January 1 (New Year's Holiday)  
Monday, January, 21 (MLK Day Holiday)  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FREE Hot Chocolate and Coffee!!!

As a special gift to cheer you up on finals week, Steenbock Library and University Housing are providing FREE hot chocolate and coffee!!! 

The beverages will be served from December 15 to December 18 starting at 7 p.m. and continuing while supplies last.

So, take a study break at Steenbock Library and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate or coffee!  Also, check out what other finals week events are going on at the other UW-Madison Libraries!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Letters to Santa

Write a letter to Santa to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation! Daily, and until December 23rd, members from the UW Wishmakers organization will stop by its Steenbock letter-writing station to collect letters.
For each letter written, Macy’s department stores will donate $1.00 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions; the UW-Wishmakers is a student branch of this organization.

Annual CALS Auction

Do you like auctions?  How about supporting a good cause?  Then check out the annual CALS Student Association auction

The annual CALS Student Association holds an annual online auction to raise money for CALS leadership and community outreach activities.  The bidding is scheduled to start on Sunday, December 2 and continues through noon on Saturday, December 8.  Winners can pick up their auction items starting December 9 at the CALS Student Association office in the Stock Pavilion. 

Click here to see the great variety of items that you can bid on!