Monday, November 25, 2013

Raise the Woof! (Dec 2)

What better way to relieve the stress of studying than to meet wet-nose to nose with a wagging member of the canine corps, Dogs on Call?!

Steenbock staff welcomes Dogs on Call and their companion handlers to the library, Monday, December 2, from 6:30-8:00 PM. The dogs will be available for a pat near the front, main entrance to the library (second floor) for this special study break.

Dogs on Call is a local member of Pet Partners--an organization devoted to improving human health through the existing bond between people and companion animals. These companion animals are specially-trained to gently-interact with their human counterparts in any number of environments including schools, hospitals, libraries and special-care facilities.  In addition to its membership with Pet Partners, Dogs on Call is a R.E.A.D (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) affiliate with Intermountain Therapy Animals.  Please visit their sites to learn more about their services.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Did you know that the cranberry, ubiquitous during this time of year given its association with traditional Thanksgiving holiday feasting, is Wisconsin’s leading fruit crop?!
(See the NASS, USDA Cranberry production reports and the annual Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Bulletin for data tables).

Consult Steenbock’s research guide to the American Cranberry to explore more about cranberry cultivation, marketing, and use (including links to growers and online recipe sites).  Steenbock Library maintains this guide as a partner in AgNIC, a portal to agricultural news, events, libraries and research centers.

Should you wish to savor this fruit in your fall harvest menu, we also invite you to browse a selection of titles from our collection with Pinterest guide, "CRANtastic".

Friday, November 15, 2013

GIS Day 2013 (Nov 20)

"Discover your future in GIS" (Geographic/Geospatial Information Science) with a special day devoted to emerging technologies and career opportunities. 

GIS Day 2013 will be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. 

During this one day event, which is free and open to the public, participants can learn from guest speakers who use a variety of GIS technologies in their work, explore informative exhibits from university departments, businesses, and government and non-profit agencies, and network with professionals and co-participants.

To learn more about University labs, courses, and staff who are engaged with GIS technologies, visit the Geospatial Alliance site.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

During the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, campus libraries will observe 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 will observe the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving:
  • Wednesday, November 27:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 28:  CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29:  8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 30:  CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 1:  6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Steenbock’s hours are also 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' "Who's Open" page.

And, should you still need to work on a paper or project, do note, with our off-campus access service, you are never far away from the campus library resources you know and love.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Welcome to Campus, Farm & Industry Short Course

Steenbock Library welcomes CALS Short Course students to campus. The Farm & Industry Short Course, founded in 1885, is a 16-week program of study designed to prepare its students for careers in agriculture.  For more information about this exceptional program’s history, take a look at the publication, A History of the Farm and Industry Short Course, 1885-2010 and accompanying picture archive.
Steenbock 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.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wicked Reading

Ever wonder what goes bump in the night?  Feed that imagination with a selection of the creepy books haunting the shelves of campus libraries.  The SpookyUW Pinterest board exhibits some popular titles suggested by library staff--and guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.  Click on each cover to pursue the link to campus library holdings.

For more fun library discoveries, follow our boards: UWMadLibraries or Steenbock Memorial Library!

New E-Resources

Campus librarians are actively assessing and adding new online resources to our campus library collections.  While these resources are linked within our database library menus by subject or by type, you can browse the list chronologically or subscribe to its feed.  These online (e-resources) include subscription databases and data-sets, openly-accessible publications and digital collections, reference tools, research guides, and more.