Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Calling for Course Reserves, Spring 2014

Calling all course materials!  Ensure that your reserve materials (print and e-reserves) are available, in time, for the first day of class, by submitting a request before Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Materials will be processed in the order in which they are received.

For more information, visit the Steenbock Library Course Reserves page, email, or complete an online request form.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What we've been 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 (and via Pinterest) during their annual book discussion.  Use the book list to find something to distract you from the local wintry scene or to take with you as you venture out from campus for the winter semester break.

And, not to be outdone, our student staff has also generated a favorites list.  Visit the Pinterest board, "Our Favorite Books" to discover more reading selections.

Consult with your campus or public libraries to find available copies.
  • LinkCat, South Central Wisconsin Library System Catalog (and check-out its “Don’t Miss Lists)
  • WorldCat (find library copies nationally, some internationally)

Monday, December 09, 2013

Take your Study Break with Us!

As a special treat to cheer you and to warm you up for finals week, Steenbock Library and University Housing are partnering to provide FREE hot chocolate and coffee!!! 

The hot beverages will be served from Saturday, December 14 through Tuesday, December 17 starting at 7:00 PM and continuing while supplies last.  Look for the service on the first floor (vending area) of the library.  Other finals week events will be posted to the Libraries site.

We wish you a successful end of term!

Finals Photo Contest!

Win this one of a kind, special edition Harry!  Show us how you #studystrong at Steenbock.  Share a photo or video of yourself studying at Steenbock, and tag us in it on any of the following:
  • @Ask_Steenbock (Vine, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Steenbock Memorial Library (Facebook)
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, December 15
Our judges will pick a winning entry, and notify the winner on Monday, December 16.  We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Holiday Plant & Tree Sale (Dec 6-8)

The UW Forestry Club and the UW Horticulture Society will team during this coming weekend to offer the campus community a selection of trees, wreathes, poinsettias and other plants popular during the winter holidays.  Given how popular the plant sale has been in the past, the Horticultural Society will be offering an opportunity to pre-order.  Please send an email message ( ; Subject: Poinsettia Preorder) with your name, quantity and sizes desired. 

Forestry Club tree species will include Fraser and Balsam Firs and White Pine; wreathes are made with Fraser Fir.

Hours and Location (Stock Pavilion):
Friday, December 6:  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 7:  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 8:   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Links to Products and Pricing (courtesy of eCALS):
Trees & Wreathes
Poinsettias and Other Plants

Proceeds from both sales support student educational programming.