Monday, September 29, 2008

The SLIS Library is having a Game Show night!

Friday, Oct. 3, 6-8 pm

It's going to be a great way to bond with your fellow SLISers and anyone else in libraryland who wants to join us, have fun, and maybe learn something zany about the wonderful world of libraries.

The Games:

Who Wants to Be a Librarian? Contestants will be tested on how much they know about library and SLIS trivia. They'll get lifelines from the audience.

Match Game: We'll have a panel made up of celebrity librarians. Players will get points for every answer that matches a celebrity's.

Here's a clip to show you how the original Match Game worked. Check it out:

We'll also have plenty of board games. Feel free to bring games to share.

Pizza will be provided, and there will be fabulous prizes!
Following the games we'll head out for cocktails and more bonding.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Banned Book Week

Start getting ready! September 27 through October 4 is Banned Books Week! Banned Book Week's theme this year is "Celebrating the Freedom to Read." The ALA offers many suggestions on how to celebrate banned books - this week and year round. Here are just a few:

Most importantly, have fun reading a banned book!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Class of the Week, Workshops, and More

Hi All! Check out the New Students Display outside the library and get to know your new peers by site. Also, look for the class of the week book display over the catalog computers near the reference desk. Keep your eyes open for your class’ week and some great print resources to accompany the topics of your class.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Web Basics workshop. It will be offered September 24th at 4 pm and again on September 30th at 3:15pm. The sign up sheet is available on the circulation desk in the library. The workshop schedule for October will be up shortly and will include workshops for LibGuides, Google for Academic Research, Jing, and More. Keep checking back for more information.

Friday, September 5, 2008

SLIS Library Workshops

We have many great workshops coming up over the next few weeks. Below is a list of some upcoming ones. For the most part, these workshops are drop-in and no pre-registration is required, but please note any that ask for pre-registration. (We just want an idea of how many people will attend when we ask for pre-registration. Registration is at the library circ desk.) We hope you can make it to one or more of the workshops. Feel free to give us feedback if you attend and also let us know what other kinds of workshops you'd like to see in the future. All workshops are in the SLIS Library Computer Lab.

Workshop Schedule

  • Workshop Friday on September 5!

  • RefWorks
    • Instructor:Peggy Cruse
    • Friday, September 5, 3:00pm
  • ProQuest
    • Instructor:Peggy Cruse
    • Friday, September 5, 4:00pm
    • Proquest is a large vendor -- we can access 45 of their databases. The workshop will offer an overview of the Proquest interface and search features.
  • Workshop this Saturday, September 6!

    • 10:00 Refworks
    • Introduction to web citation management software.
    • 11:00 Madcat
    • Finding books and more for your UW-Madison research.
    • 12:00 Ulrich's Periodical Directory
    • Overview of a great database with detailed information on serials published throughout the world.
    • 1:00 My WebSpace
    • Primer on the web-accessible file storage system provided by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to all UW Madison students.
    • 2:00 Library Literature & LISTA
    • Learn about two key library and information science bibliographic databases that index articles, book reviews and more, and includes some full-text coverage.

September 9th and beyond:
  • RefWorks
    • Instructor:Peggy Cruse
    • Tuesday, September 9, 3:00pm
  • ProQuest
    • Instructor:Peggy Cruse
    • Friday, September 12, 1:00pm
  • CSA Illumina
    • Instructor:Peggy Cruse
    • Tuesday, September 16, 3:00pm
  • CSA Illumina
    • Instructor:Peggy Cruse
    • Monday, September 22, 1:00pm
  • Web Basics (pre-registration)
    • Instructor:Sheilah Harrington
    • Wednesday, September 24, 4:00pm
  • Web Basics (pre-regstration)
    • Instructor:Sheilah Harrington
    • Tuesday, September 30, 3:15pm