Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Library Labs Workshop - Grant Resources for Students

In this session, students will learn what grant resources are available related 
to non-profits, individuals, graduate school, start-ups, and scholarships.
Date(s) and Time(s): Tue. March 20 - noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 316 ALB
Presenter(s): Nerissa Nelson
Audience: Campus Wide
- Approved for SBE Events Credit

Monday, February 19, 2018

2018 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the 
American Library Association, names new winners each year.

We have several of the winning titles here in our collection at 
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. You can find them in our 
Instructional Materials Center (IMC) on the 3rd floor of Albertson Hall. 
Or you can stop by the Main Circulation Desk any time for help.

Here’s a closer look at the award winning titles we have at UWSP.
(Click on any of the links below to connect to our University Library online catalog.)

“Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell, and published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. Located in the IMC Collection ALB3rd floor – PZ 7 .C815343 Wol 2017
A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?
Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.

“A Different Pond,” illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi, and published by Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint. Located in the IMCCollection ALB 3rd floor – PZ 7.1 .P5153 Di 2017

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip.
“Grand Canyon,” illustrated and written by Jason Chin, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership. Located inthe IMC Collection ALB 3rd floor – F788 .C485 2017
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.
Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.
“La Princesa and the Pea,” illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, written by Susan Middleton Elya, and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Located in the IMC Collection ALB 3rdfloor – PZ 8.3 .E514 Pr 2017
El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.
The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa.
But the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

“Charlie & Mouse,” written by Laurel Snyder, illustrated. Located in the IMCCollection ALB 3rd floor -  PZ7 .S68518 Ch 2016
Four hilarious stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible book! Join Charlie and Mouse as they talk to lumps, take the neighborhood to a party, sell some rocks, and invent the bedtime banana. With imagination and humor, Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes paint a lively picture of brotherhood that children will relish in a format perfect for children not quite ready for chapter books.

“The Hate U Give,” produced by HarperAudio, written by Angie Thomas, and narrated by Bahni Trupin. Located in the IMC Collection ALB 3rd floor – PZ 7.1.T4567 Hat 2017
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

There is a comprehensive list of 2018 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners on their website, click here. If you’re interested in getting one of these titles that we do not have in our UWSP Library, you may be able to request it through another UW-school. If you need assistance, please contact someone at the Main Circulation Desk. You can call, 715-346-2540 or r e-mail, libcirc@uwsp.edu.

"2018 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners", American Library Association, January 23, 2017.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/2018-alsc-book-media-award-winners (Accessed February 19, 2018)
Document ID: 2ec5a387-2871-2034-51c3-3d3ab583e765

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Library Labs Workshop - Evaluating Fake News

Description: Fake news is becoming a real problem for individuals that rely on web delivered news (often via social media) to help them make sense of the world. This library lab will define fake news, provide examples, and discuss strategies and resources to help you successfully identify "news" content that is out of context and/or motivated by political or social bias. 
Date(s) and Time(s): Tue. Feb. 27 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 316 ALB
Presenter(s): Dave Dettman
Audience: Campus Wide
- Approved for SBE Events Credit

No registration is required. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Black History Month - African Americans in Times of War

This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War.” 

Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the president of the Association for the Study of African American Life, said "Times of war inevitably provide the framework for many stories related to African American soldiers, veterans and civilians. This year’s Black History Month theme is filled with paradoxes of valor and defeat, of civil rights opportunities and setbacks, of struggles abroad and at home, and of catastrophic loss of life and the righteous hope for peace. Black History Month is our time to focus national attention on the significant events and achievements of African Americans who advanced freedom and democracy,” 

Stop by the Library Lobby to see our display of books and photos of African Americans in Times of War. 

Also, in keeping with custom and tradition for the past several years, the Deputy Postmaster General of the United States Ronald Stroman revealed the 2018 Black Heritage Forever stamp, which honors legendary Hollywood performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne. During World War II, Horne entertained at camps for black servicemen, and after the war worked on behalf of Japanese Americans who were facing discriminatory housing policies. She worked with Eleanor Roosevelt in pressing for anti-lynching legislation. In the 1960s, Horne continued her high-profile work for civil rights, performing at rallies in the South, supporting the work of the National Council for Negro Women, and participating in the 1963 March on Washington. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Access popular digital magazines with Flipster - new titles added on 1/1/18!

Don’t forget you can read current and back issues of some of your favorite magazine titles online with Flipster.

You can also download the free Flipster app to read magazines on your tablet or mobile device.

New titles will also be added after the first of the year.

Questions? Contact the Reference Librarian

Business Week
Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports Buying Guide
Cooking Light
Deer & Deer Hunting
Field & Stream
Good Housekeeping
Harper's Bazaar
Horn Book Magazine
Men's Journal
Motor Trend
New York Review of Books
Newsweek Global
Outdoor Life
People en Español
Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Rolling Stone
Runner's World
Science News
Sports Illustrated (No Swimsuit Edition)
WellBeing Astrology
Architectural Digest
Fine Gardening
House Beautiful
Martha Stewart Living
National Geographic
National Geographic Traveler
National Review
New Republic
New Statesman
New Yorker

Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Product - Met Opera on Demand: Student Access


Met Opera on Demand: Student Access offers users instant access to more than 600 full-length Met performances, including stunning HD videos from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. The site and its content are fully accessible on most mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) directly through the website as well.

To access Met Opera on Demand: Student Access for UWSP campus users, go to Find Databases  on the Library Homepage

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Library Labs Workshop - 3D Printing & Scanning

Description: 3D Printing and scanning have opened up new means of creation and thus unleashed imaginations of countless users. This workshop will provide an introduction to those technologies in general and also the explore the specifics of what the University Library can offer to those interested in making use of these unique tools.
Date(s) and Time(s): Tue. Dec. 12 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 310 ALB
Presenter(s): Matt Sonnenberg
Audience: Campus Wide
- Approved for SBE Events Credit

No registration is required. We hope you can join us!