Monday, May 22, 2017

Featured Honor’s & LRES 380 Intern

Name: Nick Kubley

Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

Majors: Computer Information Systems, Web and Digital Media Development

The Library congratulates Nick Kubley as he graduates this spring! Nick has worked in the Library as an Honor’s Intern for 3 years and this spring completed the LRES 380 internship. In addition, Nick worked as a Technology Tutor in the Tutoring and Learning Center.

LRES 380 Projects:
Text Similarity Scoring System – A tool to aid comparison of text strings for a variety of purposes. The original goal was to help find potential predatory publishers.

Honors Intern Projects:
     • Find a Study Space: http://www.uwsp.edu/library/Pages/studySpaceSearch.aspx
     • 3D Printing Support: http://www.uwsp.edu/library/Pages/3D-Printing.aspx
     • 3D Digital Model Generator Demo: http://www.uwsp.edu/library/SiteAssets/app/stl/index.html
     • Kiosk Carousel Demo: http://www.uwsp.edu/library/SiteAssets/carousel/index.html

What did you learn from your internships?
More than can be put on this webpage. Some things I have learned include developing mobile apps, 3D printing, working for a university, working with SharePoint, more programming skills, about general library operations, about library information systems, ideas on how to work with multiple departments to coordinate plans, a lot of trivia from daily conversations with my co-workers, and much more.

What did you like most about working in the library?
It has very innovative work. I like exploring many ideas, and using them in some way. I also liked the friendly workplace and working with the various librarians.

What are your hobbies?
I am interested in many things, including computer programming, philosophy, history, writing, psychology, art, general science, geography, physics, politics, and gaming.

What art have you made?
I have some of my writing published in the UWSP Tutoring and Learning Center’s publication Wordplay available here: https://www.uwsp.edu/tlc/Pages/wordPlays.aspx . I have work in there for the Spring and Fall 2016 semesters.

I also have some of my art here: http://philosophicalgamer.webstarts.com/ . It is out of date, though. I plan to move it to a newer website. I do not have content up yet, but I plan to post all of my work at http://www.theoriginalgranderologist.com/  in the near future.

What is your biggest inspiration?
The drive to understand and explore possibility. It can be its own inspiration.

What is your current state of mind?
Confused. I am near graduation, and it does not feel like it is this near. I am not sure what to expect, but it looks like it will be an interesting time no matter what.

What are your plans after graduation?
I am taking a short vacation, and then plan to work for a while outside of UWSP. Long-term, although I am not sure exactly how long, I also plan to go to graduate school to continue my education.

I am thinking of a number between 1 and 10. What do you think it is?
π

What is your motto?
Learn, think, and be caring. All three are needed.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Featured Book: The EU: An Obituary

The EU:  An Obituary

By John R. Gillingham

Call Number:  JN 30 .G5524 2016

Review from The Guardian

Publisher's Description:  The European Union is a besieged institution. It is struggling in vain to overcome the eurozone crisis and faces an influx of refugees not seen since World War II. The Schengen Agreement is a dead letter, and Britain stands on the brink of leaving altogether. The EU is unfit for the challenges of the coming age of increased global competition and high tech. In sum, the drive for an “ever-closer union” has set Europe on the wrong course: plunged it into depression, fuelled national antagonisms, debilitated democracy, and accelerated decline. In this pithy, rigorously argued book, leading historian John Gillingham examines a once great notion that soured long ago.

From its postwar origins, through the Single Market, to the troubles of the present, Gillingham explains how Europe’s would-be government became a force for anti-democratic centralization and inept policy-making. Brussels has inspired a world of illusion that now threatens to undo the undoubted achievements of integration. The EU: An Obituary is an urgent call to the political Left, Right, and Centre to act before it is too late.

Friday, May 5, 2017

EXAM CRAM TIME!


It's that time of the semester!


Need help with citations? A statistic? Help with a paper or final exam?

The Library and TLC tutors will be here on Monday, May 15th from 6-11 p.m. to help you! 

In addition, we will have:

Free Coffee
Free Cookies
Free Fruit 
MINI-RELAXATION SESSIONS TO REDUCE STRESS!
Raffle give away

  • Monday, May 15 - Library Lobby & IMC (3rd flr)
  • 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Good luck with studying from all of us at the Library and TLC!

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Library CREATES with Pinterestable Ideas

Check out some of the cool library-themed things that can be made (aka "Makerspace") for those who have a creativity knack!






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Looking for an online summer course?

Want to hone your research skills? 

The University Library will offer Library Resources 101 as an online class this summer. 

The 1-credit course will run from June 26 through Aug. 18.



Course Description: Students will learn how to access library materials for college research assignments. Students will explore books, articles, archives, reference materials, websites, and streaming videos.

To prepare for college-level research, incoming first-year students are encouraged to enroll.


Questions, contact librarian Troy Espe at tespe@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4443.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Featured Book: How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century by Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

In honor of National Poetry Month, a book of prose and poetry published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press

How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century


By Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)


Call Number:  PS 3603 .L36526 Z46 2017



Publisher's Description:  Take a life-long journey, in prose and verse, with Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), who chronicles his voyage from schoolyard bullies to workplace barriers -- and the loves and lives in between -- to discover "How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century." Warm, plainspoken, and wryly funny, Clark shares his own American Indian story, talking frankly about a culture's struggle to maintain its heritage. His deceptively simple, poetic storytelling matches the rhythm of the life he recounts -- what he calls "the heartbeat of my nation," -- from childhood on the Rez, through school and into the working world, and ultimately to his life today as an elder, grandfather, and published poet.
Clark's unique voice takes readers on a deeply personal and profound quest through a wide range of subjects -- from workplace racism to falling in love and the Green Bay Packers -- to discover for himself what it means to be an American Indian.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

POEM IN YOUR POCKET! April 27th



April 27 is 
Poem in Your Pocket Day! 


The Library and University College are excited to share poetry around campus.


Read more about Poem in Your Pocket here.