Illustration by Madelaine Schmitt Weigel
The Karrmann Library...
...focuses on supporting the curricula at UWP. The collections offer research-oriented books, subscription databases for scholarly research articles, teaching resource materials, university archives, area historical resources, government publications, maps, interlibrary loan services, and reference services.
The Platteville Public Library...
...focuses on supporting the general interests of the people in the community. Their collections offer a wide variety of fiction, poetry, popular magazines, newspapers, popular movies, how-to books, and many children’s materials. This library also offers the community many services such as the children’s story hour, interlibrary loan and reference services.
have very different missions
to support two very different communities!
Contact the UWP Foundation Office
The UWP Foundation Office manages a fund established to assist the Elton S. Karrmann Library. The Library Acquisition Fund was begun in 2005 by Mark Weber, a 1968 graduate of UWP who states, "a well-funded library should be at the heart of a college student’s learning experience."
Weber is the Dean of University Libraries at Kent State University in Ohio, and he has always had a fondness for libraries. "As a librarian, I am painfully aware of the ruinous impact of hyperinflation of...journal prices, especially in the subject areas of the sciences and technology, on library collection budgets," Weber notes.
On January 28th USA Today reported:
"Reflecting the difficult financial environment for higher education, university endowments lost an average of 18.7 percent in the last fiscal year, the worst returns since the Great Depression, according to a study of hundreds of public and private institutions."
Now is the time to extend a financial helping hand to your library. Contact the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation Office to donate money to the Library Acquisition Fund today.
Don’t let your students be overwhelmed by the many changes the Modern Language Association (MLA) has dictated about how to cite online resources!
Copies of the new 7th edition of the MLA style manual are shelved near the library’s Reference Desk on the main floor. Additionally the university’s subscription to RefWorks, the web-based citation tool, offers all in the university community (alumni, too!) the ability to build bibliographies as we do our research.
RefWorks allows users to seamlessly add journal citations (and full text of the articles, if available!) to a personal database of references. Later, RefWorks users can format those citations into one of any number of citation styles, incorporating the latest changes in MLA, if desired.
Kay Young, Editor