When classes are in session, the Karrmann Library is open to serve patrons nearly 100 hours each week. The library has always extended hours during exams, but within the last year, at the request and support of members of the Student Senate, library hours are even more extended:
Saturday and Sunday December 17 and 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday through Thursday December 19-22 - 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday December 23, when the semester ends - 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You may recall that you have access through library web pages to the BioOne database which offers access to bioscience research journals and book series.
On Monday November 28 BioOne was pleased to announce the official launch of BioOne Mobile, an optimized website available to smartphone users. With this new mobile interface all content from BioOne’s 167 journals and book series is available with easy access for faculty, students, and researchers via their iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones. Because BioOne’s optimization is site-wide, there is no app to download or keep updated. Instead, users will be automatically directed to BioOne’s mobile site whenever they access bioone.org from a compatible mobile device. Users accessing the site from an iPad or tablet are shown the full site for optimal viewing, but can select the mobile site if they prefer. Users associated, as you would be, with an institutional subscription can easily pair their device with their university’s access privileges, giving them access to all subscribed content, whether they are in the library or on the go.
BioOne has created a number of resources to assist libraries and researchers using BioOne Mobile. Please visit the Mobile Resources section on the site for more information.
And, as always, please feel free to contact the library’s Reference Desk with questions: 342-1668, or e-mail or chat from the library’s homepage.
The Karrmann Library is providing full text access to thousands of e-books published by Springer—The Language of Science. The e-books are fully indexed and searchable to the chapter level, and access to them is either through the library’s database pages OR find e-books on your topic when searching the Library Catalog.
For example, if you are searching in the Library Catalog (to books and other materials) for information on computer engineering, you would find the Springer e-book Advanced Computing in Electron Microscopy. Click the link provided, and you are directed to the full text of the book by E.J. Kirkland.
For more information on accessing e-books, please contact the library’s Reference Desk, 342-1668, or e-mail or chat from the library’s homepage.
Congratulations go to Library Director Zora Sampson for being selected to receive a 2011 Campus Sustainability Award for Encouraging Campus Community Bicycle Transportation. The entire campus community thanks Sampson for her efforts to promote sustainability!
Stupid Fast by Local Author Geoff Herbach
Shelved in the Instructional Materials Lab (IML) Douda Hall IML Fiction Collection H534s
Reviewed by Regina Pauly, Curriculum Librarian and the Director of the IML
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach is a Young Adult novel (available in the IML) that is set in Bluffton, Wisconsin, a fictional town based on Platteville, WI, where the author grew up. It is the story of Felton Reinstein, a soon-to-be sophomore at Bluffton High who is on a growing streak that is making him fast and athletic, but he regularly feels stupid, too.
During the summer Reinstein deals with many problems—his mother has an emotional breakdown, he takes over a paper route, his best friend must spend the summer at his grandmother’s, Reinstein finds a new girl friend, he discovers family secrets, he runs up and down the “M” every day, he goes to Steve’s Pizza and Subway, and he discovers what clique he fits into—university kids or becoming a jock.
The book is a light read and fun for those who know Platteville well.
Kay Young, Editor