Karrmann Library celebrates National Library Week

April 7, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE - It's National Library Week, a time to "get connected @ your library" and rediscover all that the Karrmann Library has to offer.

During National Library Week (April 6-12), as throughout the year, the Karrmann Library will be promoting the abundance of online resources available through library subscriptions and the wealth of printed resources available in many collections.

"The library is your passport to the world," says John Krogman, assistant vice chancellor for Information Services. "In fact, we offer the best of both worlds - extensive printed resources and some of the finest electronic resources available," Krogman explains. "National Library Week is a great time to come check us out."

Regina Pauly, library publicity chairperson, reminds the UWP community that the library is an essential part of the learning community, especially as a place where faculty and students come together to collaborate on projects. Most importantly, there are librarians to help students, instructors, administrators, alumni and others find what they need, whether it's in a book, journal, government document or database. Librarians also work in partnership with faculty, students and researchers to offer new perspectives, develop curricula, facilitate innovative research and advance learning and new knowledge.

"The library may be the only place on campus where you're not expected to know the answer," says Pauly. "Librarians are the ultimate search engines. Our job is to help you find the answers."

To help students sharpen their research skills, the library offers one-on-one assistance with research needs nearly 100 hours each week - plus email and live chat sessions with librarians, access to more than 130 subscription databases (for journal and newspaper articles, online encyclopedias, and much more), librarian-taught classes for research strategy; up-to-date web pages and pathfinder guides to specific research topics.

"Using the Karrmann Library has never been faster, easier, or more comfortable," adds Krogman. "In addition to web access, our library offers more than 50 workstations with internet connections, areas for quiet study and group work, reading lounges near current books, magazines, and newspapers, and food and beverages in the Table of Contents Café."

For more information about the Karrmann Library, visit www.uwplatt.edu/library or call 342-1668 (toll free 888-450-4632). Library hours are Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. to midnight, Friday 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to midnight. The email service to librarians, as well as the library web page resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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