Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Collegiate Experience at College Library

Students from the Summer Collegiate Experience will be taking advantage of the many resources available at College Library, particularly the WisCEL center during the day and our study spaces most evenings this summer. This program provides a select number of entering students with a full scholarship to attend a seven-week residential academic program the summer prior to freshman year. The program is designed to help students get a head start on earning UW credits for graduation and learn the skills needed to succeed at UW-Madison.

College Library welcomes this year's SCE class. We hope their connection to College Library continues well into their freshman year and beyond!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Welcome Kazakh Students

College Library is pleased to participate in an orientation for 60 students from Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. The students, 30 from the university's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and 30 from the School of Science and Technology, are enrolled in the 8-week summer session beginning on June 16. Since familiarity with the libraries and information literacy are vital to their success, the students will participate in a tour and orientation session at College Library and also participate in one or more library sessions specific to one of their classes.

The Humanities and Social Science students will all be taking Poli Sci 401: Selected Topics in Political Science (Global Governance) and working with staff at Memorial Library, while the Science and Technology students are enrolled in Geoscience 376: Physical and Historical Geology and will meet with librarians from Steenbock, Wendt, and the Geology Library. All students are required to take one of these classes but have the option to take another course from any that are offered during the summer session.

We're looking forward to working with these visitors to campus and all of the other students enrolled during the summer semester.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Hours Begin

With the advent of summer classes, College Library is once again open extended hours. Although we will not be open 24 hours until the fall semester, you can access our many services and resources until 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday evenings. For a complete listing of our summer hours, please visit our Web site.

Finals Recap

Now that finals week is just a memory, we thought it might be nice to reflect on all of the activities that went into this semester's events. With visits from both Nigel Burgundy and Bucky Badger, an actual tent pitched in Open Book, and enough dogs to shake a stick at (wouldn't they have liked that), it was definitely a memorable finals at College Library. To read a recap of the week, see our featured article.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Interim Hours Begin

Just a reminder that College Library draws a collective breath after graduation and is open limited hours during the spring interim from May 18-26. The library is open weekdays from 8:30am to 4:45pm but is closed weekends and holidays. For more complete information, see our hours page. The library will adopt its standard summer schedule beginning Tuesday, May 27.

Monday-Thursday:  8:30 am to 11 pm
Friday:  8:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday:  10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm

In the meantime, feel free to join us on the Terrace!

photo courtesy of University Communications