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Polk Provides a Taste of Oshkosh

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 24, 2014 01:36 PM

Again this year, Polk Library represented with a table during September's “Taste of Oshkosh”.   Marisa Finkey and Lin Schrottky welcomed visitors to the table from 11:30 till 2:00. The table was stocked with handouts to help new freshman and transfer students learn more about the support... read more...

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Ranger, Joshua P on September 24, 2014

Quick Tips for Better Searching and Citing

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 03:22 PM

Seach@UW is where you get your hits, but there’s always room to improve your game. Created by the deep and velvet voiced instruction librarian, Ted Mulvey,  Quick Tips are short videos that will teach you something new about your favorite library "search everything" tool. Take a second, ki... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Annual Murder Mystery is Friday

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 01:33 PM

Another year, another MURDER! This Friday, September 5th, Polk Library will host its annual Murder Mystery at 9:15PM.  Bring your friends to help figure out various clues around the building and be the first to solve a murder.  A murder that again, deals with the shadowy EVL corporation.  Space... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Old Catalog Retires

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 12:20 PM

After almost fifteen years of faithful service, Polk's Old Catalog retired on Wednesday, August 26.  With millions of searches and requests under its belt, the Old Catalog served us well.  But the world of technology and information resources continually marches on and, at Polk, we’re committed... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Chronicle: Chafing at Higher E-Book Prices

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:35 AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a recent article about a major change in pricing structures of ebooks; another chapter in the contentious relationship between  libraries and academic publishers.  Polk Library uses a subscription arrangement with Ebrary, not the "demand driven" approach desc... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

Polk Reserves Moving to D2L

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jun 26, 2014 12:25 PM

To increase efficiency, security and student/faculty convenience, library staff will now post reserve files including articles from journals, chapters from books, syllabi, and links to records for physical reserves directly into your Desire2Learn course. To continue to use our reserve serv... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

What a Life! New Biographies at Polk

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 21, 2014 09:41 AM

Get up close and personal to a few of pop culture’s groundbreaking icons with Polk Library’s newest biographies. Jump into the lives of funny-man Richard Pryor, American author William Burroughs and singer Harry Nilsson and learn how they helped to shape American culture throughout ... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 21, 2014

Polk Launches New Mobile Website

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 14, 2014 03:03 PM

With 83 percent of adults ages 18-29 owning a smartphone and tablet use increasing every year (Pew Internet Research), mobile technology has become as much a part of student’s lives as the food they eat. Whether they are using their mobile devices for banking, checking email or buying... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 14, 2014

Polk's STEP student to dish on sexual revolution

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 27, 2014 11:10 AM

Birth control advocate, Bill Baird Baird publicly displays birth control devices considered "indecent articles"  by Wisconsin law in Albee Hall, 1971 UWO is happy to welcome back Samantha Smith, a former Polk Library STEP student, who is speaking on March 6 th as part of Women’s Histor... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 28, 2014

New Collections Get Graphic

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 07, 2014 03:50 PM

Polk Library is getting graphic with the acquisition of Russ Kick’s The Graphic Canon, a three-volume collection of classic literature as told through comics and illustrations. Each volume contains vivid and original portrayals of stories ranging fr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 07, 2014

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