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Lorentz Film Screening: Oct. 30

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 25, 2012 12:48 PM

Lorentz greeting a visitor at the dedication of the Pare Lorentz Room in its original location in the basement of Polk Library. Chancellor Roger Guiles observes on Lorentz's right.  University Archives Photo 73-602_14. Polk Library joins Radio-TV-Film Department as it... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 25, 2012

Pharm Database Added to Badgerlink

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 11, 2012 09:45 AM

Polk Library is happy to report that BadgerLink, DPI's digital library, has added AHFS Consumer Medication Information to its lineup.  Polk is adding this database to our A-Z list to make access easier for students and staff.  AHFS  is an award winning database of drug information monographs wr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 11, 2012

Bilingual Children's Books in the EMC

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Sep 10, 2012 10:58 AM

Bilingual books in Arabic, Hmong and Spanish are some of the languages you'll find represented in the children's book collection in the EMC. read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on September 10, 2012

Murder Mystery is this Friday

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:10 PM

10 Years and 11 Bodies!  And you thought a library was a safe place to be. This Friday, September 7th, Polk Library will host its 10th 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 set in the city's vas... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 04, 2012

Polk's website focus group

by librarynews — last modified May 14, 2012 10:07 AM

by: Kim Parsons, Communications Intern The creation of a brand new website for Polk Library has been a series of trials and errors. Along with creating the website, the team conducted a focus group to see if the website was fulfilling its purpose of being easier to navigate than the old site. ... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on May 14, 2012

New Federal website upgrades access to 2010 Census Information

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 29, 2012 04:20 PM

The new version of the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder has recently replaced its former site for important information about American demographics. read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 29, 2012

Bad Tapes: Archives Rescues Old Audio

by librarynews — last modified Feb 17, 2012 11:10 AM

by: Kimberly Parsons, Library Communications Assistant   The move this past summer to Sage had departments on campus excited for a new venture and a change in scenery.  The move became especially advantageous for the Journalism Department as staff discovered old photographs, as well as vide... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on February 17, 2012

GroupFinder

by librarynews — last modified Feb 17, 2012 12:20 PM

by: Kimberly Parsons, Library Communications Assistant   Setting up a group study time with classmates can sometimes require a lot of awkward moments including phone number exchanges and Facebook friend requests. Polk Library has made things stress-free and professional thanks to a new ... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on February 17, 2012

New Databases Added to Polk's Web Site

by librarynews — last modified Feb 17, 2012 12:25 PM

By: Kimberly Parsons, Library Communications Assistant Over interim, three new databases were added to the already abundant list that Polk Library has to offer. The newly added ARTstor, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses and Ovid Nursing databases all serve different purposes, but are useful rese... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on February 17, 2012

Art by Erica Possin on Display in Polk

by librarynews — last modified Feb 17, 2012 12:30 PM

by: Kimberly Parsons, Library Communications Assistant Polk Library’s newest exhibit in its 1 st Floor “gallery” is a series of ten paintings from recent alum, Erica Possin. The paintings mostly feature wind turbines, objects that are becoming increasingly familiar in rural Wisconsin. ... read more...

Posted by:
librarynews on February 17, 2012

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