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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

When Should Children Start School?

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 07, 2014 11:45 AM

  There is a campaign in the United Kingdom to change the age at which children begin formal schooling.  David Whitebread, a University of Cambridge researcher, explains in an article why it would be best for children to start formal schooling later than they presently do.  He also explains t... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 07, 2014

Classical Music on New Database

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 05, 2014 04:30 PM

Music students can lose themselves in a symphony with the help of Polk Library’s newest trial research database. Naxos Music Library provides a collection of music samples, audio books and synopsis for genres ranging from classical and jazz to pop and rock. The database allows users t... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 05, 2014

2014 Newbery Awards

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:28 AM

"The Newbery Award was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery.  It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on January 31, 2014

2014 Caldecott Awards Announced a Few Days Ago

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 31, 2014 11:14 AM

The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner is: Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca. These are the 2014 Honor Books: Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle Mr. Wuffles!, written and illustrated by David Wiesne... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on January 31, 2014

Polk Adds Accessible Work Station

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 23, 2014 10:28 AM

For years, Polk Library offered assistance to the visually impaired with the help of its Kurzweil Reading Machine, a device that could convert print materials to speech. However, the machine eventually experienced the same fate as so many other devices as technology continues to push... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on January 23, 2014

"TRAC" Terrorists with New Database

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 21, 2014 10:25 AM

Polk Library is happy to announce the start of a long-term trial of a new research database sure to be a hit with those studying political science, sociology, criminal justice, international studies, history and philosophy. The database, Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium, or TRAC, provides... read more...

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

Staff Profile: Paulette Feld

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:08 AM

Some people may swear to put as many miles as they can between themselves and their alma mater after the years of work necessary to nab their diploma. Paulette Feld (’79), on the other hand, returned to UW Oshkosh a mere six months after graduation, and has since become a valuable member... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

Polk STEP Positions a Win-Win

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:07 AM

There are many steps a student must take to complete their college career. There is the application step, completing financial aid forms, scheduling classes, learning to live with a roommate, working to complete classes, and planning graduation. Through UWO’s Student Titan Employment Program, ... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

Student artwork on display in Polk

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:07 AM

The artwork of recent alumnus Patrick Stromme currently on display in Polk Library’s first-floor art gallery is meant to lead viewers down a path to their own idea of humanity. The nine-piece collection of oversized canvas oil paintings primarily features college-aged individuals s... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 09, 2013

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