The Cofrin Library is having another of its famous book sales Monday, April 21 through Tuesday, April 29, during Library hours, on the Plaza level of the Library. Popular reading, textbooks and everything in between will be for sale (look for a particularly large selection of science fiction). Everything is marked at $1 per item. Don’t miss it! For more information contact Leah Liebergen at x2382 or email@example.com.
If you’ve already completed the Cofrin Library survey, thank you! If you haven’t, you still have time to share your thought and provide valuable feedback about Cofrin Library services, collections and spaces. There’s a prize drawing, too, to encourage participation. Click the link to start the survey.
In a recent Log we posted that Emily Rogers, coordinator of access services for the Cofrin Library, was a member of the 2013 Leadership Green Bay class recognized at the local Volunteer Leadership Awards last week. (Actually, her group was runner-up, not winner of the award as we incorrectly reported earlier.) In any event, Rogers and company started a Green Bay version of the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event that raises awareness for rape, sexual assault and gender violence. We now have details on this year’s event. It is planned for Saturday, May 3, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. departing from the Hagemeister Park bar and restaurant downtown.
Emily Rogers, coordinator of Access Services for the Cofrin Library, was a member of the 2013 Leadership Green Bay class that received the Bellin Health Systems Small Group Award for their work on bringing awareness to domestic violence. They started the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” event in the Green Bay community — an international men’s march that raises awareness for rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Also nominated with UWGB connections in the Green Bay Packers Large Group category were UW-Green Bay cheerleaders, UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, UW-Green Bay cross country teams and Weidner Center ushers. Kevin Van Ess ’84 played a clarinet jazz piece in honor of Lifetime Achievement designee Elton Petersen. Steve Maricque ’78, president of the Bellin Health Foundation, presented the Bellin Foundation award. (Shannon Bodilly, daughter of UWGB’s Director of Marketing, Sue Bodilly, was among the Youth Volunteer Award nominees for her work with the CP Center of Green Bay.)
From now through April 28, the Cofrin Library will be taking part in the LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a library assessment survey developed and managed by the Association of Research Libraries conducted at more than 1,200 libraries throughout the United States and Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The feedback that faculty, staff and students provide as a part of the survey will provide the Cofrin Library with valuable data about existing library services, how to meet campus expectations, how to most effectively allocate resources, and possible new library service areas. The aggregate data will allow the Cofrin Library to compare results to other participating University of Wisconsin libraries and peer institutions within the United States. Link to the survey.
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And win great prizes! — The best reasons to participate in the big international library survey are noble and altruistic, of course, as any time involved will be spent in the service of science. However, if that’s not enough… and especially to motivate students… there will be prizes. We’re told that the prizes include a private library study room for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 (really cool if you could decorate it and bring in your own furniture) and ten $25 gift cards to the Phoenix Bookstore.
The Cofrin Library invites members of the University community to attend the open presentations and Q&As with the candidates for the open Instruction and Reference Librarian position. The schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, April 9 – Brianne Markowski
• Thursday, April 10 – Rebekah Vrabel
• Thursday, April 17 – LuMarie Guth
Candidates have been asked to present a portion of a library instruction session for both an in-person class and an online audience. The presentations will take place in the Cofrin Library Lab (CL 304) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the assigned days.
The people in the Cofrin Library’s Archives and Area Research Center would like to know. They have photos of what looks to be a 1980s era campus event and they’re labeled “Spring Screamer.” Curious? Take a look.
Many thanks to University archivist Deb Anderson of the Area Research Center and Cofrin Library for digging up the text of a speech that founding chancellor Edward Weidner made at the 1972 groundbreaking ceremonies for the College of Community Sciences (today’s Rose and Wood Halls). With so much recent publicity — including a Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial — for UW-Green Bay’s fabulous concourse system, it’s nice to see Weidner’s words that the “tunnels” aren’t merely convenient… they’re important to our mission. Weidner’s 1972 remarks on the topic:
“Contrary to what many people think, Wisconsin winter weather was not the reason for this inter-connection. At the typical university, you find a collection of discrete buildings, each a fortress onto itself. We decided that we would have to do something different, not because of the weather, but because our academic plan is related to problem-solvin… So what we are doing is constructing one continuous big building, with no individual fortresses… This aspect of our physical plan has actually reinforced our academic plan and is permitting us to reach objectives that we could not otherwise achieve…”
Birders from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity have been training their scopes toward the roof of the Cofrin Library in recent weeks, with multiple peregrine falcon sightings on the UW-Green Bay campus. Amateurs are enjoying the occasional sighting, as well. This smart-phone snapshot of a resting falcon — we think it’s a peregrine based on size and its prominent “sideburn” facial markings — was taken Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 14) through an eighth-floor hallway window just outside the Provost’s Office suite, Room 835. The bird perched, mostly motionless, for several hours during the lull in the day’s snowfall.
Campus ornithologists are hopeful this will be the year a falcon pair colonizes the library roof and nests successfully. In previous years the University had installed a rooftop nesting box, and observers also documented at least one unsuccessful attempt several years ago.
Sunday’s Packers playoff loss to the 49ers wasn’t as cold as advertised (the temperature stayed above zero), so the record for coldest NFL game remains intact. (Minus-13 for the Packers-Cowboys Ice Bowl on Dec. 31, 1967.) A fun bit of history: the Cofrin Library’s Area Research Center has the National Weather Service’s hand-written logs for December 1967. Take a look, at https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives.