The Clarion

It’s business as usual for the library — well, kind of

Julie Gores, Dean of Libraries & Academic Support Services

September 2, 2020

When we all switched to remote learning in mid-March, a colleague joked that he wished he worked for the library because we were already providing remote services and resources.  He was only partially right. Yes, while we have been providing many online options to students, we also recognized that...

Prep for life after college with Lynda.com

Cristina Springfield, Librarian

January 24, 2019

When it comes to getting ready for life post-graduation, most students are at least somewhat familiar with the general advice. Created a resume? Check. Signed up for LinkedIn? Check. Created a professional-sounding email address? Check.  As folks think about how to show initiative to future emp...

Wisconsin Book Festival begins

Cristina Springfield, Librarian

October 16, 2014

Every year, thousands of book lovers flock to Madison for the four-day long Wisconsin Book Festival.  This event offers free book and poetry readings, discussions, performances, receptions, and exhibitions to suit almost every taste. Smart festival-goers will want to plan ahead to get the most out of...

Library column: Wealth of material on financial literacy

Kelley Minica and Mark Luetkehoelter, Library staff

February 19, 2014

“I’m a fool to do your dirty work.” Those lyrics from the 1972 Steely Dan song “Dirty Work” open up “American Hustle,” one of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. They aptly set the stage for a film in which the characters are pulling off con jobs, and, more importantly, trying to keep...

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