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OFF THE SHELF: News from the Madison College Libraries

Mark Perkins, Librarian October 28, 2020

We all play games. They are engaging, entertaining, enlightening and/or educational. If they are not, we don’t play them. Some games we play alone. Some we play together. Some we play alone together....

Exploring the Wisconsin experience

Christina Springfield, Librarian March 23, 2016

I have a confession to make. Growing up, I never gave nonfiction books a chance. Compared to the thrill I got trying to name the real killer in a mystery novel, immersing myself in the fantastical happenings...

Print or electronic? Both offered at library

Jennifer Kasch, Librarian March 2, 2016

Recently the book world has witnessed a surprising trend, a decrease in e-book sales and e-book reader ownership and a preference amongst many students for print books. As a student, which do you prefer...

The surprising benefits of reading

Dana Ryals, Librarian February 4, 2016

Whether you love it or loathe it, it is well known that reading has substantial lifelong benefits for ourselves and our children. If you find yourself in the group of those that don’t read outside of...

The viral and/or bacterial adventures

By Matt Coan, Librarian January 19, 2016

I know it’s hard to believe, but some of us Madison College Librarians are old enough to recall gatherings when we couldn’t just Google an answer on our phones. How many times did that happen with...

Library staff fondly recalls holiday traditions

Renee Anhalt, Librarian December 10, 2015

Holidays are instilled with traditions shared by family and friends. Here’s a glimpse of how the library staff celebrates the holidays … For many years, someone was always gifted a box of chocolates...

Winter is Here: A Game of Thrones Reading Group

Dana Ryals & Kelley Minica, Librarian November 29, 2015

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” Jojen Reed to Bran Stark in Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin As any member of George R. R....

November is National Novel Writing Month

Autumn Hall-Tun, Librarian November 10, 2015

Welcome to November! At this point in the semester, most of you are probably gearing up for papers that will soon be due, trying to keep up with homework and maybe looking forward to Thanksgiving break....

Midterm mania help found in the library

Kris Glodoski Wolf October 14, 2015

It is official, autumn is here and the fall semester is in full-swing at Madison College. Fall on any of our campuses is lovely: the weather cools, we break out our sweaters and hats, and find ourselves...

Acing the research essay

Deb Diller, Librarian October 1, 2015

The research essay. A common and often dreaded college assignment. It requires focused inquiry and research, an understanding of the scholar’s point of view and a thoughtful expression of your perspective...

It’s self-improvement month, get started at the library

Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarian September 16, 2015

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway Self-Improvement Month is celebrated during the month of...

Earth Day at the library: Use less paper

Dana Ryals, Librarian April 24, 2015

This year for Earth Day, instead of planting a tree or joining a roadside pick-up crew, why not adopt a new, earth-friendly habit? Planting trees and participating in roadside crews are certainly good...

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