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...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Jennifer Kasch, Librarian

December 5, 2018

Did you know that nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks? That’s according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2018. Audiobooks are highly portable and they’re great for multitasking. You can listen to them while exercising, commuting, or doing tasks around the ho...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Kelley Minica and Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarians

November 21, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media fact sheet from July 2018, the percentage of podcast listeners in America has substantially increased over the past decade, with 44 percent of Americans 12 and older reporting they listen to at least one podcast, up from 9 percent in 20...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Autumn Hall-Tun, Librarian

November 7, 2018

What does community mean to you? How has your community helped you, supported you, and driven you to succeed despite difficulty? This fall, the Madison College Libraries and Academic Support Services will launch a film series with the theme “With Community, We Thrive.” We hope you will join us to view the t...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Dana Ryals, Librarian

September 26, 2018

Sept. 26 marks National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. To those of you who are not women – no one says you can’t think about your health too! Relax, get comfortable, and perhaps grab a nice cup of tea. The libraries have a few things we would like to share with you to encourage healthy living for al...


Libraries & Academic Support Services at Madison College

Gail Powers-Schaub, Student Achievement Center Director

September 12, 2018

Did you know students who study in groups, if they stay focused and on task, learn 2.5 times more than students who study alone? That’s the conclusion of a 1984 study by D.W. Johnson and R.T. Johnson entitled “Cooperative  Small-Group Learning.”  District-wide, the Student Achievem...

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 of a story imbued with magical realism, or escaping via spaceship to another galaxy far, far...

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 and would be pressured into sharing with everyone present. – Christina We always had hot s...

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 ways to help the environment, but if we really want to shrink our carbon footprint, we also need to...

Unlimited possibilities at your library

Erika Linzner, LIbrarian

April 7, 2015

Each year, the American Library Association sets aside one week in mid-April to celebrate libraries and highlight the role they play in our schools, colleges, and communities. This year’s National Library Week celebration will take place the week of April 12-18. The theme is “Then & Now: Unlimited...

Libraries provide access, regardless of device format

Atumn Hall-Tun, Librarian

March 30, 2015

Do you ever think about how much you read in an average day? Text is everywhere, with much of what we read coming to us via smartphone or computer screens. Throughout the day we’re inundated with text messages, posts on Facebook and Twitter, and class announcements on BlackBoard.  Not to mention the...

Academy Awards nominees face questions

Kelley Minica, Librarian

February 19, 2015

The Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 22. Every year there is some kind of controversy surrounding the nominations. This year’s big issue seems to be the historical accuracy of some of the Best Picture nominees. The issue was ignited by discussion that “Selma” might not have been nominated in...

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