New Lost Item Replacement Fee!

All items that are marked as lost on or after Tuesday, September 2 will be charged a $100 Lost Item Replacement Fee. This is a change from the current $50 Lost Item Replacement Fee. The Lost Processing Fee will remain $10 and will be added to all Lost items. Also on Tuesday, September 2, items on the hold shelf awaiting patrons to pick up and check out will only be held for 7 days. This is change from our current time period of 10 days.

Librarian Liaison assignments updated

Librarian liaisons support teaching and learning at UWRF through personal interaction with faculty, staff, and students in their assigned departments. Librarians keep their constituencies up-to-date in regard to new resources and services, provide one-on-one consultations, offer to meet periodically with their departments, and facilitate library instructional sessions tailored to the specific needs of their departments. The librarian liaison program complements but does not replace our faculty library liaison program, in which a faculty member from each department is designated as his or her department’s liaison for collection development purposes.

Librarian liaisons for the 2014 academic year are:

Agricultural Economics—Tom Smisek
Agricultural Education—Kathie Otto
Agricultural Engineering Technology—Tom Smisek
Animal and Food Science—Tom Smisek
Plant and Earth Science—Michele McKnelly

Art—Tom Smisek
Biology—Christy Boyer
Chemistry—Michele McKnelly
English—Brad Gee
Geography and Mapping Sciences—Becca Peters
History and Philosophy—Kathie Otto
Journalism—Kathie Otto
Marketing Communications—Brad Gee
Mathematics—Maureen Olle-LaJoie
Modern Language—Brad Gee
Music—Becca Peters
Physics—Maureen Olle-Lajoie
Political Science—Michele McKnelly
Psychology—Brad Gee
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice—Christy Boyer
Communication Studies and Theatre Arts—Tom Smisek

Accounting and Finance—Becca Peters
Economics—Becca Peters
Computer Science and Information Systems—Maureen Olle-LaJoie
Management and Marketing—Brad Gee
Military Science (ROTC)—Christy Boyer

Communicative Disorders—Lisa Pillow
Counseling and School Psychology—Lisa Pillow
Health and Human Performance—Christy Boyer
Social Work—Lisa Pillow
Teacher Education—Lisa Pillow

Christy Boyer,, x3542
Brad Gee,, x3552
Michele McKnelly,, x4482
Maureen Olle-LaJoie,, x3799
Kathie Otto,, x3567
Becca Peters,, x3924
Lisa Pillow,, x3360
Tom Smisek,, x3312

New Database – ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey is a point-of-care resource for health care professionals designed to provide clinicians with answers quickly.  Includes 1000+ books, 500+ journals, practice guidelines, images and patient education handouts.

This resource will replace MDConsult in August 2014.

Database changes

The following database changes will be taking effect over the summer.

Agricola moving to NAL version in August 2014.
Contemporary Literary Criticism, no new content will be added starting 7/1/2014.
MLA Bibliography access discontinued as of 7/30/2014.
SciFinder access discontinued as of 7/1/2014

New Ebooks

The DSM-V, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis are being funding DoITs Office Teaching and Learning Technologies to support online courses, access begins 7/1/2014.

BioOne outage June 27, 2014

BioOne unavailable will be unavailable on Friday, June 27. The scheduled downtime will begin at 8:30 p.m.(CDS) and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on will be unavailable.

Resolved: Library Resources Down

UW-Madison has power again and all of UW-River Falls library systems have been restored.  If you notice any problems accessing library resources, please contact the Head of Library Systems at 715-425-3799 or

Most Library Resources Down Due to Madison Power Outage

Most services hosted by UW-Madison for UW campus schools are unavailable due to a power outage at Madison, including the following library services:

  •  Library Catalog
  • Course Reserves
  • Databases A-Z
  • Journals A-Z
  • Ability to sign in to Search@UW
  • Getting to full text articles from Search@UW

Library staff is monitoring the situation and will post updates when available.