Monthly Archives: April 2013

Library Book Club Changing Focus

The Davee Library’s Lion’s Paw Book Club began in January 1998 as a collaborative effort serving members of the UWRF and greater community who enjoy reflective reading and discussing contemporary issues. The library is changing the focus of this reading group to align our efforts with the campus-wide “Year of” strategic initiative. Beginning this fall, the International Programs Committee will choose one country per academic year as a focal point for a variety of campus events. The new book discussion series will feature books related to the chosen country and 2013-2014 kicks off with the Year of Germany.  Selections can be fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary, and can focus on Germany or be written by a German author. Anyone interested in leading a book discussion should email The library will select six titles representing a variety of genres, time periods, disciplines etc., and will schedule the discussions monthly in September, October, November, February, March and April next academic year.

New: Digital Public Library of America

It’s National Library Week! Take a few minutes and browse through a new resource that was unveiled today, the Digital Public Library of America. This fascinating resource brings together digital materials, including books, images, texts, historic records, and audiovisual materials from 40 organizations around the country, including libraries, museums, and cultural institutions. It’s fabulous!




Staff Updates

Erin McDermott has accepted a new position with a Twin Cities technology firm.  Erin first worked in the Chalmer Davee Library as an intern in 2008.  Following her graduation from UWRF, she accepted a position in serials in early 2009, first as an LTE and then as a Library Services Assistant Advanced.  She moved to her most recent position in Circulation in 2011.

Jackie Throne has accepted a position as a Customer Service Rep at Uline in Hudson, WI.  Jackie began her employment at the library as a student worker in the Circulation Department in August, 2006.  She has also worked in Stacks Maintenance  and the University Archives.  Most recently Jackie served as Circulation Coordinator.



Shibori Yardage Exhibit in Harriet Barry Gallery

Morgan Clifford’s Intro to Fibers students are exhibiting Shibori textiles in the library’s Harrier Barry gallery through May 27th.

Shibori Display Intro Fibers Students

Today’s Book Club Canceled

Due to inclement weather, the book club’s regular monthly meeting for today, April 10, has been canceled.  It will likely be rescheduled for May.  Updates will be posted here as well as being sent to the book club email list.

New Psychology Databases

Two new Psych databases are now available:

PsycEXTRA, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a bibliographic and full-text companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. The document types included in PsycEXTRA consist of technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures and more. It contains around 200,000 records that are not indexed in any other APA database.

PsycCRITIQUES®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books, and includes approximately 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956.

Both can be accessed using the Databases A-Z link on the library’s homepage.

New Resources!

The library recently acquired the following new resources.  You can follow the linked titles below to take a look.  They can be found in the A-Z list of databases on the library website.

Streaming Video Collections:

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Black Studies in Video is a signature Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

Digital Science Online is a collection of standards-based visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom and includes: full-length videos, video clips, annotated images, animations, assessments, hands-on activities, vocabulary exercises and reading activities.

Ethnographic Video Online brings together a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database will contain more than 1,800 documentary films and over 100,000 pages of full-text material at completion, including tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished material from major archives.

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

New Databases:

The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts gives researchers access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. The database covers 16th and 17th century Protestant writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, sermons, letters, polemical treatises, and other works.

The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation covers the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries, giving researchers access to range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.    With 845 titles by 277 authors, the collection is a treasury of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, social and political works, sermons, letters, polemical treatises, and other key documents from this critical epoch in European history.