SAGE is offering special discounts on two products to WiLS members.
The CQ Researcher Archive is an expansive database, including reports from 1923 to the present of in-depth information on vital issues.
To incentivize you to purchase today, I can offer you the following WiLS member discount opportunities on a purchase of the CQ Researcher Archive:
- Purchase within 30 days – 15% off
- Purchase within 60 days – 10% off
- Purchase by Dec 15, 2014 – 5% off
SAGE Stats is an interactive, statistical platform hosting SAGE State Stats and SAGE Local Stats that provides vetted, hard-to-find data to students and researchers in the area of social sciences.
U.S. Political Stats is a statistical data visualization tool that helps users to see and analyze data and statistics about the U.S. government and political process.
Data and Statistical Products from SAGE and CQ Press —Special pricing for WiLS members
- U.S. Political Stats (NEW in March 2014) – 15% Off List
- Local Stats (NEW in June 2014) – 15% Off List
- State Stats – 15% Off List
- Special WiLS Bundle Offer: State Stats + Local Stats – 20% Off List
- Special WiLS Bundle Offer: State Stats + Local Stats + U.S. Political Stats – 25% Off List
For more information on these incentives or to purchase today, please contact Jeff Brunner at WiLS.
If you want to make your library the center of research collaboration, join Swets’ webinar to learn how Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) is your ticket into the heart of the social research community. Students and researchers throughout the world are avidly sharing, collaborating, publishing and accessing a wealth of information and with MIE, you’re granted real-time insight into content usage to help you stay informed on research activity, content trend analysis, altmetrics and so much more. Register here for Wednesday, August 20th – 12:00 – 12:30 PM CST.
At WiLS, we want to bring valuable information to our library partners, including information about the missions and big ideas of the vendors they may already do business with. Read more
WiLS partner NAXOS is launching a mobile app which will allow you to take your institution’s NAXOS music library anywhere! We’re attaching an e-flyer with some information about the app. However, that’s not all! Read more
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the state’s free eBook service in two upcoming tour stops at Madison Public Library! Read more
Why did you, personally, choose to work in libraries? I liked that the opportunity that libraries provided to me to combine my interests in teaching, service to others, and continued learning. There are so many aspects to libraries that I am never bored.
What is unique about the culture of your library? How do you influence it? At UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library we have established a Yes Culture. We are willing to say yes to any idea at least once because we know that with reward comes risk. I strongly believe in giving people not only the responsibility for a job, but the authority to do that job. When you combine that with a culture of yes, you create a work environment where people feel valued, motivated, and have the ability to grow.
What do you think is important to know about the patrons or community you work with? What helps you understand those needs? It is important to understand that even though we are always serving the “college student”, the needs and interests of that group changes with each class. What the class of 2014 liked is not what the class of 2016 or 2018 will like, so you need to have an ever evolving environment that can change to meet their needs and interests. We try to keep up on these changes through focus groups, surveys, observations, and meeting with student government.
What big ideas are being worked on at your library? What problems are being solved? We are in year two of a three year strategic plan, so there are a lot of things being worked on an various problems being solved. A few highlights include “A Long Night to Fight Procrastination” – this is a program that will bring together various student support services on campus a few weeks before the end of the semester to help students get a jump on their assignments and not wait until the last minute. We are in the planning stages for The Idea Spot, a new collaborative / high-tech study spaces for student groups. The Idea Spot will also help us to address one of our problems which is the on-going need to clearly define quiet study space from group space to reduce the noise. Another problem that will be addressed this fall semester is way finding aids (signage), we will be replacing/updating the signs throughout the entire library.
Do you have anything else you’d like to share with us? For a couple of years now, I have said that this is an exciting time for libraries and I believe it will be true for a few more. In 20-30 years, this span of about 5 years will be looked at back on as a key turning point in the history of libraries. It is fun to be a part of it!
Docuseek2 is a new streaming platform for independent documentary and social issue film, serving schools, colleges and universities. Launched in October 2012, Docuseek2 features premium exclusive content from leading educational distributors, with flexible licensing options and a rich set of search tools. Docuseek2 currently streams over 460 titles addressing a wide range of subjects, with notable depth in anthropology, the environment, urban studies, the global economy and American Studies. MARC records, chapter stops, captions and interactive transcripts are available for most titles. WiLS is excited to team up with Docuseek2 to bring this amazing collection to our members at a significant discount. Read more
At WiLS, we want to bring valuable information to our library partners, including information about the missions and big ideas of the vendors they may already do business with. Each month, WiLS will interview a vendor partner in order to bridge the gap and open the door to valuable collaborations. This month, we are delighted to share insights from Amanda Winseck, Sales Manager at EBSCO Information Services. Read more
This month’s WiLS Wonders features a question we are wondering about for WiLSWorld! (Psst! You should register here if you haven’t already.) Please take a moment to let us know what technology tools you are using in your library, and then come to the final session of WiLSWorld – our Technology Mixer – to hear what others are doing. If you just can’t wait for WiLSWorld, and must know what your colleagues are using now, see the responses here.