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Welcome To Murphy Library

Summer 2013

TO: New Faculty and Academic Staff

FROM: Catherine Lavallée-Welch, (785-8805; clavallee-welch@uwlax.edu )

RE: UW-L Murphy Library Resources in Support of Instruction and Research

Welcome to UW-La Crosse!

We know you will find Murphy Library to be one of the most important resources on campus for fostering student academic success, supporting your research and assisting your curricular development endeavors. Our "Essentials" website developed by Stefan Smith, our Outreach Librarian, will introduce you to your librarian colleagues and the many resources and services available at the Library. We also invite you to visit the Library for a firsthand look at what the Library has to offer and to make an indivual consultation appointment for a more in-depth discussion with a librarian about the wealth of information available to you.

The Library’s website is your fast access gateway to electronic information 24/7. Please note that there are web pages designed specifically for faculty. Your comments on the website or other aspects of library services are always welcome.

Beyond those resources which reside or are made available electronically in Murphy Library, you can easily access research materials across UW System Libraries. Within the Library’s catalog is a borrowing service which allows you to directly request books from other University of Wisconsin campuses. Through the Library’s interlibrary loan system, ILLiad, electronic documents are delivered to your desktop. Also, a growing number of digitized resources are available locally and through the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Librarians and staff have developed a number of services to help you and your students identify relevant materials. Subject guides list the most pertinent multidisciplinary or academic department Library information resources.

You can schedule information literacy classes for your students to help build their critical thinking and library research skills. You can also find a course reserves form in the sevices section of our new website.

Librarians work closely with faculty to select books, periodicals, DVDs and other formats essential for teaching and research. We invite you to partner with us to identify key materials that support your academic discipline.

Over the last few years all of us in the Library have been rethinking how physical spaces are used for every kind of learner. You will find on the first floor a Collaborative Learning Information Commons where students can work together in groups using tablet PCs and iPads checked out at the circulation desk. We also have quiet study areas and group study rooms. You can meet with colleagues or students in Murphy’s Mug, the Library’s café which features Peet’s Coffee & Tea products and light refreshments.

Finally, we continue to enjoy the collaboration with our neighbors, new and existing, in the building: the newly renovated Learning Center, the new SofE Collaborative Learning Studio, Disability Resource Services and Upward Bound. Coming this year as well, plans are moving forward to develop a new Institute that will be give faculty and staff a place to come together to discuss teaching, scholarship & creative endeavors, and service. The meeting space for this new Institute will be on the first floor, directly across from the main entrance to the Library. 

Again, welcome. Do not hesitate to let any of us know how we can assist you with your teaching and research endeavors.

Catherine Lavallée-Welch

Library Director

 

Murphy Library Director

Catherine Lavalee-Welch

Catherine Lavallée-Welch
Library Director

 

Email: clavallee-welch@uwlax.edu
Phone: 608-785-8805

 

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