Library News - September 2002 Library News - September 2002
By Jean Phillips

Finding Information in the Atmospheric Sciences

Ever have trouble deciding which database to use for a particular search? Not sure how to find a conference proceeding? What happens when the article you need appears to be unavailable because the journal was canceled last year? What is the "science storage facility" and how do I get there? 

In just over an hour, you'll learn the answers to these questions and learn about major library resources and services specific to the atmospheric sciences. Drop in for one of the following workshops: 

Tuesday, October 15; 1:30 pm, Room 351 SSEC
Thursday, October 24, 10:00 am, Room 351 SSEC

There'll be time for questions. If you like, send questions in advance and I'll make sure I cover them.

Fall Book Sale

Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries host semiannual book sales offering books on almost every subject. The sale this March raised more than $19,000, bringing the five-year total of the sales to over $211,000. Nearly 60 volunteers coordinated the event, drawing students, faculty and people from around the Midwest.

The Fall sale will run from Wednesday, October 9 through Saturday, October 12 in Room 116 of Memorial Library:

Preview Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Regular Sale
Thursday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

$2-a-Bag Sale
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Friends sale will be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival, a new initiative of the Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC). It will be an annual, public festival held in downtown Madison that celebrates the written word, reading, writing, and books. The first festival will be held October 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th, 2002 in downtown Madison, and will feature over fifty authors from Wisconsin and across the nation—novelists, historians, poets, children’s writers and scholars—as well as actors, editors, literary agents, publishers, booksellers and critics. 

Folly: Fraud & Fakery in the History of Science
An exhibit opening October 15 in the Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library

Inspired in part by Paul Collins's Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck (2002), this exhibit looks at the realm of scientific discards, where dupes and phonies stand side-by-side with flawed geniuses and proponents of pseudoscience. Folly: Fraud & Fakery in the History of Science features works on flat and hollow earth theories, mesmerism, and the therapeutic value of blue grass. At turns tragic and funny, Folly exposes some of the forgotten and rejected in the history of science.