Wednesday Nite@the Lab

On September 3, 2008 the Wednesday Nite@the Lab  (WN@TL) program at UW-Madison featured BadgerBytes, an exploration of information resources found in BadgerLink.

BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI); Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning.  Its goal is to provide access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state’s public, school, academic, and special libraries and Internet Service Providers.  It covers a wide spectrum of topics, formats and lots of full-text documents, e.g., periodical titles, 700 newspapers (incl.Wisconsin newspapers), children’s and adult literature, business information, medical databases and a bounty of education resources.

WN@TL takes place 50 Wednesdays a year and covers a full range of topics related to science, engineering and technology research at UW-Madison, from astronomy to zoology, and from bioethics to biomedical engineering. The program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association and is promoted to the general public.  Admission is free.

Three area librarians guided 40 participants through business, health and news online information resources.  The audience checked off the information covered on their “Bucky Bingo” scorecards and were asked to shout out “BadgerLink” when they filled a line.

Even Bucky Badger joined in the action to welcome guests and warm up the crowd with gymnastics and a bit of badger polka.  It was an information-packed evening with a good time had by all.

Presenting librarians:

Ulrike Dieterle, Senior Academic Librarian – Ebling Health Sciences Library

Karen Dunn, Academic Librarian – Steenbock Agricultural Library

Betsy Vogel – Librarian, Rayovac Remington

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