We are delighted to welcome you to this Introductory Guide to the Library. We hope the information included on these pages will be helpful to you as you begin your studies at UW-Sheboygan.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We are happy to answer any questions from "where's the bathroom?" to "how can I find a book about whales? (or Wales)" to "what information can I find about genetically modified organisms?" and everything in between.
We are firm believers in the 10-minute rule: if you can't find it in 10 minutes, ASK!
"The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competition ... is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose.“ Bill Gates, Business at the Speed of Thought.
—“whatever else you bring to the 21st century workplace, however great your technical skills and however attractive your attitude and however deep your commitment to excellence, the bottom line is that to be successful, you need to acquire a high level of information literacy. What we need in the knowledge industries are people who know how to absorb and analyze and integrate and create and effectively convey information—and who know how to use information to bring real value to everything they undertake”. Anthony Comper, president of the Bank of Montreal
“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” C. William Pollard, chairman of ServiceMaster Company
We are no longer teaching about technology, but about information literacy—which is the process of turning information into meaning, understanding, and new ideas. Students need the thinking, reasoning, and civic abilities that enable them to succeed in—and ultimately lead—a contemporary democratic economy, workforce, and society. Terry Crane, VP for Education Products at AOL