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New Mathematics Librarian

Travis D. Warwick has been Head of the Stephen Cole Kleene Mathematics Library since December 2000. Travis received a B.S. in Mathematics from Albertson College of Idaho in 1994, a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Idaho in 1997, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University in 1999. At the University of Idaho, he was a Teaching Assistant, then Lecturer, teaching precalculus, algebra, and finite mathematics. After graduating, his first job was as Science Reference Librarian - Assistant Professor at Illinois State University (ISU) where he taught a course in college algebra.

Some News from the Mathematics Library

Despite our expected budget maladies, the General Library System continues to implement the new services that we've been working towards over the past few years. Most recently UW System Search, an extension of our campus wide book retrieval service, is now active. UW System Search allows users to search and subsequently request books from any UW Institution. Since UW System Libraries already had their own mail system in place, these requests can be filled in 3-5 days, much faster than a typical interlibrary loan. A link to the new UW System Search database can be found on the menu bar at the top of a MadCat Search. Questions can be directed to any member of the Library's Staff.

Something to watch for here in the Math Library, this May during intersession, the Library will close briefly for some minor remodeling. The Campus Space and Remodeling Policies Committee has approved a request for carpeting and some new paint. In addition to the new aesthetic appearance, we expect the carpet to go a long way towards creating a quieter environment for research. The exact dates for the library remodeling will be announced and posted as soon as they are known.

 Contributed by Travis Warwick.