This UWM Libraries guide <http://guides.library.uwm.edu/TA-orientation> is intended to alert you to some of the general resources and services available to Teaching Assistants.
Instructional support is available to supplement your classroom activities, and research support is available for both you and your students.
The UWM Libraries includes:
Services, by the Numbers (FY2012)
Overdue Notices are sent via UWM E-mail.
Ask a Librarian chat service connects you to help 24/7 without the need to come to campus.
Your GREEN Library
1) Meet your library specialist(s). Every UWM academic department has a designated Library Contact and also a Department Liaison. The Library Contact is a Library staff member who can serve as your first point of contact for library information. The Departmental Liaison is a faculty or staff member in your department who communicates with the Libraries, often on collection requests. There may also be a designated research librarian for your discipline.
2) Determine if there is a detailed library guide for your department and/or course. Contact the guide's author with questions and suggestions.
3) Schedule a librarian to visit your class, or request a library instruction session held in one of our three labs.
4) Request a Research Consultation or meeting with the librarian who specializes in your subject area. Get started researching a topic or request a general orientation to the specialized resources for your academic program,
5) When in doubt, start with the Ask a Librarian service for 24/7 assistance.
The UWM Libraries are all housed within the Golda Meir Library building, directly north of the Student Union.
The Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons on the first floor of the west wing of the library is open 24 hours a day, Sunday through Thursday (fall and spring semesters). See Library Hours for more information.