Preparing for Job Interviews

April 23rd, 2014

Gateway students – here is a selection of streaming videos for you to watch in preparation for the job interview:

The Job Interview  (24 minutes)

Answering Interview Questions (22 minutes)

Job Interview Essentials for People with Disabilities (28 minutes)

These are from the Films on Demand collection of streaming videos.  If you are off-campus, you will be asked to enter your Gateway username (student id number) and password that you use with your Gateway email/Webadvisor/Blackboard account to view these videos.  Best wishes for a successful interview!


It’s paper writing time!

April 2nd, 2014

Now comes the crunch for paper-writing and the Library wants to remind everyone about the MLA and APA paper templates we have available on our website to help students set up their papers in the first place.

All the formatting is done for you (margins, font, typesize, automatic page numbering, and more).  You just need to fill in your info instead of the place holders.

Follow these instructions to find the templates:

1. From the library homepage (, click on the Citation Help tab



2. Click on APA or MLA

3. For APA, click on APA Template for use with Microsoft Word




4. For MLA, click on MLA Template for use with Microsoft Word


5. Depending on the browser you are in, you might have to click on something to get the document to open up in Word.

6. Now you can begin to modify the template.  Double-click at the top of the paper to replace the heading with your title, and then double-click again to access the body of the paper to change the generic title page text with your specific information.

7. Make sure you save this updated document to your flashdrive or your pc.  Documents saved to a library computer will be erased.

If you have any questions about these templates, please contact any of the three Gateway libraries at


March 4th, 2014

              Do you know that Learning Express, the database with practice tests, tutorials, and ebooks has been updated?  It now includes a new look, video tutorials on all Microsoft Office products at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, and video tutorials about computer and internet basics.

Learning Express also contains basic skills reviews for math, vocabulary, reading, writing, spelling; GED and HSED prep materials and many occupation and entrance exams.  The practice tests, tutorials, videos and ebooks can be saved in a “portfolio” once you register.

Click here for a direct link to Learning Express. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your 7-digit ID number and Blackboard.

Professional Reading for Instructors

October 11th, 2013

Rachel, the Racine campus librarian, reminds us that the libraries have resources about professional academic topics such as student retention, how our brains work when we learn, and other subjects that improve our teaching.

She has put together a short list of “Professional Reading” materials available at the Racine Campus library that might be of interest to you. If you ever come across a book you think would be beneficial to your fellow colleagues, please send the publication info to your campus librarian and we will consider adding it to our collections.

Would  you like to schedule an instruction session for your class?  What kinds of equipment can be checked out by faculty in the libraries? Did you know that you have online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education?  To find out more about these topics and others, visit the library’s web page created just for faculty .

Cookbooks Galore at your Racine Campus Library

October 3rd, 2013

Rachel, the Racine campus librarian says, “I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of the Racine Campus is having the culinary program here (especially the new bakery!) I like trying out the food the students prepare, but I also like the excuse to buy a wide variety of cookbooks for the library for student (and staff) use.  I have listed some of the newest cookbook additions to the library at the following website:  If you find something that interests you, come on down to the Racine Campus library. You will find these cookbooks on the “New Books” bookshelves. If you have difficulty in locating anything, please ask library staff for help. I look forward to seeing you in the library and showing off our awesome cookbook collection, another reason why RACINE ROCKS!”

Group Study Rooms in the Library

September 6th, 2013
Group Study Rooms are available at all three Gateway Libraries.  Drop in or reserve space for your team work and study groups.  The rooms are equipped with white boards and markers, pcs, dvd/vhs players, and wi-fi.  For more information, contact your campus library at  Do you have suggestions or questions about library services?  Let us know by completing this form: .


Books for English Language Learners

July 26th, 2013

 Are you studying English at Gateway?  Is English your second or third language?  Would you like to develop your English vocabulary and pronunciation skills?

If so, then Gateway libraries have collections of books for the non-native speaker to develop vocabulary, pronunciation, and encourage an appreciation of reading for leisure.  Some of books include cd audio recordings to listen to while reading. Others include activities such as questions and worksheets to assist in comprehension and understanding.  Click here to see the collection of Oxford Bookworms,  Penguin Active Reading (includes audio cds), and Penguin Readers. A selection from each of these collections is available at each Gateway library.  Stop by for assistance.

Connecting Students with Jobs

April 30th, 2013

Dear Students,

As the spring 2013 semester comes to an end, please remember to utilize Gateway’s job board – Wisconsin TechConnect
Current program students and graduates can look for employment on this website as well as POST THEIR RESUMES for employers to view.

If you have any questions about TECHCONNECT, please call or email Gateway Career Services Counselors at:

Elkhorn/Burlington: Ginger Buehner – 262-741-8320
Kenosha : Sheri Eisch – 262-564-2720
Racine: Kevin McCray – 262-619-6534

Stop in the Gateway campus libraries for books, websites, and MS Word Templates about building resumes, preparing for job interviews and job search strategies.

Survey Results Are In

April 29th, 2013

Thank you, Gateway students, for taking time from your end-of-term assignments to fill out the Library Survey we offered last month during National Library Week.  We are thrilled to have your input about how you use and value the library and appreciate your suggestions for improvement.  You identified the top three uses of the library as Quiet Study Area, Finding Resources, and Computer Use.  You suggested changes in equipment, hours, staffing, and resources to support your study needs.  We will review the results and address the suggested changes that we may have the resources to meet. More thoughts about the Gateway libraries?  Contact your campus library staff directly or talk to Gary Flynn, District Library Manager, at or 262-564-2640.

National Library Week is Here!

April 16th, 2013

Celebrate at the Gateway Libraries – Sunday, April 14 – Saturday, April 20, 2013

GATEWAY STUDENTS:  Please fill out a brief library survey and enter a drawing to win a prize. The survey is at the Library Circulation Desk.

Winners will be drawn & notified on Monday, April 22, 2013.