Tuesday, October 18, 2016

McIntyre Library Newsletter - Fall 2016

McIntyre Library just released Issue #84 of our newsletter, Off the Shelf 

Articles inside the newsletter include:
  • Digitization of The Spectator
  • The history of McIntyre Library: 1916-1966
  • Research & Instruction's new look
  • The history of the Blugold mascot
  • Recent acquisitions in popular fiction and nonfiction
  • And much more!

You can get your newsletter by clicking on the link above or using this link.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

UWEC Student Voter Frequently Asked Questions

Never voted before? Moved and need to re-register? We can answer all of your voting questions and help you get ready for election day!

Stop by the Research Center on the first floor to register with us until October 12th

After the 12th, voters can register at the polls on election day but will need an approved photo ID and proof of residence document. 

Don't know if you have the right documentation? We can help.

Blugold Voter Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I register?

You can register in advance at city hall, with volunteers at a voter registration drive, with a librarian at McIntyre Library 8am - 5pm weekdays during approved registration weeks, or at the polls on election day. See the Research Center on the first floor of McIntyre Library for more details.
Where is my polling place?

During local, state, and national elections, UW-Eau Claire is the voting site for Wards 20 and 24 of the city of Eau Claire: students living in the upper campus residence halls reside in Ward 20, students living in the lower campus residence halls reside in Ward 24.

Students living off campus can look up their polling place by address at:  http://myvote.wi.gov/

Students living at the Priory: the Priory is located in the town of Washington, so students will need to contact their election office:  http://townofwashington.org/elections/

Where can I get a proof of enrollment form?

In the Student Center on BlugoldCampuS under academics, there is a drop down menu titled “Other academic”. The link to the Voter Verification Form is second from the bottom on that menu.

What time are the polls open on election day?

The polls are open from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM

What if I don’t have a WI driver’s license?

Students can also use other forms of ID like a United States passport or a Student Voter ID from the University.

Blugold cards do not meet the criteria to function as an acceptable ID because they do not have an expiration date. UW- Eau Claire students who do not have another acceptable photo ID can get an approved Student Voter ID from the Blugold card office on the first floor of the Davies Center.

Students with a Minnesota drivers license or a license from another state can use a US passport or a Student Voter ID along with the proof of enrollment form or one of the documents listed below to vote in Eau Claire.

What else do I need to bring?

If you do not have a WI Driver’s License with your current city of Eau Claire address on it, you will also need to bring a document that shows your proof of Wisconsin residency. If the address on your Wisconsin Driver’s license does not match your current address, you will need to bring a document that shows your proof of residency at your house, apartment, or dorm in Eau Claire.
This includes documents like:
A residential lease
A utility bill (except garbage/recycling bills)
A bank statement – printed from the internet is fine (but not a credit card statement)
A paycheck (but not a personal check)

Friday, August 19, 2016

FREE PIZZA, games, live entertainment at McIntyre Library After Dark on Sept. 6

After Dark, which takes place on Tuesday, September 6 from 6-10 pm, is everything that you didn’t think would happen in a library - like FREE PIZZA - but does. Featuring a mini golf course that starts on the second floor and ends on the first (yes, you get to go down a stairwell!), After Dark also includes a variety of board, card, and video games…we even have a life size version of Clue in which you are the characters (complete with costumes) that walk around the board trying to find out who killed Mr. Boddy.

If you think you’re good at Mario Kart you’ll want to enter the Mario Kart Tournament with a very nice prize going to the overall champion. If you’ve always thought a library would be a good place to play laser tag, you’re in luck. Challenge your friends or make new ones on our course.

Did we mention pizza? Who doesn’t like free Toppers pizza?! Lots of it too! The fun doesn’t stop there though. We have a variety of student groups on campus who will provide live entertainment - practice your dance skills, be mesmerized by a magician, or bust a gut with an improv comedy team and standup comedians. Best of all, you can win prizes throughout the night just for attending.

You really have no reason not to and if you do, you can call your parents up and tell them you’re in the library on the first night of class!

Find the event on Facebook and be sure to invite your friends!

Still not convinced? The video below will give you an overview of the event!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Student Employment Opportunities at McIntyre Library

McIntyre Library has 5 openings for circulation student assistants to start work during the fall 2016 semester.

Assist with the charge & discharge of all library materials, equipment & room keys; off-campus/community patron registrations; collecting payments for library charges; organizing and shelving materials; answering questions about library policy and procedure; handling complaints; dealing with emergency situations that occur in the building; & other miscellaneous duties.

Minimum of one semester commitment, work study, agreeable to working some early morning/night/weekend hours (if needed), ability to follow instructions, accuracy, attention to detail, ability to work well with the public, reliability, promptness, initiative, agreement that a set schedule will be followed, willingness to take available shifts.


How to Apply:
Fill out an online application with your availability.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Summer Library Hours (5/23 - 9/5)

McIntyre Library's summer hours session hours (May 23-August 5) are as follows:
  • 8 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED on Saturday & Sunday
The library is closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day and Monday, July 4 for Independence Day and will close early, at 4:30 pm, on June 10 (last day of interim) and August 5 (last day of summer classes). 

When no classes are in session (August 8 - September 5) the library will be open:
  • 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday
The library will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day and open on Tuesday, September 6 for the start of the fall 2016 semester.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Finals Week Therapy Dogs

McIntyre Library will be hosting therapy dogs the week before and of finals.
Pre Finals Week:
  • Wednesday, May 11
    • 10-11:30 am: Meet Luna the Yellow Lab & Fran the Yellow Lab Mix
    • 5-6 pm: Meet Yoda, Flash, Spud and Ellie the Border Collies
  • Friday, May 13
    • Noon-1 pm: Meet Luna the Newfoundland
 Finals Week:
  • Sunday, May 15
    • 2:30-4 pm: Meet Ziva the Australian Kelpie & Genevieve the Blue Heeler, Charlie the Cocker Spaniels
  • Monday, May 16
    • 3-4 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
  • Tuesday, May 17
    • 5:30-6:30 pm: Meet Bella & Kelsey the Golden Retrievers
  • Wednesday, May 18
    • 10-11 am: Meet Beau the Flat Coated Retriever
    • 11-11:30 am: Meet Coco the Golden Retriever
    • 6-7 pm: Meet Fritz the Tibetan Terrier
    • 7-8 pm: Meet Luna the Newfoundland
This blog post will be updated if any new therapy dogs are added during the coming days.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Pancakes with Chancellor Jim (5/16, 8-10 pm)

As a special finals week treat, Chancellor Jim, library staff, and other guests, will be making freshly flipped pancakes for all UW-Eau Claire students studying for finals in McIntyre Library on Monday, May 16 from 8-10 pm.  Best of all, it's entirely free!