Hot off the press is the fall 2014 library newsletter, Off the Shelf. Get the scoop on a variety of events happening in the library this semester including a reading by BJ Hollars, a 10th anniversary celebration of the Schneider Family Book Award, and a celebration of Dr. Tess Onwueme's donation of her personal papers to the Special Collections and Archives in McIntyre Library. Also included in the newsletter is a list of new popular fiction, nonfiction, and DVD acquisitions in McIntyre Library, notes from the library director's desk, staff news, and more!
Beginning on Monday, September 8 and ending on Thursday,
October 2, Library faculty and staff will conduct 30-minute McIntyre Library
building tours, briefly describing services, assistance, and collections. Tour
times are varied (see schedule following) and designed to meet the needs of a
variety of students. While the tours are student-focused, we welcome others. No
need to register--just meet at the times below in the 24 hour study outside the
Tours answer questions
Where are magazines (or journals, books, DVDs, electronic
articles, government documents, current newspapers, rare books, etc.)?
What are the library hours?
Where do I check out materials? How long may I
keep them? How are books arranged?
How do students reserve a group study room or
check out a laptop or camera?
How do I ask for help? (Chat, email, phone, and
Does the library have scanners and photocopiers?
Is there really an exercise room in the library?
What's new in the library and on our web pages?
Tours will be conducted beginning on Monday, September 8 and
ending on Thursday, October 2
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McIntyre Library is happy to announce a new digital collection as part of Special Collections & Archives. The Jeanette Gaffney Miller Collection tells a
broader story of student life at Eau Claire in the 1920s, and just like other
digital collections available on the McIntyre Library's digital collections webpage, this new digital collection serves as an
exciting and compelling way to experience UW-Eau Claire’s history as the University Centennial approaches in 2016.
Items from the Gaffney Miller Collection including student class schedules, university theater production programs,
commencement programs, student speeches, and football tickets from the late 1920’s,
are now available for all to view. This is a great opportunity for students, researchers,
and the general public to experience a new understanding of Eau Claire’s past,
and to observe more about the university in its modern standing.
After Dark, which takes place on Tuesday, September 2nd from 7-11 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. A new addition to this year’s event is laser tag.
Challenge your friends or make new ones on our course.
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 - a magician, an improv
comedy team, and a band. 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!
McIntyre Library is hosting a student intern this summer who is making a big difference in Special Collections & Archives on the library's 5th floor. Junior Aaron Schroeder is completing a cataloging internship which aims to update information about the maps held in Special Collections so that future researchers can better access the wealth of materials held at UW-Eau Claire.
This coming fall Special Collections will be hosting a student intern which will focus on digital curation. This internship will require the intern to create a webpage that includes a narrative description of a set of maps around a common theme(s). The webpage will host the digitized images of the maps so that the narrative and images can be utilized side-by-side.
librarian Cleo Powers passed away at home on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Cleo was a
UWEC alumnus as well as a graduate of UW-Madison’s graduate program in Library
Science. She retired as an associate professor in June 2003 with more than 31
years of service.Cleo was responsible
for the Center for Reserve and Instructional Media and the main circulation
department at McIntyre Library. She also served in a variety of other positions
over the years, including acting automation librarian, head of public services,
periodicals public services librarian, and acting director of the library. Service to the University was a
large part of Cleo’s life, as she served over two decades on the University
Senate, including terms on the Executive Committee and in other leadership
positions. Cleo also contributed her time, providing community service to
several organizations:the Community
Table; serving on the parish council of the Newman Parish; committee chair for
the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library book sales, organizing
and coordinating the book sales since 1999; and the American Association of
University Women events.Cleo’s passing
is a tremendous loss to the Eau Claire community. Our thoughts are with her
family during this difficult time. Obituary and information on funeral services.