Thursday, April 07, 2016

MiniConferences with a Librarian April 11th - 22nd

The Research Center is holding MiniConferences with a librarian or peer research consultant to help you with your research project or paper!

Sign up online for a one-on-one 20-minute appointment with a McIntyre Library research expert. We are offering appointment times during the weeks of April 11th - 15th and April 18th - 22nd, including evening hours on Monday and Thursday nights of both weeks.

Appointments will be held at the Research Center, next to the Information Desk on the first floor - check in at the Information Desk under the "Ask Me" banner.

(For other weeks, appointments can be requested by emailing or using the consultation form.)

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Eau Claire's Cave Poetess Discussion (April 12 at 4 pm)

McIntyre Library is happy to celebrate National Library Week with a special event from Dr. Stephanie Farrar on April 12 at 4 pm in McIntyre Library's Special Collections & Archives on the library's 5th floor. 

Dr. Farrar will be discussing an undated handwritten booklet of 81 poems from the early-twentieth-century by a woman named Maud Phillips, who also published poetry in The Leader under the pen name Violet Leigh.  

While never a famous poet, Phillips gained considerable notoriety in her community, having been twice committed to a mental asylum against her will as a result of unconventional life choices including engaging in love affairs with married men and her decision to move her family into a cave beside the Eau Claire River.

This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 28, 2016

McIntyre Library Newsletter - Spring 2016

McIntyre Library just released Issue #83 of our newsletter, Off the Shelf 

Articles inside the newsletter include:
  • The redesign of the circulation desk 
  • McIntyre's Honors course: "Living in an Information Economy"
  • Miniconferences in Research & Instruction 
  • A gift of rare books donated to Special Collections & Archives
  • Our new student employee scholarship
  • And much more!

***In the newsletter's introduction from our Director, John Pollitz, there is information about the McIntyre Alumni Reunion Picnic to be held in Carson Park during Homecoming. This event is for all current and past employees, student employees, and librarians. Check out the article for more information and the link to a preliminary planning survey!

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

Friday, March 18, 2016

2nd Annual Backgammon Tournament Held in McIntyre Library April 9

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 1st annual Eau Claire backgammon tournament on April 9 starting at 1 pm. The tournament, which is FREE and open to UW-Eau Claire students and all residents of the Chippewa Valley is for beginners and experienced players alike. One tournament participant will be randomly selected to win a backgammon set just for participating.

How the tournament works

The tournament will have a maximum of 32 players (two sixteen team brackets).  

Registration is required to enter the tournament.

McIntyre Library will host all rounds of the tournament  and is located on the UW-Eau Claire campus at 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54702.  Parking at UW-Eau Claire is free on the weekends.  Please consult this map (PDF) for location information.  Suggested locations to park are the Phillips Lot or Hibbard Lot.

Registration is FREE and is required to participate in the tournament.  To register send an email indicating your interest in participating to Hans Kishel, UW-Eau Claire librarian:

Please register no later than April 6.  If space is available registrants will be taken on day of tournament.

Additional Information
The grand prize will be a backgammon set, to be randomly selected from all tournament contestants. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions should be directed to Hans Kishel (, 715-836-2959).

Support for this program includes UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library and the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring Break Hours

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours for spring break. 

  • Friday, March 18: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, March 19: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 20: CLOSED

  • Monday, March 21: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 22: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 23: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 24: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, March 25: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 26: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 27: 11 am - 1 am

Don't forget, we are always open online!

Monday, March 07, 2016

Midterm Therapy Dogs (3/13-17)

Need something to power you through midterms? Come to the library to pet a therapy dog!  Therapy dogs will be available in McIntyre Library the following days and times:

Sunday, March 13
  • 2-3 pm: Meet Coco the Golden Retriever
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Meet Fritz the Tibetan Terrier
  • 5-6 pm: Meet Bella & Kelsey the Golden Retrievers
Monday, March 14
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 am: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Meet Connor the Chow Mix
Tuesday, March 15
  • 4-6 pm: Meet Fran & Luna the Yellow Labs
  • 6:30-7:30 pm: Meet Tonka the Newfoundland
 Wednesday, March 16
  • 5-6 pm: Meet Spud, Flash, Yoda, and Ellie the Border Collies
Thursday, March 17
  • 6-7 pm: Meet Beau the flat coated retriever

Thursday, February 25, 2016

UW- Eau Claire Student Voter FAQs

Need help navigating the voting process? Check out this list of frequently asked questions or stop by the Research Center on the first floor of McIntyre to talk to a Reference Librarian!

Where can I register?
You can register at the polls or in advance at the city hall of your ward’s city, with volunteers at a voter registration drive, or with a librarian at McIntyre Library 8am - 5pm weekdays during approved registration weeks. See the Research Center on the first floor for more details.

What is my ward number? Where is my polling place?
             During local, state, and national elections, UW-Eau Claire is the vote 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 check the city of Eau Claire website to determine their wards and polling locations:
     You can also look up your voter registration status and polling location by home address at:

What if I don’t have a WI driver’s license? Where can I get an alternate photo ID?
        Students can also use other forms of ID like a United States passport or an approved 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.

There is an e-file form where you can request an ID to be made for you, or you can stop by their office in person:

  •         To request a card go to
  •      Login with your UWEC information
  •     Choose “Start New Form"
  •     Select “University Centers” from the pull down menu
  •     Select “Blugold Card Services – Request a Card” and then select the type of card you want to have printed and follow the instructions

What else do I need to bring to the polls?
     If you do not have a Wisconsin Driver’s License with your school current address on it, you will also need to bring a document that shows your proof of residency. If the address on your Wisconsin Driver’s license does not match your current address, you will also need to bring a document that shows your proof of residency at that address. This includes documents like:

  •           A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes Election Day
  •      A utility bill (anything but 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)

The university also provides a proof of residency/enrollment form on BlugoldCampS

Where do I get a University proof of residency / proof of enrollment form?
     To find the residency/enrollment form go to BlugoldCampuS and click Student Center from the drop down menu. On the Student Center page under academics, there is a drop down menu titled “Other academic…” and the link to the Voter Verification Form is second to last on that menu. Clicking the Voter Verification Form link will create a PDF page that states your campus or local address and your enrollment status for the semester.

What do I do if I live at the Priory?
      The Priory is located in the town of Washington, so students at the Priory will need to contact their voter registration office:

For more information, contact the Research Center in McIntyre Library at (715) 836-3858 or visit: