Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A New Look for the First Floor

Although the library looks very quiet and empty, big changes are in store for next Fall.

The first floor of McIntyre Library will undergo some needed renovation this summer. Our campus mall entrance doors are being replaced. Constant exposure to winter weather and salt have corroded the doors so much that they weren’t closing properly. The new doors will be ready for our students in the fall. We are also giving the checkout area a new look and making big changes to how our computer stations are organized. Last year the UW System provided some temporary funding to System libraries. This means that McIntyre Library will receive some one-time budget relief in this time when all of our other budget news is bleak. Library staff met to discuss how we best take advantage of this opportunity. We looked at our user surveys and met with student groups as well. In the end we decided to create a more welcoming entrance and to update our learning commons area on our first floor. Christian Paese and the students from the Student Senate Information Technology Commission agreed. They committed matching funds to help us with this project. Christian helped us plan the layout of the space and buy furniture. 

Staff from LTS and Facilities Management are preparing the area for the new furniture. Our current computer stations will be removed, carpets will be thoroughly shampooed and new furniture will be moved in over the next two months. The books and equipment checkout area will see some demolition and carpentry work. Please be patient with any dust and noise. All of our services will remain in place during these changes. We are all very excited to welcome our students back in the Fall with a new look.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Library Hours Summer 2015 (5/25-9/1)

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours during Summer 2015. The hours are as follows: 

May 25-August 9 
  • Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

August 10-September 1
  • Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

The library will be closing early the following days:
  • Friday June 12 at 4:30 pm
  • Friday July 3 at 4:30 pm
  • Friday August 7 at 4:30 pm

The library will be closed:
  • All Saturday and Sundays
  • May 25 for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Finals week stress relievers - Free coffee, pancakes, massages, crafts & coloring pages

Need a little pick-me-up during finals week? McIntyre Library has you covered with a wide variety of events throughout the week.

All week events:
  • McIntyre Library will offer free coffee in the library Sunday-Thursday of finals week (May 17-21) from 10 pm - until it's gone each night.
  • On the first floor near the television you will find coloring pages with a variety of pictures to choose from.  Hang your masterpiece on the wall for everyone to see!
 One-time events:
  • Sunday, May 17th, 4-7 pm
    • McIntyre Library will host the LE Phillips Memorial Public Library staff who will be helping students make crafts. All materials will be provided.
  • Monday, May 18th, 8-10 pm
    • As a special treat, McIntyre Library will be helping you persevere by treating you to freshly flipped pancakes served by library staff and Chancellor Jim on the first floor of the library.
  • Monday, May 18th, 7-10 pm
    • McIntyre Library will also host the Student Health Services' SWAT team decompression stations.  During this time you can get a free massage, make stress balls, or grab some fresh fruit to energize your studies.
Good luck on your finals!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Therapy Dogs in McIntyre Library for Finals

McIntyre Library will be hosting therapy dogs for the spring 2015 finals. They will be in the library the following days and times:

Tuesday, May 12th
2:30-3:30 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the shelties, and Magic the border collie

Wednesday, May 13th
12:30-2 pm: Meet Lucky the black lab mix

Sunday, May 17th
Noon-1 pm: Meet Yoda & Spud the border collies and Flash the sheltie
5-6 pm: Meet Beau the flat coated retriever
6-7:30 pm: Meet Solomon & Moses the black labs

Monday, May 18th
Noon-1 pm: Meet Solomon & Moses the black labs
5-7 pm: Meet Luna & Fran the yellow labs, and Ivanna the black lab

Tuesday, May 19th
2:30-3:30 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the shelties, and Magic the border collie
4:30-6 pm: Meet Tonka the Newfoundland
6:30-8 pm: Meet Ziva & Genevieve the blue heelers, and Charlie the cocker spaniel

Wednesday, May 20th
6:30-7:30 pm: Meet Luna the Newfoundland

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Pre-Finals and Finals Week Extended Library Hours (5/10-5/25)

McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (5/10-5/25). The hours are as follows:

Pre-finals week
Sunday, May 10: 11 am - 1 am
Monday, May 11: 7 am - Open 24 hrs
Tuesday, May 12: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday, May 13: Open 24 hrs
Thursday, May 14: Open 24 hrs
Friday, May 15: Open until Midnight
Saturday, May 16: 7:30 am - Midnight

Finals Week
Sunday, May 17: 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs
Monday, May 18: Open 24 hrs
Tuesday, May 19: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday, May 20: Open 24 hrs
Thursday, May 21: Open 24 hrs
Friday, May 22: Open until 7 pm
Saturday, May 23: CLOSED

Sunday, May 24: CLOSED
Monday, May 25: CLOSED for Memorial Day.

Interim hours start on Monday, May 25. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Books Donated in Memory of Former McIntyre Librarian

Image from: http://smithsonianapa.org
Last May, former McIntyre Librarian Cleo Powers passed away. With over 30 years of service to McIntyre Library, including serving as acting director of the library from 1996-1998, many faculty, staff, and students donated to the McIntyre Library Foundation in Cleo's memory.

McIntyre Library staff couldn't think of any better way to honor Cleo than to use the money to purchase books for the Instructional Media Center (IMC) which she was responsible for creating when it was known as the Center for Reserve and Instructional media (CRIM). The list that you see below are the 31 books that we were able to purchase in her honor.

  • Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
  • Dragon's Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori
  • Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
  • Finding Spring by Carin Berger
  • First Snow by Peter McCarty
  • Hermelin: The Detective Mouse by Mini Grey
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • If You Find This by Matthew Baker
  • I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
  • In the Forbidden City by Chiu Kwong-chiu
  • Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
  • Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron
  • Mustache! by Mac Barnett
  • My Name is Truth by Ann Turner
  • Orangutanka by Margarita Engle
  • Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt
  • Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
  • The Chosen Prince by Diane Stanley
  • The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner
  • The Founding Fathers! by Jonah Winter
  • The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language by Jean M. Gordon
  • The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Tracy Barrett
  • Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole
  • Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
  • X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
  • Echo by Pam Munoz-Ryan 
Find all of these books by using Library Search, McIntyre Library's search tool available on the library homepage and here.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Universal Borrowing - Unavailable During Upgrade April 9 - May 20

Universal Borrowing, the ability to borrow books and other circulating items from other UW System campuses, will be unavailable during an upgrade to the library's circulation system April 9-May 20.

All loan requests must be sent via McIntyre Library's Interlibrary Loan system ILLiad. We suggest using WorldCat to submit book requests because this will automatically populate the ILLiad form which will help expedite any requests you make.

Because Interlibrary Loan is different than Universal Borrowing there will be some differences:

  • Loan Periods: Faculty/Staff will NOT get semester loans. The due date is dictated by the lending library. There are no exceptions.
  • Renewals: Most libraries allow 1 renewal, but some do not. Renewal due dates are not generated instantaneously. Renewals can be placed through ILLiad, or send an email to library.ill@uwec.edu
  • Fines/Fees: ILL overdue charges are $1/day.
  • Turnaround Time: Items may take 1 extra day to arrive.
Thank you for your patience as we upgrade the library's circulation system. If you have any questions, please direct them to library.ill@uwec.edu or 715-836-5377.