Monday, October 27, 2014

New Charging Stations in Library



McIntyre Library [AND] the UW-Eau Claire Student Government Information Technology Commission (ITC) are happy to announce new charging station tables in the library’s 24 hr study area.  These tables, which were purchased by the ITC using funds from student segregated fees, have built-in cords for powering cell phones and tablets of all types and 3-prong AC outlets for charging laptops or other items. Each table has four sets of power cords and AC outlets so that no matter where you sit, you won't have to fight with your peers to charge your device. Thank you ITC! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Therapy Dog Visits to McIntyre Library Starting Oct. 19

It's about half way through the semester and you need a stress reliever. So, McIntyre Library has lined up a week's worth of therapy dogs for your petting pleasure starting on Sunday, October 19th and continuing until Thursday, October 23rd.  Plan your study breaks around the time these pups are here! 
  • Sunday, October 19th: 5-6 pm (Meet Yoda & Spud)
  • Sunday, October 19th, 6-7:30 pm (Meet Moses)
  • Monday, October 20th, 3:30-5 pm (Meet Luna)
  • Monday, October 20th, 5:30-6:30 pm (Meet Twinkie)
  • Tuesday, October 21st, 1:30-3 pm (Meet Libby)
  • Tuesday, October 21st, 6-7:30 pm (Meet Moses)
  • Wednesday, October 22, 1:30-3 pm (Meet Connor)
  • Wednesday, October 22, 5:30-7 pm (Meet Tonka)
  • Thursday, October 23, 2:30-3:30 pm (Meet Maddie)

Monday, October 06, 2014

Schneider Family Book Award Celebration - October 16, 5:30 pm

Help McIntyre Library celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Schneider Family Book Award in McIntyre Library on October 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm. 

The celebration honors emerita Professor Katherine Schneider for her work in setting up the award for authors whose books focus on the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

It will be held on the 2nd floor of the library in the Breezeway (L2022) and feature a speaker from the American Library Association, a 10th anniversary display, and hors d'oeuvres.

Support has been provided by McIntyre Library and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Visiting Minority Scholars and Artists Program.

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Issue of Library Newsletter

Fall 2014 Off the Shelf Library Newsletter
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!

To download the newsletter, click here.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall 2014 Library Tours

McIntyre Library Tours

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 library entrance.

Tours answer questions such as:
  •          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 in person.)
  •          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?


Tour schedule:
Tours will be conducted beginning on Monday, September 8 and ending on Thursday, October 2
  •             Mondays at 5:00 pm                      
  •          Tuesdays at 3 pm                                            
  •          Wednesdays at 10 am                   
  •          Thursdays at noon                          
  •          No tours on Fridays



For more information about the tours, call the Reference Desk at 715-836-3858 or e-mail library.reference@uwec.edu. To schedule a library instruction session, contact your library liaison http://www.uwec.edu/Library/reference/Library-Instructional-Faculty.htm or use our online form http://www.uwec.edu/Library/reference/Schedule-a-Library-Class.htm

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Digital Collection in Special Collections & Archives


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.

To access the Jeanette Gaffney Miller Collection visit the Digital Collections website where you will find a link to it and other items in our online digital collection or this link will take you directly into the collection itself.