Monday, July 14, 2014

Intern Making a Difference in Special Collections & Archives

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. 

For more information about these internships, please view the Geography & Anthropology Chair Blog or contact Greg in Special Collections (, 715-836-3873).

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cleo Powers, librarian emeritus, passes away

Longtime former 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.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Library Hours Start May 19

McIntyre Library's Summer Session hours start May 19 and run until the end of Summer Session on August 3.  During the Summer Session, McIntyre Library will be open the following days and times:

  • Monday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm - 10:30 pm
For exceptions to these hours, please visit the library hours webpage

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Spring 2014 Finals Week Stress Relieving Activities

McIntyre Library is hosting a variety of activities during the spring 2014 finals week at UW-Eau Claire to relieve your stress.  The activities include therapy dog petting sessions, relaxation stations, free coffee, and coloring pages.

Therapy Dog Dates and Times

1) Local therapy dogs will be visiting McIntyre Library the following days and times:
  • Sunday (5/11)    6-8 pm
  • Monday (5/12)    5-6 pm
  • Monday (5/12)    7-8 pm
  • Tuesday (5/13    10 am-noon
  • Tuesday (5/13)    5-7 pm
  • Thursday (5/15)    6-8 pm 
2) Student Health Services is providing relaxation stations in the McIntyre Library 24 hr. study area on the first floor the following days and times:
  • Monday (5/12) 5-7:30 pm
  • Tuesday (5/13) 5-7:30 pm
These relaxation stations feature free massages, fresh fruit, lemonade, “regression station” with coloring pages, stress balls, and a board where students can write about how they deal with the stress of finals.

Finals Week Free Coffee
3) McIntyre Library will be offering free coffee to all late night studiers starting on Sunday, May 11th at 10 pm until the pot is empty.  Free coffee will be available each night thereafter with Thursday being the last night that it is offered.

4) Coloring pages will be available all day starting on Sunday.
Sample Student Coloring Page

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Spring 2014 Pre-finals and Finals Hours

McIntyre Library is extending its hours the week before finals and of finals week.  The library will be open 24 hours a day starting on Monday, May 5. 

  • Sunday, May 4 (11 am - 1 am)
  • Monday, May 5 (7 am - Open 24 hours)
  • Tuesday,  May 6 (Open 24 hours)
  • Wednesday, May 7 (Open 24 hours)
  • Thursday, May 8 (Open 24 hours)
  • Friday, May 9 (Open Until Midnight)
  • Saturday, May 10 (7:30 am - Midnight)
  • Sunday, May 11 (7:30 am - Open 24 hours)
  • Monday, May 12 (Open 24 hours)
  • Tuesday, May 13 (Open 24 hours)
  • Wednesday, May 14 (Open 24 hours)
  • Thursday, May 15 (Open 24 hours)
  • Friday, May 16 (Open until 7 pm)
  • Saturday, May 17 (CLOSED)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Posters and pictures for $.50. Come and get 'em!

McIntyre Library is cleaning house and has a variety of laminated pictures & posters for sale for .50/each. View them on the 1st floor used book sale area.  Everything from art prints to posters of Native American artifacts to vintage photographs. New items added daily.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York Times [AND] Dictionary of American Regional English now available online

Two popular resources are now available online through McIntyre Library. The New York Times, including book reviews, editorial cartoons and advertisements, is searchable from 1851 to the present. The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), exploring regional language differences and etymologies, will let you get to the bottom of the soda vs pop debate. The online version includes interactive maps and audio recordings. Both resources can be found via the Find a Database link on the McIntyre website, by title or by topic.