Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Quiet Study Zone Moved to Fourth Floor

Due to current collection shifting and impending construction noise, we have decided to move the Quiet Study Zone from the fifth floor to the fourth floor. With the end of the semester at hand, we hope this will offer students the quiet study area they deserve.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Ukrainian WWII Lecture Wednesday April 12

Ukrainian Nationalism and Survival in World War II

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Presidents Room, Davies Center

C.K. Lucyk, author of the historical novel Deep Wells, Burning Forests, will conduct a reading and workshop presentation on the oral histories and research she collected to portray the Ukrainian experience of competing nationalist factions and defining the enemy during World War II, and the postwar situation of displaced Ukrainians.

Ms. Lucyk is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, director and founder of a private English-language school in Vorarlberg, Austria, former journalist, and second-generation Ukrainian immigrant.

Event sponsors: The Department of History, The Center for International Education, The Department of Foreign Languages, and McIntyre Library.

Join a Focus Group to Pick Our New Logo

The library will be holding focus groups in order to choose a fitting logo on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. (doesn't need to be bold - something wrong with copy in e-mail) Having a logo would pull the library's signage and materials together and unify it for immediate identification. Free food will also be offered to participants. if you would be willing to participate, contact Sarah Boomgaarden at Conducted by members of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Tell Us What You READ

We want to know your favorite books. Go to and click on the “Add a Comment” link to tell us what you like to read or are reading. You can also post your favorite book in the library grand corridor.

READ Campaign for National Library Week

McIntyre Library kicking off a new campaign in honor of National Library Week, April 2-8. Spearheaded by the American Library Association, National Library Week was started in 1958 as a national observance of the contribution of libraries, librarians and library workers to their schools, campuses and communities.

For years ALA has been promoting libraries and literacy by having celebrities pose for "READ" posters. McIntyre Library asked eight campus "celebrities" to pick their favorite books and pose with them for UW-Eau Claire's own set of READ posters. These include the interim chancellor, provost, assistant provost and other faculty and staff. Full-size posters will be exhibited in the library's Grand Corridor, with smaller ones distributed and hung around campus. An accompanying display in the library will offer the reasons why the people featured chose their books.

The library also will have a shelf of library picks and has created a blog for students and faculty to use to share their favorite books. Finally, there will be displays on the various library floors highlighting the McIntyre Library's collections. We hope this campaign will be a hit with students and help spread the word about what our library has to offer and the continuing value of libraries in creating an informed and civil society.

Tax Forms Available in the Library

U.S., WI., and MN. tax forms are available at McIntyre Library. Tax materials are for personal use only, as supplies are limited. The Reference/Government Publications Desk on the first floor of the library has reproducible forms that can be duplicated for 10 cents each. Forms may be downloaded from Web sites using the following URLs: