Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Wojahn Publishes Children's Book

Becky Wojahn, Reference & Education Librarian, recently published a children's book, Evan Early. The book is illustrated by UW-Eau Claire art professor Ned Gannon and is published by Woodbine House. You can buy a copy at Amazon. For more information, see also Rob Reid's article in Volume One.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Damon Campbell Wins Award

Damon Campbell, a chemistry major and library student worker in the collection development department, received the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Award at an award luncheon May 11 in Davies Center. The ceremony was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association. Congratulations, Damon!

Damon will be graduating this year and moving on to study medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He sums up his experiences working in the library as follows:

"Coming to UW-Eau Claire was the logical step towards continuing on with my goal of becoming a medical doctor. Upon arriving on campus my first year, I quickly set out to find employment so that I would be able to afford my education. Within the first few weeks, I was offered and accepted employment at an on campus cafeteria and at the McIntyre Library.

My first semester of college was a hectic time, balancing twenty credits, finishing a needlework tapestry piece for each of my grandmothers, and working 21 hours a week at my two jobs. It was during this time that I planned out the rest of my college courses and determined that I could graduate in three years with a chemistry degree if I took a considerable amount of credits each semester and continued to work hard.

This May I will be graduating after only three years with an A.C.S. Comprehensive Chemistry degree, a 3.98 GPA, two publications in respected scientific journals for biochemistry research I have done while an undergraduate, and an acceptance letter to the UW Medical School in Madison. Additionally, I had the honor of being the 2005-2006 “College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student.” I will always look back on (most) of my college career with fond memories, especially at my time spent working the McIntyre Library."

Congratulations to Graduating Student Workers

Congratulations to library student workers Jason Fehlen, Bachelors—Theatre Arts (Circulation), Paul Wratkowski, Bachelors—Biology (Circulation), Jed Mortensen Masters—English (Library Office), Jenny Jochimsen, Bachelors—Social Work (Government Publications), and Damon Campbell Bachelors—Comp. ACS Chemistry (Pre-Med)
(Collection Development) on their graduation. We'll miss you!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Library named "Best Place to Do Homework"

In a survey conducted by "The Spectator," released yesterday, (5/5), the library was named "Best Place to Do Homework." This is our second consecutive year winning this award. We thank all the students who voted for us.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

24 Hours and Free Coffee!

Student Senate has worked with McIntyre Library to offer extended hours during the week before and the week of finals. The UW-Eau Claire French Club, Circle K and the library administration, faculty and staff will treat students studying in the library to FREE COFFEE. Here are the details:

May 8 – 13
Library opens Sunday morning 7:30 a.m. and stays open continuously until midnight Friday. Open Saturday May 13 from 7:30am –midnight.

May 14-19
Library opens Sunday morning 7:30 a.m. and stays open continuously until 7 p.m. Friday. CLOSED Saturday and Sunday May 20, 21.

FREE COFFEE is available to hardworking students studying in McIntyre Library from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday nights, May 14-17th.

Best of luck to everyone on their final tests and projects and have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

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New Edition of McIntyre Library Advantage

In this month's issue:
Spring Means Gardening - Get Your Hands Dirty

It's spring and flowers are popping up all over. In honor of this annual renewal, we offer you a collection of articles which...

Stacks on the Move

During this summer and fall, a new Special Collections and Archives area will be built on the fifth floor of the library. In order to accommodate this new area...

Weeding our Collections

McIntyre Library staff is concentrating efforts on weeding our book collections in order to both make newer titles more prominent and to remove damaged, outdated, superseded, and unused materials from the collection...

The Man in the Red Van

The van and delivery agent are part of the “red box currier service"...

Did It Hit the Spot? Your Impressions of our SearchSpot Marketing Campaign

How did you hear about SearchSpot? Your feedback will help us with future marketing of library products and services...

Did You Know. . .
Planning ahead for fall 2006 classes? Did you know...

Ask Mac

Hey, Mac: My students don’t understand how to cite their sources and are sometimes loath to ask...

New Arrivals (CDs and Graphic Novels)

These seedlings are bound to grow your interest in our collections...