Thursday, December 20, 2007

Two Student Positions Open in Reference

The Reference Department has two open student positions to work at the reference desk starting spring semester. Students would work a total of 9 - 10 hours a week starting at $7.00. Below is a description of the job and the hours that we are filling. If you are interested in either of these positions, please print and fill out an application available at and return it the library's Circulation Desk or to McIntyre Library ATTN: Peggy Govan, 105 Garfield Ave., P.O. Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004.

McIntyre Library Reference Department
Student Job Description- Reference Desk

This is an entry-level position.
Students will receive training from Reference staff to learn how to provide basic reference service

Position Description:
1. assist at the Reference Desk by answering basic student Reference questions, in person, by phone, etc.
2. refer advanced questions to the librarian on duty
carry out reference support tasks for librarians such as shelf
reading, photocopying, cleaning the Reference area, special
projects such as web page updating, design, etc.
3. other duties as assigned

Required skills:
1. commitment to high quality customer service
2. ability to learn complex tasks
3. decision-making skills

Preferred Skills:
1. library work experience or course work
2. experience using McIntyre Library
3. software and hardware trouble shooting skills
4. familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
5. web development and/ or graphic design skills

Hours to be filled:
Mondays: 1-4
Wednesdays: 1-4 & 5:30-8
Thursdays: 10-12 & 2-5
Sundays: 5-8? (or 6-9?)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Library holiday giving project raises funds for Hmong families

McIntyre Library held its annual holiday fundraiser to benefit the eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (HMAA). Individual contributions from library staff and others in the campus community totaled $485, enabling the HMAA to purchase more than 900 pounds of rice. In a letter of thanks, HMAA Interim Executive Director, Yong Kay Moua wrote, "Your donation comes at a critical time when we especially need to help families with unanticipated food emergencies over the winter season. Due to increases in home heating and utility costs, an increasing number of families are registering with our agency to receive rice."

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Interlibrary Loan and Special Collections Closed Dec. 22 - Jan 1

The Interlibrary Loan Department and Special Collections departments will be closed between December 22 and January 1. If you have interlibrary loan requests that you would like filled, be sure and submit them prior to Dec. 22.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Free Coffee!

Free coffee, brought to you by McIntyre Library and Sodexho, will be available to students studying in the library from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. finals week, Sunday through Thursday nights, December 16-20.

For more information contact Kati Tvaruzka, or 836-4522, or call the Reference Desk at 836-3858.

Pre-Finals and Finals Week Hours

McIntyre Library will be open 24 hours the week before and of finals.

The library will be open:

  • Monday, December 10 from 7:00 a.m. until Midnight Friday, December 14

  • Saturday, December 15 from 7:30 a.m. until Midnight

  • Sunday, December 16 from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21

The library will be closed on Saturday through Tuesday, December 22-25.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Applications now being accepted for Reference and Instruction Librarian positions (2)

McIntyre Library seeks two service-oriented, enthusiastic librarians interested in providing high quality reference and instruction service in a dynamic and collegial environment. Responsibilities include serving as a subject liaison in assigned areas (business and/or science background preferred), teaching library instruction/information literacy sessions, staffing the reference desk, and fulfilling faculty responsibilities in librarianship, scholarship and service.

These are 12-month tenure-track faculty positions. Minimum salary: $50,110; salary and rank commensurate with education and experience. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 11, 2008. However, screening may continue until positions are filled. For full descrption, see Please send letter, current vita, and contact information for three professional references to:

Jill Markgraf
Chair, Reference and Instruction Librarian Search Committee
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Eau Claire Area Artists Exhibit Works

The Eau Claire Area Art League, the Valley Art Association and the Watercolor Club will be exhibiting their works in the library's Grand Corridor from November 15 - December 19. Artists featured include Alice Anderson, Tere Hering, Mary Keezer, Jan Kippenhan, JoAnn Klink, Nancy McCarthy, Noriko Slowinski, Leni Sovacool, and Jerrie Yehling. Art is both on display and for sale -a pricing chart is posted with the art work. Come enjoy the exhibit and, if there's something you like, art makes a great holiday gift!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Here are the Thanksgiving Hours for the McIntyre Library and its service points:


November 22: Closed
November 23: 7:30am - 4:30pm
November 24: Closed
November 25: Resume regular hours (11:00am - 1:00am)


November 22: Closed
November 23: 10:00am - 2:00pm
November 24: Closed
November 25: Resume regular hours (1:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Special Collections:
November 22 - 24: Closed
November 25: Resume regular hours (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

November 22 - 24: Closed
November 25: Resume regular hours (1:00pm - 8:00pm)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Database: SAGE Publications

The library has entered into a deal to acqure all journals published by SAGE. SAGE publishes over 470 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. We get all the journals with a Red E next to them on the following list:

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Genealogy Workshop in the Library

UW Eau Claire Special Collections are teaming up with the Wisconsin Historical Society to present a Genealogical Workshop on Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. The workshop will be held in the McIntyre Library Learning Lab, room 1033. Everyone who attends will get hands-on experience with the online resources that will be explored. The program is aimed at the novice as well as the expert genealogist.

Topics include:
  • "Oh Darned! Where Did I Put Uncle George? Organizing an Compiling Your Research.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society Collections and Services
  • It's All Online! Or Is It?
Registration costs:
$35 for WHS members
$40 for non-members
Registration forms can be found at

For more information contact
Lori Bessler
or Lori(dot)Bessler(at)wisconsinhistory(dot)org

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Lecture on 19th Century African American Community in Northwestern Wisconsin

Celebrate Wisconsin stories during Archives Month! McIntyre Library and the Department of History invite you to a public lecture entitled Discovering Forgotten Stories: Northwestern Wisconsin's First African American Community, Friday, October 19, at 5:15 p.m., in Haas Fine Arts Center, Phillips Recital Hall.

Presenter Timothy L. Ericson is a career archivist and educator who recently retired from his position as Director of Archival Studies, School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has authored many articles, including "Building Our Own 'Iron Curtain': The Emergence of Secrecy in American Government," American Archivist, Sprint/Summer 2005, for which he won the Society of American Archivists Ernst Posner Award.
Support for Mr. Ericson’s lecture has been provided from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Take a Library Tour!

McIntyre Library offers free tours at the beginning of the 2007 semester. And some professors offer extra credit to students who take tours!

The tours are from September 17 through October 11 and last about 25 minutes. Tour times are:
Mondays......... 5:30 pm
Tuesdays........ 3:00 pm
Wednesdays...... 10:00 am
Thursdays....... 12:00 pm

More information is available on the Tours Webpage or contact the library reference desk or Betsy Richmond

Monday, September 17, 2007

Come to the Authors Celebration!

University faculty and staff are cordially invited to the second annual Authors Celebration to celebrate our publishing accomplishments. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in the Tamarack Room in Davies Center. Brief remarks by Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Andrew Phillips at 5:00pm. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. Please join your colleagues for conversation and celebration. Sponsored by ORSP, McIntyre Library and Academic Affairs.

Laptop Sale 9/20/2007

The library will once again be joining LTS in it's yearly computer sale. The library will be selling the following:
27 Dell Laptops
9 Sony Camcorders
6 Canon digital cameras
Dozens of laptop bags

The sale hours will be 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Thursday, September 20.
The location will be the Council Fire room in Davies Center.

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Database: Education Research Complete

The library now subscribes to Education Research Complete, the definitive online resource for education research. This database offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals covering scholarly research and information relating to topics from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full text for more than 750 journals and more than 100 books and monographs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

20 Homecomings Exhibit in Library's Grand Corridor

An exhibit by university photographer Rick Mickelson chronicles the past 20 years of UW-Eau Claire Homecoming celebrations. The exhibit, entitled "20 Homecomings," is now on display in the McIntyre Library's Grand Corridor from Sept. 4 through this year's Homecoming, scheduled for Oct. 5-6. Approximately 40 prints, 16 inches by 20 inches in size, will be featured.

Mickelson's first day on the job at UW-Eau Claire was Homecoming Day 1988. Armed with a camera he had never used before and a long list of photos to be taken during the day, he quickly got his feet wet.

“Since then, Homecoming has been a special workday for me, and 2007 marks the completion of two decades' worth of documenting UW-Eau Claire Homecoming celebrations,” Mickelson said.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the university's Learning and Technology Services, Alumni Association and Foster Gallery.

Friday, August 10, 2007

VSA Arts of Wisconsin Exhibit

The library will be hosting a travelling exhibit from VSA Arts of Wisconsin in the Grand Corridor and on the fifth floor during the month of August. The exhibit celebrates the art of adults with disabilities, and features award winners between 2003 - 2007. The exhibit is the result of a new collaboration between the library and the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. They hosted the exhibit in July. The library will be working with the Heyde Center and other local art organizations to host additional exhibits in the coming months.

August Library Hours

The library will be open reduced hours in August (8/6 - 9/3) due to classes not being session. The hours are:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The library will also be closed on Labor Day (Monday, Spetember 3)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Faculty & Academic Staff are invited to Library Open House

Faculty and acadmic staff are invited to a library open house on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1-3 p.m.

  • Meet the new library director, John Pollitz
  • Find out about library services to support your teaching and research
  • Visit with library faculty & staff and other campus colleagues
  • Take a library tour (2:00)
  • Attend a 20-minute crash course in using McIntyre Library (2:30)
  • Enjoy refreshments

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Check Out John Pollitz's Blog

Learn more about incoming Director of Libraries John Pollitz by reading his new blog. John's also looking for a snappy name for the blog, so feel free to leave him a comment by means of welcome or to suggest a name.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

John Pollitz named new library director

John Pollitz has been named Director of Libraries and will assume the position on August 6. John comes to us from Oregon State University where he is the Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Innovative Technology. Prior to that he served as Library Director at St. Ambrose University. Welcome, John!

A very special thanks goes out to Chris Cox for his extraordinary leadership as Interim Director for the past several months. Chris will resume his position as Assistant Director in August.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Education Research Complete Trial

We are currently offering a trail of Education Research Complete, an EBSCO database which offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals.
The database covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues, provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,730 journals
and contains full text for nearly 830 journals. For the full title list, see

Think we should buy it? Contact Jan Bogstad or comment on this news entry.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Summer Session Library Hours (May 21 - June 10)

Here are our hours for the 3-week Summer Session, May 21 - June 10.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm

CLOSED Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

All service desks (Reference, Periodicals, and Special Colelctions) wil be open, but limited hours. Reference and Special Collections will be closed on weekends.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Library Hours May 18 - 20

Library hours for May 18 - 20:

Friday, May 18: Closed at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20: CLOSED

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Faculty & Staff, Please Take Our Survey

Please take 10 minutes to give us feedback on our library instruction program. Click this link or copy and paste this URL into a Web browser:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Books for Carol

A variety of books about horses, purchased in memory of Carol Lonning by the staff of the McIntyre Library, are now on display in Instructional Media Center. Lonning, who worked in Cataloging, passed away in January after a brief illness. The books about horses - fiction and nonfiction, for younger and older readers - were ordered for the IMC using money collected through staff donations. Carol was an avid lover of horses and riding and she often shared stories with us about her adventures. We hope that the books will inspire others to get outside this spring - either on a horse, or by doing something else that gives you pleasure. Enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Extended Hours & FREE Coffee!

We'll be open 24 hours the week before and of finals again this semester.

The library will be open:
· Monday, May 7 from 7:00 a.m. until midnight Friday, May 11
· Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.
· Sunday, May 13 from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18

Free coffee, sponsored by McIntyre Library, Circle K, College Democrats, Communication Journalism Organization and Model U.N. will be available from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. to students studying in the library Sunday through Wednesday nights, May 13-16. Coffee will be located on the table near the new book shelf on the first floor.

Art Exhibit in Grand Corridor

You Gotta Have Art...

BA Senior Art Show
Jenn Hietpas & Lisa Sergot
Library Grand Corridor
May 4 - 31
Hietpas' work explores the presidential election in Nicaragua, 2006 as well as the lives of animals as a subculture.

Sergot’s work focuses on landscapes both abroad and of the region. Photos were taken during her fall semester abroad in the South of France, 2006 and in the Eau Claire area this spring.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Students Fund Two New Library Resources

The Information Technology Commission of the Student Senate recently voted to commit $19,000 in student technology fee monies to supplement library resources. This came about as a result of conversartions Chair Aaron Brewster and Interim Director Chris Cox have had regarding the library's flat materials budget (no increase since 2001), the increase in materials prices each year and our struggles to continue to offer the resources students and faculty need to conduct research in their disciplines.

The $19,000 will be used to fund two new databases. $6,000 will be used to fund the one-time archive fee for Arts & Science Collection V of JSTOR, adding an additional 120 journals to an already large archive of onine journals in a variety if disciplines. The other $13,000 will be used to fund the one-time archive fee for ArtStor, which is also being supplemented by funds fromthe departments of Art, History and Geography. ArtStor currently contains nearly 500,000 images documenting artistic traditions across all times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual and material culture. Images found in the database are of high quality, and can be linked in D2L, used and presentations, and as teaching materials, accessible 24/7.

Thanks so much to the students for funding these resources! The entire campus will benefit from your generosity.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Records Management Open House

What's Records Management, you ask? Well, come to the open house celebrating the relocated and remodeled space and find out!
When: Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Records Management, Schofield Hall, Room 44
Visit the Records Management website to learn more.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Big Read Grand Finale with Sam Weller

The final event in Eau Claire's first Big Read is upon us. Don't miss it!

The Bradbury Chronicles: An evening with Sam Weller
Friday, May 4, 7:30p.m. - FREE
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Schneider Hall, Room 100

Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, will discuss his experiences with Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451. Weller is a professor at Columbia College and teaches the only college-level course in the US on the life and work of Ray Bradbury. Weller will discuss the time he spent with Bradbury, how the biography came to be, and the cultural relevance of Fahrenheit 451. There will be a question and answer session following.

Be a part of Eau Claire's Big Read:

Find us on Flickr!

McIntyre Library now has a flickr page where you can see photos from past events and more. Check it out and let us know what you think!

WOW Wine & Cheese Event, Wed., May 2

Join the discussion at a WOW (Women on Wednesdays) Wine and Cheese Event that will be held in the library's 2nd floor breezeway:

Where is UW-Eau Claire at Along the Road to Campus Leadership?
Conclusions from "Gender Equity or Bust! On the Road to Campus Leadership with Women in Higher Education" Reading and Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 2nd, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Library 2nd floor breezeway
4:30 -- wine and cheese social
4:50 -- Sharing of insights from readings
5:15 -- Discussion with administration "Possibilities at UW-Eau Claire"
5:50 -- Presentation by and Q&A with Mary Dee Wenniger and Mary Helen Conroy, editors of Gender Equity or Bust!
All members of the UWEC community are invited and encouraged to attend.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Make it a Movie Night!

Feel like vegging in front of the tv? Don't have much money? Did you know that McIntyre Library is starting to buy more feature films on DVD? Yep, we've responded to requests from students and we're now purchasing popular movies and feature films for our collection. Our DVDs are located on the first floor (across from the elevators).

Newer titles include:

Little Miss Sunshine

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Lord of War

Napoleon Dynamite

Pirates of the Caribbean (1 & 2)

Spider-Man (1 & 2)

Superman Returns


V for Vendetta

Wedding Crashers

Or, search the library's online catalog, Voyager, for other movies. Perform a subject search for "feature films." Happy watching!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Library Suggestion Blog Debuts

For years, suggestions, complaints and questions about library services have lived on a board on the first floor of the McIntyre Library. Suggestions were written on yellow sheets of paper and put in a suggestion box.

Starting today, each suggestion, complaint, or question you ask us about our services on the yellow form and from the electronic suggestion form will be posted here, online on the McIntyre Library Suggestion Blog. Using a blog will allow each entry to have it's own URL, allow it to be coded by subject so you can search for previous answers to your burning questions, and also allow you to comment on the response.

We hope you enjoy this new service and please, keep those comments coming! We're here to serve you better!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at Story Time!

Help us celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 22-28, by attending the regular preschool storytime session in the IMC on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. Read the complete news release here.

Learn more about the Week of the Young Child at

And new this month, Kati Tvaruzka will now be presenting storytime sessions at the Children's Museum of Eau Claire the last Tuesday of each month at 11:00.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Applications Now Being Accepted for Director of Libraries position

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is currently accepting applications for the Director of Libraries position. For information regarding responsibilities, qualifications and application procedure, see the full advertisement.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Poll #VI: Programming@Your Library

Since information resources come in all shapes and sizes, not just in the form of books and journals, we've been exploring offering public programming in the library. We're curious about what programming you'd like to see. Fill out this week's poll and let us know.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

EXTRA, EXTRA! Spring Newsletter Online!

  • Find out about the latest moves of departments and staff.
  • Locate Wisconsin-related DVDs.
  • Discover new databases like MarketLine Business Information Centre and ATLA Religion Database.
  • Use I-Clickers in the Instruction Lab

Read the Spring 2007 issue of Off the Shelf for this news and a whole lot more.

Open House for Remodeled Graduate & Non-traditional Student Study Area

Graduate and nontraditional students are invited to join us for an opening reception of our remodeled study area on Thursday, April 12 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The remodeled area is located on the fifth floor of the library in room 5029 and is reserved through the Circulation desk. All nontraditional students need a letter from Bonnie Isaacson to verify their status; graduate students must show their student ID. The room will be equiped with carrels, furniture and a microwave.

Interim Director Chris Cox to talk copyright on WPR Monday

UW-Eau Claire students who illegally downloaded music face fines of up to $750 per song, says the Recording Industry of American Association. Are students just naive about what they can do legally or do they assume they won't be discovered?

Tune in to Wisconsin Public Radio's program The West Side on Monday, April 9 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. as our own Chris Cox, interim director & UWEC Copyright Officer, fields questions about copyright and the RIAA.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Fourth and Fifth Designated Quiet Study Floors

Based on student feedback from the survey conducted in February asking, "Which floor(s) should be silent?" we have designated both the fourth and fifth floor quiet study zones. 33% of you responded that both fourth and fifth should be silent, and another 42% of you chose either fourth or fifth floor.
If you plan to study in a group or converse with friends on either fourth of fifth, please use a group study room or other area. Also, please set your cell phone to vibrate. The quiet zone is “self-enforcing” (staff members are not available to enforce this policy).
We hope this will enhance your study experiences in McIntyre. Thanks for all your comments and feedback on this.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

IMC Blog for Educational Resources & News Articles

Don't forget to check out the Instructional Media Center's (IMC) online newsletter in blog format which shares library announcements, collection highlights and new acquistions, lesson planning and curricular resources, as well as recent news in the field of education. Visit the IMC blog at

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Research Paper Clinic

Want one-on-one help with your research paper or project?

McIntyre library instruction librarians will offer you individualized assistance. Open on a walk-in basis

April 3 - Noon to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm
April 4 - Noon to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm
April 5 - Noon to 1pm

Library Lab L1033

Can't make it but still need some help? Call or email the library reference desk to arrange a consultation. Phone: 836-3858. Email:

Monday, March 26, 2007

Poll V: Rank These Ideas

This week's poll asks you to rank a number of ideas which the library has considered in the past or which we are currently considering. We want to know what you think of them. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Foreign Students to Read at Storytime!

Six University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire foreign exchange students enrolled in ESL 201, "Integrated Skills," will serve as guest readers at the next monthly story time session held in the IMC. The students will each read a book they've selected and assist education librarian Kati Tvaruzka in leading additional activities, songs and dances when children from UW-Eau Claire's Children's Center next gather at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28.

For the complete news release, click here.

The story time session will be extended this month and last about 45 minutes. Children and grandchildren of faculty, staff, students and the general public also are invited.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Fahrenheit 451 and Other Red Scare Movies of the '50s

McIntyre Library's own Dr. Jan Bogstad and Phil Kaveny will be discussing the content of a number of 1950s science fiction films in light of their implied "red scare" connnections at a Big Read program to be held at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 from 7-8:30 pm. The program will be held in the library's Eau Claire Room in the lower level.

Critics have argued that films like War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Day the Earth Stood Still, to name a few, include many references to American anxieties about the Russians and the potential for atomic war. This presentation will document that perspective with film clips and discussion of the social setting in Post-World-War II America.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Photos from Library's Archives to be Featured on TV

Tune in to Channel 13, WEAU, tonight as an "Our Town Eau Claire" segment will feature historic UWEC, Eau Claire Normal School photographs from the library's archives. Be sure to tune in at 5 or 6 pm! For more on the segments, click here.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Spring Break Hours

Here are the hours we will be open over Spring Break - Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 24:

Fri, March 16: 7am - 7pm
Sat and Sun March 17 and 18: CLOSED
Mon - Fri, March 19 - 23: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Sat, March 24: CLOSED

Plasma Screens Installed

Over break, two large plasma screens acquired form the College of Business will be installed: one right outside the library in the Grand Corridor to the left of the metal gates, and another to the left of the New Book Shelf. Both screens will currently be used to notify students about events, new products and services, library construction or changes, to share research tips, etc. Eventually we plan to use the screen near the New Book Shelf as an interactive floor map, so you will be able to find the room or area of the library you are loking for more easily.

Grad Study Upgrades

Over the break, the Graduate Study on fifth floor (5029) will be rearranged, removing some of the carrels and offering more open space for upholstered furniture and possibly a study table to be installed. Nontraditional students will also be allowed to use the space when it reopens after break. The room will also feature a microwave and coffee maker, as well as a bulletin board where you can leave messages for friends and colleagues.

We hope these upgrades will result in greater use of the room. If you are a graduate students and you are interested in using the room, visit the Circulation Desk to get the combination. Nontraditional students should see Bonnie Isaacson, Nontraditional Student Advisor, for information on accessing the room. All students will be asked to read and sign an acceptable use policy.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Poll IV: Cell Phones in the Library

This week's survey has to do with cell phone usage in the library. Please take the survey and rate the statements. Your answers will help us develop a policy which will be fair to all.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Big Read Kick Off: Free books, fire trucks and more!

Eau Claire's Big Read, featuring Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, begins Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Eau Claire fire trucks will deliver free copies of Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 to the library. Crowd-pleasing author Mike Perry will get us fired up and City Manager Mike Huggins will be on hand to officially ignite the Eau Claire Big Read. This is the first in a long list of events scheduled throughout the spring to celebrate the book, the issues raised in the book, and a community coming together to share a book. Be a part of it! For more information visit

Sunshine Week Live Webcast

Take part in Sunshine Week 2007 with Closed Doors; Open Democracies, a national dialogue on public access to government information and accountability that will be webcast to sites around the country from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The library will be showing this webcast on Monday, March 12 from Noon - 1:30pm in L2023 on the 2nd floor; this event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Click here for more information.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Poll III: A Coffee Cart in the Library

McIntyre Library is always looking for ways to be more open and inviting, and one way that libraries across the country have enhanced their environments was through the installation of a coffee cart or cafe. This week's poll asks you whether the McIntyre Library should have a coffee cart, what hours it should be open, and what it should serve.

Thank you all so much for your feedback thus far regarding a possible library book drop on upper campus and the choice of a silent study floor. While the library book drop poll was not conclusive, the response to the silent study floor question was overwhelming. We'll be announcing the results of both polls and also which floor(s) will be silent later this week, based on your feedback.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Poll #2: Which Floors Should be Silent?

When we began the construction last year, we changed the silent study floor from fifth to fourth. Should we change it back? This week's poll asks you which floors you want to be "silent study" floors.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Black History Month Exhibit

Check out (literally) our exhibit of materials written by and about black artists, scientists and scholars on the library's first floor next to the New Book Shelf. Materials in the display are there to be borrowed. The exhibit, put together in honor of Black History Month, will be there for the entire month of February.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lost in the Library?

If you're lost when it comes to using the library's website, our Instruction librarians are here to help. We've scheduled several free, short refresher sessions in our library instruction lab to help you learn how to use the our website for finding library materials, finding and using databases, and more. For schedules and more information visit

Friday, January 26, 2007

Tax Forms Available

U.S., WI., and MN. tax forms are available at McIntyre Library. The location has changed to 1st floor near the music CDs. Tax materials are for personal use only, as supplies are limited. The Reference Desk has reproducible forms that can be duplicated for 10 cents each. Forms may be downloaded from Web sites using the following URLs:

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Special Collections Reopens

We are pleased to announce that Special Collections and University Archives is now open in our newly renovated space on the library's 5th floor. Our new facility features a large reading room with plenty of natural light and seating for 30 researchers. We invite you to stop by LIB5022 and take a look. For more information contact Colleen McFarland.

Friday, January 12, 2007

MarketLine Now Available

The library is pleased to announce the purchase of MarketLine from Datamonitor. MarketLine offers concise profiles of 10,000 companies, 2,500 industries, and 100 countries. It also offers 2,500 company SWOT analyses and is constantly updated with the latest business and industry news. You can access the database by typing in the name from the "Find Resource" link under the"Research" category.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Take a Library Tour!

Take a quick library building tour during the weeks of January 29 and Februrary 5. No need to register; just come! For exact days and times click here: