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.