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.