Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Special Collection Receives Attention During National Archive's Week!

The UWEC Special Collections & Archives will be featured on the Celebrating Wisconsin’s Archives blog on October 13. The blog address is: http://www.archivesmonth.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 29, 2008

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Checking Out the Censorship Exhibit in the IMC

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will display "Censorship in Schools and Libraries," a new exhibit opening Sept. 29.

The exhibit will be displayed in the Instructional Media Center on the lower level of McIntyre Library in observance of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.

Banned Books Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 4) is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take democratic freedom for granted.

The exhibit, which will be on display through Dec. 19, was developed by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship. Through narratives and illustrations, it chronicles incidents of censorship dating back to the 19th century, as well as frequently challenged books and creative works. Included are descriptions of the censorship of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "In the Night Kitchen," "The Catcher in the Rye," "The Color Purple," the novels of Judy Blume and Chris Crutcher, and most recently, the 2007 Newbery Prize winning novel "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan Patron.

Information on U.S. Supreme Court and lower court decisions is an integral part of the exhibit, including efforts to censor the popular Harry Potter children's books (Harry Potter books were burned in Alamagordo, N.M.) and the 2003 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Children's Internet Protection Act.

For more information, contact Kati Tvaruzka, education reference librarian, at 715-836-4522 or tvaruzke@uwec.edu.

Friday, September 26, 2008

UW-Milwaukee Public Historian to Discuss Photos from Japanese Internment Camps

Jasmine Alinder, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present a lecture titled "Concentrating Smiles: Confronting the Photographic Archives of the Japanese American Incarceration."

Alinder's presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 10 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. The event is free and open to the public.

Alinder will speak about her research on photographic images of Japanese American internment camps during World War II. She will address problems that museum curators and historians face when incorporating these photographs in exhibitions and other public history venues. Exploring the tension between photographs depicting smiling Japanese Americans and contemporary historians' understanding of the incarceration, she will address the implications of keeping these problematic images confined to the archives and out of the public eye.

Co-coordinator of UW-Milwaukee's public history specialization, Alinder focuses her research on the history of photography. Her first book, "Moving Images: Photography and Japanese American Incarceration," will be published in February 2009 by the University of Illinois Press. Currently she is undertaking a new research project on photography and the law. Last year she organized a community conference on Milwaukee civil rights and is working on launching an educational Web site on the topic.

The lecture, which will be held in conjunction with Wisconsin Archives Month, is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the department of history, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


Leader-Telegram online archive trial through Oct. 12

Search back issues of the Leader-Telegram now through Oct. 12, during which time McIntyre Library is engaged in a free trial of the newspapers online archive service. To access the Leader Telegram archive, go to (http://www.leadertelegram.com/) and click on Archive and Online Edition, on the left side of the screen. This trial will only work if you are on campus. Please note that there is a limited number of users who can access this service at one time, so if it's busy, try again later. Please let us know what you think about this service.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Laptop and Equipment Sale--Wed. 9/17/2008

The McIntyre Library will be teaming up with LTS and selling hundreds of computers, monitors, and other surplus equipment. Included will be the Library's yearly rotation of 3-year old laptops and cameras.

The sale is held in the Council Fire room in Davies Center. The sale will run from 9:00AM to 2:30PM Wednesday, September 17.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Library Grounds Brews Coffee

Library Grounds, the new Sodexho coffee cart has opened in the library. Stop by for Green Mountain coffee, salads, and fresh bakery items.

7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

7.a.m. - 1 p.m.

4 p.m. - 10 p.m.