Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Welcome, Mary!

We welcome Mary Hable, our new cataloging assistant. Mary worked in the library as a student assistant, than as an LTE. For the past seven years, Mary was the administrative coordinator for the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and worked on their capital campaign. We are happy to have her back!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Student Art Display in the Library

Sara Ipsen and Erin Cyr have installed their final installation project for Art 382 in the main stairwell on the first floor of McIntyre Library. There are three pieces of photo-mosaics on fabric. Each are portraits of soldiers that are composites of many images. The installation will remain up until the end of the first two weeks of the new semester. Stop by and see this unique works of art.

Congratulations Sara and Erin!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Congratulations Graduating Student Staff

We are always so proud of the excellent students work here in McIntyre Library. They have excellent dedication and provide great service to their fellow students. All of the rest of the staff look upon their graduation with some sadness that they will be leaving us but with great happiness for their many accomplishments as students.

This semester we have decided that we need to recognize their scholarly accomplishments in a tangible way. We have begun a tradition of dedicating a book to each of our graduating student staff as a way of thanking them for their service and recognizing their educational achievement. Each will have their name placed on a bookplate in a book related to their area of study. This semester we had five graduates.

They are very busy people so we were only able to find a time when two of them could come and get their pictures taken with their books. Pictured are Jessica Leigh Crandall with her book, Ocean, an illustrated atlas, and Dominic Thomas Slauson with his book, Good video games + good learning : collected essays on video games, learning, and literacy. Our other graduating students and their books are:

Nicole Lynn Kriener, Carlos is gonna get it .

Anne Betz, Books a memoir.

Talia Celeste Steuding, Abuelos.

Thank you for working with us and good luck with your future plans!


Everyone at McIntyre Library.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Computers in McIntyre Library

Near the end of the semester every desktop computer in McIntyre Library is often in use.

Don't forget
, (during the semester) we have over 100 laptops available for student check out. When workstations are full see if a laptop is available.

See my reply on the Library Suggestion Blog to a student who commented that we need some rules about Facebook use on Library computers.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Gaming on Display

Stop in the library grand corridor to visit Hans Kishel's gaming displays. Take your turn viewing games for all ages and interests, see books related to gaming topics. View his impressive dice collection, roll over to the war games, and win with the display on game design .

Hans suggests gamers might like these sites:

Board Game Geek (BGG)– website that has large amounts of information on all games

My collection of games as listed at BGG

Consim World – website about wargames

Online Retails for games that you probably won’t find at the mall

Website that rates children’s games by age category