Monday, May 17, 2010

Toothpick Holders on Display in Library Entrance

Marvin Larson, a UW-Eau Claire alumni, has donated a collection of over 450 toothpick holders to the university. Check out the exhibit case in the library and enjoy examples of the many colors and glass designs, the animal-themed holders, and those collected while traveling.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

McIntyre Library Honors Student Workers

McIntyre Library could not run without our student assistants. John Pollitz, library director, thanked the graduating students at a reception held in their honor. Books were donated to the library collection in recognition of the work each of the students does for us.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bean Bag Chairs and Civility

People sleeping on bean bag chairs in the book stacks has become a problem. See my response to a student's suggestion at the McIntyre Library Suggestion Box Blog.

Sleeping in the stacks keeps other students from getting to the books they need and keeps our student workers from doing their jobs.

Be considerate, think of others not just yourself and find somewhere else to take a nap on a bean bag. There are plenty of other cozy places in the library to take a bean bag chair. If this continues to be a problem next year we will have to reevaluate having bean bag chairs. They seem very popular but they cannot be used in a way the keeps other students from getting the books they need.

John Pollitz
Director of Libraries

Friday, May 14, 2010

What is FREE at 1 a.m. in the library during finals week?

Fortune cookies!!!

Students who study in McIntyre Library during the wee hours of the morning during finals week will find FREE coffee after Library Grounds closes, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night thru Thursday night, May 16-20.

The free coffee is sponsored by Sodexho and the library. Be green and bring your own cup.

McIntyre staff predict that you will enjoy the fortune cookies available during finals week. We wish you good fortune on those exams.

The library will be open continuously from 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16
to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 21.

The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

May 10-20 The Library (Almost) Never Closes

McIntyre Library will be open 24 hours/day beginning Monday, May 10 at 7 a.m. and ending Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
Exceptions: the library is closed:
*Friday, May 14, at midnight until Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 a.m.
*Saturday, May 15, at midnight until Sunday, May 16, 7:30 a.m.
Library Grounds will be open extra hours through finals week.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

It's your move! Ongoing chess game in the Library

Take a break in your studies to make the next move in an ongoing chess game in the Library. Find the game near the elevators on the 1st floor. A marker indicates whose move it is (black pieces or white pieces). Make a move, change the marker, and check back later to see how your color is doing. Stay tuned for more game events in the Library!

Secret Posts Move to EC Regional Arts Center

Creative, scary, funny, thoughtful, angry, happy, profane...

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center will house the exhibit from May 5-30.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Welcome, Blugold Beginnings students!

McIntyre Library extends a warm welcome to area 5th graders who will be visiting campus this week as part of the Blugold Beginnings program. We look forward to seeing you in the Library, and we hope to see many of you as freshmen Blugolds in 8 years!