Friday, August 27, 2010

Library homepage gets makeover

Check out the new look on the Library homepage. Designed to bring more search options to the forefront and better reflect current web standards, the page emphasizes a multi-featured search box that easily lets you search for articles, books, media and more. Have a look and please let us know if you have questions or comments about this redesign.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thanks to all who made Last Call--games, mini-golf, a success

Reference Rex, the library's unofficial mascot, practices putting to prepare for mini-golf at the library's
Day/time: Thursday, September 2, 9 p.m. to midnight.
Event: Experience the library as you never have before. Free pizza and popcorn, a 9-hole mini golf course throughout the library, lots of games, and way more fun than you ever expected to have in the library. If you like poker, PS2, N64, board games, life-size Clue, and much more, show up for the food and fun.

Location: McIntyre Library.

Sponsors: McIntyre Library, Sodexho, Toppers Pizza, Action City.

Contact: Eric Jennings for more info. (jenninge)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Library Hours-Closed Labor Day

Library hours are listed at:

Fall semester hours will resume when classes begin on Thursday, September 2.
We will close at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 5.
We will be closed for Labor Day, September 6.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Library displays highlight the 20th anniversary of the ADA

Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The main exhibit case in the library showcases a 4-part exhibit featuring materials from Katherine Schneider and McIntyre Library. The exhibit includes materials on access, the lived experience, work, and resources.
An 11-minute video showing near the display features people from Wisconsin who helped in the movement to get the bill passed. We Came Together is also available on YouTube at:

The IMC display includes the American Library Association's Schneider Family Book awards for child and teen books about the disability experience, as well as a bibliography of recommended children's books.

The Government Publications display features documents that cover the regulations and history of the ADA, plus recommended government Websites, such as

Monday, August 23, 2010

McIntyre Library Seeks Head of Special Collections & Archives

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a probationary tenure track faculty vacancy available at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor to serve as Head, Special Collections and Archives with an anticipated start date of spring 2011. This is a 12-month position reporting to the Director of Libraries. For complete job announcement, see .

Monday, August 16, 2010

Universal Borrowing update complete

Universal Borrowing is the fastest way to get books and materials from other UW libraries. Try to get your books from Universal Borrowing first before requesting them through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan is used to order journal articles. Books, DVDs, CDs, and materials that are not available through Universal Borrowing can be ordered using Interlibrary Loan.