Thursday, December 22, 2011

Special hours over the holidays

Open Tuesday-Friday, December 27-30, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed December 31 thru January 2

Winterim hours

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Suffering from cookie & candy overload?

Head for the Mind & Body Fitness Room, Library 3003, near the elevator. It's guaranteed to make you feel better.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Extended library hours continue thru finals

It's a good time of year to hang out at the library.


Open Tuesday-Friday, December 27-30, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

McIntyre Library hours

Therapy Dogs & Relaxation Station-Tuesday, Dec 20

Therapy Dogs
December 20, 2011
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McIntyre Library, 1st Floor
Everyone needs a break from studying! Relieve your stress by petting local guide and therapy dogs.

Relaxation Station
December 19 & 20, 2011
5:30 pm -7:30 pm
McIntyre Library, 1st Floor
Need a break from studying? Stop by the relaxation stations to get some fresh fruit, make stress balls, take in some aromatherapy and more!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dance Party tonight Monday, Dec 19, 11:30-11:45 p.m.

Featured Events

Dance Party
December 19, 2011

11:30 pm - 11:45 pm

McIntyre Library, 2nd Floor Breezeway

Get your groove on and take a break from studying in this quick, 15 minute dance party. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Therapy Dogs
December 19 & 20, 2011

5 pm - 6 pm (19th)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (20th)

McIntyre Library, 1st Floor

Everyone needs a break from studying! Relieve your stress by petting local guide and therapy dogs.

Relaxation Station
December 19 & 20, 2011

5 pm - 7 pm (19th)

5:30 pm -7:30 pm (20th)

McIntyre Library, 1st Floor

Need a break from studying? Stop by the relaxation stations to get some fresh fruit, make stress balls, take in some aromatherapy and more!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Help those in need: Library fundraiser for the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association food pantry

It’s time again for the Library Staff Association fundraiser to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association food pantry. It’s been a difficult year economically speaking for most, and the HMAA and the people it serves are no exception.
Last year HMAA was able to serve 610 people who rely on the food pantry for their basic sustenance. The loss of federal funding this year has meant that the pantry must rely solely on donations. As a result, the HMAA has only been able to serve 290 people this year. Lack of funding during the past year has resulted in depleted food supplies, forcing the pantry to close its doors for several months due to a lack of rice to distribute. Winter is the season of greatest need, as families cannot rely on the harvest of their gardens during these months.
The library has held the fundraiser for more than a decade, raising thousands of dollars to purchase rice distributed to those in need through the HMAA, a social service agency that serves the local Hmong community by operating a food pantry and assisting in housing, employment and translating services. The agency also works with other area services to assist the local Hmong community.
Anyone is welcome to contribute to the library staff's project. Checks, made payable to McIntyre Library Staff Association, should be submitted by Dec. 16 to Dan Hillis in Room 5012 of McIntyre Library. Names of contributors will be included on a letter accompanying the donations. Contributors who wish to remain anonymous should make this preference known. Include an email address if you would like confirmation of the receipt of your contribution.
Because every penny goes to buying rice, even a small contribution can make a huge difference.

Relax in the library and you'll study more efficiently

Monday, December 05, 2011

Statistics tutoring in the library

Need help with your statistics questions? Two student tutors will be available right in the library.

No appointment is necessary--just come on  up to the Center for Writing Excellence on 2nd floor of the library, between 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Student Presentation Room-new in the library

Are you looking for a place to practice your presentation and to record it?
Try L-5020, our new presentation room. Students may stop at the Circulation Desk to check out the key to the room. DVDs for saving presentations can be purchased at the desk for $1 each.

The presentation room is complete with an LCD screen, a computer, a camera, a microphone, and a DVD recorder.

This great facility can be reserved in person or online, for a 2-hour time slot.

December in the library

Coming to your library in December: dogs in the library, extended hours, wellness activities, free coffee, and more. Watch the library news for details.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DVD collection moved to 2nd floor

When you stop in the library to find a DVD, look for them in their new location. This growing collection has moved to its second floor home--between the CD collection and the current journals.

Search our library catalog for DVDs by clicking the Books & Media tab; in the Using Limits box select DVD, and complete your search.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Student Job Openings

McIntyre Library will have student job openings in the library's circulation department for the Spring semester. If you are interested, download an application and turn it in the library's circulation desk by 4 pm on December 2nd.

*Work study allocation
*Agreeable to work some early morning, night, and/or weekend hours
*Can provide good customer service
*Reliable and prompt

Monday, November 14, 2011

Find out what it's like to canoe the Mississippi River ALONE

Hear what UW-Eau Claire senior Ben Jonas has to say about his solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River during the summer of 2011. Ben will read from his journal and show photographs he took on his journey.

November 17, 2011
4:30 - 5:30 pm
McIntyre Library, 2nd Floor Breezeway

Sponsored by McIntyre Library, the Center for Writing Excellence, and the Environmental Activity Center.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Costume Contest-Prince Charming wins!

The votes have been tallied on Facebook, and the winner of the 2011 Halloween Costume Contest is Prince Charming (aka Anthony.) Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who participated, the Center for Writing Excellence, and all those who "liked" the entrants on Facebook.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Get the latest library news in Off the Shelf

Read all about that's new in the library
  • Meet new staff and say good-bye to others. 
  • Enjoy an article by Dr. David Lewis, guest writer.
  • Learn about a new delivery service.
  • Find out about exciting changes to our 2nd floor.
Off the Shelf Fall 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Interlibrary Loan Glitch

A glitch has recently been reported to us regarding our Interlibrary Loan software. Notification emails are not getting sent to some people when article requests have been received by the McIntyre Library.

If you have sent article requests, please log into your ILLiad account here , and select ‘View/Download Electronically Received Articles’. The majority of requests are filled within 48 hours, so if you have not received an email yet, there is a good chance the article has been delivered.

If you have not sent article requests in the past 30 days, please disregard this message.

This problem should be fixed soon, and please continuing using our Interlibrary Loan service.

Please contact John McCrackin, Interlibrary Loan Specialist (715-836-5377 if you encounter any problems

Genealogy Workshop Oct. 13th

Learn how to care for and save family photographs in a genealogy workshop at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library's Eau Claire Room on October 13th from 1-3 pm. Presenters David Benjamin and Sally Jacobs, both from the Wisconsin Historical Society, will discuss everything from print photographs to scanning and digital image file care and preservation.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Reading, Writing and Reception--Oct. 12

Reading, Writing and Reception: An American Archives Month Event" will run from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 12 on the fifth floor of McIntyre Library. B.J. Hollars, assistant professor of English, will discuss his new book, "Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America." The book, a work of literary journalism, weaves together the story of Michael Donald's lynching in 1981 alongside the murder of policeman Gene Ballard. Hollars drew extensively from archival collections documenting the lynching and surrounding events. The Oct. 12 event will include a reading by Hollars, a book discussion, and a reception to meet the author. The book will be available for sale during the event and in the University Bookstore.

For more information see American Archives Month Events

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Text Your Questions to the Library

Have a quick question but aren't near a computer? Try texting the library: 715-403-5427

Please note that this service is available only the hours that the reference desk is staffed.

(image credit: Alton)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Library Mobile App

McIntyre Library is part of the new UW-Eau Claire mobile application for Android, Apple, and other mobile application devices.

Downloading the application will give you access to the library catalog, article databases, and much more wherever you have a wi-fi or internet connection on your mobile device.

Please email the library with comments and suggestions so that we can continue to improve the app.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Library tours--free!

Stop in for a tour of the library. There is a lot to see in our 6-floor library, so just show up in the library entrance near the coffee shop at the designated tour times.

2011 Fall Tours

September 12 thru October 6

Mondays........5:30 pm

Tuesdays...... 3:00 pm

Wednesdays... 10:00 am

Thursdays..... 12:00 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More whiteboards available

McIntyre Library has more portable whiteboards available for students to use within the library for collaboration.

The whiteboards are found on most floors of the library near the elevators. You don't need to check out the whiteboard but you do have to check out a marker & eraser at the circulation desk on the first floor of the library.

Monday, September 12, 2011

After Dark was a great success!!

Thanks to the 600+ students who attended with our After Dark event on September 7. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Special thanks go to our sponsors: Sodexho, Toppers Pizza, Pepsi, Metropolis Resort, the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, and the Center for International Education.

Check out the photos!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

September 7-After Dark-in the library

For more information on this great way to kick off the UW-Eau Claire school year, click After Dark

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Closed September 3,4, and Labor Day

When classes are not in session we are open reduced hours during the week, and are closed on weekends.

We will be closed for Labor Day, September 5. Regular semester hours will resume on September 6.

Weekend hours will resume September 10 and 11.

For a complete schedule, see Hours

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Get fit in the library--the Mind & Body Fitness Room is available

McIntyre Library's Mind & Body Fitness Room on the 3rd floor near the elevator is a great place to exercise during the hot weather. Stop in to use the room whenever the library is open. It's good for you.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Center for Writing Excellence will reopen in September

THE CENTER FOR WRITING EXCELLENCE is located in a newly remodeled area on the library's 2nd floor, L2003A (neighboring the elevators).

Center staff will be able to help students with questions about writing papers, citing sources, etc.
For questions, please email Blake at

The Center will reopen when school is back in session. See you in September.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Jobs in the library

We expect to have job openings this fall for student library assistants in various departments. Students who are interested in working in the library should submit an application form to be kept on file for the semester.

On our library homepage, click Services for Students to find the application form. Openings will be listed on our website as they occur.

Work study students are especially encouraged to apply.

Monday, June 27, 2011

What’s new on the library bookshelves? Set up an RSS Feed by Subject

Would you like to know when the library gets a new book in your area of interest? Set up an RSS feed and you will be notified about arrivals in your selected subject. Use the Library A-Z list to find "New Books RSS Feed by Subject" and set up the feed(s) you want.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Morningstar Investment Research Center now available

Inform your investment decisions, follow your investments or increase your investment savvy through the library's subscription to Morningstar online. Access is available anywhere anytime for those with a UWEC account. Others can access the database from guest computers within the library.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kindle survey

Did you know that the McIntyre Library now offers Kindles? We want your feedback! Please take this survey to let us know what you think of this new service.

Three Kindles are available for check out at the McIntyre Library Circulation Desk. Each Kindle is currently loaded with 50 books, including fiction and non-fiction by authors like Stephen King, Annie Proulx, Anthony Bourdain, Ian Frazier and more! For a complete list of books available on our Kindles, go to the Library Catalog and search for "kindle."

Monday, May 09, 2011

DOGS in the library Wed 5 PM and Free COFFEE-M thru Th-midnite to 6 AM

Literary smArts Flash Fiction Contest-reception Thursday, May 12

Literary smArts Flash Fiction Contest And the Winners Are...

1st Place - "A Cold Day,"

by Jonathan Helland

1st Runner Up - "Bus Ride,"

by Matthew Nebel

2nd Runner Up - "Adrift,"

by Michael R. Strom

Congrats, Jonathan, Matthew and Michael!

See you at the reception on Thursday, May 12, 3 p.m.
Library Breezeway on 2nd floor

The University Writing Center, the University Bookstore and McIntyre Library sponsored the contest.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

E-Waste recycling container in library

Don't toss it in the trash, RECYCLE IT! McIntyre Library now has an e-waste recycling receptacle near the library gates. Bring us your used cell phones, calculators, mp3 players, batteries, ink cartridges, and more. Brought to you by the University Environmental Endeavors Commission.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Take a break, play a game in the library

Are you tired of studying? Could you use a break?
Head over to the yellow game cart near L1033 on 1st floor.
Find a friend, play a game or two in the library.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Art installation project with St. John's University exhibit

Art students and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are collaborating with students and faculty from St. John's University on a multimedia project called "Exchange of Silence."

The installations from both schools will be displayed from April 27-28 in the breezeway of McIntyre Library at UW-Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire student installations will remain on display through May 6. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. April 28 in the library breezeway.

The project was developed by Jyl Kelley and Jason Lanka, assistant professors of art at UW-Eau Claire, and Min Kim Park, a visiting professor of art at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. Students from video, sculpture and digital installation classes at both schools are working from similar themes to create installation pieces.

The title was inspired in part by contemporary artist John Cage's work. Lanka and Kelley said Cage created sound art that presented the contemporary world in a new perspective. Students participating in the collaboration are challenged to create new perspectives and interpretations of their experiences.
UW-Eau Claire students participating in the project are sophomore Phillip Schladweiler, Beloit; juniors Jacob Heitzig, Minneapolis, Minn.; Teresa Larrabee, Eau Claire; Laura Kelleher, Woodbury, Minn.; Kelsey Kocvara, De Forest; Jamie Nelson, Edina, Minn.; and Kelly Farrar, St. Louis Park, Minn.; and seniors Megan Byron, Blaine, Minn.; Mathias Hughey, Lodi; Travis Thorson, Ellsworth; Anna Havens, Monticello; Xiangyun Chen; Matthew Ludvigson, De Pere; and Lee Wegener, Hartland.

For more information, contact Jyl Kelley at, Jason Lanka at or Min Kim Park at

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kindles are here!!!

McIntyre Library has 3 Kindles to check out. To find which books are preloaded on the Kindles, search the word kindle in the library catalog.

Stop at the circulation desk to check out your Kindle, then let us know how you liked it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day/Earth Week Display

Check out the display in the Grand Corridor, which highlights the first Earth Day in 1970 and the local campus celebration. Learn about Aldo Leopold, a Wisconsin environmentalist, who wrote many influential books on conservation and the environment.

Easter weekend hours

Fri. April 22       7 am – 5 pm
Sat. April 23      9 am – 5 pm
Sun. April 24      4 pm – 1 am

 Normal hours will resume
Monday April 25.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax forms at the library

Tax Forms Available at McIntyre Library

U.S., WI, and MN tax forms are available at McIntyre Library. Instructions for form 1040 have been delayed, but are expected shortly. The forms are located on the library 1st floor, near the east entrance. Tax materials are for personal use only, as supplies are limited.
Forms are also available at the following Web sites:

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Jazz Art Crawl

Stop in the library's Grand Corridor to view the jazz-related artwork.

"The purpose of this Jazz Art Crawl is to provide a visual means to interpret and celebrate jazz music. The Art Crawl is being promoted as part of the larger Eau Claire Jazz Festival throughout Wisconsin, encouraging visitors to attend and view the art. Any purchases will be through the artist, with no commission to the Festival or venue. All artwork will be displayed March 28th-April 29th." More information is available at:

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Shamrock Shuffle Team Photos

Our library team, HUSHHHHHH, braved the cold, wind, and icy footpaths to raise funds for the WYSP.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Early computer shutdown and power outage this weekend

Due to the scheduled electrical outage, all library computers will be TURNED OFF at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, one hour earlier than the library closes.

We will reopen on Sunday, April 3, at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Interlibrary loan was closed over break

The Interlibray Loan Office was closed March 19 through March 28.

There may be a delay in any requests placed during this period.

Friday, March 04, 2011

We are happy to welcome our new librarians

Greg Kocken is our new special collections librarian and university archivist. You can find him in L5022A, email him at or call 715-836-3873.

Stephanie Wical is our new periodicals and electronic resources librarian. Stop to see her in L3042, email her at or call 715-836-3508.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Used books on sale in the library

McIntyre Library has been withdrawing books from our collection that are either duplicates or outdated and unused. Look for some of these books to appear on our McIntyre Library Book Sale shelves, located near the  L1033 lab.
Suggested price is $1.00 for hardcover, $ .50 for paperbacks. We trust that you will pay for the books you take. Funds raised will help us purchase new books.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Haiku contest celebration

The contest winners read their winning entries at the celebration on February 9. The winner of the contest was Dr. Bill Benson, professor emeritus of art. Honorable mentions include sophomore Jessica Olson, Bloomington, Minn., and Dr. Susan M. Harrison, associate professor of mathematics. Other honorable mentions included community members. The University Writing Center, the University Bookstore and McIntyre Library sponsored the contest. .
                                                Winners and organizers

An upcoming contest, "Literary smArts: Flash Fiction," was announced.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Advanced Typographics Art Show on Tuesday, Feb 15

Join us in the library 2nd floor breezeway on Tuesday, February 15, 5-6 p.m. for Art 374 Advanced Typographics Art Show. The show will showcase design ideas that were produced for the annual Student Research Day advertising campaign.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Library mascot Rex is a happy Packer fan

Our library mascot, a small dinosaur named Reference Rex, roared for the Super Bowl victory.

It's hard to spot Rex in the group photo, but he's there.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Special Collections Dept Adds Hours Wed & Sun

The special collections and archives department is offering extended hours on Wednesdays and Sundays during second semester.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday  1-5 p.m.

Check their Web page or friend them on Facebook for more information.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Survey of government documents users

In your research, do you ever use government documents? Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey about how you use government documents at the McIntyre Library. Access the survey here.

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is conducting this survey to find out more about how people use Federal Depository Libraries like the McIntyre Library. Your feedback will help use improve our services for anyone using government documents.

For more information about the Government Publications Collection at the McIntyre Library, please visit our website, use a LibGuide about government documents, or contact Robin Miller, Reference & Instruction/Government Publications Librarian.