Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Hobbit Display in Library

Librarian Janice Bogstad has put together a display featuring books and other artifacts from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

The Hobbit will be released as a movie trilogy starting with the first installment (An Unexpected Journey) in theatres on December 14, 2012.  The other two parts of the trilogy (The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again) will be released in 2013 and 2014. 

Game Day at McIntyre Library

McIntyre Library is hosting a game day on Saturday, November 3rd from 1-5 pm.  In partnership with the American Library Association's International Game Day, McIntyre will have board, card, and video games for students, faculty, staff and community members to play.  Video games include the original Mario Bros. and Punch Out! as well as Wii Sports games.  Board games include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan and Scrabble.

Friends and family are welcome to attend!

Sculpture Exhibition in Library

Come see a new art exhibit in McIntyre Library now through Friday, November 16.  The sculptures are done by students in Prof. Jason Lanka's Art 364 will be on display on the 2nd floor in the Library Breezeway (L2022).

Let us know what you think by posting a comment to the library blog, on Facebook, or Twitter.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

274 voters registered at McIntyre Library!

In advance of the November 6 Presidential Election, librarians and staff at UW-Eau Claire’s McIntyre Library added voter registration to the list of services provided in the library. Eleven librarians and staff were trained and certified as Special Registration Deputies in the City of Eau Claire. Until the legal deadline of October 17, they provided the UW-Eau Claire campus with access to voter registration 8:30 am-midnight during week.

After October 17, Wisconsin state law requires that voters register at the office of the City Clerk in the city where they want to register, or at the polls on Election Day. Although the Special Registration Deputies at McIntyre Library can no longer help students, staff, and faculty to register to vote, the library can provide directions to anyone who needs to visit the Eau Claire City Clerk in order to register to vote.

With questions about voter registration at the McIntyre Library, contact Robin Miller, Research & Instruction Librarian, at millerob@uwec.edu or (715) 836-3132.

With questions about the laws related to voter registration and voter identification, visit:
Or contact the Eau Claire City Clerk at (715) 839-4912.

"Ask a Nurse" in McIntyre Library

Student Health Services will be hosting "Ask a Nurse" sessions from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in McIntyre Library's entryway (the Grand Corridor) the following days this semester:

  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 13
"Ask a Nurse" is an outreach program by Student Health Services that aims to provide students with basic health information where the students are, allows students to learn more about the services provided on campus by Student Health Services, and gives students the opportunity to schedule an appointment with Student Health Services.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New issue of library newsletter "Off the Shelf"

McIntyre Library just released its fall 2012 newsletter.  Articles inside the newsletter include"
  • Introducing new librarian Todd Vandenbark;
  • Information on a board game collection available at McIntyre and how it is being used to support the curriculum;
  • How the library is building information literacy into the curriculum;
  • Information on recently acquired Special Collections & Archives items - the jazz collection and blueprints from Eau Claire's history;
  • And much more!
To access the newsletter click here and let us know what you think.

3 new library databases

McIntyre Library has access to 3 new databases:
  • AP NewsMonitor Collection
  • Global Road Warrior
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

AP NewsMonitor Collection contains access to world-wide news coverage from the Associated Press.

Global Road Warrior provides information on countries of the world.  This information includes country facts, demographics, points of interest, travel tips, and much more.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research contains polling data from the United States and around the world dating back to the 1930s up to present day.  The iPOLL databank within this database contains nearly half a million survey questions and answers asked in the US by more than 150 survey organizations.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Presidential Election Display

McIntyre Library is featuring a display on the various presidential candidates during the month of October and through early November  You will find the display in the library's grand corridor.

Don't forget to vote!  McIntyre Library staff at the circulation and reference desks can help you register. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Librarian Hans Kishel publishes game

A huge congratulations to librarian Hans Kishel, whose game, The Blitzkrieg Legend, was published!

Find out more about The Blitzkrieg Legend or contact Hans.

10/17/12: Deadline to register to vote at the library!

Register to vote at McIntyre Library!

Librarians and staff at McIntyre Library can register you to vote in the City of Eau Claire, the Town of Union, and the Town of Washington.

Until October 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm, voter registration is available at the library during the following times:
  • Friday, October 12, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 14, 12:30 pm-midnight
  • Monday, October 15, 8:30 am-midnight
  • Tuesday, October 16, 8:30 am-midnight
  • Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 am-3:00 pm (last day to register on campus!)
After October 17, Wisconsin state law requires that voters register at the office of the City Clerk in the city where they want to register, or at the polls on election day. After October 17, McIntyre Library will provide directions to voters who need to go to their City Clerk's office to register.

If you are already registered to vote in Wisconsin, confirm your voter registration and look up your polling place.

Information for Minnesota voters is available here.

For more information about registering to vote at McIntyre Library, contact Robin Miller.

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

September 30-October 6, 2012
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the national book community’s celebration of the freedom to read, Banned Books Week. To remember this momentous anniversary, the McIntyre Library has created a display featuring books in the collection that have been banned or challenged. Please visit the display which is located on the first floor near the reference desk!

Take a look at this video, created by UW-Eau Claire student Michaela Walters:

For more information about Banned Books Week or to find out if your favorite book has been banned or challenged, please visit ala.org/bbooks