Monday, September 16, 2013

Library Tours from September 9 through October 4

McIntyre Library Tours

Beginning on Monday, September 9 and ending on Friday, October 4, Library faculty and staff will conduct 30-minute McIntyre Library building tours, briefly describing services, assistance, and collections. Tour times are varied (see schedule following) and designed to meet the needs of a variety of students. While the tours are student-focused, we welcome others. No need to register--just meet at the times below in the Grand Corridor.

Tours answer questions such as:
·         Where are magazines (or journals, books, DVDs, electronic articles, government documents, current newspapers, rare books, etc.)?
·         What are the library hours?
·         Where do I check out materials? How long may I keep them? How are books arranged?
·         How do students reserve a group study room or check out a laptop or camera?
·         How do I ask for help? (Chat, email, phone, text, and in person.)
·         Does the library have scanners and photocopiers?
·         Is there really an exercise room in the library?
·         What's new in the library and on our web pages?

Tour schedule:
Tours will be conducted beginning on Monday, September 9 and ending on Friday, October 4.
·         Mondays at 5:00 pm                      
·         Tuesdays at 3 pm                                            
·         Wednesdays at 10 am                   
·         Thursdays at noon                          
·         No tours on Fridays

For more information about the tours, call the Reference Desk at 715-836-3858 or e-mail To schedule a library instruction session, contact your library liaison or use our online form

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New issue of Library Newsletter

McIntyre Library is pleased to announce the newest issue of its library newsletter Off the Shelf.  In this  issue you will meet the newest addition to McIntyre Library: Kate Hinnant, be introduced to the new McIntyre Library search tool Library Search, learn how McIntyre Library is part of a nationwide assessment program, find out about new acquisitions in popular fiction & DVDs, and a new Special Collections & Archives display.

Get your copy online today!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Library Exhibit in Davies Center Explores the People Behind our Buildings

Have you ever wondered who W. L. Zorn is, or what is significant about Richard Hibbard? Opening this fall, a new exhibit in the Davies Center’s Alumni Room will explore the people after whom campus buildings are named.

The exhibit was developed by McIntyre Library’s Special Collections and Archives and draws heavily from photographs and information available through the department. The Special Collections and Archives is the official repository of historic campus photographs and other unique historical materials.

If you go:
Where: Alumni Room, W. R. Davies Center
When: 2013-14 Academic Year*

*Please note that the exhibit will be unavailable for viewing while the Alumni Room is occupied for other events.

Harvey Schofield, first president of the college, guided the campus from 1916-1940.  Today, Schofield Hall bears his name and honors his legacy.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Author Presentation on Bicycle History at Noon on Thursday Sept. 19

How did Wisconsin become such a great bicycling state?  Join McIntyre Library on Thursday, September 19th for a noon hour event with the authors of the book, Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State.

Jesse Gant and Nicholas Hoffman, co-authors of Wheel Fever from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, will share how they unearthed the fascinating story behind bicycling in Wisconsin.  Bob Eierman, chair of the City of Eau Claire Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Commission will introduce the authors. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the authors.

This event is free and open to the public.  The presentation will be held on the library’s second floor breezeway (L2022) at noon; coffee and cookies will be available.  This event is co-sponsored by UW-Eau Claire’s McIntyre Library and History Department. The authors will also appear at The Volume One Gallery for an evening presentation at 6:30pm on Thursday, September 19th.