Thursday, October 17, 2013

Federal government websites back online

Good news! The federal government shutdown came to an end with the October 16th passage of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 followed by the President signing the bill into law on October 17th.

How does this affect you? The end of the government shutdown means that most federal websites are now back online. To find information published by government agencies, try:
Since October 1st, you may have noticed that many federal government agency websites have been unavailable due to the "lapse in appropriations." While not all websites published by the federal government have been down, many sites useful to researchers and students have been shuttered, including American FactFinderBureau of Justice StatisticsNational Center for Education StatisticsBureau of Labor StatisticsBureau of Economic Analysis, and many more. Because these websites have been inaccessible, many UW-Eau Claire students have struggled to find reliable current data about the population, economy, and crime, among other topics.

Questions about using government information and documents in your research? Contact Robin Miller, Research & Instruction/Government Publications Librarian at McIntyre Library.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Microwave Available for Student Use in Library

Did you know that McIntyre Library now offers a microwave for students to use? You can find the microwave in the lower level of the library next to the vending machines. 

If you use the microwave, please be courteous to other users and clean up after yourself.

Thank you to the many students who have left comments in our suggestion box about wanting one of these in the library.  Keep giving us good suggestions!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Entrance to Library from Campus Mall Open!

10/31/13, 9:15 am
 The library's campus mall entrance is now OPEN!!!

The library's mall entrance will be closed starting on October 16 while it is resurfaced.  This process should take the entire week.

To enter the library, please use the riverside entrance or enter through Schofield/Old Library.

This blog post will be updated when the project is complete.

*Update* 10/15/13, 10:43 am
The project has been delayed by inclement weather.  Expect the resurfacing to start on 10/16 or whenever the weather is better.

10/16/13, 9 am
We're still waiting on better weather for the project to start.  We'll notify you when the project is up and running.

10/16/13, 1:20 pm
The library campus mall entrance is now closed for resurfacing.