Friday, December 19, 2014

Perseverance pays off during finals week!

Yes, we know you're thinking about studying hard and doing well on final exams. But hard work and perseverance also pay off when it comes to 8000 piece puzzles. Thanks to everyone who contributed even one piece to this challenging puzzle of the Sistine Chapel, the project is now complete. The final puzzle piece was laid today, finals Friday. Whatever your accomplishment this week, it's time to go home and relax. Job well done.

Winter Break Hours (12/21/14 - 1/5/14)

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours during Winter Break (12/21/14 - 1/5/15).  They are as follows:

Sunday (12/21): CLOSED
Monday (12/22): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday (12/23): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday (12/24): CLOSED
Thursday (12/25): CLOSED
Friday (12/26): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday (12/27): CLOSED

Sunday (12/28): CLOSED
Monday (12/29): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday (12/30): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday (12/31): CLOSED
Thursday (1/1/15): CLOSED
Friday (1/2/15): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday (1/3/15): CLOSED

Sunday (1/4/15): CLOSED
Monday (1/5/15): 7:30 am - 10 pm

Winterim Hours Begin on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Finals week therapy dog visits (Dec 14-18)

Need some stress relieved from your finals week studying? McIntyre Library has just the solution for you.  We will be hosting therapy dogs during finals week the following days and times.

Sunday, December 14
  • 10 - 11 am: Meet Yoda, Flash & Spud the border collies
  • 6 - 7:30 pm: Meet Solomon & Moses the black labs 

Monday, December 15
  • 1:30 - 3 pm: Meet Libby the chocolate lab

Tuesday, December 16
  • 3 - 4 pm: Meet Raci & Magic the border collies
  • 6:30 - 8 pm: Meet Charlie the cocker spaniel and Genevieve & Ziva the blue heelers 

Wednesday, December 17
  • 10 am - 11 am: Meet Beau the flat coated retriever
  • 5 - 7 pm: Meet Twinkie & Tonka the Newfoundlands
  • 7 - 8 pm: Meet Luna the Newfoundland

Thursday, December 18
  • 1 - 2 pm Meet Connor the dog

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Give a little, make a big difference. Library annual giving project under way
It's Giving Tuesday, the perfect day to launch the annual holiday giving project to benefit  community members in need.

For the 20th year, the UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library Staff Association, a voluntary organization composed of library faculty and staff, is sponsoring an annual fundraiser to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.Funds are used to purchase rice for the organization's rice pantry, and in the last 10 years (for which records exist) the project has raised a total of almost $8000. A donation of $5 can feed a family of five or six for a week.

The HMAA is 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.

  • Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at by selecting Holiday Giving Project – HMAA Rice Pantry as the donation designation.
  • Donations can be made as gifts, memorials and tributes to someone. To do so, select Memorial/Tribute under What prompted you to give today.
  • Checks, made payable to UW-Eau Claire Foundation and indicating Holiday Giving Project – HMAA Rice Pantry on the memo line, or cash should be submitted via mail or campus mail to Jill Markgraf in McIntyre Library. 
  • Donations also may be dropped off at the library reference desk or in the donation box near the new-book shelf on the first floor of the library.

For more information, see  or contact Jill Markgraf at 715-836-5357 or

Monday, December 01, 2014

Pre-Finals Week and Finals Week Library Hours (12/7-12/21)

McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (12/7-12/21). The hours are as follows:

Sun. (12/7): 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon. (12/8): 7:00 am - Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (12/9): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (12/10): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (12/11): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (12/12): Open 24 hrs.
Sat. (12/13): 7:30 am - Midnight

Sun. (12/14): 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs.
Mon. (12/15): Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (12/16): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (12/17): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (12/18): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (12/19): Open until 7 pm
Sat. (12/20): CLOSED

Sun. (12/21): CLOSED

Good luck on your tests! Winter Break hours start on Monday, December 22.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

New Campus Book & Film Discussion Group

McIntyre Library and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library are proud to announce a new book and film discussion group - UW meets EC.  The first 10 UW-Eau Claire Students registered for the event will receive a free copy of the book "Divergent." To register for the event go to

The book and film group will be reading Veronica Roth's "Divergent" and watching the 2014 film starring Shailene Woodley. The book discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 14th at 7 pm in McIntyre Library's 2nd Floor Breezeway.  One week later on January 21st at 7 pm, attendees will have the opportunity to watch and discuss the film at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library's Eau Claire Room.

For questions please contact Eric Jennings (; 715-836-4076).  To register for the event go to

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

McIntyre Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

Library Thanksgiving Hours
McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours during Thanksgiving Week.
  • Sunday (11/23): 11 am - 1 am
  • Monday (11/24): 7 am - 1 am
  • Tuesday (11/25): 7 am - 1 am
  • Wednesday (11/26) 7 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday (11/27): CLOSED
  • Friday (11/28): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday (11/29): CLOSED
  • Sunday (11/30): 11 am - 1 am

If you need research assistance during the time that McIntyre Library is closed, please call or the reference desk and leave a message (715-836-3858,  For all other inquiries, please contact the library's circulation desk (715-836-3856).

Friday, November 07, 2014

International Game Day Event in McIntyre Library: Nov. 15, 1-5 pm

International Game Day @ McIntyre Library 11/15/14, 1-5 pm
McIntyre Library is hosting International Game Day on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 1-5 pm on the library's first floor.  International Game Day is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that any anyone can join, and costs absolutely nothing to register for. This is literally a world-wide event, with libraries on ALL SEVEN continents participating last year. Yes, that does include Antarctica!

McIntyre Library plans to have a variety of video, board, and card games to play at International Game Day.  This includes a Nintendo Wii with a variety of games, and over 100 board and card games to choose from.  Whether you're a Mario Kart or Smash Bros. fan, enjoy the strategy of Carcassonne, or are a master at Settlers of Catan, International Game Day at McIntyre Library has something for everyone.

Bring your's 100% free!

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Charging Stations in Library

McIntyre Library [AND] the UW-Eau Claire Student Government Information Technology Commission (ITC) are happy to announce new charging station tables in the library’s 24 hr study area.  These tables, which were purchased by the ITC using funds from student segregated fees, have built-in cords for powering cell phones and tablets of all types and 3-prong AC outlets for charging laptops or other items. Each table has four sets of power cords and AC outlets so that no matter where you sit, you won't have to fight with your peers to charge your device. Thank you ITC! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Therapy Dog Visits to McIntyre Library Week of Oct. 19

It's about half way through the semester and you need a stress reliever. So, McIntyre Library has lined up a week's worth of therapy dogs for your petting pleasure starting on Sunday, October 19th and continuing until Thursday, October 23rd.  Plan your study breaks around the time these pups are here! 
  • Sunday, October 19th: 5-6 pm (Meet Yoda & Spud)
  • Sunday, October 19th, 6-7:30 pm (Meet Moses)
  • Monday, October 20th, 3:30-5 pm (Meet Luna)
  • Monday, October 20th, 5:30-6:30 pm (Meet Twinkie)
  • Tuesday, October 21st, 1:30-3 pm (Meet Libby)
  • Tuesday, October 21st, 6-7:30 pm (Meet Moses)
  • Wednesday, October 22, 1:30-3 pm (Meet Connor)
  • Wednesday, October 22, 5:30-7 pm (Meet Tonka)
  • Thursday, October 23, 2:30-3:30 pm (Meet Maddie)

Monday, October 06, 2014

Schneider Family Book Award Celebration - October 16, 5:30 pm

Help McIntyre Library celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Schneider Family Book Award in McIntyre Library on October 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm. 

The celebration honors emerita Professor Katherine Schneider for her work in setting up the award for authors whose books focus on the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

It will be held on the 2nd floor of the library in the Breezeway (L2022) and feature a speaker from the American Library Association, a 10th anniversary display, and hors d'oeuvres.

Support has been provided by McIntyre Library and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Visiting Minority Scholars and Artists Program.

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Issue of Library Newsletter

Fall 2014 Off the Shelf Library Newsletter
Hot off the press is the fall 2014 library newsletter, Off the Shelf.  Get the scoop on a variety of events happening in the library this semester including a reading by BJ Hollars, a 10th anniversary celebration of the Schneider Family Book Award, and a celebration of Dr. Tess Onwueme's donation of her personal papers to the Special Collections and Archives in McIntyre Library. Also included in the newsletter is a list of new popular fiction, nonfiction, and DVD acquisitions in McIntyre Library, notes from the library director's desk, staff news, and more!

To download the newsletter, click here.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall 2014 Library Tours

McIntyre Library Tours

Beginning on Monday, September 8 and ending on Thursday, October 2, 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 24 hour study outside the library entrance.

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, 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 8 and ending on Thursday, October 2
  •             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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Digital Collection in Special Collections & Archives

McIntyre Library is happy to announce a new digital collection as part of Special Collections & Archives.  The Jeanette Gaffney Miller Collection tells a broader story of student life at Eau Claire in the 1920s, and just like other digital collections available on the McIntyre Library's digital collections webpage, this new digital collection serves as an exciting and compelling way to experience UW-Eau Claire’s history as the University Centennial approaches in 2016.

Items from the Gaffney Miller Collection including student class schedules, university theater production programs, commencement programs, student speeches, and football tickets from the late 1920’s, are now available for all to view. This is a great opportunity for students, researchers, and the general public to experience a new understanding of Eau Claire’s past, and to observe more about the university in its modern standing.

To access the Jeanette Gaffney Miller Collection visit the Digital Collections website where you will find a link to it and other items in our online digital collection or this link will take you directly into the collection itself.