Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McIntyre Library Hosting "Freedom Summer" Exhibit

During the month of October, McIntyre Library will be hosting the Wisconsin Historical Society's "Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students" on the 2nd floor in the library's breezeway.  The Risking Everything exhibit explores one pivotal episode in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the Freedom Summer of 1964.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 5 from 4-5:30 pm for the opening reception of the Risking Everything exhibit for a presentation by exhibit curator Michael Edmonds.  Light refreshments will be served.  


Accompanying this exhibit will be programs featuring opportunities to explore, learn, and engage in meaningful reflection and conversation about the importance of the civil rights movement today. These programs will feature local, regional, and national speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our audiences. Every program will be free, and the public is invited to participate.
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In addition to the exhibit in McIntyre Library, we consider the following to be our signature events as part of the larger Risking Everything series of events.

Voices from the Civil Rights Movement: Reflections from 50 Years Ago
    Date & Time: Tuesday Oct. 6, 3-4 p.m.
    Location: UW-Eau Claire, Davies Center Woodland Theatre

Bridge to Freedom: Connecting the Past & Today
    Date & Time: Monday Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m.
    Location: UW-Eau Claire, Schofield Auditorium
Freedom Sings
    Date & Time: Saturday Oct. 17, 3-4 p.m.
    Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1120 Cedar Street, Eau Claire

Visit for additional events and details.

Support for these events is provided by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the UW-Eau Claire Visiting Minority Scholars and Artists program in cooperation with our community partners, the Chippewa Valley Museum, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Volume One and The Local Store, and JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope).

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

More Computers in McIntyre Library

You may have noticed some changes between last year and this year, especially on the first floor.  Because of the first floor renovation and the 24 Hour Lab’s closure, McIntyre Library has more computers available for student use than ever before.  In fact, when the renovation is complete we will have over 125 computers available for students to use, including over a dozen available 24/7 in the library’s 24 hour study. We have added computers on most other floors and also added a handful more collaboration pods with large screens on the first floor.

The image in this blog post shows a map of the first floor with its computer stations (as of 9/22/15) and type of computer available.  Please note that the library instruction lab (L1033) is an open computer lab with 30 computers to use when a class is not using it.

The addition of computers in the library has yet to be completed.  More will be added in the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work to make the library a better space for your studying needs.