Tuesday, November 17, 2015

21st Annual McIntyre Library Rice Pantry Fundraiser

Hmong Story Cloth
The annual McIntyre Library holiday giving project to benefit community members in need is in full swing. 

For the 21st 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 (HMAA).

Funds are used to purchase rice for the organization's rice pantry. Last year the Staff Association was able to raise funds to buy over 9000 pounds of rice for the HMAA.

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.

A donation of $20 can feed a family of five or six for a month.

Donations will be collected now through the 31st of December.

  • Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at https://connect.uwec.edu/library 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 Jenna Vande Zande in McIntyre Library. 

Donations also may be dropped off at the library Research Center or in the donation box at the circulation desk on the first floor of the library.

For more information, see http://libguides.uwec.edu/hmaagiving  or contact Jenna Vande Zande at (715)-836-3421 or vandezjl@uwec.edu

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mini-Conferences with a Librarian November 16th - 20th

The Research Center is holding mini-conferences with a librarian to help you with your research project or paper!

Sign up online for a one-on-one 20-minute appointment with a McIntyre Library's research expert. We are offering appointment times during the week of November 16th - November 20th, including evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Appointments will be held by the Research Center, located on the left had side of the 1st floor.

(For other weeks, appointments can be requested by emailing library.reference@uwec.edu or using the consultation form.)

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

New Circulation Desk

It has been a season of change for the first floor of the library.  McIntyre has been utilizing the same counter space at the circulation desk for several decades.  With the reworking of the furniture and computers on the first floor, it was time to update the circulation desk to provide the same quality services in a more efficient and convenient space. 

The new desk was designed to create an inviting space for prospective and returning students alike, while also offering a consolidated, easy to find location for checkout services.  In addition, it has opened up space for a new TV lounge.  Library users can utilize the charging stations, the library’s tea and coffee cart, and enjoy a comfortable and modern space while studying or waiting for group members.

If you have not been to the library since construction, come check us out.

New Circulation Desk, Fall 2015
For a comparison to the circulation desk that you see today, this is what the circulation desk used to look like in 1994. The one that was replaced in 2015 was not much different than this photo! 
Old Circulation Desk, 1994