Monday, March 28, 2016

McIntyre Library Newsletter - Spring 2016

McIntyre Library just released Issue #83 of our newsletter, Off the Shelf 

Articles inside the newsletter include:
  • The redesign of the circulation desk 
  • McIntyre's Honors course: "Living in an Information Economy"
  • Miniconferences in Research & Instruction 
  • A gift of rare books donated to Special Collections & Archives
  • Our new student employee scholarship
  • And much more!

***In the newsletter's introduction from our Director, John Pollitz, there is information about the McIntyre Alumni Reunion Picnic to be held in Carson Park during Homecoming. This event is for all current and past employees, student employees, and librarians. Check out the article for more information and the link to a preliminary planning survey!

You can get your newsletter by clicking on the link above or using this link.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 18, 2016

2nd Annual Backgammon Tournament Held in McIntyre Library April 9

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 1st annual Eau Claire backgammon tournament on April 9 starting at 1 pm. The tournament, which is FREE and open to UW-Eau Claire students and all residents of the Chippewa Valley is for beginners and experienced players alike. One tournament participant will be randomly selected to win a backgammon set just for participating.

How the tournament works

The tournament will have a maximum of 32 players (two sixteen team brackets).  

Registration is required to enter the tournament.

McIntyre Library will host all rounds of the tournament  and is located on the UW-Eau Claire campus at 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54702.  Parking at UW-Eau Claire is free on the weekends.  Please consult this map (PDF) for location information.  Suggested locations to park are the Phillips Lot or Hibbard Lot.

Registration is FREE and is required to participate in the tournament.  To register send an email indicating your interest in participating to Hans Kishel, UW-Eau Claire librarian:

Please register no later than April 6.  If space is available registrants will be taken on day of tournament.

Additional Information
The grand prize will be a backgammon set, to be randomly selected from all tournament contestants. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions should be directed to Hans Kishel (, 715-836-2959).

Support for this program includes UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library and the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring Break Hours

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours for spring break. 

  • Friday, March 18: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, March 19: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 20: CLOSED

  • Monday, March 21: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 22: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 23: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 24: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, March 25: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 26: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 27: 11 am - 1 am

Don't forget, we are always open online!

Monday, March 07, 2016

Midterm Therapy Dogs (3/13-17)

Need something to power you through midterms? Come to the library to pet a therapy dog!  Therapy dogs will be available in McIntyre Library the following days and times:

Sunday, March 13
  • 2-3 pm: Meet Coco the Golden Retriever
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Meet Fritz the Tibetan Terrier
  • 5-6 pm: Meet Bella & Kelsey the Golden Retrievers
Monday, March 14
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 am: Meet Seeker & Racy the Shelties
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Meet Connor the Chow Mix
Tuesday, March 15
  • 4-6 pm: Meet Fran & Luna the Yellow Labs
  • 6:30-7:30 pm: Meet Tonka the Newfoundland
 Wednesday, March 16
  • 5-6 pm: Meet Spud, Flash, Yoda, and Ellie the Border Collies
Thursday, March 17
  • 6-7 pm: Meet Beau the flat coated retriever