Thursday, April 07, 2016

MiniConferences with a Librarian April 11th - 22nd

The Research Center is holding MiniConferences with a librarian or peer research consultant to help you with your research project or paper!

Sign up online for a one-on-one 20-minute appointment with a McIntyre Library research expert. We are offering appointment times during the weeks of April 11th - 15th and April 18th - 22nd, including evening hours on Monday and Thursday nights of both weeks.

Appointments will be held at the Research Center, next to the Information Desk on the first floor - check in at the Information Desk under the "Ask Me" banner.

(For other weeks, appointments can be requested by emailing or using the consultation form.)

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Eau Claire's Cave Poetess Discussion (April 12 at 4 pm)

McIntyre Library is happy to celebrate National Library Week with a special event from Dr. Stephanie Farrar on April 12 at 4 pm in McIntyre Library's Special Collections & Archives on the library's 5th floor. 

Dr. Farrar will be discussing an undated handwritten booklet of 81 poems from the early-twentieth-century by a woman named Maud Phillips, who also published poetry in The Leader under the pen name Violet Leigh.  

While never a famous poet, Phillips gained considerable notoriety in her community, having been twice committed to a mental asylum against her will as a result of unconventional life choices including engaging in love affairs with married men and her decision to move her family into a cave beside the Eau Claire River.

This event is free and open to the public.