Thursday, March 30, 2017

Research Coaching @ McIntyre: April 10-14, 24-28

It's that time of the year...end of the semester papers will be coming due shortly. In order to help UW-Eau Claire students out, McIntyre Library has set aside time for 20-minute Research Coaching sessions for all students.

Library staff can help students at any stage of the research process in any discipline!

To sign-up for 20 minutes of research coaching at McIntyre Library's Research Center (1st floor) go to and select a time that works for you!

Have questions? Email

Monday, March 27, 2017

McIntyre Library Newsletter - Spring 2017

McIntyre Library just released Issue #85 of our newsletter, Off the Shelf

Articles inside the newsletter include:

  • A farewell letter from director John Pollitz
  • Introduction to the interim director Jill Markgraf
  • Introductions to the interim heads of research and instruction
  • Introduction to our new employee, Roxanne Backowski
  • Part two of our history of McIntyre series
  • Recent acquisitions to the library

And so much more!

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

Questions or comments? Contact the editor at

Monday, March 13, 2017

Color Printing Now Available in McIntyre Library

Good news! Color printing is now available to all library users.

How this service works:
  • Email your document as an attachment to
  • Prints can be picked up and paid for at the circulation desk on the first floor.
  • Cost is $.35 per page
  • Only 8.5" x 11" printing on white paper is available
  • Only one-sided printing is available

Please contact staff at the circulation desk if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Library Hosting 3rd Annual Backgammon Tournament April 1st

Backgammon Set
McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 3rd annual Eau Claire backgammon tournament on April 1 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.

How the tournament works
Backgammon Bracket
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 March 30, 2017.  If space is available registrants will be taken on day of tournament.

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

Jill Markgraf Appointed Interim Director of Libraries

Jill Markgraf has been appointed Interim Director of Libraries at UW-Eau Claire following the departure of John Pollitz in February.

Jill started working at McIntyre Library in 1998 and since 2008 was the head of the library's research & instruction department.

You may contact Jill at or 715-836-5357.