Thursday, March 22, 2018

Feature Stream: Knowledge Belongs To Everyone

In this TED Talk, David Ernst plugs education into the future as he seeks to bring open-licensed textbooks into the classroom. Using the vast and powerful array of technology available to us today, Dr. Ernst strives to fuse learning at all levels with tools such as mobile technologies and video sharing.

This selection is brought to you by TED Talks on Youtube. 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Feature Stream: Anita

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: SpeakingTruth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Kanopy.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Feature Stream: Clara Lemlich

In addition to its biographical portrait, CLARA LEMLICH chronicles the historic ILGWU strike. The union negotiated a settlement that led to improvements in wages as well as working and safety conditions. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory did not sign the agreement, and the next year, a fire resulted in the death of 146 young women, a tragedy that galvanized public support for the union movement.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Docuseek2.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Submit your nominations for the 2018 Barnard Outstanding Service Award!

David Barnard
Has someone who works on the UW-Stout Library staff helped you in a meaningful way? Do you wish you could recognize them, and show how much you appreciate their help? You can, by nominating them for the Barnard Outstanding Service Award.

Candidates for the award must demonstrate one or more of the following:
  • Substantive and continuing effort to improve library services/resources for the UW-Stout community (selection shall not be based on longevity alone).
  • Innovative and leading-edge efforts which benefit UW-Stout and/or the library information profession as a whole.
  • Work that has led to enhanced library services/resources.
  • Outstanding customer service efforts.

Nominations can be made by any UW-Stout staff, student, or faculty member by completing an online submission form. A plaque will be presented to the recognized recipient by a representative of the Barnard Family at a special event.  Online submission forms are available at:

Nominations are due Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

Talk to Strangers: A Speed Friending Event, March 29, 9:40am - Noon

Talk to Strangers

Every person has a story.
Every story deserves to be told.

Drop-in to share your story, between 9:40 am - Noon on Thursday, March 29th.

Imagine how much we could change in our communities and around the globe if we could talk to each other simply, openly, honestly. Talk to Strangers allows you to engage in respectful conversations with people you might not get to talk to everyday—people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Come with an open mind and allow yourself thirty minutes to share your own story and listen to the stories of others.

The first floor of the library will have tables and chairs to hold one-to-one conversations for seven minutes, then participants will move to another chair to meet someone new. Questions to start conversations will be at each table. Drop-in for 30 minutes or stay for the whole two hours.

Food will be provided, so stay and continue the conversations. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and find out how diverse the UW-Stout campus really is.

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Feature Stream: Fences

Fences is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Swank Digital Campus.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The March 2018 issue of Check This Out! is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: library hours, 2018 Barnard Outstanding Service Award, "E"ffordability Summit, and Talk to Strangers: A Speed Friending Event.