Monday, July 25, 2016

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut - Texacano Cabbage

Do you have a cabbage you want to use and you want to try something new?

Check out The Cabbage Cookbook by Ann L. Haslinger on the 3rd Floor.
Call number TX803 .C3 H37 (The cover is plain green so no photo necessary)

The Texacano Cabbage recipe on page 18 is very good. I didn't know cabbage could taste this way.

I don't like green peppers so these were omitted and I used habanero jack cheese instead of cheddar to really give it some kick.

You cook down the chopped cabbage. In another pan you saute the onion and pepper in butter then add tomatoes and spices. Pour the cabbage into a greased casserole dish, then the tomato onion mixture over the top and finish it off with the grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

If you have more of a sweet tooth, I'd love to hear how the Quick Cabbage Strudel or Kraut Chocolate Cake recipes turn out (pages 148 and 149).

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Meet the Staff: Technical Services

Technical Services staff work behind the scenes to make sure you can find and access the information you need in the library. They order, renew, process and add books, videos, magazines, newspapers and more to the collection.  Without their efficient work, the daily newspaper wouldn’t make it to the shelf, the book you asked to be purchased would never come in and things would be shelved willy-nilly; and how would you find a thing?

Acquisitions Assistant

Cyrilla is responsible for processing the orders and invoices for books, movies and music that get added to the physical collection.

Cyrilla has a B.S. in English Education with a minor in Library Science from UW-Platteville.  She started working at the library on January 5, 1976. In her time outside the library, she enjoys reading, photography, gardening and traveling.

Cataloging Assistant

Rachel maintains bibliographic records for library collections and manages the processing of library

She has her MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA in History and French from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. And when not working, she is busy biking, reading, learning Norwegian, and spending time with family.

Rachel has recently joined the library team on November 30, 2015.

Collection Development Assistant

Padraig is responsible for ordering, receiving and invoicing serials (magazines, journals, newspapers).

He has an MA in Philosophy from Colorado State University. And in his free time he enjoys cycling, camping, hiking, reading and writing.

Padraig just joined the team on May 23rd. Welcome!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut - Strawberry Pie

The library has shelves of cookbooks, so Reference Librarian, Ann Vogl, decided to check one out in order to make strawberry pie. There were several to choose from, but she chose a simple recipe from:

Country Pies: A Seasonal Sampler by Lisa Yockelson. Located on the 3rd floor TX773 .Y63 1988.

The Glazed Strawberry Pie recipe is on page 112 and it was super simple. Only 4 ingredients – strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch for the filling. 

Ann took the easy way out and used a refrigerator crust, but there is a pie crust recipe in the book as well. The pie filling was easy to make. Crush two cups of strawberries and mix with lemon juice. Mix the sugar and cornstarch, then fold into the crushed berries. Cook on the stove until thickened. Let this cool to room temperature and fold into the small whole berries and then pour into a cooled crust. The only baking was for the crust, so the house didn’t get too warm. (You'll need to check out the book to get the full recipe).

The pie was put in the refrigerator overnight and served at room temperature the next day with whipped cream, if so desired. Ann shared with the rest of the staff and people thought it was quite tasty.

You could probably use part of the recipe to make strawberry jam.

Come in and Check Out a cookbook and share a review with us.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bob Butterfield receives 2015-16 Barnard Outstanding Service Award

The University Library's Barnard Outstanding Service Award Committee is pleased to announce Bob Butterfield, Director of Instructional Resource Services, as this year's Outstanding Service Award recipient.

Butterfield, has served for the last five years on the Academic Staff Senate and is a recent graduate of UW-Stout's Leadership Academy.

Butterfield’s nominations referred to his leadership and vision in the library as well as his service to the greater campus. He regularly builds partnerships across department lines to improve access to research materials. His work with Electronic Textbook publishers is influencing campuses across the University of Wisconsin System and across the country.

“Stout has become my home and it is a privilege to be able to serve this community,” said Butterfield. “I would also like to share my heartfelt thanks to the Barnard family for their continuing commitment to service at UW-Stout.”

An award ceremony was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, on the fourth floor of the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center.

The annual award recognizes a library employee for exceptional accomplishments in serving the information needs of students, faculty and staff.

The David P. Barnard Family Endowment and Stout University Foundation support the award. David Barnard, retired dean of Learning Resources, and his wife, Kay, established the award in 2000.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The April/May 2016 issue of Check This Out is now available in a Library location near you. Featured in this issue: National Library Week, Food Drive, Lobby Displays, New KIC Scanner, Library Hours, and Therapy Dogs.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Barnard Outstanding Service Award Nomination

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 are due on Friday, April 1, 2016. A plaque will be presented to the recognized recipient by a representative of the Barnard Family at a special recognition event.  

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The March 2016 issue of Check This Out is now available in a Library location near you. Featured in this issue: spring break hours, 2016 Barnard Award, and the many resources the Library has to check out during spring break.