Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tekken Tekken Revolution - April 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

To celebrate National Library Week, the University Library and PONG bring you a free gaming event in the Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30-8:30pm.

“Tekken Tekken Revolution” is not like typical gaming events. This event will feature Tekken3 on the PlayStation2, but instead of using handheld controllers, competitors will need to use their feet on “Dance Dance Revolution” dance pads.

Prizes provided by the University Library and GameQuestUSA of Menomonie. 

For more information contact: Matt Decker-Maurer (deckerma@uwstout.edu), xt.1618


Publication Recommendation: Dr. Kerry Peterson

Dr. Kerry Peterson, an associate professor who teaches food and nutrition, was recently profiled in UW-Stout's 5 Questions series, which profiles faculty from across campus. We asked her to recommend resources in her research area that would appeal to UW-Stout students.

"A publication that I absolutely LOVE and recommend to all of my students (at all levels) is the Nutrition Action Health Letter [available online: https://www.cspinet.org/nah/] put out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It’s fabulous. The publication comes every other month and it presents an un-biased perspective about latest research in the nutrition field. For example, this month the cover story is about how headlines in nutrition are not always the true story, and how researchers use science to test hypotheses in nutrition. There is always a “quick studies” section where they explain the findings of a recent study in nutrition and then tell you, the reader, what it means for everyday life. Nutrition action also includes quick and easy recipes as well as ratings of brand-name products. This is really the best publication for keeping up-to-date in the nutrition field and for helping the average person separate fact from fiction."  — Dr. Kerry Peterson

Find this resource in the library.

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut -- Annie Hall

Annie Hall ©1977 United Artists
Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut: Student worker Eric recommends the Woody Allen classic, "Annie Hall" for your viewing pleasure! Check availability or place a request.

It's crazy how often the library's Woody Allen movies are just sitting on the browsing DVD shelves waiting to be checked out. Are today's college students simply unaware of Allen's innovative directing style and his knack for writing hilarious and relatable stories? ​There are plenty of classics, from "Play it Again, Sam" all the way to his most recent film "Blue Jasmine," but perhaps the best starting point for the un-Allen-itiated would have to be 1977's "Annie Hall."

The movie was written and directed by Allen, who also plays the lead role of comedian Alvy Singer. Like many of his films, "Annie Hall" explores the absurdity of human behavior and the trials and tribulations of romance. Singer tries to figure out where his relationship with Annie Hall, played by Diane Keaton, went wrong. It's a relatively simple rom-com story loaded with clever observations and hilarious antics on the part of the neurotic lead. The cast also features Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon and Christopher Walken.

Review by Eric

Monday, April 14, 2014

National Library Week 2014

April 13-19 is National Library Week for 2014! We love being part of the campus community and want to celebrate with you.

·         Sweet Treats! We know you all log into the “virtual” library to use Ebsco and ProQuest, but we would love to see you in the building, so we have some candy to share when you come to visit.

Hashtags! This conversation organizer has gone mainstream on social media and some of you told us that you think hashtags are fun. We even made a big wall where you can share library-related hashtags that you might use. 

·         Buttons! Need a little flair? We made you some free buttons in honor of the occasion.

·         #freecoffeefriday The ever popular event returns to the library lobby! What’s not to love?

·         Kathy Winters – Barnard award winner! A small ceremony will be held on Wednesday at 10AM on the 4th floor. If Kathy has provided customized scanning services for you, this would be a great time to honor her for her exceptional work.

  Bookfacing! Time to really put yourself into the story! There are some examples of bookfacing at http://utas.libguides.com/bookfacing and you can watch the library’s Facebook page for staff photos. Share yours with us!

·         Gaming Tournament! With the help of PONG, we will run a tournament on Thursday at 6:30PM. There will be fun and prizes! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Don't Forget to Reserve Cameras and Other Equipment for Final Projects

Do you have a final project coming up that will require the use of cameras, video cameras, or other equipment? Now is a good time to reserve them, to ensure that they will be available when you need them.  The library has a large collection of digital SLR cameras, video cameras, tripods, microphones, lighting kits, and much more. Click here for a list of available equipment.

Equipment checkout is for student use only.  The checkout period is 3 days, and you must have a photo I.D. To reserve equipment, call (715-232-1215), email (circulation@uwstout.edu), or stop by the circulation desk during open hours.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Kathy Winters receives 2013-14 Barnard Outstanding Service Award

Kathy Winters
The University Library’s Barnard Committee recently announced Kathy Winters as the recipient of the 2014 Barnard Outstanding Service Award, which honors exceptional library staff members who go above and beyond their duties to better serve the Stout community.

Kathy has been with the library since 1997 and is in charge of standing orders, serials, ordering, and claiming. She received her B.S. in Service Management from Stout in 2005, and as part of her studies, created the eCourse Materials Service, which scans textbooks for Disability Services and supplemental course materials for faculty and academic staff.

Kathy received numerous nominations praising her contributions to the university:
  • “On numerous occasions Kathy has welcomed my request for assistance and has consistently and in a most courteous fashion delivered on her word.”
  • “Kathy provides rapid, professional CRUCIAL service. Through it students get cutting-edge readings and a wider range of materials.”
  • “[due to] shortages of texts that were no longer published, and the Disability Services office needing items in accessible formats, Kathy made [the E-Course materials service] happen.”
  • “Kathy's support [helps me] directly serve our students. Kathy supports my mission through her support/position.”
  • “Kathy noticed ways that we could improve our scanning process for items with a high page count and trained our students in the techniques she developed in her department.”
  • “Kathy consistently goes above and beyond in her superb and well-organized scanning services.”
  • “Kathy's service-focused philosophy reflects her dedication to providing consistent, dependable and exemplary service to students and faculty.”
The Barnard Award ceremony honoring Kathy will take place Wed., April 16 from 10 to 11:30 am in the library’s 4th Floor browsing area.

Book Recommendations: Dr. Amanda Little

We have enjoyed reading UW-Stout's 5 Questions series, which profiles faculty from across campus.  We asked Dr. Amanda "Mandy" Little, an associate professor in the biology department, to recommend books in her research area that would appeal to UW-Stout students.  Here is what she picked:

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
By Edward Abbey
In this book, Edward Abbey tells the story of 3 seasons spent in the desert near Moab, Utah.  Find this book in the library.

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There
By Aldo Leopold
Author, professor, and environmentalist Aldo Leopold writes about the flora, fauna, seasons, and land in a series of essays based on his observations of the environment near his home in Wisconsin.  Find this book in the library.

To learn more about Dr. Little's research, teaching, and special interests, check out her profile in the 5 Questions series.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Young Adult Book Club to Read Legend

If you like to read young adult fiction, join us for a discussion of Legend, by Marie Lu.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths — until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’ death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
 - Synopsis from marielu.com

The book discussion will take place in the Educational Materials Center, on 1st floor of the library, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Pizza will be served.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Route 66 the Photo Exhibit now on display

Stop by the library lobby and take a look at "Route 66, the Photo Exhibit" on display now. The series is by UW-Stout alumnus and retired media coordinator John Lauson and feature photos taken on his recent road trip on the historic highway.

The exhibit will be displayed through April 11 and also features Route 66-related library materials to check out.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab Grand Opening - March 12

The UW-Stout Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab represents nearly forty years of digital game design history as well as a jumping off point for future research innovations. Featuring a collection of more than eleven major video game consoles, four high-end PCs loaded with productivity software, and access to a digital game catalog of more than 250 titles, the UW-Stout Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab is a space to study, work, teach and play.  This “makerspace” will be a place where people come together to learn and create with technology.  

Please join us for a Grand Opening event on Wednesday, March 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.   A brief talk by Library Director Marlys Brunsting, Collection Development Librarian Cory Mitchell, and School of Art and Design Assistant Professor Andrew Williams will occur at 6:00 pm, followed by an “open play” session in the lab. 

This event is free and open to UW-Stout Students, faculty/staff.  Refreshments will be served.  The Lab is located in Room 106 of the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center (near the first floor Reference Area). 

See the website for more information on hours, equipment, and policies.