Thursday, February 26, 2015

March Issue of Check This Out is available!

The newest issue of Check This Out is available here on the blog, and will be up around the library this Sunday. Featured in this issue is the upcoming unveiling of the signed Ansel Adams photographic print donated by the David and Kathleen Barnard Family to the Stout University Foundation. The photo's permanent place of honor will be on the Library's First Floor, so keep an eye out for events announcements here on the blog, on social media, and around campus!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Staff Recommendation: As You Wish: The Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Reference Librarian Kate Kramschuster picked a recent addition to the University Library collection to recommend to the Stout community about the making of "The Princess Bride", an oft-cited favorite film from 1987.

As You Wish: the Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
By Cary Elwes
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014

Available in the library on 4th floor.  Call number: PN1997.P74534 E69 2014

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. (
Simon & Schuster)

Monday, February 02, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February issue of Check This Out is available!

Welcome students, faculty, and staff to the Spring semester! In this month's issue of Check This Out, find out about some of the awesomely convenient and helpful resources available to you through the University Library. Be sure to visit the library's website at to find even more!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Therapy Dogs Visit the Library on December 16

To help ease finals stress, the University Library is hosting a fun-filled meet-and-play event with five certified therapy dogs and their owners on Tuesday, December 16, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The dogs will be available to pet, cuddle, and play. The event will be held on first floor of the library, and all students, faculty, and staff are invited! Keep an eye on the library's blog and Facebook page as we reveal our furry friends and fun facts about them.

Stress Relief in the Library

The University Library and Campus Counseling Center have teamed up to help you deal with final exam stress. There is a stress management display in the lobby with tips and techniques.

Events to help you get through final exams:
(all in the library lobby or first floor)

  • Friday 12/12, 11-2 pm – Make a stress ball with a Wellness Pro
  • Monday 12/15Cookie decorating
  • Tuesday 12/16, 3-4:30 pm – Therapy dogs
  • Wednesday and ThursdayFree coffee and “brain food”