Friday, March 27, 2015

Julie Hatfield joins the library staff in the University Archives


Julie Hatfield is the new part-time Library Services Assistant in the University Archives on the 3rd floor of the library. Growing up in Menomonie, Julie enjoyed being a part of the Menomonie High School Marching Band and Colorguard and traveling throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Indianapolis to compete.

Julie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public History from UW-Eau Claire, December 2008, and a Master of Library and Information Science, with an Archives concentration, from UW-Milwaukee, May 2013. She previously worked at the UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library as an Archives Assistant before coming to Stout in February.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Elizabeth Steans is our new Circulation Supervisor



Elizabeth Steans is our new Circulation Supervisor. She comes to us with sixteen years of library work experience, most recently working as library director in Spring Valley. Elizabeth earned her bachelor of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UW-Stout in August 2013. During her time as a student she worked as a library student assistant, an office assistant at the Graduate School, and an undergraduate research assistant for Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum.

Interesting facts about Elizabeth: she used to play on a women’s semi-professional baseball league traveling from Wisconsin to Indiana bi-weekly; she performed as lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of an Eau Claire band with two of her five sisters. Her hobbies include creating large scale real-life drawings, acting in local theater productions, organizing fundraisers showcasing local talent, coordinating teen book discussions, library advocacy and reading 1-2 books a week.

One of the greatest joys in life is reading books with my children.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nominations being accepted for 2015 Barnard Award

Nominations for the 2015 Barnard Outstanding Service Award for exceptional library staff are being accepted now through March 27, 2015.

The Barnard Outstanding Service Award was established by David and Kay Barnard to recognize library staff members who have achieved over and above what is required in their position description and have made outstanding contributions in serving the information needs of students, faculty, and staff.  The Award continues to be supported by the David P. Barnard Family Endowment and the Stout Foundation, Inc.

Visit the library's Barnard Outstanding Service Award web page to view award recipients from previous years. Go to the Barnard Outstanding Service Award: Nomination web page to submit your nomination.




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