Monday, September 28, 2020

Feature Stream: After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

This eye-opening documentary sheds light on the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and the real-life threat that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen.

An HBO Production

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Feature Stream: Wildfires: Fierce Earth


As wildfires rage across the U.S., impacting air quality and climate thousands of miles away, we seek to understand the power of this phenomenon and the people who risk their lives to keep the flames in check.

"The Fierce Earth team investigates wildfires and discover how they rage all over the world, leaving a trail of devastation and destruction. We travel to Colorado and meet one of the youngest female fire fighters in the U.S., who has been on the front line and tackled wildfires head on after her house and part of her neighborhood was burnt down. Zoe experiences first-hand what it feels like to try and outrun a wildfire and Leo's challenged to see how long he can survive in raging heat of up to 800 degrees in a special fire chamber experiment. A BBC Production. A part of the series Fierce Earth (Series 1).
A BBC Production."

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Friday, June 19, 2020

University of Wisconsin Libraries Statement of Solidarity

The Stout Library as part of the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries stands firmly with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

We commit to the following:

  • Build our personal knowledge
  • Ensure hiring practices which are equitable and inclusive
  • Expand investment in collections which represent the experience ans perspective of BIPOC scholars and stories
  • Work with our campus to amplify oppressed voices and to bring understanding

Please see the full statement here.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Ann Vogl Wins University Library Barnard Award 2020

University Library congratulates Systems Librarian Ann Vogl for winning the prestigious Barnard Award 2020! 

“Ann doesn't give up on difficult problems, but keeps coming back and viewing them from a
different perspective until she finds a way forward,” said one of Ann’s nominations for the
Barnard Award.
Ann Vogl

Ann, a member of the University Library team for seven years, said she was surprised when
she learned of her win at a recent All Staff meeting. 

“There are so many awesome people that work in the library; they deserve it more than I do,”
Ann first thought when she learned of earning the Barnard Award.

Ann’s Barnard Award nominations prove the award is well deserved. Her efforts are
appreciated by everyone at Stout. Her nominations including praise including: 

•”Ann is a calm force that is dependable and always quietly getting things done. She is
excellent in perceiving needs of library patrons, her colleagues, campus community and the
•”Ann' s work on the Study room reservation system was a long awaited project which only
happened when Ann became leader of the group responsible for implementing it. The
reservation system immediately worked flawlessly and was instantly popular with the students.”
•”Ann effectively lays out timelines and keeps projects moving forward.”
•”Ann is ethical and hard working. Her integrity and great attitude that she exhibits every day
to the community make her an excellent candidate for the Barnard Outstanding Service Award.”

Despite Ann’s win, she is not slowing down in her work to make University Library and Stout
the best it can be.

 “My goal is always to provide the best service I can, and make our systems better for
everyone using them,” Vogl said.

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.

Traditionally, a proper shindig is held for the Barnard Award winner, but due to the current
health pandemic, University Library celebrates Ann from a distance. A party will be hosted in
Ann’s honor when it is again safe to do so.

“You tell me when the party is,” Ann said.

You’ll be the first to know, Ann.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Feature Stream: Shock and Awe

In "Shock and Awe", a group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction".

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Monday, May 04, 2020

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month!

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. From cinema and books to lifestyle tips and artistry, people of Asian Pacific Heritage bring endless beauty to the world. Click on a title below to access our recommended materials. Share your recommendations in the comments!

The Joy Luck Club

The Leavers

No-No Boy


Whetu Moana

Blind Devotion

Crazy Rich Asians (2018 Film)

Meeting Mommy

Mauri Ola

Feature Stream: Dolores

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, “Dolores” reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change.

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