Friday, August 28, 2015

Library Recruiting for Graduate Assistant

The UW-Stout University Library seeks a motivated graduate student to work on various library projects.  Assistantship is for both Fall and Spring semesters 2015-2016. Hours are flexible 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, 10 hours/week. Compensation: $16.35/hour

Job Duties:
Creating library displays and exhibits; developing library public relations products; designing library instructional materials; designing and composing library newsletters.  Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Project management skills and/or experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work with a variety of project supervisors, library staff, and the Stout Community.
  • Basic software experience (Microsoft Office) required.
  • Attend monthly library Public Relations meetings to brainstorm ideas and provide development feedback.
  • Follow UW-Stout identity/marketing guidelines.

Preferred Skills:
  • Advanced software experience desirable (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Publisher.)
  • Graphic design experience highly desirable.
  • Web 2.0 technology experience preferred.
  • Photography, video, and/or audio experience desirable.

Previous experience working in libraries not required.

Reports to Librarian: Kate Kramschuster
Send letter of application/resume to Kate Kramschuster,

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Enjoy Your Retirement, Marge!

Marge Kunkel will retire on August 31, 2015 after 35 years at the UW-Stout University Library. Marge joined the library staff in October 1980 and has continually served the needs of campus students, staff and faculty.

As the Processing Assistant, Marge works behind the scenes to make sure you all have access to physical items in the library – books, audiobooks, DVDs, puppets, EMC kits and more. She not only processes new materials (labels, covers, etc.) she also fixes items that have been well used. She has been at it since 1999.

Marge started out her career at the UW-Stout Library in the Film Preview Unit/Receptionist/Typist for Technical Services. Then moved on to Library Administration, where she worked for the library director for 15 years.

Marge Kunkel is a great colleague who is always there with a smile and willingness to help. We will miss her warmth, knowledge about campus and her awesome party planning skills.

Join us on August 26, 10-11:30am, in the library, Room 217 for a farewell party. If unable to attend, please make sure to come and wish her well before August 31st.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Enjoy Your Retirement, Lelah!

Lelah Lugo will retire on August 3, 2015 after 26.5 years of service at the UW-Stout University Library. Lelah joined the library staff in November 1988 and has continually served the needs of campus students, staff and faculty.

As the Electronic Resources Access Librarian, Lelah works behind the scenes to make sure you all have access to online resources – articles, databases and e-books. She also served as the assistive technology librarian, to help those with disabilities access the library resources. You may have worked with her at the reference desk; she is an awesome reference librarian who can find the perfect resources for your research. Or perhaps you were in one of her library sessions; she is an excellent teacher of research skills.

Lelah has served the campus in many capacities. She has been elected to the Senate of Academic Staff off an on since 1989. And has participated and been a leader on committees, including: Academic Staff Personnel Committee; the Equity for Women Initiative; the Equal Opportunities in Education Committee; and the Campus Link Program (mentor for minority students). She was also a member and past president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.

In 2009, Lelah was the recipient of the UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award. And she has long been an active member of the UW-Stout Minority Faculty and Staff Network (MFSN).

Lelah Lugo is a great colleague who is always there to lend a hand in projects and support new initiatives. We will miss her jokes and thoughtful insights. Please make sure to come and wish her well before August 3rd.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Library Classroom AKA Room 111 upgrade this summer

We are working away at getting the new equipment installed in our classroom.  Check back to see the new learning pods and other innovations when school starts.

New Study Booths in the Library

The library has added six new study booths to meet the needs of our students.  These booths include large monitors and equipment to connect laptops for easy collaboration on group projects.

The booths include power blocks on the tables that have outlets and USB charging ports.

Each booth also has individual lighting control to adjust the lights in the booth.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Staff Recommendation - Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Elizabeth Steans, circulation supervisor, recommends this graphic memoir by Liz Prince. “The story is very compelling; conveying the stresses of social construction of gender and identity from a young girl’s point of view.”

By Liz Prince
San Francisco, Zest Books, 2014

Available in the library on the 
1st Floor - EMC Young Adult Section

Call Number: HQ1075 .P75 2014

From the age of 2, Liz knows she hates dresses. As a child, she wears boys clothes and plays with boys. However, as she enters her teen years, things change. Still wishing to dress like a boy and disdainful of all things girly—including the inevitable biology of puberty—she stays true to herself and her identity, but not without struggling to fit into a teenage society that neatly compartmentalizes how boys and girls should act. Liz’s troubles are magnified as she navigates the ways of the heart, falling for boys who often pass her over for girls who are more feminine. As she stumbles and bumbles her way to friends who will accept her, she pulls readers along that oh-so-tough and bumpy road of adolescence. Simple, line-based art provides a perfect complement to her keen narration, giving this an indie, intimate feel and leaving readers feeling like they really know her. Liz’s story, captured with wry humor and a deft, visceral eye, is a must-read for fans who fell for Raina Telgemeier’s work in middle school.” Kirkus Review