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 www.uwstout.edu/lib 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”

Monday, December 01, 2014

Latest issue of Check This Out! now available

The December-January issue of Check This Out! is now available in a library location near you. Featured in this issue are the many events and resources available to the Stout community during Finals Week, including a return visit on Dec. 16 from our furry friends (and their owners!) from Therapy Dogs International.

Friday, November 14, 2014

International Games Day

We are ready for International Games Day.  We have the following games on hand: Tapple, Pink Hijinks, OZ Fluxx and Cross Ways.  Many thanks to the vendors that donated these games!  Participants are invited to bring their own board and card games to the event.  We will meet near the Gaming and Digital Innovations Lab room 106 in the library.  Snacks will be provided.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Over 900 Vintage Arcade Games Available from The Internet Archive


The Internet Archive recently added over 900 vintage coin-op arcade video games to its Internet Arcade. Most of the games, which range from the 1970s through the 1990s, are playable in a web browser, but some may not work well in a standard web environment.

The release of the Internet Arcade comes less than a year after their unveiling of The Console Living Room, which has web versions of games for Atari 2600, Atari 7800, ColecoVision, Sega Genesis, and many more.

Friday, November 07, 2014

International Games Day is Saturday, Nov. 15!

Get some friends together or come solo to your friendly, local celebration of International Games Day, a worldwide all-day gaming event organized by the American Library Association, to take place on Saturday, Nov. 15. Thousands of libraries all over North America and five other continents participate in International Games Day (check out the map below), connected in spirit through the love of games as well as through the network, in virtual collaboration and competition in online video games.

The University Library will have new and traditional games available for use starting at noon on the First Floor. Vintage and modern video game consoles are available in the Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab, and old school, off-the-grid games will be handy too. Feel free to bring your own games and participate in the camaraderie!

For more information, visit the International Games Day website or read the feature article in November's issue of Check This Out!