Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank You - The Garden is Beautiful

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Special thanks to the Campus Exteriors Development Committee and Chancellor Sorensen for proposing and funding the new perennial garden in front of the Library.  




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And a HUGE thanks to all the workers on the grounds crew who worked so hard to install it.  It is beautiful and all of us in the building really appreciate how it enhances our outdoor spaces.  We also love that the plantings contribute to the campus sustainability goals. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Welcome Janice Conti


Janice Conti is the new Cataloging/Reference Librarian. She is head of the Cataloging/Processing Work Group and says the puzzle-like aspect of cataloging is what drew her to this area of library work. She enjoys trying to determine who will want or need a given resource, the manner in which that user is likely to search to find the resource, and how to best guide him or her to the resource through use of the library systems.


Janice earned her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor's of Science in English and Journalism from MacMurray College.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book Recommendation: Dr. Robert Fraher

We have enjoyed reading UW-Stout's 5 Questions series, which profiles faculty from across campus.  We asked Dr. Robert "Bert" Fraher, an assistant professor in the Department of Design, to recommend a book in his research area that would appeal to UW-Stout students.  Here is what he picked:

The Design of Everyday Things
By Donald A. Norman
New York: Basic Books, 2002

Available in the library on 3rd floor.  Call number: TS 171.4 N67 2002

In this book, Donald A. Norman uses case studies to demonstrate how psychology influences design.





To learn more about Dr. Fraher's research, teaching, and special interests, check out his profile in the 5 Questions series.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Therapy Dogs to visit the Library on May 13


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, May 13, 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.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut — Staff Recommendation

Sue Lindahl
Today's Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut features a recommendation from library staff member Sue Lindahl. Sue is the library's Access Services/Library Systems Librarian and has been with the library since 2007. Her selection is I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl wo Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai, the famous Pakistani women's education activist and writer who survived an assassination attempt in 2012. Check availability or place a request.


I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
©2013 Orion Publishing
Malala is the Gandhi of our time. Against great odds, she is passionate about supporting education for all children. Malala is able to speak about girls and education in a manner that entices people to support her and her cause. She holds no anger or fear for the radicals who shot her; rather she extends her hope for peace and love to them and their children. What was remarkable to me when I picked up this book is Malala was shot and entered international news in Oct. 2012 - less than 1 ½ years ago. She is a remarkable girl who has stayed true to herself, the religion she has grown up with, and her passion for learning. Malala is loved and cherish by her family in a culture that does not value girls. Malala is inspirational. I want my daughters to know of Malala, and by her example know that girls can be heard and change the world.
 
Review by Sue Lindahl

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut — Eleanor and Park

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut: Student worker Molly recommends Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Don't forget that a good book is a relaxing way to take a break from school work and finals stress! Check availability or place a request.
Eleanor and Park  by Rainbow Rowell
©2013 St. Martin's Press

Eleanor & Park is a young adult novel about two teenage misfits and their unconventional love story in Omaha, Nebraska. Set in the 80s, this book has many references to the hair, the clothes and the music of the decade.

Eleanor, with her curly red hair and big clothes, and Park, with his black t-shirts and comic books, do not seem to have anything in common, but on the bus rides to and from school, the two high schoolers connect and quickly fall for each other. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems. Eleanor and Park begin to confide in each other the struggles they face every day and together give one another the courage they need to overcome their problems.

This book is a quick read but deals with deep issues like race, child abuse and bullying. It’s worth picking up if only to find out why it created controversy in a Minnesota school district last fall.
 
Review by Molly

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Art Lives at the Library


Student Artists in Residence Awards and Exhibit
to Showcase UW-Stout Creative Talent
 Since 1987, the Bud and Betty Micheels’ Student Artist in Residence grant has been awarded annually to two UW-Stout students exploring relationships between art and technology. The student’s work over the academic year culminates in an exhibition in the University Library and permanent placement of an artwork from each recipient in the library’s collection. The 2013-2014 grant recipients are Alexandra Schultz and Keith Catalano.

  
Alexandra Schultz is a B.F.A. Art major with Multimedia Design concentration whose work for the residency program recreates UW-Stout history through 3D digital sculpture and animation.
 
 Keith Catalano is a B.F.A. Art with Multimedia Design concentration and B.S. Game Design Development with Art concentration double major. His residency work focuses on the overlap of traditional and digital mediums.

Schultz and Catalano’s work will be unveiled along with an awards ceremony in the library’s first floor lobby Monday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7 pm. The exhibit will be on display until May 16.