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