Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Therapy Dogs Visit the Library on May 7

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 Thursday, May 7, 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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Student Artists in Residence Show April 28–May 9

Raelene Olson
Each year, the Bud and Betty Micheels' Student Artist in Residence grant is awarded to two students exploring the relationship between art and technology. This year's recipients, Raelene Olson and Jeremiah Kremer, will display their residency work in the Library's first floor lobby from April 28 to May 9. A piece from each artist's series will be selected to remain in the library as part of the Student Artist in Residence collection.

The show will begin with an opening event on Tuesday, April 28 from 4 to 6 pm with the artists on hand to discuss their work. The 2015-16 grant winners will be announced at the opening as well, and refreshments will be provided.

Jeremiah Kremer
Raelene Olson: "My work seeks to bring back the connection between film and workers through personal adornment. In jewelry adornments during the Victorian era, hair was used to honor and remember the deceased. Victorian hair jewelry inspired me to manipulate film to make modern-style brooches as a remembrance of past technology." (excerpted from Raelene's artist statement)

Jeremiah Kremer: "This series explores the relationship of art and technology from the perspective of a twenty-something Luddite. These two are interconnected; major advances in one area lead to similar advances in the other, providing artists with new tools with which to create and allow the realm of art itself to grow. I explore this relationship with my medium of choice, the woodblock print." (excerpted from Jeremiah's artist statement)


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Matt Decker-Maurer receives 2014-15 Barnard Outstanding Service Award

Matthew Decker-MaurerThe University Library's Barnard Outstanding Service Award Committee is pleased to announce Matt Decker-Maurer, Library Systems Technician, as this year’s Outstanding Service Award recipient.  Here are a few comments from some of the nominations Matt received:

“Matt gives of himself when he helps staff and patrons with a dizzying number of issues without missing a beat. He is a great asset for both his technical skills as well as his approaches to people and problem solving.”

“Matt's position is really a behind-the-scenes job, but he enjoys interacting with people and he is very good at assisting people with printing and computer problems. He is always very patient and helpful with our patrons and persistent in advocating for improving the technology behind the service.”

The Barnard Outstanding Service Award was established by David and Kay Barnard to recognize library staff members who have achieved over and above what is required in their position description and have made outstanding contributions in serving the information needs of students, faculty, and staff.  The Award continues to be supported by the David P. Barnard Family Endowment and the Stout Foundation, Inc.

A reception honoring Matt will be held Monday, April 13, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth floor of the University Library.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Enter Our Edible Book Contest!

The library will be hosting an edible book contest as part of our National Library Week activities.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to enter.

Jimmy John's is donating free mini-subs to the first 100 people to attend and vote, so come check out the edible artwork on display in the library lobby!

Event Details:

  • Who:  All UW-Stout faculty, staff, and students.  No registration necessary.
  • What: Any edible representation of a book.  Some examples: food made to look like a book, a pun on a book title made of food, or a depiction of a scene from a book made of food. Get creative!  If you are looking for great ideas, search for "edible book contest." on Google.  
  • When:  April 14th.  Entries should be dropped off between 1:30-2:00 pm.  Voting will take place between 2:00-3:00 pm, and we will eat the entries between 3:00-4:00 pm.  
  • Where:  Library Lobby
  • Why? Win great prizes. Prizes will be given for the following: best visual presentation, most appetizing, and funniest/punniest.  Additionally, all participants will be entered into a drawing to win a "foodie" themed gift basket.  

Questions?  Email Kate Kramschuster

National Library Week Events: April 12-18

Latest issue of Check This Out available

In this issue, learn about the delicious and informative events planned for National Library Week. The theme is "Food for Thought" and the Lib has planned everything from an edible book contest to home beer brewing demos. Read about the library's new photography equipment and the upcoming unveiling of the Ansel Adams print as well.

Ansel Adams Photograph Dedication

Ansel Adams instructs Stout students in Menomonie, Wisconsin, 1967

In 1967, internationally-renowned photographer Ansel Adams conducted a lecture and workshop on the Stout campus. He appeared at the request of his friend, Stout faculty member David Barnard. The following year, Dr. Barnard visited Adams at his Carmel, California home and commissioned a print of one of his master works: Mt. Williamson—Clearing Storm. The photograph held an honored place in the family home for decades.

In 2014, the Barnard family donated their original Ansel Adams photograph to the Stout University Foundation.

Join us on Friday, April 10th at 4 p.m., as we unveil this original Ansel Adams photograph in the Library. The program will include an exhibit featuring historic materials from Ansel Adams’ visit to Stout, 1960s photographic equipment, and images Stout alumni created under Adams’ direction. Prints from Dr. Barnard’s prolific career will also be available for viewing and purchase.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Six New Study Booths in the Library

[Not actual appearance of our booths]

Staff are often asked if more group study space is available in the library when our ten group study rooms are full.  The library is adding six new study booths to meet the needs of our students.  Three of these booths will include large monitors and equipment to connect laptops for easy collaboration for group projects

Please note construction will begin on April 6, 2015.  The new booths will be placed along the wall in the Northwest corner of the Reference room on the first floor of the library.