Thursday, December 15, 2016

Feature Stream: It's a Wonderful Life

Bundle-up and enjoy a Capra gem.  We close-out our Fall 2016 Feature Stream series with the classic: It’s a Wonderful Life [runs best in Chrome]—brought to you by Swank Digital Campus. Watch Jimmy Stewart hit bottom and get a wake-up call about what really matters in life.

Swank Digital Campus provides many of the biggest full-features and documentaries around—from new mega-hits to landmark accomplishments in the history of film.  You can also access any of our 100,000+ titles, anytime, through the UW Stout Library Streaming Videos page.  

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions and don’t forget the popcorn!

Friday, December 09, 2016

Finals Week Events at the Library

Finals week can be a very demanding and stressful time of year. Students dealing with this stress need a place to relax, and the UW-Stout Library is here to help. In addition to providing a variety of comfortable study spaces, we will have activities and services for students throughout the week.
Margie, a golden retriever, enjoys
 visiting with students

Therapy Dogs 

On December 13th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. certified therapy dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be visiting the library for students to interact with. Dogs of different breeds named Margie, Ellie, Maia, Alden, Lenny, and Ray will be available to pet, or play a game of fetch.

Stress Relief

UW-Stout Wellness Pros will be at the library providing stress-relieving tips and stress ball making for those who are ready for a break from studying.

Students enjoying free coffee during
finals weeks has become a popular
tradition in the library
Free Coffee

Need a pick-me-up? The library will be providing free coffee and hot chocolate to keep you fueled while you study. Remember to please bring your own cup, so we can honor Stout's commitment to sustainability.

Extended Hours

Extended hours at the library have been arranged for student convenience. These hours are listed in the newsletter, and can also be found on our website.

Feature Stream: Tough Guise

Tough Guise is this week’s library feature stream—brought to you by Kanopy. This thought-provoking documentary looks at what it means to be “manly” in our culture, with systematic examination of the effects of masculine pop culture on people today.

Kanopy is used by over 3,000 campuses worldwide, providing access to more than 26,000 films, documentaries, and education titles.  Remember, you can access any of our 100,000+ titles, anytime, through the UW Stout Library Streaming Videos page.

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions and don’t forget the popcorn!  

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Congratulations on 40 years of service, Cyrilla!

Cyrilla Face is celebrating an impressive forty years of service to the UW-Stout University Library.  Cyrilla joined the library staff in January 1976 and has continually served the needs of campus students, staff, and faculty.

Cyrilla started her career working in Technical Service receiving all monographs and paying the acquisitions invoices. Other positions Cyrilla has held include Ordering, Receiving, Film Preview, Cataloging DLC titles and Thesis. She also served as a temporary supervisor of the classified staff in Technical Services while the permanent supervisor took a leave of absence to complete her Master’s Degree.  Today, Cyrilla is responsible for processing the orders for monographs and audiovisual materials from the publishers and handling the invoices for these orders.

From manual typewriters, electric erasers, and a Xerox machine that kept catching fire to the computers used today, the technology at the library has changed dramatically throughout the last forty years. In 1976 the computer system consisted of five IBM cards that created a set of printouts which allowed the library staff to track books and keep a record of expenditures by department.  Later that year the library purchased an Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) computer which made searching for cataloging records easier and more efficient.  Cyrilla also recalls going through various transitions of computer formats over the years which include floppy discs, hard drives, the web, and e-mail.

One of Cyrilla’s favorite moments working at the library was when the library was named after Robert Swanson.  Cyrilla greatly admired Chancellor Swanson for his integrity and intelligence and was glad it was acknowledged with the dedication of the Robert S. Swanson Library. Other favorite memories include attending planning sessions for the construction of the current library in 1978 and having the University Library honored with the Wisconsin Library of the Year award in 1983.

Cyrilla’s favorite part of working at the University Library is the supportive work environment created by the staff and student assistants. 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The December-January issue of Check This Out is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue are the many events and resources available during Finals Week, along with information on how you can make this holiday season better for others by donating mittens and hats.