Thursday, November 16, 2017

Feature Stream: Killing Us Softly 4

Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Kanopy.


Contact Cory Mitchell for more info.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Feature Stream: Hacksaw Ridge

In Hacksaw Ridge, a conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic, but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun. He is eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Swank Digital Campus.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The November 2017 issue of Check This Out! is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: Thanksgiving hours, window decorating contest results, and Home Away From Home Week.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Feature Stream: Login2Life

LOGIN 2 LIFE reconsiders the demarcation usually drawn between physical and online worlds. The film asks us to consider whether the people we have met are exceptions, driven to digital immersion by particular needs, or if they are pioneers of a lifestyle that will soon become commonplace.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Docuseek2.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Feature Stream: Free Speech is Threatened on Campus

Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. College students are speaking out against racism, bigotry, and offensive language, which, they claim, fosters an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile, learning environment. Opponents, however, charge that their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance that limits intellectual discourse and silences unpopular points of view. Are the protesters on campus fighting injustice or threatening free speech? Explore this topic with Free Speech is Threatened on Campus: A Debate.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Films on Demand.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Handy Andy Day" in the Stout Archives


On October 25th, the Stout Archives will be celebrating Dunn County's Andy Pafko with a book talk by author Joe Niese.  Joe Niese's book, Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story, tells the story of a Boyceville, WI native who became a five-time MLB All-Star outfielder and third baseman.

A fan favorite known for his dogged play and diving catches, Pafko started his MLB career in 1943 playing for the Chicago Cubs.  In 1945, "Handy Andy" established himself as a major league hitter, driving in 110 runs and helping the Chicago Cubs make an appearance in the World Series.  Also with the Chicago Cubs, Pafko played in five MLB All-Star Games during the 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1950 seasons. 

In 1951, Andy Pafko was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers where he played with Jacki Robinson from 1951-1952.   When the Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee in 1953, "Handy Andy" was added to the rooster where he remained through the 1959 season.  During his time with the Milwaukee Braves, Pafko played along side future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and helped lead the Braves to a World Series title in 1957.


Learn more about "Handy Andy" and celebrate America's Pastime on October 25th at 12:00pm in Stout Archives located on the 5th floor of the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Feature Stream: Accidental Courtesy

In Accidental Courtesy, musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world, but it's what he does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can "hate me without knowing me," Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Alexander Street.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Monday, October 09, 2017

5th Annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest




Win prizes for your Org! The University Library, in collaboration with the Involvement Center, is hosting the Fifth Annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest.  There will be a pizza party provided to the student organization awarded "all around best dressed" and a vinyl banner designed and printed to the windows voted "spookiest" and "most org spirit". This is a great opportunity to promote your organization to the campus while helping us spookify the library!

The Details: 

  • Who: All Student Organizations on Campus
  • Where: Library windows on the 1st floor
  • What do we need to bring? Nothing but your creative ideas! Window paint will be provided by the library, and paper, die-cuts, and other supplies are available at the Creation Station in the Involvement Center.
  • When: Decorating will take place from October 25-30th.  Judging will occur on October 31st.
  • Contact: To sign up for a window, please contact Kate Kramschuster (kramschusterk@uwstout.edu)

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Feature Stream: Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Inequity is an ideal introduction to the dynamics of systemic racial inequity. It is appropriate for use in education, healthcare, philanthropy, government, and nonprofit.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Kanopy.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Feature Stream: Reel Injun

Reel Injun takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Kanopy.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The October 2017 issue of Check This Out! is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: library hours, changes and new resources in the Educational Materials Center, the 5th Annual Halloween Decorating Contest, and "Handy Andy Day" in the Stout Archives.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Feature Stream: Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies


In the fragile immobility of a room a couple wait, as twilight advances, alternately oblivious to and made anxious by presentiments of some brutal destruction being remorselessly rehearsed outside their door. Experience Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies for yourself.


This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Alexander Street.


Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Banned Books Week 2017: September 24 - 30



According to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, each year there are hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed, or banned, from libraries and schools. Reasons for attempting to ban a book usually center around a viewpoint or situation that the challenger finds offensive, such as drug or alcohol use, sexually explicit content, profanity, witchcraft, homosexuality, violence, or alternative political viewpoints. The ALA launched Banned Books Week in 1982 to raise awareness of the issues surrounding censorship and these challenges, and to celebrate a core value of librarianship - that individuals should have the freedom to read what they wish.


Join the Cause and Become a Rebel Reader

This year, the American Library Association is inviting individuals to speak out against censorship this Banned Books Week by joining the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament.  During Banned Books Week, join the University Library and challenge yourself to complete action items on Twitter to be entered into a drawing for fantastic literary prizes from the American Library Association.           


How to Enter the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament

Tweet any of the following action items using the hashtag #RebelReader and tag @StoutLibrary during Banned Books Week (September 24-30) for a chance to win an array of literary prizes. 




Want to learn more about Banned Books Week and Intellectual Freedom? Check out the following resources:


Banned Books Week:


First Amendment Rights and Intellectual Freedom:

Feature Stream: Dirty Grandpa


A lawyer and his horndog grandfather go on a road trip to Daytona Beach for spring break. Along the way, the elderly man prods his grandson to let loose, and tries to convince him that he shouldn't get married to his controlling fiancée. He's a Dirty Grandpa.



This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Swank.



Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Feature Stream: The Freshman


Celebrate the start of your school year with the original college movie — Harold Lloyd’s 1925 blockbuster The Freshman.  You will find yourself rooting for this underdog as he attempts to beat the odds in and make a place for himself at Tate University.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Kanopy.

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The September 2017 issue of Check This Out! is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: changes and new resources at the University Library, library hours, and Ask a Librarian.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The May 2017 issue of Check This Out is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: therapy dogs, Student Artist in Residence, events and resources available during finals week, and library hours.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Submit your nominations for the 2017 Barnard Award for outstanding library staff member!



Has someone who works on the UW-Stout library staff helped you in a meaningful way? You can show your appreciation by nominating them for the Barnard Outstanding Service Award.

Candidates for the award must demonstrate one or more of the following:

- Substantive and continuing effort to improve library services/resources for the Stout community. (Selection shall not be based on longevity alone.)

- Innovative and leading-edge efforts which benefit Stout and/or the library information profession as a whole.

- Work that has led to enhanced library services/resources.

-Outstanding customer service efforts.

Nominations can be made by any Stout staff, student, or faculty member by picking up a form in the library lobby or by completing an online survey found at:
https://uwstout.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5d71xhxWiWimJ4F

Nominations are due Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Staff Recommendation: Uzumaki by Junji Ito

Call Number: ITO UZUMAKI
4th Floor Comic & Graphic Novel Collection

Manga has a stigma for being over the top and long-winded (One Piece has 84 volumes), but Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror is a great introduction to Japanese comics in the western market, at its original debut of only 3 volumes. 

All of the work of Junji Ito is enigmatic and a must-read for anyone interested in discovering a new genre. Being a dentist by trade, Mr. Ito’s illustrations reflect his meticulous attention to detail. Each one of his panels is minimalist, yet beautifully complex and elaborate. His line art would be best described as a dichotomy between being delicately sensual with a burst of extreme discomfort and dread. His writing is equally strong in craftsmanship.  It is in the same vain as H.G. Wells, being very grounded in reality with topics of the paranormal. 

Uzumaki exhibits how adept Ito is at his craft and is a good introduction to his copious volume of work.  It’s a collection of short stories that are set in the same town that is being haunted by a spiral. The general premise seems far from being scary, but the extent that the characters go to escape the symbol that infects the unsuspecting town is blood curdling, thanks to Junji Ito’s extensive knowledge in the horror genre.  The best time to read it would be alone at midnight with a flashlight.

Review by Benji Griswold


Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The April 2017 issue of Check This Out is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: The Barnard Outstanding Service Award and Stout History book club.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Art Exhibit

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 2-8.

Inmates of the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility created artistic expressions that are being displayed on the first floor of the library on the reference shelves.






















Stop in to see the artwork and read about the artists. They would appreciate feedback.

More information and services for Crime Victims.

The Artwork





Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Feature Streams: "Medal of Honor" and "Hacksaw Ridge"


Put some time aside and watch Medal of Honora series of moving interviewsand Hacksaw Ridgea powerhouse Hollywood filmto learn the incredible true stories of two Medal of Honor recipients: SSgt. Salvatore Giunta and Cpl. Desmond T. Doss.

These titles are brought to you by Alexander Street and Swank Digital Campus, respectivelykey parts of our more-than 100,000 title streaming video library.  You can access these, or any, of our titles, anytime, through Your Streaming Videos page.  

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Talk to Strangers: A Speed Friending Event - March 28, 2-4pm




Talk to Strangers

Every person has a story.
Every story deserves to be told.


Drop-in to share your story, between 2-4pm on Tuesday, March 28th.

Imagine how much we could change in our communities and around the globe if we could talk to each other simply, openly, honestly. Talk to Strangers allows you to engage in respectful conversations with people you might not get to talk to everyday—people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Come with an open mind and allow yourself thirty minutes to share your own story and listen to the stories of others.


The first floor of the library will have tables and chairs to hold one-to-one conversations for five minutes, then participants will move to another chair to meet someone new. Questions to start conversations will be at each table. Drop-in for 30 minutes or stay for the whole two hours.

Food will be provided, so stay and continue the conversations. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and find out how diverse the UW-Stout campus really is.


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The March 2017 issue of Check This Out is now available throughout the library and here on the blog! Featured in this issue: spring break hours, Talk to Strangers: A Speed Friending Event, and photography and video equipment check-out.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Feature Stream: The Ascent of Woman


This sweeping four-part series, The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Storyreveals overlooked historical figures and their powerful and permanent contributions to our world. March is Women’s History Month, a time to reconsider the human story with half of us no-longer categorically ignored.  

This title is brought to you by Films on Demand, a key part of our more-than 100,000 title streaming video library.  You can access these, or any, of our titles, anytime, through Your Streaming Videos page.  

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Feature Streams: "Reefer Madness" and "High"


As marijuana laws are debated across the country, we have two films that have very different views on the issue: Reefer Madness, an ‘adults only’ 1936 public education film, and High: The True Tail of American Marijuana, a critical look at U.S. efforts in the war against pot.

These titles are brought to you by Kanopy, a key part of our more-than 100,000 title streaming video library.  You can access these, or any, of our titles, anytime, through our Streaming Videos page.  

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feature Stream: The Immigrant

One hundred years ago Charlie Chaplin released The Immigrant, his favorite Mutual Short Film.  Take 26 minutes and enjoy his signature blend of emotional warmth and physical comedy, as he tells this quintessentially American story.

This selection, one of the 100,000+ titles in your Video Streaming Library, is brought to you by Kanopy.

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Feb. 20, 12:30 - 2pm: Earning Trust in the Age of Fake News

Check out the presentation by Chris Ison on Monday Feb. 20th in the Memorial Student Center.

The librarians are great resources to help you determine real vs. fake news.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Reading Across Campus Events - Ragtime


Feature Stream: "50 Children—The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus"

This week, we feature 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.  Why would a Jewish couple leave their children in the United States to go into Nazi Germany in 1939?  This true story sets a standard for service to others—something to keep in mind for February 17th (National Random Act of Kindness Day), or any day.

This profound documentary is brought to you by Kanopy, a key part of our more-than 100,000 title streaming video library.  You can access these, or any, of our titles,anytime, through our Streaming Videos page.  

Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions.

New Search@UW Interface Preview




Our primary search platform Search@UW will be getting a new look in May 2017.

A preview version is now available as a link on the library homepage, while UW library staff continue to work on necessary configuration adjustments and other usability improvements.

Please check out the new site and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Our goal is to provide you a better searching experience.