Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut

Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut is a new weekly blog series featuring the best of the UW-Stout University Library. Every week we will highlight library materials and services to inform students, faculty, and staff about all the library has to offer. On a rotating basis, Hey Stout! #CheckThisOut will feature a book, a video, a library service or resource, and a staff suggestion and review. Comment to share your thoughts about the week's selection and let us know what you'd like to see in the future!

Our first feature is The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, a nom de plume of famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This book is available in the Browsing Collection (PR 6068 .O93 C83 2013).  Check availability or place a request.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Copyright 2013, Mulholland Books, publisher



After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. (Amazon.com)

Submitted by Averie, Student Assistant

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Student Employee Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Announcing the winners of this year's Student Library Assistant Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Best Theme: Team Monster
Best Technical Design: Team Witch
Most Creative: Team Vampire

Thanks to all who voted, and thanks to our students for doing such a fabulous job on this contest!