Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Feature Stream: Race-The Power of an Illusion

Race—The Power of Illusion is this week’s great title—brought to you by Films on Demand, part of our extensive video streaming library.  This three-part series goes beneath the surface of the enduring problem of race in America—examining the issue from the perspectives of biology, society and history.

Films on Demand provides access to nearly 25,000 titles of premier educational content, from more than 1,000 producers throughout the world. You can also access any of our 100,000+ titles, anytime, through our Streaming Videos page.

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Latest issue of Check This Out now available!

The September/October 2016 issue of Check This Out is now available. Featured in this issue: library resources, how to get help from a librarian, and Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week Webinar and Discussion

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.

To commemorate Banned Books Week, the University Library has teamed up with the Center for Applied Ethics to host a webinar showing of Before the Mud Flies: Conversations for Banned Books Week from 12:00-1:00 p.m on September 26th.  Following the webinar, Dr. Tim Shiell, professor in UW-Stout's English and Philosophy department, will lead a discussion of 1st Amendment Rights from 1:00-2:00 p.m. The campus community is invited to bring a lunch and attend these events. The library will provide coffee and tea.

Want to learn more about these topics? Check out the following resources:

Banned Books Week:

First Amendment Rights and Intellectual Freedom:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Feature Stream: Mad Max-Fury Road

Prepare to go beyond Beyond Thunderdome!  Mad Max—Fury Road [runs best in Chrome] is this week’s mind-blowing selection—brought to you by Swank Digital Campus, a key part of our extensive video streaming library.  This dystopian action film reboots the Mad Max franchise in grand fashion—featuring Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, stunning cinematography and ‘How’d they do that?’ action.

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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Feature Stream: Where Were You 9/11?

Where Were You 9/11?  is this week’s powerful title—brought to you by Kanopy, part of our extensive video streaming library.  It is a remembrance of the events of Lower Manhattan, fifteen years ago—events which changed our nation’s path, the way we view ourselves, and the way we view the world.

Kanopy provides access to more than 26,000 titles, many of which are not available elsewhere.  You can access these and the other 100,000+ titles—anytime, through the UW Stout Library Streaming Videos page.  Contact Cory Mitchell with any questions and don’t forget the popcorn!