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. 

Library Survey


Help the library serve you better!


Please tell us what you need and expect in the following survey.  Estimated time: 4 - 10 minutes.

Written answers are very helpful!

Thank you, University Library

Follow this link to the Survey:
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Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://uwstout.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ab17E9mRCLG84kt

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.