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Archive for September, 2012

September 27, 2012

Lending changes come to UW-Madison Libraries and Wisconsin Library Services

The Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) currently acts as the lending agent for UW-Madison library materials to other libraries (including those from the Wisconsin Historical Society Library). The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries have been exploring a consolidation of our resource sharing operations for a number of years and beginning July 1, 2013, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries will incorporate lending [...]

September 27, 2012

“Writing with Scissors” lecture examines history recorded in scrapbooks

We’re pleased to announce an upcoming lecture from the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture. The lecture is scheduled for October 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., in the School of Library & Information Studies Commons in Helen C. White Hall. Writing with Scissors: Nineteenth-Century African American Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks is presented by Ellen Gruber Garvey, [...]

September 26, 2012

Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival: Ask a Science Librarian

The Wisconsin Science Festival opens September 27-30 at venues across the state. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a couple of university library-related events and exhibitors with a special series called Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival. As you wander the exhibits and exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival this weekend, there’s bound to be science-y questions [...]

September 26, 2012

“From the Fool to the World” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of From the Fool to the World, a new collection of poetry by Alison Stone ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2012). About the chapbook The poems in this collection make up a series in the voices of the Major Arcana of the tarot. Stone’s poetry extends and complements her [...]

September 25, 2012

Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival: Must-Reads in Environmental Studies

The Wisconsin Science Festival opens September 27-30 at venues across the state. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a couple of university library-related events and exhibitors with a special series called Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival. Today’s science-related post leverages the expertise of Steenbock Library’s own Karen Dunn, librarian and liaison to the Environmental Studies departments and [...]

September 25, 2012

Share the Wonderful: a campaign in support of UW-Madison

This month the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched its first multimedia fundraising campaign to encourage annual support for world-class education and research on campus. The campaign’s goal is to encourage more alumni to include UW-Madison in their annual gift plans. Gifts of every size make a difference. If, for example, every alumnus gave just $100 annually, [...]

September 24, 2012

“The Case for Protest”: a public lecture on Friday, September 28

Historians of print and digital culture convene on Madison for this weekend’s conference, Protest on the Page, sponsored by the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture. As part of the conference, there will be a free public lecture on Friday September 28, given by editor, author, and activist Victor Navasky. Victor Navasky [...]

September 24, 2012

Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival: Historic McArdle Research Exhibit

The Wisconsin Science Festival opens September 27-30 at venues across the state. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a couple of university library-related events and exhibitors with a special series called Exploring the Wisconsin Science Festival. Today’s science-related feature comes to us from the University Archives. A new online exhibit examines the work of cancer researchers and [...]

September 21, 2012

Libraries and the Demographic Shift

We are pleased to report that an article by UW-Madison’s own Janice Rice and her co-author, Haipeng Li, appeared this week in the Huffington Post: Libraries are a mirror of the communities that they serve. For many libraries, the looking glass reflects America’s tendency to attract new citizens – and those aspiring to citizenship – seeking [...]

September 21, 2012

Works from Silver Buckle Press featured in Quigley Gallery exhibit

The Quigley Gallery, part of Clarke University’s Art Department, is showcasing a selection of works from Silver Buckle Press until September 27, 2012. Silver Buckle Press is a working museum of letterpress printing dedicated to preserving the craft of fine printing through educational programming, publications, exhibitions and tours. The Silver Buckle Press collection of books, [...]

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