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Information about events, exhibits, library policies and services that may be of particular interest to non-UW-affiliated community members, including:

- Small business owners
- Teachers, public librarians, and other educators
- Non-profit managers
- Local historians

Also covers information for UW alumni about available library services and resources.

November 7, 2013

UW–Madison Libraries acquire archive of Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center

An important segment of three decades of recent American literary history has been acquired by the UW–Madison Libraries. The archive documents the varied activities of Woodland Pattern Book Center over its first thirty-plus years, and will be cataloged, preserved, and made available to researchers in the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library. The archive [...]

November 7, 2013

Data in the Humantities + Art = an exciting event!

The creators of “Victorian Eyes” along with the Humanities Research Bridge are happy to present Data in the Humanities + Art (DH+A), an exciting event taking place on Friday, November 8 from 1:00-5:00pm in the DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The afternoon seminar and reception will pose the question: How can art contribute to [...]

November 7, 2013

Need money for your education or nonprofit? Take a Grant Workshop!

Did you know that there is a fantastic Grants Information Collection for you to use, right inside of Memorial Library (just on the 2nd floor!)? The Grants Information Collection even holds workshops for various audiences: undergraduate students, graduate students, community members, and anyone involved or who plans to be involved with nonprofit organizations. Listed below [...]

November 4, 2013

The Flying Cloud: Irish Music in Upper Midwestern Lumber Camps

At this upcoming Sound Salon, come hear Brian Miller talk about and perform Irish-American songs and tunes that flourished in the lumber camps of the Upper Midwest and beyond. A native of the northern Minnesota logging town of Bemidji, Miller performs the Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the days [...]

November 1, 2013

Mills Music Library and a Menagerie of Music

Mills Music Library made an appearance in a recent New York Times article, “A Menagerie of Music Lives in a Box,” about the release of a Paramount Records boxed set, featuring more than 800 newly remastered digital tracks, representing 172 artists; more than 200 fully-restored original 1920s ads and images; 6 high quality vinyl LPs; [...]

October 15, 2013

UW-Madison Libraries in the Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival is just days away! This year’s festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library’s mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than [...]

October 14, 2013

Former UW-Madison Librarian Gretchen Farwell in Jackie O Documentary

Former UW–Madison Librarian, Gretchen Farwell, was a 20-year-old student at St. Olaf when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. Deeply affected by the President’s death, she wrote a letter to his wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as did many other Americans at the time. Four years ago, Farwell’s letter was selected out [...]

October 10, 2013

African Commemorative Fabrics: Textual and Visual Documents

In September, academic librarian Emilie Songolo and digital services librarian Melissa McLimans presented Preserving African Commemorative Fabrics: The Cloth Endures, a collaborative project that collects, analyzes, and digitizes commemorative textiles from various African countries for preservation purposes. Songolo, the Bibliographer for African Studies, Social Sciences, and Francophone studies in the UW—Madison’s Memorial Library focused the [...]

October 9, 2013

“Lottery Ticket” newly published by Parallel Press

Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Lottery Ticket, a new collection of poetry by Heather Corbally Bryant ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). In Lottery Ticket, Heather Corbally Bryant explores themes of love, family, and death with poetic meditations on relationships and the natural world. The luck hinted at in the title guides the [...]

October 3, 2013

New digital collection featuring images from UW—Madison Libraries

With over 40 vibrant UW—Madison campus libraries, it can be hard to keep track of them all. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of the latest digital collection brought to you by Library Communications and UWDC… The University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries Image Collection! The images in the collection feature the buildings and spaces [...]

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