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April 22, 2014

2014 Symposium on the Book: Bibliography, Collections, and the History of Science

This article was written by Robin E. Rider, History of Science & Special Collections Librarian, for the Spring 2014 Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries newsletter. Please note that Rider’s article came out early 2014, and the Books of Nature exhibit opened March 17th for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will run until August 1, 2014. [...]

April 17, 2014

Library of the Month: Navigate Your Way to the Geography Library

The Geography Library, opened in 1929 on the second floor of the National Historic Landmark Science Hall, houses a very unique and eclectic collection of resources focused on geography, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and climate change. As of today, Science Hall is dedicated mostly to the Department of Geography, including the Arthur H. Robinson [...]

April 14, 2014

Star in Your Own READ Poster!

Today marks the beginning of a very, very important week: it’s National Library Week! Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the work, knowledge, and experience of our students, faculty, staff, and the wider community. Celebrate your library, your research, your access to databases, and your love of books with MERIT Library’s [...]

April 9, 2014

And the 2014 #UWBookMadness Champion Is …

… Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling! 300 points for Gryffindor! No, really, maybe even more points for the 3rd novel in the Harry Potter series. In the final round, Prisoner of Azkaban clobbered A Game of Thrones with 67% of the votes. In fact, Harry Potter was never threatened: for [...]

April 4, 2014

It’s Here: The UW Digital Salon 2014

The 5th Annual Digital Salon is scheduled this year from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. The Digital Salon showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or are produced using information technology. The event is proudly organized by the UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab. The Salon is an Ideas To Excellence partner, showcasing [...]

April 2, 2014

The #UWBookMadness Final Four

UW–Madison Badgers made a thrilling entrance into the Final Four last Saturday — and we are actually talking about basketball’s March Madness. Now for you book lovers, check out the Book Madness Final Four! (Disclaimer: we’re not trying to say that being a sports fan and an avid reader are mutually exclusive, of course) And [...]

March 26, 2014

Still Open for Entries!: Edible Book Festival

The 2014 Edible Book Festival takes place 11:00 am – 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library and promises to combine literary and culinary talents from within the Madison community. A Clockwork Orange made out of oranges?  A catcher’s mitt made of bread, representing A Catcher in the [...]

March 10, 2014

The Movers & Shakers from UW-Madison Libraries

Library Journal, a widely read publication for librarians, chooses 50 individuals each year as Movers & Shakers of the profession. Movers & Shakers are “the people shaping the future of libraries.” Movers and Shakers are recognized for their passion “about what all types of libraries can do to enhance lives—for adults, teens, schoolchildren, infants, and [...]

March 5, 2014

#UWBookMadness is here!

Welcome to the Second Annual UW Book Madness Tournament! Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien beat Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in last year’s championship. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee barely lost to LOTR. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer lost to Pride and Prejudice in a landslide (69 votes compared to 762 [...]

March 4, 2014

Library Offers Undergraduate Research Award for Creativity and Excellence

Since 1999, the annual Undergraduate Symposium showcases undergraduate research, achievements, creativity, service-learning and other scholarly activities from all areas of study at UW–Madison including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Last spring nearly 550 students presented, displayed or performed their work for members of the University, the surrounding community, family [...]

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