Information about ways to donate monetary or collection gifts to the Libraries, and how gifts are used by the Libraries.
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After nine years as the University of Wisconsin System President, Kevin Reilly made his departure on December 31, 2013, taking a position as presidential advisor for leadership with the American Council on Education. As quoted in an article by UW–Madison News, Chancellor Rebecca Blank stated that, “Kevin Reilly’s commitment to higher education has had [...]
The holiday season may be over, but the weather outside is still frightful—what better way to warm up than by catching up with the UW–Madison Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group? We checked in with the group’s organizer, Ellen Jacks, to see what they’ve been up to this winter. Ellen was happy to report that [...]
The Friends of the Libraries Semiannual Book Sale ended on October 19th wrapping up another hugely successful event with lots of interesting and sometimes rare books. (Did you see the line of people waiting on the first day? It’s like Black Friday for the Libraries!) Most of the books donated to the Friends are sold [...]
UW–Madison Libraries celebrated pie, Thanksgiving, and Partners in Giving all with one event: a pie contest between colleagues! This past Friday, staff members raised money and their blood sugar for the workplace giving campaign. To vote, staff members bought $147.50 worth of stickers to place on pie favorites. Vice Provost of the Libraries Ed Van [...]
The Memorial Library is participating in the NBC15 Share Your Holidays to Eliminate Hunger food drive again this year, from November 4, 2013 through December 4, 2013. The barrel is already in the front lobby, so donate soon! Second Harvest Foodbank, co-sponsor of the Share Your Holidays campaign, asks for nonperishable food items: boxed pasta, [...]
UW—Madison Libraries are once again participating in the Partners in Giving campaign! This campaign is a once-a-year, volunteer-driven workplace campaign through which employees of the State of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin, and University Hospital & Clinics in Dane County join forces to donate to over 520 charitable, social, environmental, and civic organizations. This year, [...]
this update provided by Friends’ administrator Elizabeth Nevers There was not a book to be seen by 1:15 pm on Saturday, November 10th, the last day of the Friends of the Libraries’ book sale. An estimated 3,000 buyers purchased around 15,000 used books, CDs, DVDs and maps during the four-day event. LP records also sold [...]
Friday was pie day at the UW-Madison Libraries! Dozens of staff members from libraries all over campus convened upon Memorial Library to sample and vote on their favorite pies baked by their colleagues. The annual Libraries Thanksgiving Bash is a celebration of the fundraising campaign Partners in Giving, the campus-wide effort that supports a number [...]
Love books? Love bargains? Then you won’t want to miss the outstanding Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Fall Book Sale, to be held Wednesday, November 7th through Saturday, November 10th. With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is one of the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The book sale is open to [...]
In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, we welcome two important people to Library News & Events, and, since this is the first year for both of them, to the Libraries in general. Friends Program Administrator Elizabeth Nevers and Friends Student Assistant Katrina Dombrowsky cover a lot of the “behind the scenes” responsibilities for [...]