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National Clippings

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Posts every Friday that highlight unique materials and interesting stories from beyond the UW-Madison Libraries.

April 16, 2014

Final Film of the Created Equal Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the final film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, on Tuesday, April 22. Selected segments of Slavery By Another Name will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street in Madison. Admission is free. Slavery By Another [...]

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 [...]

March 20, 2014

Voting Begins Today for #UWBookMadness!

You’ve read the books (or put them on your reading list), submitted a carefully calculated bracket at your campus library, and then patiently waited for the news: UW Book Madness voting is here! Round 1 features 64 amazing book titles that are all competing for champion. Vote away! Round 2, when we decide the lucky [...]

March 19, 2014

Come on Aboard: “Freedom Riders” of the Created Equal Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the third film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 25. Selected segments of Freedom Riders will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. Freedom Riders tells the tale of [...]

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 6, 2014

Risking Everything for Freedom: Two Exhibits from the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is currently hosting two free exhibits about the civil rights movement at its headquarters on the University of Wisconsin campus.  One of them is a traveling exhibit only in Madison for two weeks, while the other will be here through summer. Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students tells the [...]

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 [...]

February 4, 2014

UW–Madison Library’s Own Monuments Men

“Archivists and librarians don’t typically get a lot of publicity. So when Hollywood stars like Matt Damon and George Clooney portray the heroic contributions that archivists made to World War II, it’s a pretty big deal,” opens an article by Susannah Brooks published today (February 4, 2014) from UW–Madison News. Monuments Men, co-produced by Columbia [...]

January 29, 2014

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of [...]

January 23, 2014

Civil Rights Film Series at the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the first film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Wednesday, February 5. Selected segments of the initial film in the series, The Abolitionists, will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is [...]

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