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News and general information, reminders and FYIs from the Libraries.

March 17, 2014

Irish books gifted to UW Libraries in honor Kevin Reilly, former UW System President

  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 [...]

March 13, 2014

3rd Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 2 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of Maureen Grant, a longtime colleague who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her [...]

March 11, 2014

Move Your Way to the Kohler Art Library

Make your way to the Kohler Art Library to see a beautifully designed new exhibit, curated by sixteen different people, titled Mobile Devices: Conveying Movement in Text, Image, and Material. This exhibition explores the theme of mobility—physical, mental, poetic, social, economic, and geographic—within a collection of artists’ books at the Kohler Art Library.  Doing so [...]

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 7, 2014

Call for Submissions: Digital Salon

Call for submissions! The UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab will host the fifth annual Digital Salon, a one-week exhibition of digital media projects by UW undergraduate and graduate students from Sunday, April 6 through Saturday, April 12, 2014. This exhibition of new media projects showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

February 28, 2014

Upcoming Friends Event: The World at your Fingertips

The World at your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall Check out the geographic and cartographic treasures in Science Hall with staff of the Geography Library, the Robinson Map Library and the History of Cartography project. This free public event is on Tuesday evening, March 4 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Starting in lecture [...]

February 25, 2014

“Victorian Eyes” is coming to Memorial Library

The wait is over… The highly anticipated “Victorian Eyes“ exhibition is coming to Memorial Library! Come check it out and discover how art, literature, and statistics combine to create a beautiful, fascinating visual experience. ”Victorian Eyes” will be on display in the Memorial Library lobby March 3-28.  Want to hear more about “Victorian Eyes”? Join CompCouture, the collaborators [...]

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