News and general information, reminders and FYIs from the Libraries.
UW-Madison’s Campus Map is one of the most frequently used online tools, averaging more than 500,000 visits per year from faculty, students, and visitors, and the latest iteration represents a unique blend of cartography and web design. In 2006, UW-Madison launched the first iteration of the Campus Map, and it was considered one of the [...]
Congratulations are due to Ed Van Gemert on his new appointment as Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian! We’re delighted to share the details here on Libraries News & Events, and we wish Ed all the best as he leads the UW-Madison Libraries at an exciting time of change and innovation. Press Release by [...]
It’s a library within a library! Little Free Library No. 4206 now lives at the entrance of Steenbock Memorial Library. The 3-foot-tall structure resembles a barn to reflect Steenbock’s agriculture collection, which was built by Tom Hanson, husband of Steenbock reference librarian Jean Ruenger-Hanson. Steenbock staff unveiled the Little Free Library on December 19, and [...]
We are all linked together. Information, ideas, and culture are being shared around the globe in ways unprecedented in human history. The art, discoveries, literature, music, politics and problems of nations are not isolated to their borders—they are interconnected. This global reality provides a rich setting for myriad stories of adaptation, conflict, collaboration, cultures clashing [...]
Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Vectors, a new collection of poetry by Kelly Cherry ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2012). Cherry wrestles with the complicated figure of J. Robert Oppenheimer, both the “father of the atomic bomb” and the flesh-and-blood man, from his early upbringing to his work with the Manhattan Project. Her [...]
Congratulations are due to Max Garland, who was named Poet Laureate by the Wisconsin Academy on Januray 3rd! Garland teaches creative writing and literature courses at UW-Eau Claire, and has won numerous awards for his writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship from the [...]
This card became a lot more pertinent as Winter Storm Draco hit Madison this week. Wishing our students, faculty, and staff safe travels and a happy winter break. See you in January! Need the Libraries over winter break? Check our Who’s Open page daily to find out library hours in the coming weeks.
Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of American Bruise, a new collection of poetry by L. Ward Abel ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2012). The bruises in Abel poems are those left on the American landscape and history, especially the rural settings populated by men like Lincoln and Whitman. His poetry explores the back roads [...]
Interview with Professor Robert Skloot By Katrina Dombrowsky Bob Skloot, UW–Madison professor emeritus of Theatre and Drama and Jewish Studies, carries a torch—one that, in his words, proclaims: “Through the arts, we can not only learn things but also emotionally respond to things. This creates an atmosphere or environment where hope is possible.” Hope is [...]
Text provided by Tracy Honn, Silver Buckle Press Silver Buckle Press has a timely exhibit up in the hall cases on the second floor of Memorial Library. Titled “End of Times: 2012 Broadside Exchange,” the exhibit is a display of themed letterpress prints about the predicted 2012 apocalypse. The invitational portfolio was organized by artist [...]