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

January 7, 2014

Doug Way named Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services

UW–Madison Libraries Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert is pleased to announce that Doug Way, currently Head of Collections and Scholarly Communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan, has been selected as the new Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services. “I am excited to have Doug join our executive team at the [...]

December 20, 2013

Libraries Create a Guide to Mandela’s Life and Work

UW—Madison Libraries compile Research Guides full of useful resources in order to help patrons. These can range from guides to newspapers to cranberries. Guides are available for the public. Links in the guides, save for the licensed resources that are only available to users on campus, are accessible to the public. This week, librarian Emilie [...]

December 18, 2013

Parallel Press book ‘Witness to an Ending’ in the Wisconsin State Journal

Witness to an Ending, a recent Parallel Press (UW–Madison Libraries, 2013) publication, was featured in a moving article on December 18, 2013 by Doug Moe, columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal. Moe writes regularly for the Journal on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays. He writes about Madison and the people who make it a unique [...]

December 17, 2013

Harold Scheub, Gatherer of Stories, Retires

Harold Scheub, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature, retires this month after four decades of teaching at UW–Madison. As a doctoral student, Scheub was invited into rural homes in parts of Africa to listen to storytellers. Scheub learned Xhosa, Swahili and Yoruba and traveled through South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe [...]

December 13, 2013

Distinguished Prefix title awarded to Susan Barribeau and Larry Ashmun

Congratulations are in order for Susan Barribeau (English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library) and Larry Ashmun (Southeast Asian Studies Bibliographer), who each recently received the prestigious Distinguished Prefix title. On November 21st, the Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (DPRC) recommended that both Larry and Susan be awarded the title by unanimous vote. According to DPRC, to [...]

December 11, 2013

#studystrong, Camp Out in the Libraries for Finals Week

As many students know, the Libraries are packed during finals!  The Libraries are open to students for a quiet place to study, a safe space to stay late into the night (or maybe all night!), a huge amount and variety of resources for that final paper, and, of course, helpful librarians. Many Libraries extend hours [...]

December 11, 2013

“Lemon Bars of Parnassus” from Parallel Press

Parallel Press, an imprint of the UW–Madison Libraries, is pleased to announce the publication of Lemon Bars of Parnassus, a new collection of poetry by Lee Kisling ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). With an eye trained on the curious, often quixotic details of a world in which “the only gods left are bandaged and wear glasses [...]

December 9, 2013

Lesley Moyo named as Associate University Librarian for Public Services

UW–Madison Libraries, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert, is pleased to announce that Lesley Moyo, currently Professor and Director for Research & Instructional Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, has been selected as the new Associate University Librarian for Public Services.                                                                                                       “Lesley Moyo possesses significant and broad experience in many areas of library service,” says Vice [...]

December 4, 2013

Exhibit Highlights Libraries’ Russian Folklore Materials

Russian Folklore in Art and Illustration Memorial Library’s entry lobby has become the temporary home to a fascinating exhibit focusing on Russian artworks inspired by Russian folklore. The exhibit features 28 images, some reproduced in large scale. Also included are excerpts from the texts of several well-known Russian folktales and epic poems, as well as [...]

December 3, 2013

Raise the Library Woof: Dogs on Call to Soothe Finals Panic

We’ll let you in on a little secret: sometimes, you can find cute dogs in the library. Last night, Dogs on Call generously brought four all-star dogs — Charlotte Rose, Raider, Melody, and Murray — to Steenbock Library. Stressed out students facing finals had the chance to ease their worries with some canine attention. You [...]

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