Feature stories on individual libraries and library staff members to highlight the work that these groups and individuals do within the Libraries and for the university.
Announcements about internal and external library awards.
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 [...]
The Stephen Cole Kleene Mathematics Library is the March Library of the Month! Located in Van Vleck Hall, and named after Professor Stephen Cole Kleene in 1999, the library holds thousands of resources covering the wide spectrum of mathematics. History Originally located in North Hall as the Math and Physics Library in the early twentieth [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This summer the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) will offer its 14th Librarians’ Tour to Scotland June 27-July 6. SLIS associate director emerita Jane Pearlmutter has led each tour; We recently spoke with her about her involvement and asked her to describe a typical trip. Many thanks to Jane for this lovely write-up [...]
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 [...]
Have you wanted to enter the Edible Book Festival, but didn’t feel you had ideas of what you wanted to make, or how you could make an edible book? Or just looking for something different to do on a (most likely chilly frigid) Saturday morning? This year, UW–Madison Libraries are teaming up with the Madison [...]
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 [...]
Our staff spotlight this month is Anjali Bhasin, Public Services Librarian at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) Library. Anjali was kind enough to sit down and chat with us the day after returning from a whirlwind trip to Chicago for the ALA Annual Conference. Read on to learn more about Anjali’s work, [...]
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 [...]