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.
UW-Madison Libraries’ first Book Madness bracket tournament went live this morning! Several librarians worked to created a bracket of 64 books and have pitted them against each other in 32 pairings within categories like Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasty, Horror, and Contemporary Fiction. Participants can vote on their favorite books throughout the tournament; twice a week, winners [...]
Dineen Grow, Head of Access Services, is our staff spotlight this month! We chose Dineen not only because of her excellent service in the libraries, but also because of her love of the Irish language. Read on to learn more about her classes in Irish language and culture and how you can celebrate St. Patrick’s [...]
Despite the Snow Emergency in Madison this week, the Treasures of the Libraries event, On Wisconsin, On Film: Historic Films from the University Archives, was a rousing success. According to Images and Media Archivist and co-host, Vicki Tobias, the event was standing room only. Over 100 people from campus and the greater Madison community packed [...]
The intersection of the senses and the arts is the theme for the next Evolving Directions lecture, scheduled for this Friday, March 8, from 1:30-3:00pm in Memorial, Rm. 126. Please mark your calendars to attend this very special presentation by Prof. Henry Drewal and Faisal Abdu’allah on their teaching and research on the senses and [...]
In 2011, longtime UW Libraries employee Maureen Grant was struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue and was killed. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the UW Libraries blood drives and in her hometown of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Last March, the UW Libraries sponsored a blood drive [...]
The Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office was created in 1977 to serve students, faculty, librarians, and administrators across the UW System. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the office reaches out to all UW campuses through its many regular and special publications, reference assistance, and professional presentations and consultation. In addition to this information and service-based mission, [...]
The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is part of the UW-Madison School of Education and is housed on the 4th floor of Helen C. White Hall, along with the School of Library and Information Studies. The first of the Friends of the CCBC’s biannual book sales will be held this Saturday, March 2, 2013. At [...]
Staff meetings and official communications can tell you what Ed Van Gemert has planned for the UW Libraries, but we’d like to share a candid interview with the new Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian. In his own words: “I take my work seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously.” Library News & [...]
Micaela Sullivan Fowler is famous on campus for creating exhibits at Ebling Library that enhance the experience of reading UW’s Go Big Read titles each year. The first, titled “It’s Good for You,” was created in conjunction with Michael Pollen’s In Defense of Food, and the second, “Informing Consent: Unwitting Subjects in Medicine’s Pursuit of [...]
If you stop by Memorial Library today, you might notice something different about the browsing display near the circulation area. A new display, created by librarians Beth Harper and Paloma Celis-Carbajal entices students, faculty, and staff to go on a “blind date” with a book– each one anonymously wrapped in paper like a present. Signs advertizing [...]