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 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 [...]
The holiday season may be over, but the weather outside is still frightful—what better way to warm up than by catching up with the UW–Madison Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group? We checked in with the group’s organizer, Ellen Jacks, to see what they’ve been up to this winter. Ellen was happy to report that [...]
Finals are over and the Libraries are definitely much emptier now than they were a week ago, but that doesn’t stop us from sharing this great interaction between one of our librarians and a student. Did you ever wonder about library etiquette when it comes to someone’s noisy cold? Bruce Broker knows how to handle [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Apparently, librarians like to read. The Librarians’ Assembly of the UW–Madison Libraries recently published their list of Recommended Reads for 2013. Karen Dunn, Information Services Librarian at Steenbock Library, gathered the list from bookworms around campus so that these avid readers could then convene around lunch, cookies, and other treats to discuss the books. Discussion [...]
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 [...]
Our staff spotlight this month is Anna Lewis, Assistant Director at MERIT. Whether you’ve visited MERIT yourself or just read about it in our Library of the Month feature, you know it’s a fun and friendly place to be. Anna fits right in—her cheerful disposition and fondness for her coworkers is a big contributor to [...]
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 [...]