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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 [...]
The Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture announced the first Spring 2013 Colloquium this week. The event, titled Co-opting Theory: How Feminist Ryan Gosling Saved my Academic Life, will be presented by Danielle Henderson, a PhD candidate in the UW-Madison School of Gender and Women’s Studies and creator of the popular Tumblr, Feminist [...]
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 [...]
UW’s Go Big Read choice for 2012-2013 is the remarkable Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. One of Ebling Library’s most popular exhibits has been “Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health,” which was imagined in response to Radioactive. The Friends of the University [...]
The Winter Festival of Poetry is a Madison tradition. For more than 25 years, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, which has about 500 members across the state, has sponsored the series, scheduling local poets to read their work on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter months. This year, a number of Parallel Press authors and advisers [...]
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 [...]
Parallel Press author Doug Rosenberg (The International Journal of Screendance) will be present a talk titled “Jewish Identity and the Arts” at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee on Thursday, January 24th, at 11:00 AM. Rosenberg is an award-winning visual artist and Founding Director of the Conney Project on Jewish Arts at the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish [...]
If you take a look at the artist’s rendering below, you might think this library design was dreamed up for The Jetsons. Not so–BiblioTech is slated to open in San Antonio this coming fall, and is the brainchild of Bexar County’s Judge Nelson Wolff. When finished, this “library of the future” will be nearly 5,000 [...]
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 [...]
Here’s an interesting excerpt from an article in Library Journal that summarizes a recent report on how students, faculty, and other folks on campus like to learn about what’s happening at campus libraries. The report identifies Facebook as the preferred media platform: While almost 45 percent of respondents agreed that visiting the library in person [...]