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.
Yesterday, Libraries staff had the opportunity to tour Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. The tour was coordinated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and was conducted by Trent Miller, the new Community Programs Coordinator for MPL. Trent was the mastermind behind the BOOKLESS fundraiser in January 2012 that transformed the old Central Library [...]
The Second Annual Steenbock Library Luau, held last week on September 5th as part of Wisconsin Welcome Week activities, was a rousing success! The island-themed party featured games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths, and invited new and returning students to explore the university. Free food was provided by Ian’s Pizza, Glass Nickel, Wings [...]
The Library of the Month for September is College Library, the undergraduate library on campus! In many ways, College Library is like a public library in an academic setting—students visit not only to study or to get help with their papers and projects, but also to check out DVDs, magazines, video games and books, and [...]
The Wisconsin State Journal interviewed one of the Libraries’ own this week for the popular Know Your Madisonian column. Melissa McLimans, digital services librarian at the UW Digital Collections Center (UWDC), shared her perspective on the importance of digital collections for preservation, how to engage with users on social media, and how to dress for [...]
Today, #FindUW, a social media scavenger hunt is taking place all over campus and across platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Foursquare. The event is a fun introduction to campus social media, which is a go-to source of information for students and a fun way to engage in the campus community. Individuals and teams can [...]
Earlier this summer, The New York Review of Books featured a post on their blog by historian Natalie Zemon Davis entitled “How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books.” In the story, Zemon Davis shares her experience with challenging the constitutionality of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950’s and the [...]
With a library system as big as UW’s, many librarians work behind the scenes to make sure the best resources are available for students, faculty, and community members. The Little Magazine Collection at Memorial Library–which is one of the largest of its kind and provides an important key to understanding modern literature– requires the work of many librarians [...]
Plans for the the second annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau are in full swing at Steenbock Library! The free event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The island-themed party will feature games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which [...]
We welcome Paul Baker to the News and Events site today to share an exciting field trip the School of Education took to Toronto this summer. Here, he shares what the group learned at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education– with broad-reaching opportunities for outreach and community collaboration in higher education, and of course, libraries. [...]
Read any good books lately? Submit your recommendations to our Summer Reads giveaway for a chance to win a $25 UW Bookstore gift card! Non-student staff of the UW Libraries are not eligible to win, but everyone is welcome to contribute their favorite summer read– or reads. Multiple suggestions are welcome! The contest will run through Friday [...]