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 Friends of the Libraries Semiannual Book Sale ended on October 19th wrapping up another hugely successful event with lots of interesting and sometimes rare books. (Did you see the line of people waiting on the first day? It’s like Black Friday for the Libraries!) Most of the books donated to the Friends are sold [...]
In keeping with the yearly tradition, College Library gave away 117 cupcakes this afternoon (Tuesday, November 26), in honor of Helen C. White’s 117th birthday. What an unexpected treat! The building’s namesake was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1896 and became the first woman full professor in the College of Letters and Science at [...]
UW–Madison Libraries celebrated pie, Thanksgiving, and Partners in Giving all with one event: a pie contest between colleagues! This past Friday, staff members raised money and their blood sugar for the workplace giving campaign. To vote, staff members bought $147.50 worth of stickers to place on pie favorites. Vice Provost of the Libraries Ed Van [...]
Our staff spotlight this month is Ben Strand, Development Director for Campus Libraries at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Ben is new to the position, but not to Madison—he received his undergraduate degree in English and Classical Humanities from UW—Madison in 1996, and he was one of the first six baristas at Ancora Coffee back [...]
If you read yesterday’s issue of The Badger Herald (Thursday, Nov. 14), you may have recognized a familiar face on the front page. Memorial Library’s own Ellen Jacks (Grants Librarian) was pictured sorting through rectangles knitted by the UW—Libraries Charity Knitting & Crocheting group. The photo was in connection with the article entitled “Chronically ill [...]
The Memorial Library is participating in the NBC15 Share Your Holidays to Eliminate Hunger food drive again this year, from November 4, 2013 through December 4, 2013. The barrel is already in the front lobby, so donate soon! Second Harvest Foodbank, co-sponsor of the Share Your Holidays campaign, asks for nonperishable food items: boxed pasta, [...]
The Arthur H. Robinson Map Library is our November Library of the Month! Located in historic Science Hall, and named after UW-Madison Geography professor (you guessed it!) Arthur H. Robinson, the library houses over 275,000 maps, 250,000 aerial photographs, 1000′s of geospatial data files, along with many other great resources. The Map Library originated in [...]
Mills Music Library made an appearance in a recent New York Times article, “A Menagerie of Music Lives in a Box,” about the release of a Paramount Records boxed set, featuring more than 800 newly remastered digital tracks, representing 172 artists; more than 200 fully-restored original 1920s ads and images; 6 high quality vinyl LPs; [...]
Need a break from studying? Celebrate a scary Halloween with the UW–Madison Libraries! There’s creepy things going on all over campus. The College Library is holding its 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Contest! Guess the pumpkin’s weight WITHOUT touching it, picking it up, shifting it, or taunting the pumpkin and you could win $100. Entries are [...]
UW—Madison Libraries are once again participating in the Partners in Giving campaign! This campaign is a once-a-year, volunteer-driven workplace campaign through which employees of the State of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin, and University Hospital & Clinics in Dane County join forces to donate to over 520 charitable, social, environmental, and civic organizations. This year, [...]