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September 13, 2013

What’s new with the UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group?

The UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group took the opportunity to show off their finished projects from last semester through the summer at Wednesday’s meeting on the Terrace. A total of seventeen scarves were created for donation to Handmade Especially for You, a local shelter for abused women. Ellen Jacks, the knitting and crocheting group’s [...]

September 10, 2013

A tour of Madison Public Library’s new Central Library

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 [...]

August 23, 2013

Meet Your Librarian: Leia Verfuerth, Serials Librarian

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 [...]

June 25, 2013

Apply for the Humanities Hackathon by July 1

Submitted by Carrie Roy Looking, Listening, Reading, Playing. These activities are essential vehicles for our curiosity. Through art, music and literature we explore the boundaries of our understanding. When pursued in combination with computation, they expand our power to discover and create. The Humanities Hackathon seeks to bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated disciplines and [...]

June 20, 2013

Photography exhibit “After Chernobyl” at Ebling Library

Ebling Library and the UW Health Art Department presents: After Chernobyl, an exhibition of the images of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart. Along with the evocative photos of people, buildings, animals, and the denuded and recovering landscape, Michael offers a cohesive narrative, consisting of a single description on each photo panel, cumulatively chronicling life in post-nuclear accident Chernobyl. [...]

June 17, 2013

UWDC Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection

New and exciting digitized materials are added into the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections all the time, and we’re delighted to highlight their work this week.  The Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project grew from the need to educate people about the Upper Midwest region’s indigenous peoples.  The collection draws on  20 years of work with [...]

June 10, 2013

Papermaking: Friends Appreciation Night

Last month, the Friends of the Libraries hosted a special event for Friends Appreciation night: an opportunity for Friends members to learn about the art of handmade paper at the UW Art Lofts.  The workshop included a tour of the facility, an exhibition of examples of handmade paper (including paper dresses), and a hands-on workshop [...]

June 4, 2013

Trans-disciplinary art exhibit “Victorian Eyes” to launch in the fall

Carrie Roy, coordinator of the Humanities Research Bridge, is currently collaborating with graduate students Catherine DeRose (Dept. of English) and Fred Boehm (Dept. of Statistics) to create “Victorian Eyes,” an art exhibit that will explore statistical approaches to analyzing Victorian Literature. The project is being launched as a result of the team winning the UW—Madison [...]

May 24, 2013

Kick back on the Terrace with the Charity Knitting and Crocheting group

The UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting and Crocheting group has migrated to a new location for the warmer months—the Terrace! Join organizer Ellen Jacks (Grants and Reference Librarian) and the group for a little fun in the sun as you knit or crochet for a cause. The group’s main project this summer will be making a variety [...]

May 17, 2013

Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots

As part of the multi-part exhibition Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper, the Kohler Art Library is currently featuring the exhibit Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots. For almost 50 years, Wisconsin has been a remarkable leader in the field of book arts and has played a vital role in the resurgence of handmade paper. [...]

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