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December 27, 2013

Latin Dictionary Completed after 100 Years

Memorial Library carries the result of a 100-year project, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, that finally culminated in its last volume this year, as BBC News recently reported. The need for a comprehensive Medieval Latin dictionary was raised several times in the 19th century, but it was not until April of 1913 [...]

December 20, 2013

Libraries Create a Guide to Mandela’s Life and Work

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 [...]

December 18, 2013

Parallel Press book ‘Witness to an Ending’ in the Wisconsin State Journal

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 [...]

December 17, 2013

Harold Scheub, Gatherer of Stories, Retires

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 [...]

December 11, 2013

“Lemon Bars of Parnassus” from Parallel Press

Parallel Press, an imprint of the UW–Madison Libraries, is pleased to announce the publication of Lemon Bars of Parnassus, a new collection of poetry by Lee Kisling ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2013). With an eye trained on the curious, often quixotic details of a world in which “the only gods left are bandaged and wear glasses [...]

December 9, 2013

Lesley Moyo named as Associate University Librarian for Public Services

UW–Madison Libraries, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert, is pleased to announce that Lesley Moyo, currently Professor and Director for Research & Instructional Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, has been selected as the new Associate University Librarian for Public Services.                                                                                                       “Lesley Moyo possesses significant and broad experience in many areas of library service,” says Vice [...]

December 4, 2013

Exhibit Highlights Libraries’ Russian Folklore Materials

Russian Folklore in Art and Illustration Memorial Library’s entry lobby has become the temporary home to a fascinating exhibit focusing on Russian artworks inspired by Russian folklore. The exhibit features 28 images, some reproduced in large scale. Also included are excerpts from the texts of several well-known Russian folktales and epic poems, as well as [...]

December 3, 2013

Books from Wisconsin to the World

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 [...]

November 21, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Library advocate and aficionado, Ben Strand

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 [...]

November 15, 2013

Ellen Jacks on front page of Badger Herald for Charity Knitting & Crocheting group

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 [...]

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