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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 13, 2013

Distinguished Prefix title awarded to Susan Barribeau and Larry Ashmun

Congratulations are in order for Susan Barribeau (English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library) and Larry Ashmun (Southeast Asian Studies Bibliographer), who each recently received the prestigious Distinguished Prefix title. On November 21st, the Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (DPRC) recommended that both Larry and Susan be awarded the title by unanimous vote. According to DPRC, to [...]

December 12, 2013

Staff Spotlight: MERIT Library’s Anna Lewis

Our staff spotlight this month is Anna Lewis, Assistant Director at MERIT. Whether you’ve visited MERIT yourself or just read about it in our Library of the Month feature, you know it’s a fun and friendly place to be. Anna fits right in—her cheerful disposition and fondness for her coworkers is a big contributor to [...]

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 [...]

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 7, 2013

UW–Madison Libraries acquire archive of Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center

An important segment of three decades of recent American literary history has been acquired by the UW–Madison Libraries. The archive documents the varied activities of Woodland Pattern Book Center over its first thirty-plus years, and will be cataloged, preserved, and made available to researchers in the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library. The archive [...]

November 7, 2013

Need money for your education or nonprofit? Take a Grant Workshop!

Did you know that there is a fantastic Grants Information Collection for you to use, right inside of Memorial Library (just on the 2nd floor!)? The Grants Information Collection even holds workshops for various audiences: undergraduate students, graduate students, community members, and anyone involved or who plans to be involved with nonprofit organizations. Listed below [...]

November 6, 2013

Library of the Month: Map Library!

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 [...]

November 4, 2013

Notable Veterinary Medicine Collection Donated to Libraries

The UW–Madison Libraries and the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine are honored to announce the generous gift of the American Museum of Veterinary Medicine (AMVM) collection. This large collection of books and periodicals was built by the AMVM and related organizations over many years through donations by individual collectors. It has come to the UW [...]

November 1, 2013

Mills Music Library and a Menagerie of Music

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; [...]

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