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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 [...]

August 13, 2013

Results of the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway last week. The results are in, and the winner of the $25 UW Bookstore gift card is… John Shutske! Congratulations, John, and thanks for the great book suggestion. John recommended The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard, calling it [...]

August 5, 2013

Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway!

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 [...]

July 24, 2013

The Libraries’ 75-years Overdue Book on WMTV Channel 15

Last week, we shared the story behind a very overdue library book, which made its way back to UW-Madison Libraries seventy-five years after it had been checked out.  Soon after the story was published, representatives from local NBC news affiliate WMTV 15 got in touch to film a short piece on the extraordinary story of two UW-Madison [...]

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 [...]

May 29, 2013

Explore American Film Scripts Online

American Film Scripts Online is among the newest database offerings at the libraries this month. Librarian Susan Barribeau summarizes this resource’s rich offerings: “This resource contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information which provides the ability to search by character, scene, race, nationality, age, subject, year of writing, and other elements. [...]

May 8, 2013

UW Gardening Day at Steenbock Library

Librarians at Steenbock Memorial Library are participating in this year’s UW Family Gardening Day on May 11 on the UW-Madison campus.  The annual showcase of gardening ideas runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the university’s D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouses and Allen Centennial Gardens. Steenbock Library, which is located between the two gardens, invites [...]

May 7, 2013

Artist Talk: Concept to (Political) Action: Pop-Up Artists’ Books, featuring Shawn Sheehy

Next week, Chicago artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics. In his books, Shawn Sheehy’s images of plants, animals, and even landscapes literally move. Sheehy made his first pop-up book as a design student at Madison Area Technical College, and for the [...]

May 3, 2013

UW—Madison Chinese Collection Ranked Fifth in Quality Nationwide

A recent study conducted by Dr. Mingxing He, a Chinese publishing industry columnist, analyzed Chinese collections from over 20,000 libraries across 112 countries between 1949 and 2012. In his article entitled “A Solid Indication of the Influence of Chinese Publications Worldwide – Based on Data Analysis of Chinese Catalogs in OCLC WorldCat,” Dr. He identified [...]

April 22, 2013

Annual Schewe Lecture this week: The Future of [Handmade] Paper with Tim Barrett

This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit runs from April 15 through June [...]

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