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August 26, 2013

Ground Breaking Ceremony for new Verona Shelving Facility

Monday, August 19th marked a “momentous day” for the Libraries, as Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert remarked. After almost twenty years of discussing plans for a new library shelving facility, the golden shovels and hard hats were finally put to use in Monday’s ground breaking ceremony. The new Verona Shelving Facility will be located at [...]

August 21, 2013

2nd Annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau at Steenbock Library

Plans for the  the second annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau are in full swing at Steenbock Library! The free event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The island-themed party will feature games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which [...]

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 8, 2013

What Do You Think? Take a quick survey about the libraries

Libraries are at an important and challenging intersection:  The research library concept is evolving to meet the changing research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.  New technologies, new theories of teaching and learning, and new electronic communication modes have already changed campus libraries for the better; world class [...]

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 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 [...]

May 21, 2013

2013 Teaching and Learning Symposium this week

UW-Madison Libraries are among the sponsors for this year’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, to be held Wednesday May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd at Union South.  This year’s theme is educational innovation, an idea that reflects the spirit and philosophy of the Year of Innovation, a campus wide initiative to highlight, promote, and celebrate UW-Madison’s [...]

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. [...]

May 16, 2013

Staff Spotlight: The multi-talented Victor Gorodinsky

Our staff spotlight this month is Victor Gorodinsky, Memorial Library’s Slavic Languages Cataloger. Although his work keeps him very busy, Victor participates in a diverse array of unique activities and hobbies. Read on to learn more about Victor and the many roles he plays within and outside of the library. News: Let’s start with the [...]

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