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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 6, 2013

#Find UW Scavenger Hunt

Today, #FindUW, a social media scavenger hunt is taking place all over campus and across platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Foursquare. The event is a fun introduction to campus social media, which is a go-to source of information for students and a fun way to engage in the campus community. Individuals and teams can [...]

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 [...]

July 26, 2013

Sign up to Donate Blood on July 31st at the UW Libraries Blood Drive

The 2013 annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library.  The date is fast approaching, and it’s time to sign up to donate blood!  Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up to donate at a particular time  between 9 a.m. and 2:45 [...]

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 [...]

July 22, 2013

Volunteer to work the 2013 UW Libraries Blood Drive!

The annual 2013 UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library. This is the official call for volunteers!  Organizers will need approximately 30 folks to sign up during the following hours to serve as registrars, donor room aides, and to man the [...]

July 18, 2013

And You thought *Your* Book was Overdue!

Last week a book was returned to Memorial Library that was long past its due date— and not just a few weeks or months overdue.  The title has been missing from the library for more than 75 years! Selected Papers on Philosophy by William James is part of the Everyman’s Library series edited by Ernest [...]

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 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 [...]

May 13, 2013

The Statistical Abstract of the United States now available through ProQuest

When the U.S. Census Bureau announced in March 2011 it would no longer produce the Statistical Abstract of the United States, after publishing it annually for 134 years, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among library workers and journalists.  Library associations issued statements and urged their members to contact members of Congress about [...]

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