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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 [...]

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 [...]

October 25, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Photo Essay

This is part of a series. The other two articles can be found here: Global Partnerships Consulting and Collaborating (UW–Madison and NU) Victor Gorodinsky, Memorial Library’s Slavic Languages Cataloger, and Catherine Phan, Metadata Librarian for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center were also part of the trip to Kazakhstan for the Nazarbayev University Library. They [...]

October 24, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Consulting and Collaborating

Guest Post by Andy Spencer This post is part of a series. See the other two articles here: Global Partnerships Photo Essay Since 2011, a UW–Madison team of faculty and staff has been serving in an advisory role in the development of Nazarbayev University (NU) in the Republic of Kazakhstan.  The relationship between UW–Madison and [...]

October 21, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Larry Ashmun, a truly dedicated Area Studies Librarian

Larry Ashmun, Bibliographer for Southeast Asian Studies, is clearly passionate about what he does. Larry’s dedication to the ongoing development of the collections has helped UW—Madison to become one of the leaders in Southeast Asian and Hmong studies. Read on to learn more about Larry and his latest projects and achievements. News: Can you tell [...]

September 11, 2013

Give Time Travel a Try at this Year’s Helen C. House Party

by Kelli Hughes College Library has a few new tricks to reveal at the 5th Annual Helen C. House Party this Thursday, September 12 from 8pm to midnight. Particularly intriguing is the new Retro Photo Booth in which participants will green-screen themselves into archival photos.  Attendees will select from one of five historic scenes and [...]

September 10, 2013

A tour of Madison Public Library’s new Central Library

Yesterday, Libraries staff had the opportunity to tour Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. The tour was coordinated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and was conducted by Trent Miller, the new Community Programs Coordinator for MPL. Trent was the mastermind behind the BOOKLESS fundraiser in January 2012 that transformed the old Central Library [...]

August 7, 2013

Mobilizing Research Knowledge in Ontario and Wisconsin

We welcome Paul Baker to the News and Events site today to share an exciting field trip the School of Education took to Toronto this summer.  Here, he shares what the group learned at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education– with broad-reaching opportunities for outreach and community collaboration in higher education, and of course, libraries. [...]

May 2, 2013

‘A Tale for the Time Being’ selected for Go Big Read’s 5th year

MADISON, Wis.–“A Tale for the Time Being,” a new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki, is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program. Ozeki tells a powerful story of the right book falling into the right reader’s hands. A novelist on a remote Canadian island finds [...]

March 26, 2013

Friends Spring Book Sale Starts April 3

If you love books, you won’t want to miss the amazing Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Spring Book Sale, to be held Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6. With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is one of the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The sale is open to the public [...]

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