University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries


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March 7, 2013

On Wisconsin, On Film event a huge success

Despite the Snow Emergency in Madison this week, the Treasures of the Libraries event, On Wisconsin, On Film: Historic Films from the University Archives, was a rousing success.  According to Images and Media Archivist and co-host, Vicki Tobias, the event was standing room only. Over 100 people from campus and the greater Madison community packed [...]

February 28, 2013

2nd Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

In 2011, longtime UW Libraries employee Maureen Grant was struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue and was killed.  Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the UW Libraries blood drives and in her hometown of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Last March, the UW Libraries sponsored a blood drive [...]

February 14, 2013

“Blind Date with a Book” at Memorial Library

If you stop by Memorial Library today, you might notice something different about the browsing display near the circulation area.  A new display, created by librarians Beth Harper and Paloma Celis-Carbajal entices students, faculty, and staff to go on a “blind date” with a book– each one anonymously wrapped in paper like a present.  Signs advertizing [...]

January 28, 2013

I ♥ SLIS Fundraising Party set for February 4th

The UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is holding a scholarship Fundraising Party for alums, friends, and students on Monday, February 4th– the evening before Library Legislative Day.According to Professor and Director Kristin Eschenfelder, “Changes to student loan laws have made graduate school more expensive than ever.   This past year we saw an [...]

January 16, 2013

Go Big Read seeks titles focused on global connections for 2013-’14 program

We are all linked together. Information, ideas, and culture are being shared around the globe in ways unprecedented in human history. The art, discoveries, literature, music, politics and problems of nations are not isolated to their borders—they are interconnected. This global reality provides a rich setting for myriad stories of adaptation, conflict, collaboration, cultures clashing [...]

December 6, 2012

Silver Buckle Press brings “19th century blogging” to the Verona Public Library

Thanks to Tracy Honn and Leah Portz for contributing to this article. Silver Buckle Press Director Tracy Honn took her show on the road to the Verona Public Library teen department at the end of November. Teen Librarian Leah Portz (UW-Madison SLIS ’12) invited Tracy to facilitate a program at the library related to amateur [...]

October 19, 2012

Bucky READS his way around

Since we announced the new Bucky READ posters at the beginning of the fall, we’ve sent out thousands of posters to schools and public libraries all over Wisconsin. Some have made their way a little farther – through a partnership with UW-Madison’s Visitor & Information Programs (UW VIP) we were able to get more copies [...]

August 22, 2012

Wisconsin State Fair-goers connect with Libraries staff

Throngs of UW-Madison alumni, students, and friends connected with staff from all over the university during UW-Madison Day at the State Fair on August 8th. Staff from the UW-Madison Libraries handed out Frisbees, hosted a lively crossword puzzle activity, and chatted with visitors about library resources and services. Photos by Micaela Sullivan-Fowler (Ebling Library). See [...]

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