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December 11, 2013

#studystrong, Camp Out in the Libraries for Finals Week

As many students know, the Libraries are packed during finals!  The Libraries are open to students for a quiet place to study, a safe space to stay late into the night (or maybe all night!), a huge amount and variety of resources for that final paper, and, of course, helpful librarians. Many Libraries extend hours [...]

November 26, 2013

College Library + The Big 1-1-7 for Helen C. White = Cupcakes

In keeping with the yearly tradition, College Library gave away 117 cupcakes this afternoon (Tuesday, November 26), in honor of Helen C. White’s 117th birthday. What an unexpected treat! The building’s namesake was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1896 and became the first woman full professor in the College of Letters and Science at [...]

November 6, 2013

Library of the Month: Map Library!

The Arthur H. Robinson Map Library is our November Library of the Month! Located in historic Science Hall, and named after UW-Madison Geography professor (you guessed it!) Arthur H. Robinson, the library houses over 275,000 maps, 250,000 aerial photographs, 1000′s of geospatial data files, along with many other great resources. The Map Library originated in [...]

October 22, 2013

Experiment with the Chemistry Library This Month!

The Chemistry Library is the Library of the Month! We are so lucky at UW–Madison to be able to feature this library, as there are less than two dozen chemistry libraries in the entire United States. History UW—Madison has offered chemistry since the 1850s, including various emphases on the many applications of chemistry to other [...]

October 21, 2013

Go Big Read Programs at the Library

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common book program, is an extended invite to students, faculty, staff, and community members to read and discuss the chosen book. This year’s book titled A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is ”a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning [...]

October 16, 2013

Introducing BrowZine, a tablet app for scholarly journals

BrowZine, an app for iPads and Android tablets, is now available for UW—Madison students, faculty, and staff to browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals to which our libraries subscribe, such as American Chemical Society, Project MUSE, Oxford, SAGE, Springer, and more. With the app, which is paid for by UW—Madison libraries, users can create personal [...]

October 11, 2013

Government Shutdown: Information Guide

Beth Harper, the Government Documents & Reference Librarian in UW–Madison’s Memorial Library, wrote up a guide to help library users during the federal government shutdown. Federal agencies that are physically shut down have also taken their websites offline. In the guide, Harper and other librarians provided some workarounds for library users such as sources for [...]

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 9, 2013

Library of the Month: College Library

The Library of the Month for September is College Library, the undergraduate library on campus! In many ways, College Library is like a public library in an academic setting—students visit not only to study or to get help with their papers and projects, but also to check out DVDs, magazines, video games and books, and [...]

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 [...]

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