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Upcoming Friends Event: The World at your Fingertips

The World at your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall

Map Library Front Room

The Robinson Map Library’s front room

Check out the geographic and cartographic treasures in Science Hall with staff of the Geography Library, the Robinson Map Library and the History of Cartography project. This free public event is on Tuesday evening, March 4 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Starting in lecture room 180, you will learn about some of the amazing resources housed in these facilities.  You will also tour the libraries and enjoy a reception at the end of the evening.

Science Hall is located at 550 N. Park Street near Memorial Union. Public parking is available under Helen C. White on N. Park Street and at the Lake Street ramp. The handicap entrance is as at the back of Science Hall off Observatory Drive. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, the Robinson Map Library, the Geography Library, and the History of Cartography Project.

The Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, the Geography Library, and the History of Cartography Project are three unique campus resources within the UW–Madison Geography Department in Science Hall. The Map Library maintains a collection of general maps (political, thematic, historical, urban) for all parts of the world, GIS and geospatial data, and aerial photographs.  The Geography Library is the campus’s primary collection of geographic resources (databases, journals, books, atlases). The History of Cartography project produces the award-winning book series on the history of mapping worldwide that has helped redefine the way maps are studied and understood.

5:30–6:30 p.m. (Room 180): Panel presentation with Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian; Tom Tews, Geography Librarian; Jude Leimer, Managing Editor, History of Cartography Project; and Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, Woodward Fellow

6:30–6:45 p.m. Geography Library tour (2nd floor)

6:45–7:30 p.m. Arthur H. Robinson Map Library and reception (3rd floor)

For more information about this event or other Friends activities, visit  www.library.wisc.edu/friends, email friends@library.wisc.edu or call (608) 265-2505

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