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Information about events, exhibits, library policies and services that may be of particular interest to non-UW-affiliated community members, including:

– Small business owners
– Teachers, public librarians, and other educators
– Non-profit managers
– Local historians

Also covers information for UW alumni about available library services and resources.

October 15, 2014

It’s Time for the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival!

The Wisconsin Book Festival is here! This year’s event runs Oct. 16 – Oct. 19, with the UW–Madison Friends of the Library kicking things off with its annual Book Sale at Memorial Library (Oct. 15 – 18). Each year, the Wisconsin Book Festival highlights local and national literary talents, creating an engaging and fun series […]

October 13, 2014

It’s Time to Fall into a Good Book with the Friends Book Sale

If you love books by the bag, you’ll want to limber up and hit the ground running at the Friends of the Libraries’ semiannual book sale. The bargain-lover’s event kicks off this week, with a special “preview day” Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. Regular entry begins Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through […]

July 3, 2014

UW Libraries Blood Drive on July 30

The 2014 annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 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 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 […]

June 29, 2014

Community Collaborations: Librarians Teach High School Students

Over the last academic year, instruction librarians have taught information literacy classes to over 500 high school students from the state of Wisconsin. At the core of these instruction sessions is a passion for teaching, and of course, The Wisconsin Idea. The Wisconsin Idea, a key component of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s mission since its […]

May 8, 2014

Go Big Read Announces ‘I Am Malala’ for Its 6th Year

Article by Jenny Price The Taliban thought bullets would silence Malala Yousafzai. But instead they made her voice stronger, and today the teenager from Pakistan is known worldwide as a transformative advocate who embodies the power of education for girls. Her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot […]

May 2, 2014

HYBRID Brings Poetry and Photography to Madison’s Green Cabs

If you take a ride in a Green Cab sometime in the next six months you may notice something special. Each of their 41 Toyota Prius cabs will include a unique installation of poetry paired with a stunning photograph. HYBRID: transported by word and image combines poetry from 43 poets, curated by Sara Parrell, with […]

May 2, 2014

The CCBC Shows Us How Far Children’s Literature Has to Go

You may have noticed some campaigns going around your social media circles lately having to do with diversity in children’s books. One campaign is #weneeddiversebooks with answers like “because every voice matters and needs to be represented” and “stories are our truths.” In a Huffington Post article dated April 30th, Starr LaTronica, President of the […]

May 1, 2014

Asking and Answering Healthcare Questions in Libraries

On Friday, May 9, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the H.F. De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery,  a panel of experts will address concerns and issues garnered from the efforts of UW–Madison School of Library and Information Studies faculty members and students addressing healthcare questions, and most specifically questions related to electronic medical […]

April 30, 2014

Librarians Who Gladly Spend Their Weekends in Jail

Today UW–Madison News published an article by Sean Kirkby featuring the work and success of the Jail Library Group, a student volunteer-run organization that serves the inmates in the Dane County’s Public Safety Building and City-County Building. JLG, as it is often known, is an excellent model of the unexpected actions librarians and libraries can […]

April 22, 2014

2014 Symposium on the Book: Bibliography, Collections, and the History of Science

This article was written by Robin E. Rider, History of Science & Special Collections Librarian, for the Spring 2014 Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries newsletter. Please note that Rider’s article came out early 2014, and the Books of Nature exhibit opened March 17th for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will run until August 1, 2014. […]

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