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September 24, 2014

The Power of a Story – Hundreds to Descend on Madison for 2014 Oral History Association Conference

Wisconsin, and Madison in particular, will be front and center during the Oral History Association’s 48th annual meeting at the Madison Concourse Hotel, October 8-12, 2014. This year’s theme, “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story” speaks to the rich history of Wisconsin, and Madison, says Ed Van Gemert, University of […]

September 22, 2014

Libraries Highlight Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event held each September that celebrates the right to read and highlights the importance of free and open access to information. Started in 1982, Banned Books Week was a response to an increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the nation (according […]

September 8, 2014

UW-Madison Libraries Among Nation’s Best

The Princeton Review recently featured UW–Madison in its 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.” In addition to several programs at UW–Madison being highlighted by the education services company, the UW–Madison Libraries were ranked the 16th best in the nation. The rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students attending colleges […]

August 8, 2014

Edward Van Gemert Visits Kazakhstan

We recently sat down with Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost of Libraries and University Librarian, to discuss his trip to Astana, Kazakhstan this past June. During his week-long trip, he presented at the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum, where he met with colleagues and higher education experts in an effort to create a platform for […]

July 10, 2014

“Obsurd”: Abstract Urban Art by Michael Ward

A new art exhibit at Ebling Library displays the dynamic, vibrant, and abstract work of Michael Ward. Titled Obsurd: Abstract Urban Art by Michael Ward, the space contains over 40 pieces of the artist’s work and provides an insight into his experiences through the creative use of felt tip marker, pen, and pencil. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, […]

June 17, 2014

Staff Spotlight: College Library’s Janice Rice

Our staff spotlight this month is Janice Rice, Public Services and Outreach Librarian at College Library. In speaking with her, it is clear that she is passionate about outreach and working one-on-one with students. Read on to learn more about Janice and how she slowly but surely became a “library person.” News: Can you tell […]

May 15, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The Sherlock Holmes of Preservation, Wayne Gathright

Our staff spotlight this month is Wayne Gathright, Library Services Assistant Advanced for the Preservation Department. Preservation Week may have ended, but the important work Wayne and his colleagues do is never over! Read on to learn more about Wayne’s work, his diverse array of passions and interests, and why he considers himself to be […]

May 7, 2014

Madison Spotlight on Oral History in 2014

We’re pleased to have Troy Reeves, Head of the Oral History Program, back to talk a little more about the collection, access points, and the upcoming meeting. written Troy Reeves UW-Madison Oral History Program & The Oral History Review When given this outlet back in October, I promised I’d be back to talk more about […]

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. […]

April 15, 2014

The Sciences Need Art Too: Ebling Library’s Student Art Exhibit

Ebling Library proudly hosts the 8th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit from April 10th to May 9th, 2014. Students from the School of Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine & Public Health, have submitted photographs, ceramic work, paintings, prints, and stained glass for this year’s show. Some of the […]

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