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Posts every Friday that highlight unique materials and interesting stories from beyond the UW-Madison Libraries.

October 22, 2014

Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus

~ by Jenny Price Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 14, 2014

The Movement and Its Legacy: A Panel Discussion with Civil Rights Veterans

Six staff who worked for CORE, SNCC and other civil rights organizations in the 1960s will give a panel discussion from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street. Admission is free. Visit for a chance to listen to these six staff discuss their experiences on the […]

February 4, 2014

UW–Madison Library’s Own Monuments Men

“Archivists and librarians don’t typically get a lot of publicity. So when Hollywood stars like Matt Damon and George Clooney portray the heroic contributions that archivists made to World War II, it’s a pretty big deal,” opens an article by Susannah Brooks published today (February 4, 2014) from UW–Madison News. Monuments Men, co-produced by Columbia […]

January 29, 2014

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of […]

January 23, 2014

Civil Rights Film Series at the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the first film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Wednesday, February 5. Selected segments of the initial film in the series, The Abolitionists, will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is […]

January 17, 2014

Milestone for UW–Madison Libraries Copyright Review Team

The Libraries experienced a happy coincidence this week: our HathiTrust copyright team finished reviewing all US works the same week as Copyright Week. It wasn’t even planned! For a little background, the HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working together “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, […]

January 8, 2014

UW—Madison art exhibition “Victorian Eyes” featured in Boston Globe

“Victorian Eyes” is an art exhibition created through a collaboration between Carrie Roy (coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge), Catherine DeRose (PhD Candidate in English Literature), and Fred Boehm (PhD student in Statistics). The three combined their respective fields of art, literature, and statistics, by using research questions formulated by DeRose, exploring them through Boehm’s […]

December 27, 2013

Latin Dictionary Completed after 100 Years

Memorial Library carries the result of a 100-year project, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, that finally culminated in its last volume this year, as BBC News recently reported. The need for a comprehensive Medieval Latin dictionary was raised several times in the 19th century, but it was not until April of 1913 […]

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