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News and general information, reminders and FYIs from the Libraries.

July 10, 2014

Natasha Veeser named as Head of Communications for UW-Madison Libraries

The UW–Madison Libraries, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert, is pleased to announce that Natasha Veeser, currently the Senior Public Relations Specialist for the UW-Extension, Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning (CEOEL) division, has been selected as the new Head of Communications for the Libraries. “Natasha Veeser brings a broad communications background to the Libraries,” says Vice […]

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 […]

June 27, 2014

Parallel Press Publishes ‘Alibi for Two’

  Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Alibi for Two, a new collection of poetry and prose by Agustus Merrill. ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2014). Alibi for Two pays homage to life and love in the long winter nights of the North Woods, where “the new moon is laced/Across its white face/With the […]

June 20, 2014

Soccer on a String: An Exhibit Celebrating Brazilian Poetry, Life, and Culture

Inspired by the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new exhibit in the Memorial Library circulation area, entitled Soccer on a String, showcases colorful and eye-catching selections of Brazilian cordel literature. Dr. Mark J. Curran from Arizona State University describes cordel literature, or “Literatura de Cordel from Brazil, [as] folk-popular poetry which thrived in Northeastern Brazil […]

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 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 11, 2014

The Edible Book Festival: A Place for Literary Jokes and Strange Food Combinations

What bookish joy! To prepare us all for National Library Week (April 13-19th this year), the annual Edible Book Festival celebrated books, creativity, and a reader’s relationship to the written word. The Festival was held in Memorial Library yesterday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., allowing folks to come in to browse and vote for […]

April 9, 2014

And the 2014 #UWBookMadness Champion Is …

… Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling! 300 points for Gryffindor! No, really, maybe even more points for the 3rd novel in the Harry Potter series. In the final round, Prisoner of Azkaban clobbered A Game of Thrones with 67% of the votes. In fact, Harry Potter was never threatened: for […]

April 4, 2014

It’s Here: The UW Digital Salon 2014

The 5th Annual Digital Salon is scheduled this year from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. The Digital Salon showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or are produced using information technology. The event is proudly organized by the UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab. The Salon is an Ideas To Excellence partner, showcasing […]

April 2, 2014

The #UWBookMadness Final Four

UW–Madison Badgers made a thrilling entrance into the Final Four last Saturday — and we are actually talking about basketball’s March Madness. Now for you book lovers, check out the Book Madness Final Four! (Disclaimer: we’re not trying to say that being a sports fan and an avid reader are mutually exclusive, of course) And […]

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