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

December 17, 2014

The UW-Madison Libraries: Top 10 Favorite Moments from the Fall 2014 Semester

It’s hard to believe the Fall 2014 semester has come to a close. The UW-Madison Libraries were fortunate to have another successful start to the academic year, filled with exciting events, engaging visitors, and exceptional accomplishments thanks to our staff, students, and campus partners. While there are too many great moments to list them all, […]

December 16, 2014

Library Staff Celebrated During Staff Service Awards

Library employees celebrated the 2014 annual Library Staff Service Awards and Staff Recognition ceremony at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. The yearly event recognizes employees for their heard work, specifically in the following areas: *Exemplary working relationships with library colleagues and/or  library clients *Contributions to establishing a welcoming learning and research environment *High-productivity coupled with […]

December 16, 2014

UW System Libraries Unite to Improve User Experience

Using library resources throughout the University of Wisconsin System is about to get easier. After nearly two years of intensive work, libraries around the system will migrate to a unified library services platform (LSP) in January. It’s a transition designed to provide for greater user efficiency and collaboration, UW–Madison library officials say, and will mark […]

December 10, 2014

UW Fall 2014 Finals: Don’t Panic – We’ve Got Extended Hours, Coffee, and Visits From Furry Friends to Help You Through

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax and keep your spirits up. That’s our job. While we have your most basic need: free coffee – we also have puppies, kittens, coloring sheets, healthy snacks, button makers, dance parties, LEGOs, puzzles, and more. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like […]

December 5, 2014

Setting the “Gold Standard” – Local Author Doug Moe’s New Book Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside the Lives of the Famed Goodman Brothers

Bob and Irwin Goodman were famously private, but their philanthropic works around the city of Madison are still felt to this day. The Goodmans, owners of Goodman Jewelers on State Street, not only provided generations of Madisonians with quality jewelry, their good will left an indelible mark on the city. In a new book, “Good […]

December 4, 2014

Staff Spotlight(s): The Gentleman and Lady of Verona…Shelving Facility

Our December Staff Spotlight is a double feature! Chrissy Hursh and Rob Klecker are not two faces you’ll see roaming around campus very often. Instead, they’re the powerhouse duo responsible for running the Verona Shelving Facility. We visited them out at VSF and got an intense look into their fast-paced day. **Stay tuned for an […]

November 20, 2014

Library of the Month: University Archives

Have you ever wondered what courses students were enrolled in 100 years ago? Maybe you’d like to know more about the long line of Badgers from which you descend. Perhaps you want to listen to an oral history, or watch a long-forgotten film. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into the University’s past or just […]

November 20, 2014

Celebrate Digital Media – Submit Your Work by Dec. 10 for the 6th Annual Digital Salon

The 6th Annual Digital Salon is now accepting submissions from UW-Madison graduate and undergraduate students. To have your work considered, start by filling out this form. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2014. The Digital Salon brings together students, faculty, and staff to showcase artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily […]

November 19, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik for three fabulous FREE events: The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods Thursday, November 20, 2014 7pm reception, 7:30pm Sound Salon, live concert following University Club, 432 East Campus Mall A unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent […]

November 12, 2014

Mosse Fest 2014: Great lectures from the University of Wisconsin

Professor George L. Mosse (1918-1999) was one of the great teachers of his time. He taught generations of students at UW, and trained many of the most distinguished historians currently working in the field. This 2-day event features rare archival lectures given by Mosse in 1979 and 1982 and is moderated by Mosse Program Director, […]

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