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

August 31, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries Magazine Fall 2015

We are pleased to announce the new University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries magazine. This publication highlights news, events, exhibits, collections and other issues of interest within the UW-Madison Libraries. It also showcases our development work with the University of Wisconsin Foundation, our wonderful donors, and special news from the UW-Madison Friends of the Library. Click on […]

August 31, 2015

Wisconsin Welcome: Mark Your Calendar and Get Involved!

Every year, the UW Libraries look forward to welcoming students, staff, and faculty to back campus – whether they are returning Badgers, transfer students, international students, new faculty and staff, or freshman. Each and every individual makes this campus great. The UW Libraries encourage everyone to get involved in campus, beginning with the special events associated with the […]

August 31, 2015

Let the Libraries Help You Succeed!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year! The UW Libraries are excited to have students back on campus for another great year. Whether you frequent our libraries, online or in person, or visit a few times each semester, the UW-Madison Libraries have you covered. Our services extend beyond quiet learning spaces, free equipment check out, and […]

July 20, 2015

Artists’ Books: Recent Acquisitions to the Kohler Art Library

On display are twelve intriguing artists’ books that showcase the strengths of the book arts collection:  interesting use of materials, inventive structures, and collaborative and interdisciplinary content.  Types of materials used in the books include paper towels, photographs, and found objects.  Structures range from magnetic interlocking blocks and crumpled slips of text to a double […]

July 20, 2015

Long-standing Partnership Between Libraries, Campus Helps Students SOAR at UW-Madison

How different is college from high school? What do professors expect of their students? What are the keys to academic success? Beginning the journey through college, whether as a freshman, transfer, or an international student can be an eye-opening experience – for both students and parents. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison a program through the […]

July 20, 2015

Folksongs of Another America: UW-Madison Professor, Mills Music Library featured on Swiss Public Radio

Material from the Mills Music Library was recently featured on Swiss Public radio, with Prof. Jim Leary discussing his forthcoming UW Press 5CD/DVD/book set, Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946. Read more about the work of Prof. Leary at the University of Wisconsin Press site. Part of the interview, conducted […]

July 10, 2015

“Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems” Event Set for July 21

You can hold history in your hands and explore some of the most important books ever printed. On July 21, join us for “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems.” Meet with undergraduate and graduate students (with majors ranging from English to Astrophysics) to turn the pages of about a dozen rare volumes including the second […]

July 9, 2015

MAYRENT INSTITUTE NOW HOME TO OLDEST SURVIVING RECORDINGS OF YIDDISH MUSIC

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture has acquired the twelve earliest known cylinder recordings of Yiddish music, released c.1901 by the one-time Chicago-based Thomas Lambert Company. The recordings enhance the Institute’s offerings in combination with the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, a repository of over 9,000 78rpm recordings of Yiddish and Jewish music, at the […]

June 30, 2015

Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit

Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit by Susannah Brooks (University Communications) In the spring of 2013, sixteen students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spent a semester delving into the mysteries of a single dusty account book kept by a colonial merchant. The results of their work didn’t emerge for another two years. […]

June 29, 2015

Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, Honored by the Special Library Association

Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, was awarded the Distinguished Member Award ​​from the Business & Finance Division of the Special Library Association. Enyart was recognized during the 2015 SLA Annual Conference in Boston​ on June 14-16. I was very surprised that I received the award and feel somewhat humbled in light of the other people in […]

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