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

April 27, 2016

Go Big Read selects ‘Evicted’ for 2016-17

~ Kari Knutson, University Communications It’s the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes. It’s also a powerful analysis of a little-known epidemic affecting people across the country living in poverty. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big […]

April 8, 2016

Yiddish Sound Salon

The Mayrent Collection and Chicago’s Lambert Yiddish Recordings, 1901–1904 Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical and cultural experience featuring the newly acquired Lambert Yiddish Recordings (the oldest known recordings of Yiddish music, produced in Chicago) and a special concert with the UW’s Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture director Henry Sapoznik, and Mayrent Collection founder, and Skokie native, […]

April 8, 2016

National Library Week Highlights Libraries Transform

Every day the UW-Madison Libraries strive to provide the resources and services that students, faculty, and researchers need to excel. With National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016, it seems an appropriate time to highlight the transformative nature of campus libraries and elevate the critical role libraries play in the digital age. Borrowing from the official […]

April 7, 2016

Matilda wins 2016 UW Book Madness

“I’m wondering what to read next.” Matilda said. “I’ve finished all the children’s books.” The 2016 UW Book Madness champion is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda took the win by overpowering Jane Austen’s Emma  with 57 percent of the vote in the final found. Matilda had strong showings throughout the most of the rounds of […]

March 23, 2016

Historic Wisconsin recordings to be preserved through NEH grant

NEH awards $230,000 to UW-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture and Mills Music Library (Madison) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the UW-Madison Mills Music Library have been awarded $230,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the digital preservation of a […]

March 8, 2016

Libraries hold 5th Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 4 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of longtime colleague, Maureen Grant, who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her hometown […]

March 8, 2016

Book Madness 2016

It’s time for the 4th annual UW-Madison Libraries Book Madness bracket tournament. 64 books need our community to decide who will be crowned champion this year. Get all the information, including this year’s bracket, a description of each book, and how to participate, at http://go.wisc.edu/uwbookmadness/ Modeled after the NCAA Basketball tournament, UW-Madison Librarians have picked […]

February 12, 2016

Rob Howard named Director of DesignLab

February 11, 2016 The Libraries are pleased to announce that Rob Howard, Professor, Communication Arts, has accepted the Director of DesignLab position effective February 1, 2016. The Director of DesignLab is a faculty position responsible for the direction of an innovative, Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) funded digital composition center located in College Library’s Computer […]

January 26, 2016

Libraries, Arts Institute, & Chazen Present Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016

Folger Shakespeare Library Partnering with 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibition to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. The University of Wisconsin—Madison is pleased to announce the start of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016. Selected as the Wisconsin host site for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national […]

January 21, 2016

Libraries, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Partner to Preserve/Expand Silver Buckle Press

2016 will usher in a new collaboration aimed at advancing the Wisconsin Idea, and preserving a treasured piece of University of Wisconsin–Madison history. Beginning in January, the UW–Madison Libraries launch a partnership with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum to house and care for the Libraries’ historic Silver Buckle Press and its collection. Silver Buckle […]

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