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

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 […]

June 23, 2015

Emilie Songolo, Senior Academic Librarian at Memorial Library, honored as Outstanding Women of Color

The 2015 Outstanding Women of Color Selection Committee is pleased to announce the seven Outstanding Women of Color for 2015-16: Earlise Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Faculty, Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, School of Medicine & Public Health; Heather Johnson, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division […]

June 17, 2015

Undergrads Receive Library Research Awards

~ By Pamela O’Donnell Two undergraduate library research awards were presented by Kelli Hughes at the Undergraduate Symposium at Union South on Thursday, April 16. The recipients are Gretchen Miron for her critical analysis of the Roman philosopher Senaca’s 47th Moral Epistle and Jinghao Yang for his research on the relationship between parents’ patience and […]

June 2, 2015

College Library Honored with Division of Student Life Partnership Award

College Library and its staff were recognized for work with both the LGBT Campus Center and the McBurney Disability Resource Center at the Division of Student Life Partnership Award ceremony on Tuesday, May 19. Carrie Kruse and the College Library staff as a whole were recognized by the LGBT Campus Center with their Partnership Award for work […]

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