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

October 17, 2014

Curiosity Unleashed! Librarians Take Part in the WI Science Fest, Oct 16-19

Your campus librarians are on hand for this year’s Wisconsin Science Fest! They will be staffing an “Ask a Librarian/Ask a Science Librarian” table during the Discovery Expo (Town Center, WID).  With our interest in the sciences and science literacy, how can we resist being where the action is–we look forward to seeing you there! The […]

October 15, 2014

It’s Time for the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival!

The Wisconsin Book Festival is here! This year’s event runs Oct. 16 – Oct. 19, with the UW–Madison Friends of the Library kicking things off with its annual Book Sale at Memorial Library (Oct. 15 – 18). Each year, the Wisconsin Book Festival highlights local and national literary talents, creating an engaging and fun series […]

October 13, 2014

It’s Time to Fall into a Good Book with the Friends Book Sale

If you love books by the bag, you’ll want to limber up and hit the ground running at the Friends of the Libraries’ semiannual book sale. The bargain-lover’s event kicks off this week, with a special “preview day” Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. Regular entry begins Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through […]

October 1, 2014

Staff Spotlight with Steve Dast: The Digital Pioneer…The Glue…The Man Who Will Sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the airport?

Our staff spotlight this month is Steven Dast, Senior Administrative Program Specialist and Digital Assets Librarian with the UW Digital Collections. Dast has witnessed the tremendous transformation of libraries as the digital world progresses. He’s also been on the front lines as a digital pioneer for UW–Madison for nearly three decades–before the current Digital Collections even […]

September 30, 2014

The Power of a Story – Hundreds to Descend on Madison for 2014 Oral History Association Conference

Wisconsin, and Madison in particular, will be front and center during the Oral History Association’s 48th annual meeting at the Madison Concourse Hotel, October 8-12, 2014. This year’s theme, “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story” speaks to the rich history of Wisconsin, and Madison, says Ed Van Gemert, University of […]

September 24, 2014

UW–Madison Libraries Commemorate the Centennial of World War I

The University Of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, in coordination with the George L. Mosse Program and the Historical Society of Wisconsin presents a special exhibit and lecture by New York Times best-selling author Adam Hochschild on World War I. During the summer of 1914 the world plunged into war. The outbreak of World War I in August […]

September 9, 2014

Hundreds turn out for “Our Funny University” – Laughing on the Way to Success

Hundreds of plastic pink flamingos dotting Bascom Hill, a (partial) Statue of Liberty replica “frozen” in Lake Mendota, and the embellished headlines of The Onion all share a great common denominator: they’re funny. More than 300 people welcomed back to campus the former University of Wisconsin–Madison students behind these examples of college humor. Scott Dikkers […]

September 8, 2014

UW-Madison Libraries Among Nation’s Best

The Princeton Review recently featured UW–Madison in its 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.” In addition to several programs at UW–Madison being highlighted by the education services company, the UW–Madison Libraries were ranked the 16th best in the nation. The rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students attending colleges […]

September 8, 2014

Information Specialist Internship Program (ISIP) – Offering Students a Fresh View of the Libraries’ Abilities

Technology allows for nonstop, free flowing information, all day, every day. It’s the world we live in. But understanding how to gather and harness information requires special skills. That’s where libraries and information specialists become critical. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are on the cutting-edge when it comes to training students in information services thanks […]

September 5, 2014

6th Annual Helen C. House Party Set!

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Helen C. House Party, hosted by College Library on Thursday, Sept. 11. Stop by anytime between 8pm and midnight and see the first two floors of the library transformed into a carnival. We’ve got pizza, games, and fun! The 6th annual house party will feature carnival games, […]

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