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

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, […]

November 11, 2014

UW-Libraries WWI Exhibit Featured on C-SPAN

C-SPAN, in partnership with Charter,  highlighted the city of Madison, including the UW-Madison Libraries, as part of its 2014 Cities Tour. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 featured the literary life and history of selected cities, with Madison’s episodes airing Nov. 15-16 on the public affairs network. To view the Libraries episodes, or any of the Madison segments, […]

November 6, 2014

Project Arclight, Scaled Entity Search, and the Data of Media History

We are very pleased to announce that Asst. Professor Eric Hoyt will present a brown bag talk on Friday, November 14 from noon-1:00 in Memorial Library, room 126.  His talk is part of the library’s ongoing Evolving Direction in Academic Research and Resources lecture series.  Eric’s exciting work is at the forefront of data mining […]

October 24, 2014

Library of the Month: LGBT Campus Center Resource Library

Our October Library of the Month is the LGBT Campus Center Resource Library. Previously located in Memorial Union, the LGBT Campus Center is now located on the first floor of the Red Gym, and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. With a collection of nearly 500 volumes, the LGTB Resource Library has an incredibly […]

October 22, 2014

Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus

~ by Jenny Price Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison […]

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 […]

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