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

January 26, 2015

Starting Something Together: Campus Partners Celebrate Opening of BioCommons, Located in Steenbock Library

After years of planning, a new learning space for students is a reality. The remodeled BioCommons, located on the lower level of Steenbock Library, is officially open. While this unique space is available to all students, it aims to provide a welcoming home base for bioscience students across campus to connect with each other, and […]

January 22, 2015

Staff Spotlight with Jessica Newman

Our January 2015 Staff Spotlight is with Jessica Newman. Jessica works out of Steenbock Library and has been one of the most important individuals involved in getting the new BioCommons up and running. How long have you been with the Libraries and how did you get your start? I have been with Steenbock since September […]

January 20, 2015

Finish the Academic Year Strong: Let the Libraries Help You Succeed!

As we begin Spring semester, we wanted to remind you that the Libraries are here for you. Read on to find out how we can help you finish the school year strong! Whether you frequent our libraries, online or in person, or visit a few times each semester, the UW-Madison Libraries have you covered. Our […]

January 16, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries’ Exhibits Showcase Bible and Other Religious Texts Throughout History

The Department of Special Collections and the Kohler Art Library are proud to announce two exhibits this January, highlighting the history of Bibles, and other religious texts, through the centuries. The displays are designed to complement the beautiful “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,” exhibit through the Chazen Museum of Art. “Chapter and Verse” […]

January 16, 2015

Memorial Resolution – Edith Dixon

Memorial Resolution – Edith (Edie) Dixon December 26, 1951 – January 16, 2014 ~By Mitch Lundquist (Read at the Academic Staff Meeting on Dec. 8, 2014) It’s with mixed emotion that I submit before this body the following memorial resolution for my esteemed colleague and friend, Edie Dixon. Edie passed away unexpectedly this past January […]

January 15, 2015

Go Big Read Seeks Books Focused on Inequality in America

by Jenny Price America is often billed as a land of opportunity, but for many people there are barriers to accessing education, getting out of poverty, seeking justice and more. For the 2015-16 year, the selection committee for Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program, is seeking a book that addresses this theme of inequality in […]

January 8, 2015

Chapter and Verse – Complementing the St. John’s Bible Exhibit

“Chapter and Verse” ~ UW–Madison Libraries Department of Special Collections ~ By Robin Rider “Chapter and Verse” explores the close association of the Bible and other texts from various religious traditions with print culture (and, more broadly, book culture). This exhibit, drawing upon the holdings of Special Collections, complements a touring exhibition, “Illuminating the Word: […]

January 6, 2015

GLS celebrates Pat Erickson as She Heads Off to a New Adventure: Retirement!

On January 2, 2015, Pat Erickson, the Human Resources Manager for GLS, started a new adventure – retirement! After 21 years with UW-Madison, and nine with GLS, we wanted to get her thoughts and memories before she headed off to enjoy her next chapter. Whether you’ve worked with Pat for years, or only recently, you […]

December 22, 2014

Anne Murphy-Lom Joins UW-Madison Libraries’ Human Resources Staff

The UW-Madison Libraries are pleased to announce that Anne Murphy-Lom has been named  to the Human Resources staff for the General Libraries. Anne fills the position being vacated by Pat Erickson, who is retiring after nearly a decade with the Libraries. Anne has a tremendous background in administrative and financial leadership and management, as well […]

December 17, 2014

Scripture Transfigured: Visualizing the Christian Bible from the Sixth to the Fifteenth Century

~ By Lynette Korenic, Kohler Art Library The exhibit in the Art Library runs December 19, 2014 – March 15, 2015. The Bible is sometimes imagined to be a rigid and unchanging book, but this was not the case in the Middle Ages nor is it today. This exhibition presents ten facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts […]

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