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

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

**This story has been updated with the link from WPT to watch the entire Funny University event/panel. 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 […]

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, […]

September 3, 2014

The Passenger Pigeon: Remembering A Lost Bird

Mark Your Calendars: On Tuesday, September 9, the Friends of the Libraries invite you to   commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, and be a part of the Madison premier of David Mrazek’s brand new award-winning film, From Billions to None. Dr. Curt Meine, who has been part of Project Passenger […]

August 8, 2014

Edward Van Gemert Visits Kazakhstan

We recently sat down with Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost of Libraries and University Librarian, to discuss his trip to Astana, Kazakhstan this past June. During his week-long trip, he presented at the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum, where he met with colleagues and higher education experts in an effort to create a platform for […]

August 3, 2014

UW-Madison Libraries at the Wisconsin State Fair

Save the date for UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair on Wednesday, August 6th. The UW-Madison Libraries, along with staff from all over the university, will be connecting with hundreds of alumni, students, and friends from all over the state to celebrate the spirit of UW-Madison. Staff from the UW-Madison Libraries will chat with […]

July 10, 2014

Natasha Veeser named as Head of Communications for UW-Madison Libraries

The UW–Madison Libraries, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert, is pleased to announce that Natasha Veeser, currently the Senior Public Relations Specialist for the UW-Extension, Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning (CEOEL) division, has been selected as the new Head of Communications for the Libraries. “Natasha Veeser brings a broad communications background to the Libraries,” says Vice […]

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