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Feature stories on individual libraries and library staff members to highlight the work that these groups and individuals do within the Libraries and for the university.

Announcements about internal and external library awards.

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 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 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 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 […]

December 17, 2014

The UW-Madison Libraries: Top 10 Favorite Moments from the Fall 2014 Semester

It’s hard to believe the Fall 2014 semester has come to a close. The UW-Madison Libraries were fortunate to have another successful start to the academic year, filled with exciting events, engaging visitors, and exceptional accomplishments thanks to our staff, students, and campus partners. While there are too many great moments to list them all, […]

December 16, 2014

Library Staff Celebrated During Staff Service Awards

Library employees celebrated the 2014 annual Library Staff Service Awards and Staff Recognition ceremony at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. The yearly event recognizes employees for their heard work, specifically in the following areas: *Exemplary working relationships with library colleagues and/or  library clients *Contributions to establishing a welcoming learning and research environment *High-productivity coupled with […]

December 10, 2014

UW Fall 2014 Finals: Don’t Panic – We’ve Got Extended Hours, Coffee, and Visits From Furry Friends to Help You Through

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax and keep your spirits up. That’s our job. While we have your most basic need: free coffee – we also have puppies, kittens, coloring sheets, healthy snacks, button makers, dance parties, LEGOs, puzzles, and more. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like […]

December 10, 2014

Library of the Month: Verona Shelving Facility

It’s a giant concrete warehouse with one million inches of space over 10,000 square feet. It has floor-to ceiling compact and movable shelving, cherry-picker included, a high-tech H-VAC system, and it required two decades of planning. Simply put, the University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries’ Verona Shelving Facility is a work of art. “It isn’t just a […]

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