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.
by Erin Doherty Each year, several women from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are honored with an award for being Outstanding Women of Color. They’re a diverse and accomplished group; all from different backgrounds and with different stories to tell. Among the 2015-2016 award recipients was subject specialist librarian Emilie Songolo, who recently shared her thoughts on […]
This month’s staff spotlight is Ariel Andrea of the Chemistry Library! How long have you been with the libraries and how did you get your start? I received both my BS in Chemistry and MLS at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. As an undergrad, I worked at the Rare Book Library, and as a graduate […]
February 11, 2016 The Libraries are pleased to announce that Rob Howard, Professor, Communication Arts, has accepted the Director of DesignLab position effective February 1, 2016. The Director of DesignLab is a faculty position responsible for the direction of an innovative, Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) funded digital composition center located in College Library’s Computer […]
It’s almost time to wave goodbye to another successful semester at UW-Madison. The UW Libraries had a busy few months, and thanks to our wonderful staff, students, and campus partners, we have several highlights to look back on from the fall 2015 semester. Here are a few of our favorites: Steenbock Library kicked off the […]
Announcing the 2015 contest winners! We would like to thank everyone for submitting stories to the contest! We had a large number of fantastic submissions this year, and judging was very difficult. The top ten winning submissions are listed below in placing order for stories in First to Third Place. The next six contest winners […]
Why work for others when you can work for yourself, right? For many, the decision to start a small business seems like a match made in career heaven, until reality sets in. Do they know their market? Do they have a business plan? Do they even know where to start? Finding the right answers can […]
~By Erin Doherty, Student Communications Assistant There is a large, well-lit office on the second floor of Memorial Library whose outer window reads “Graphic Design” in bold letters. It has enough space to house several desks, a large table, and a computer station. The window offers a picture-perfect view of the Wisconsin Historical Society and […]
~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]
Congratulations to our own Emilie Songolo, who is being honored as one of UW’s Outstanding Women of Color. Seven women from UW-Madison received the award for 2015-16. The awards recognize students, faculty, staff and members of the community for their service in one or more of the following areas: social justice; advocacy for disadvantaged and/or marginalized […]
~By Pamela O’Donnell After 36 years of service to the General Library System, Janice Rice retired from College Library on September 15, 2015. Janice had a long and distinguished career at the library, most recently serving as the Outreach Coordinator and supervisor for the Diversity Resident Librarians. Her work also includes helping create the Ethnic Studies Collection, […]