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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.

November 17, 2015

November Staff Spotlight: Dan Joe – “Graphic design: More than just Photoshop”

~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 […]

October 20, 2015

‘Just Mercy’ Author Bryan Stevenson to Visit Campus Oct.26.

~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 […]

October 8, 2015

Librarian Emilie Songolo Honored as One of UW’s Outstanding Women of Color

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 […]

October 8, 2015

Janice Rice Retires

~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, […]

October 6, 2015

Wisconsin Archives Month Events!

 Archives Month is an annual celebration of the value of Wisconsin’s historical records, the original documents that tell the stories of our families, communities, business and civic organizations, and government institutions. As part of this effort, the Wisconsin Historical Society and other archival institutions throughout the state hold programs and exhibits that brings attention to the […]

October 6, 2015

October Celebrates Archives Month, Oral History Program

~ By Erin Doherty – Student Communications Assistant 26,000 cubic feet of paper and published material. 2.5 million photographs. Over 1,400 oral histories. 4,500 films and videos. 8,500 audio recordings. This is the multitude of valuable resources and materials that can be found at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives. October is Archives Month, which means […]

October 2, 2015

UPDATE – CANCELLED Oct.9: Our Funny University – with Writer Andrew Bergman

UPDATED Oct. 6, 2015 – The UW-Madison Libraries, UW Parent Program, UW-Madison Department of History and Wisconsin Public Television regret to announce the year’s Our Funny University is cancelled.  Madison – Honeymoon in Vegas, Blazing Saddles, and Fletch – these films are considered some of the greatest comedies of all time, and they all share […]

September 8, 2015

September 2015 Staff highlight – Julie Arensdorf, Memorial Library

As we begin a new school year, we invite you to enjoy our monthly Staff Spotlights. This month, we bring you Julie Arensdorf of Memorial Library! How long have you been working in libraries and how did this journey begin? I’ve been a librarian for four years now. When I started college, I was a […]

August 31, 2015

Wisconsin Welcome: Mark Your Calendar and Get Involved!

Every year, the UW Libraries look forward to welcoming students, staff, and faculty to back campus – whether they are returning Badgers, transfer students, international students, new faculty and staff, or freshman. Each and every individual makes this campus great. The UW Libraries encourage everyone to get involved in campus, beginning with the special events associated with the […]

August 25, 2015

Holding History offers an intimate encounter with rare books

by Dean Robbins, UW Continuing Studies, News   Even in an age of e-books, a physical volume with pages and binding can cause a sensation. That’s the premise of Holding History, a new public humanities program that invites people to view, learn about, and, yes, even hold some of the most important books ever printed. […]

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