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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.

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 […]

December 4, 2014

Staff Spotlight(s): The Gentleman and Lady of Verona…Shelving Facility

Our December Staff Spotlight is a double feature! Chrissy Hursh and Rob Klecker are not two faces you’ll see roaming around campus very often. Instead, they’re the powerhouse duo responsible for running the Verona Shelving Facility. We visited them out at VSF and got an intense look into their fast-paced day. **Stay tuned for an […]

December 1, 2014

“Off the Clock” Celebrates A Different Type of Artist

Nearly 120 people attended the opening and reception for the “Off The Clock” art exhibit at Ebling Library. The exhibit is a special feature of “artwork fashioned during time away from the daily duties of professionals.” Pathologists, veterinary medicine lab personnel, surgeons, library staff, psychiatrists, administrative staff, and food service workers submitted paintings, photographs, bead work, quilts, pastels, […]

November 20, 2014

Library of the Month: University Archives

Have you ever wondered what courses students were enrolled in 100 years ago? Maybe you’d like to know more about the long line of Badgers from which you descend. Perhaps you want to listen to an oral history, or watch a long-forgotten film. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into the University’s past or just […]

November 20, 2014

Celebrate Digital Media – Submit Your Work by Dec. 10 for the 6th Annual Digital Salon

The 6th Annual Digital Salon is now accepting submissions from UW-Madison graduate and undergraduate students. To have your work considered, start by filling out this form. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2014. The Digital Salon brings together students, faculty, and staff to showcase artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily […]

November 19, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik for three fabulous FREE events: The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods Thursday, November 20, 2014 7pm reception, 7:30pm Sound Salon, live concert following University Club, 432 East Campus Mall A unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent […]

November 14, 2014

Exhibit Highlights Life at the University of Wisconsin During WWI

The University of Wisconsin Archives is pleased to announce its exhibit, “University of Wisconsin During WWI,” on display through November 28 at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The exhibit showcases photos and ephemera documenting campus life during World War I, including UW faculty contributions to the war effort, the Student Army Training Corps (SATC), student life […]

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