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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.

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. […]

August 5, 2015

The UW Band Tours the West in the Summer of 1915

The following is an excerpt from a blog written by University Archivist David Null. To view the full blog, visit the UW-Madison Archives’ blog page! From February 20-December 4, 1915, San Francisco played host to the Panama Pacific International Exposition, held to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, officially opened on August 15, 1914, and to […]

July 20, 2015

Long-standing Partnership Between Libraries, Campus Helps Students SOAR at UW-Madison

How different is college from high school? What do professors expect of their students? What are the keys to academic success? Beginning the journey through college, whether as a freshman, transfer, or an international student can be an eye-opening experience – for both students and parents. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison a program through the […]

July 10, 2015

“Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems” Event Set for July 21

You can hold history in your hands and explore some of the most important books ever printed. On July 21, join us for “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems.” Meet with undergraduate and graduate students (with majors ranging from English to Astrophysics) to turn the pages of about a dozen rare volumes including the second […]

June 30, 2015

Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit

Art history students turn shopkeeper’s ledger into Smithsonian exhibit by Susannah Brooks (University Communications) In the spring of 2013, sixteen students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spent a semester delving into the mysteries of a single dusty account book kept by a colonial merchant. The results of their work didn’t emerge for another two years. […]

June 29, 2015

Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, Honored by the Special Library Association

Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, was awarded the Distinguished Member Award ​​from the Business & Finance Division of the Special Library Association. Enyart was recognized during the 2015 SLA Annual Conference in Boston​ on June 14-16. I was very surprised that I received the award and feel somewhat humbled in light of the other people in […]

June 23, 2015

Emilie Songolo, Senior Academic Librarian at Memorial Library, honored as Outstanding Women of Color

The 2015 Outstanding Women of Color Selection Committee is pleased to announce the seven Outstanding Women of Color for 2015-16: Earlise Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Faculty, Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, School of Medicine & Public Health; Heather Johnson, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division […]

June 17, 2015

Undergrads Receive Library Research Awards

~ By Pamela O’Donnell Two undergraduate library research awards were presented by Kelli Hughes at the Undergraduate Symposium at Union South on Thursday, April 16. The recipients are Gretchen Miron for her critical analysis of the Roman philosopher Senaca’s 47th Moral Epistle and Jinghao Yang for his research on the relationship between parents’ patience and […]

June 1, 2015

New Services Platform Offers Greater Access to Materials at UW—Madison’s Verona Shelving Facility

With the rollout of a new unified library services platform across the University of Wisconsin System libraries, the UW—Madison Library’s Verona Shelving Facility can expect an even greater uptick in business. On May 20, the cloud-based service Alma was launched, putting the UW System libraries on a first-ever unified library services platform. Alma will enhance […]

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