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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 21, 2015

Libraries’ Top 10 Moments from Fall 2015!

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 […]

December 11, 2015

UW Fall 2015 Finals: We’ve Got You Covered

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 several other activities to help make your finals experience a little easier. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like extended hours, study consultants, […]

December 9, 2015

2015 Ghost Story Writing Contest Winners!

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 […]

November 30, 2015

The UW–Madison Business Library, Small Business Development Center Provide Big Impact for Entrepreneurs, Communities

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 […]

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 […]

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