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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.

April 3, 2015

Spring Book Sale Starts April 15 at Memorial Library!

If you love books you won’t want to miss the Spring Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale, which kicks off Wednesday, April 15 and lasts through Saturday, April 18. With more than 500 boxes of books ready to fill the tables, this is the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The sale is open to […]

March 24, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries: Wisconsin Partnership Helps Begin a New Chapter in Shelving, Organization

From the outside, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Verona Shelving Facility looks like any other warehouse. On the inside it houses a high-density, state-of-the-art shelving space that is a critical investment in the future of the Libraries. “For a top-notch research university to continue to provide the resources our users require, having a high-density facility […]

March 23, 2015

Librarians Encourage You to…Read Your Food? Join the UW Libraries for the Annual Edible Book Festival!

  Enter the Edible Book Festival by Friday, April 10th! Librarians are encouraging fellow Madisonians to join them in savoring books—edible books, that is.  Staff members at the UW-Madison Memorial Library are busy with preparations for their sixth annual Edible Book Festival, a celebration of the convergence of books and food.  Edible books are sculptures […]

March 23, 2015

Cartonera Crossings: From Cardboard Books To Cultural Identity – Middle school students discover the cartonera movement

Ms. Kirsten Scott’s Spanish Language Arts class came to visit the Cartonera Collection in October 2013 in Memorial Library, and during the past fall semester she and her class worked with Saylín Alvarez (by this time they were all in 8th grade). They all met on a weekly basis for creative workshops that resulted in the […]

March 16, 2015

Rotary Club of Madison Honors Longtime UW-Madison Libraries’ Employee with Senior Service Award

  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to announce James Dast has been honored with the Senior Service Award, given by the Rotary Club of Madison. Dast, who retired as the Libraries’ Conservator in 1996, has spent the past 30 years volunteering with the Friends of the Library. “The UW-Madison Libraries is fortunate to […]

March 12, 2015

Library of the Month: Gender and Women’s Studies

The Gender and Women’s Studies Library may be located on the fourth floor of Memorial Library in room 430, but its presence can be felt far beyond those walls. While the location of the office is sometimes a mystery, the services provided have a long and reputable history. “We have the gender and women’s studies […]

March 12, 2015

Upcoming Neighborhood Construction Around Library Mall

~By Alex Johnson, Facilities Manager As many of us are intimately aware, over the past several years, the East end of campus has experienced a practically continual series of construction projects. We have been surrounded by large, loud, and dusty renovation projects to the Historical Society, the Library Mall, the Union, etc. The next few […]

March 11, 2015

Staff Spotlight with Karla Strand, Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian

Our March Staff Spotlight is with Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian Karla Strand. Karla sat down with our ISIP student, Genesha Murray, to talk about her work and how she landed her role as the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian. ~By Genesha Murray Did you always know you wanted to be a librarian? I don’t […]

March 10, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries to hold 4th Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 3 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of longtime colleague, Maureen Grant, who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her hometown […]

March 4, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library Welcomes Distinguished Book Artist Maureen Cummins for first annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture

Distinguished book artist Maureen Cummins will be welcomed to campus as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library hosts the first annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture, March 19, 2015. The public lecture Artist as Archivist: The Work of Maureen Cummins will be at 11:30 a.m. in room 126 Memorial Library. A world-renowned artist, Cummins […]

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