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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.

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. […]

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 […]

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