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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 2, 2014

The #UWBookMadness Final Four

UW–Madison Badgers made a thrilling entrance into the Final Four last Saturday — and we are actually talking about basketball’s March Madness. Now for you book lovers, check out the Book Madness Final Four! (Disclaimer: we’re not trying to say that being a sports fan and an avid reader are mutually exclusive, of course) And […]

March 26, 2014

Still Open for Entries!: Edible Book Festival

The 2014 Edible Book Festival takes place 11:00 am – 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library and promises to combine literary and culinary talents from within the Madison community. A Clockwork Orange made out of oranges?  A catcher’s mitt made of bread, representing A Catcher in the […]

March 25, 2014

Evolving Directions: Migrant Literacies and Conjoined Twins

The Evolving Directions in Academic Research and Resources committee presents two new lectures on campus this April. Both talks will be held in Memorial Library, room 126, from 1:30-3:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend. On Friday, April 4, Professor Ellen Samuels, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, will present her talk: “Conjoined […]

March 19, 2014

Come on Aboard: “Freedom Riders” of the Created Equal Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the third film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 25. Selected segments of Freedom Riders will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. Freedom Riders tells the tale of […]

March 14, 2014

Math Library + March = Library of the Month

The Stephen Cole Kleene Mathematics Library is the March Library of the Month! Located in Van Vleck Hall, and named after Professor Stephen Cole Kleene in 1999, the library holds thousands of resources covering the wide spectrum of mathematics. History Originally located in North Hall as the Math and Physics Library in the early twentieth […]

March 13, 2014

3rd Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 2 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of Maureen Grant, a longtime colleague 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 […]

March 10, 2014

The Movers & Shakers from UW-Madison Libraries

Library Journal, a widely read publication for librarians, chooses 50 individuals each year as Movers & Shakers of the profession. Movers & Shakers are “the people shaping the future of libraries.” Movers and Shakers are recognized for their passion “about what all types of libraries can do to enhance lives—for adults, teens, schoolchildren, infants, and […]

March 7, 2014

SLIS Librarians’ Tour to Scotland

This summer the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) will offer its 14th Librarians’ Tour to Scotland June 27-July 6. SLIS associate director emerita Jane Pearlmutter has led each tour; We recently spoke with her about her involvement and asked her to describe a typical trip. Many thanks to Jane for this lovely write-up […]

March 5, 2014

#UWBookMadness is here!

Welcome to the Second Annual UW Book Madness Tournament! Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien beat Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in last year’s championship. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee barely lost to LOTR. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer lost to Pride and Prejudice in a landslide (69 votes compared to 762 […]

March 4, 2014

Meet Your Makers … of Edible Books

Have you wanted to enter the Edible Book Festival, but didn’t feel you had ideas of what you wanted to make, or how you could make an edible book?  Or just looking for something different to do on a (most likely chilly frigid) Saturday morning? This year, UW–Madison Libraries are teaming up with the Madison […]

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