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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.

February 5, 2014

Library of the Month: Memorial Library

Our February Library of the Month is Memorial Library! Constructed in 1953, Memorial is the principal research library on campus for the humanities and social sciences. With over 3 million volumes in over 350 languages spanning 80 miles of shelving, it holds the title as the largest single collection in the state of Wisconsin! Collections […]

January 30, 2014

A Big Year: 30th Anniversary Celebration for the Grants Information Collection

This January is a huge year for Memorial Library’s Grants Information Collection! 30 years ago, the Grants Information Collection (GIC) became a partner of the Foundation Center, a leading authority on philanthropic giving. The Grants Information Collection, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, has big plans for 2014, including a celebration reception […]

January 29, 2014

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of […]

January 28, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The creative and passionate storyteller, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Our staff spotlight this month is Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Curator and History of Health Sciences Librarian and Head of Marketing and Communications at Ebling Library. Micaela’s passion and creativity are apparent in every aspect of her job—whether she is conducting student workshops, organizing art shows, or designing historical exhibits. Read on to learn more about Micaela […]

January 20, 2014

The Libraries Mourn the Loss of Edith “Edie” Dixon, Academic Librarian

Edith “Edie” Dixon, 62, senior academic librarian and an important part of the Library Technology Group at Memorial Library, was hit and killed by a delivery truck on Thursday morning. She was taking her usual morning break on Lake Street. This loss has been a great shock to the Libraries, UW–Madison campus, and the Madison […]

January 15, 2014

“Life and Limb” exhibit provides rare look into medical history of Civil War

The latest exhibit at Ebling Library provides a fascinating glimpse into the Civil War, through the lens of battlefield surgeries and amputations. More than three million soldiers fought in the war between the states from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled […]

January 14, 2014

Bunny Berigan: Still Swingin’ & Jumpin’ at the Mills Music Library

Mike Zirpolo spent 50 years fascinated with tragic and talented jazz trumpeter of the swing era, Bunny Berigan. In 2011, Zirpolo turned the fascination into a book about Berigan, who died at age 33 due to a savage combination of cirrhosis and alcoholism. While researching photos for the book at UW—Madison’s Mills Music Library, Zirpolo […]

January 13, 2014

Go Big Read Seeks Service-Focused Titles for 2014-15 Program

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 […]

January 8, 2014

UW—Madison art exhibition “Victorian Eyes” featured in Boston Globe

“Victorian Eyes” is an art exhibition created through a collaboration between Carrie Roy (coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge), Catherine DeRose (PhD Candidate in English Literature), and Fred Boehm (PhD student in Statistics). The three combined their respective fields of art, literature, and statistics, by using research questions formulated by DeRose, exploring them through Boehm’s […]

January 7, 2014

Doug Way named Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services

UW–Madison Libraries Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert is pleased to announce that Doug Way, currently Head of Collections and Scholarly Communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan, has been selected as the new Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services. “I am excited to have Doug join our executive team at the […]

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