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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.

September 8, 2014

Information Specialist Internship Program (ISIP) – Offering Students a Fresh View of the Libraries’ Abilities

Technology allows for nonstop, free flowing information, all day, every day. It’s the world we live in. But understanding how to gather and harness information requires special skills. That’s where libraries and information specialists become critical. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are on the cutting-edge when it comes to training students in information services thanks […]

August 8, 2014

Edward Van Gemert Visits Kazakhstan

We recently sat down with Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost of Libraries and University Librarian, to discuss his trip to Astana, Kazakhstan this past June. During his week-long trip, he presented at the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum, where he met with colleagues and higher education experts in an effort to create a platform for […]

August 3, 2014

UW-Madison Libraries at the Wisconsin State Fair

Save the date for UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair on Wednesday, August 6th. The UW-Madison Libraries, along with staff from all over the university, will be connecting with hundreds of alumni, students, and friends from all over the state to celebrate the spirit of UW-Madison. Staff from the UW-Madison Libraries will chat with […]

May 15, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The Sherlock Holmes of Preservation, Wayne Gathright

Our staff spotlight this month is Wayne Gathright, Library Services Assistant Advanced for the Preservation Department. Preservation Week may have ended, but the important work Wayne and his colleagues do is never over! Read on to learn more about Wayne’s work, his diverse array of passions and interests, and why he considers himself to be […]

May 14, 2014

Makin’ STEAM at the Water Library

The UW–Madison Water Library is easy to miss along Lakeshore Path. The library is tucked inside Scott H. Goodnight Hall, a former dorm. It seems small, but you might be surprised at the vast collection housed by this library. The Water Library is a part of the UW’s Aquatic Sciences Center and boasts a collection […]

April 30, 2014

Librarians Who Gladly Spend Their Weekends in Jail

Today UW–Madison News published an article by Sean Kirkby featuring the work and success of the Jail Library Group, a student volunteer-run organization that serves the inmates in the Dane County’s Public Safety Building and City-County Building. JLG, as it is often known, is an excellent model of the unexpected actions librarians and libraries can […]

April 17, 2014

Library of the Month: Navigate Your Way to the Geography Library

The Geography Library, opened in 1929 on the second floor of the National Historic Landmark Science Hall, houses a very unique and eclectic collection of resources focused on geography, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and climate change. As of today, Science Hall is dedicated mostly to the Department of Geography, including the Arthur H. Robinson […]

April 15, 2014

The Sciences Need Art Too: Ebling Library’s Student Art Exhibit

Ebling Library proudly hosts the 8th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit from April 10th to May 9th, 2014. Students from the School of Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine & Public Health, have submitted photographs, ceramic work, paintings, prints, and stained glass for this year’s show. Some of the […]

April 14, 2014

Star in Your Own READ Poster!

Today marks the beginning of a very, very important week: it’s National Library Week! Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the work, knowledge, and experience of our students, faculty, staff, and the wider community. Celebrate your library, your research, your access to databases, and your love of books with MERIT Library’s […]

April 11, 2014

The Edible Book Festival: A Place for Literary Jokes and Strange Food Combinations

What bookish joy! To prepare us all for National Library Week (April 13-19th this year), the annual Edible Book Festival celebrated books, creativity, and a reader’s relationship to the written word. The Festival was held in Memorial Library yesterday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., allowing folks to come in to browse and vote for […]

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