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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.

January 16, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries’ Exhibits Showcase Bible and Other Religious Texts Throughout History

The Department of Special Collections and the Kohler Art Library are proud to announce two exhibits this January, highlighting the history of Bibles, and other religious texts, through the centuries. The displays are designed to complement the beautiful “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,” exhibit through the Chazen Museum of Art. “Chapter and Verse” […]

January 15, 2015

Go Big Read Seeks Books Focused on Inequality in America

by Jenny Price America is often billed as a land of opportunity, but for many people there are barriers to accessing education, getting out of poverty, seeking justice and more. For the 2015-16 year, the selection committee for Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program, is seeking a book that addresses this theme of inequality in […]

January 6, 2015

GLS celebrates Pat Erickson as She Heads Off to a New Adventure: Retirement!

On January 2, 2015, Pat Erickson, the Human Resources Manager for GLS, started a new adventure – retirement! After 21 years with UW-Madison, and nine with GLS, we wanted to get her thoughts and memories before she headed off to enjoy her next chapter. Whether you’ve worked with Pat for years, or only recently, you […]

December 22, 2014

Anne Murphy-Lom Joins UW-Madison Libraries’ Human Resources Staff

The UW-Madison Libraries are pleased to announce that Anne Murphy-Lom has been named  to the Human Resources staff for the General Libraries. Anne fills the position being vacated by Pat Erickson, who is retiring after nearly a decade with the Libraries. Anne has a tremendous background in administrative and financial leadership and management, as well […]

December 17, 2014

Scripture Transfigured: Visualizing the Christian Bible from the Sixth to the Fifteenth Century

~ By Lynette Korenic, Kohler Art Library The exhibit in the Art Library runs December 19, 2014 – March 15, 2015. The Bible is sometimes imagined to be a rigid and unchanging book, but this was not the case in the Middle Ages nor is it today. This exhibition presents ten facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts […]

December 17, 2014

The UW-Madison Libraries: Top 10 Favorite Moments from the Fall 2014 Semester

It’s hard to believe the Fall 2014 semester has come to a close. The UW-Madison Libraries were fortunate to have another successful start to the academic year, filled with exciting events, engaging visitors, and exceptional accomplishments thanks to our staff, students, and campus partners. While there are too many great moments to list them all, […]

December 16, 2014

Library Staff Celebrated During Staff Service Awards

Library employees celebrated the 2014 annual Library Staff Service Awards and Staff Recognition ceremony at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. The yearly event recognizes employees for their heard work, specifically in the following areas: *Exemplary working relationships with library colleagues and/or  library clients *Contributions to establishing a welcoming learning and research environment *High-productivity coupled with […]

December 4, 2014

Staff Spotlight(s): The Gentleman and Lady of Verona…Shelving Facility

Our December Staff Spotlight is a double feature! Chrissy Hursh and Rob Klecker are not two faces you’ll see roaming around campus very often. Instead, they’re the powerhouse duo responsible for running the Verona Shelving Facility. We visited them out at VSF and got an intense look into their fast-paced day. **Stay tuned for an […]

December 1, 2014

“Off the Clock” Celebrates A Different Type of Artist

Nearly 120 people attended the opening and reception for the “Off The Clock” art exhibit at Ebling Library. The exhibit is a special feature of “artwork fashioned during time away from the daily duties of professionals.” Pathologists, veterinary medicine lab personnel, surgeons, library staff, psychiatrists, administrative staff, and food service workers submitted paintings, photographs, bead work, quilts, pastels, […]

November 20, 2014

Library of the Month: University Archives

Have you ever wondered what courses students were enrolled in 100 years ago? Maybe you’d like to know more about the long line of Badgers from which you descend. Perhaps you want to listen to an oral history, or watch a long-forgotten film. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into the University’s past or just […]

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