University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

People & Libraries

This category contains 199 posts

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.

November 11, 2014

UW-Libraries WWI Exhibit Featured on C-SPAN

C-SPAN, in partnership with Charter,  highlighted the city of Madison, including the UW-Madison Libraries, as part of its 2014 Cities Tour. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 featured the literary life and history of selected cities, with Madison’s episodes airing Nov. 15-16 on the public affairs network. To view the Libraries episodes, or any of the Madison segments, […]

November 7, 2014

Inside Out/Outside In: African Print Cloth

Across Africa, the colorful designs on locally printed fabrics are more than decorative, they often commemorate events and communities. On Wednesday evening November 12th, the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries invite you to the Central Library (Madison Public Library), 201 West Mifflin St., for a talk on African Print Cloth from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Librarian Emilie […]

November 6, 2014

Project Arclight, Scaled Entity Search, and the Data of Media History

We are very pleased to announce that Asst. Professor Eric Hoyt will present a brown bag talk on Friday, November 14 from noon-1:00 in Memorial Library, room 126.  His talk is part of the library’s ongoing Evolving Direction in Academic Research and Resources lecture series.  Eric’s exciting work is at the forefront of data mining […]

November 3, 2014

Staff Spotlight with Alex Johnson: Working With History

Our staff spotlight this month is Alex Johnson, the new Building Manager at Memorial Library. While he may be one of the newest hires by the Libraries, he already has a great “History” with the campus. ~by Arielle Perry How long have you been in this position? I started just over a month ago, so […]

October 24, 2014

Library of the Month: LGBT Campus Center Resource Library

Our October Library of the Month is the LGBT Campus Center Resource Library. Previously located in Memorial Union, the LGBT Campus Center is now located on the first floor of the Red Gym, and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. With a collection of nearly 500 volumes, the LGTB Resource Library has an incredibly […]

October 22, 2014

Blasting Publications: The Books of Futurism (1909-1920)

Exhibit dates: October 24th – December 12th, 2014 Story by ~ Ernesto Livorni – Professor, Italian On May 2014, Matteo Billeri, PhD student in Italian Literature, came to Paloma Celis to call her attention on the 29 first editions of Italian Futurism books held at Memorial Library that he found while preparing for his prelims. The edition […]

October 22, 2014

Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus

~ by Jenny Price Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison […]

October 21, 2014

Symposium Aims to Encourage Campus-Wide Conversation on Publishing Landscape

The model of scholarly publication has remained largely unchanged for nearly four centuries – but the next decade is expected to bring significant changes. With revolutionary shifts on the horizon, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking to help lead the conversation about the 21st century publishing outlook. On October 30, that discussion will break open, […]

October 15, 2014

It’s Time for the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival!

The Wisconsin Book Festival is here! This year’s event runs Oct. 16 – Oct. 19, with the UW–Madison Friends of the Library kicking things off with its annual Book Sale at Memorial Library (Oct. 15 – 18). Each year, the Wisconsin Book Festival highlights local and national literary talents, creating an engaging and fun series […]

October 13, 2014

It’s Time to Fall into a Good Book with the Friends Book Sale

If you love books by the bag, you’ll want to limber up and hit the ground running at the Friends of the Libraries’ semiannual book sale. The bargain-lover’s event kicks off this week, with a special “preview day” Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. Regular entry begins Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through […]

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Entries (RSS) Follow us on Pinterest Consider Giving

Archives