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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.

March 10, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries to hold 4th Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 3 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of longtime colleague, Maureen Grant, 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 hometown […]

March 4, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library Welcomes Distinguished Book Artist Maureen Cummins for first annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture

Distinguished book artist Maureen Cummins will be welcomed to campus as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library hosts the first annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture, March 19, 2015. The public lecture Artist as Archivist: The Work of Maureen Cummins will be at 11:30 a.m. in room 126 Memorial Library. A world-renowned artist, Cummins […]

February 26, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and the Chazen Museum of Art to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

Folger Shakespeare Library Announces 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibition to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected as the host site for the state of Wisconsin for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, […]

February 10, 2015

February Library of the Month: Exploring the Beauty of Kohler Art Library

  Our February Library of the Month is the Kohler Art Library, with a focus on its growing collection of artist sketchbook facsimiles. We collaborated with Lyn Korenic to bring you a closer look at this impressive and expanding special collection, and how it’s impacting students. Lyn Korenic, Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Kohler […]

February 10, 2015

Staff Spotlight with Linda Duychak: She’s Got the Answers

Our February Staff Spotlight is Linda Duychak from the Kohler Art Library. Whether she’s tracking down examples of work by a particular artist for students, or tracking various birds with the Art History Avian Expeditionary Force – Linda has a knack for finding the unexpected. How long have you been with the Libraries and how did you get your […]

February 4, 2015

Wisconsin Historical Society To Host Program on Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Struggle

On the evening of February 24th, the Wisconsin Historical Society will feature a program at its Madison headquarters on the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Dr. Patrick D. Jones, author of the award-winning book, Selma of the North:  Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2010), will introduce and […]

January 26, 2015

Starting Something Together: Campus Partners Celebrate Opening of BioCommons, Located in Steenbock Library

After years of planning, a new learning space for students is a reality. The remodeled BioCommons, located on the lower level of Steenbock Library, is officially open. While this unique space is available to all students, it aims to provide a welcoming home base for bioscience students across campus to connect with each other, and […]

January 22, 2015

Staff Spotlight with Jessica Newman

Our January 2015 Staff Spotlight is with Jessica Newman. Jessica works out of Steenbock Library and has been one of the most important individuals involved in getting the new BioCommons up and running. How long have you been with the Libraries and how did you get your start? I have been with Steenbock since September […]

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 […]

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