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.
“This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins.” That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 UW Book Madness champion is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit whisked away its precious win, beating out 1984 by George Orwell, by taking home 61 percent of the vote in the final found. […]
Why do maps need a new history? Maps and mapping technology have become global in every sense of the word—appearing like magic on our hand-held devices, influencing our news, informing education, describing the human genome, and inspiring poetry. People, cultures, and societies have produced and used maps through the ages. The History of Cartography Project has now published […]
If you love books you won’t want to miss the Spring Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale, which kicks off Wednesday, April 15 and lasts through Saturday, April 18. With more than 500 boxes of books ready to fill the tables, this is the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The sale is open to […]
From the outside, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Verona Shelving Facility looks like any other warehouse. On the inside it houses a high-density, state-of-the-art shelving space that is a critical investment in the future of the Libraries. “For a top-notch research university to continue to provide the resources our users require, having a high-density facility […]
Enter the Edible Book Festival by Friday, April 10th! Librarians are encouraging fellow Madisonians to join them in savoring books—edible books, that is. Staff members at the UW-Madison Memorial Library are busy with preparations for their sixth annual Edible Book Festival, a celebration of the convergence of books and food. Edible books are sculptures […]
Ms. Kirsten Scott’s Spanish Language Arts class came to visit the Cartonera Collection in October 2013 in Memorial Library, and during the past fall semester she and her class worked with Saylín Alvarez (by this time they were all in 8th grade). They all met on a weekly basis for creative workshops that resulted in the […]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to announce James Dast has been honored with the Senior Service Award, given by the Rotary Club of Madison. Dast, who retired as the Libraries’ Conservator in 1996, has spent the past 30 years volunteering with the Friends of the Library. “The UW-Madison Libraries is fortunate to […]
The Gender and Women’s Studies Library may be located on the fourth floor of Memorial Library in room 430, but its presence can be felt far beyond those walls. While the location of the office is sometimes a mystery, the services provided have a long and reputable history. “We have the gender and women’s studies […]
~By Alex Johnson, Facilities Manager As many of us are intimately aware, over the past several years, the East end of campus has experienced a practically continual series of construction projects. We have been surrounded by large, loud, and dusty renovation projects to the Historical Society, the Library Mall, the Union, etc. The next few […]
Our March Staff Spotlight is with Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian Karla Strand. Karla sat down with our ISIP student, Genesha Murray, to talk about her work and how she landed her role as the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian. ~By Genesha Murray Did you always know you wanted to be a librarian? I don’t […]