University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

Services

This category contains 39 posts

Information about library user services, including:

– Circulation information, policies, and reminders
– Research, reference, liaison and subject specialist assistance
– Library instruction services (workshops/in-class instruction only)
– Information about openings/closings/hours

December 16, 2014

UW System Libraries Unite to Improve User Experience

Using library resources throughout the University of Wisconsin System is about to get easier. After nearly two years of intensive work, libraries around the system will migrate to a unified library services platform (LSP) in January. It’s a transition designed to provide for greater user efficiency and collaboration, UW–Madison library officials say, and will mark […]

December 10, 2014

UW Fall 2014 Finals: Don’t Panic – We’ve Got Extended Hours, Coffee, and Visits From Furry Friends to Help You Through

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax and keep your spirits up. That’s our job. While we have your most basic need: free coffee – we also have puppies, kittens, coloring sheets, healthy snacks, button makers, dance parties, LEGOs, puzzles, and more. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like […]

December 10, 2014

Library of the Month: Verona Shelving Facility

It’s a giant concrete warehouse with one million inches of space over 10,000 square feet. It has floor-to ceiling compact and movable shelving, cherry-picker included, a high-tech H-VAC system, and it required two decades of planning. Simply put, the University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries’ Verona Shelving Facility is a work of art. “It isn’t just a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

August 27, 2014

Welcome Back: We’re Here to Help You Succeed!

Whether you frequent our libraries, online or in person, or visit a few times each semester, the UW-Madison Libraries have you covered. Our services extend beyond quiet learning spaces, free equipment check out, and resources for your courses. We are national leaders with a strong history of supporting access to materials for students, faculty, and […]

June 17, 2014

Staff Spotlight: College Library’s Janice Rice

Our staff spotlight this month is Janice Rice, Public Services and Outreach Librarian at College Library. In speaking with her, it is clear that she is passionate about outreach and working one-on-one with students. Read on to learn more about Janice and how she slowly but surely became a “library person.” News: Can you tell […]

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 […]

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