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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

May 2, 2014

The CCBC Shows Us How Far Children’s Literature Has to Go

You may have noticed some campaigns going around your social media circles lately having to do with diversity in children’s books. One campaign is #weneeddiversebooks with answers like “because every voice matters and needs to be represented” and “stories are our truths.” In a Huffington Post article dated April 30th, Starr LaTronica, President of the […]

May 1, 2014

Asking and Answering Healthcare Questions in Libraries

On Friday, May 9, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the H.F. De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery,  a panel of experts will address concerns and issues garnered from the efforts of UW–Madison School of Library and Information Studies faculty members and students addressing healthcare questions, and most specifically questions related to electronic medical […]

April 30, 2014

Librarians Who Gladly Spend Their Weekends in Jail

Today UW–Madison News published an article by Sean Kirkby featuring the work and success of the Jail Library Group, a student volunteer-run organization that serves the inmates in the Dane County’s Public Safety Building and City-County Building. JLG, as it is often known, is an excellent model of the unexpected actions librarians and libraries can […]

April 14, 2014

Star in Your Own READ Poster!

Today marks the beginning of a very, very important week: it’s National Library Week! Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the work, knowledge, and experience of our students, faculty, staff, and the wider community. Celebrate your library, your research, your access to databases, and your love of books with MERIT Library’s […]

February 5, 2014

Library of the Month: Memorial Library

Our February Library of the Month is Memorial Library! Constructed in 1953, Memorial is the principal research library on campus for the humanities and social sciences. With over 3 million volumes in over 350 languages spanning 80 miles of shelving, it holds the title as the largest single collection in the state of Wisconsin! Collections […]

January 30, 2014

A Big Year: 30th Anniversary Celebration for the Grants Information Collection

This January is a huge year for Memorial Library’s Grants Information Collection! 30 years ago, the Grants Information Collection (GIC) became a partner of the Foundation Center, a leading authority on philanthropic giving. The Grants Information Collection, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, has big plans for 2014, including a celebration reception […]

January 28, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The creative and passionate storyteller, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Our staff spotlight this month is Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Curator and History of Health Sciences Librarian and Head of Marketing and Communications at Ebling Library. Micaela’s passion and creativity are apparent in every aspect of her job—whether she is conducting student workshops, organizing art shows, or designing historical exhibits. Read on to learn more about Micaela […]

January 13, 2014

Go Big Read Seeks Service-Focused Titles for 2014-15 Program

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 […]

December 27, 2013

Latin Dictionary Completed after 100 Years

Memorial Library carries the result of a 100-year project, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, that finally culminated in its last volume this year, as BBC News recently reported. The need for a comprehensive Medieval Latin dictionary was raised several times in the 19th century, but it was not until April of 1913 […]

December 26, 2013

“The Information” Broker Helps a Student through Finals

Finals are over and the Libraries are definitely much emptier now than they were a week ago, but that doesn’t stop us from sharing this great interaction between one of our librarians and a student. Did you ever wonder about library etiquette when it comes to someone’s noisy cold? Bruce Broker knows how to handle […]

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