University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries


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– 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

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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