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Information geared toward undergraduate students on topics like:

- General information about library research
- Information about services like tutoring help and writing assistance
- Information about recreational library materials
- Library and related events for undergraduates

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 […]

December 13, 2013

Distinguished Prefix title awarded to Susan Barribeau and Larry Ashmun

Congratulations are in order for Susan Barribeau (English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library) and Larry Ashmun (Southeast Asian Studies Bibliographer), who each recently received the prestigious Distinguished Prefix title. On November 21st, the Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (DPRC) recommended that both Larry and Susan be awarded the title by unanimous vote. According to DPRC, to […]

December 12, 2013

Staff Spotlight: MERIT Library’s Anna Lewis

Our staff spotlight this month is Anna Lewis, Assistant Director at MERIT. Whether you’ve visited MERIT yourself or just read about it in our Library of the Month feature, you know it’s a fun and friendly place to be. Anna fits right in—her cheerful disposition and fondness for her coworkers is a big contributor to […]

December 11, 2013

#studystrong, Camp Out in the Libraries for Finals Week

As many students know, the Libraries are packed during finals!  The Libraries are open to students for a quiet place to study, a safe space to stay late into the night (or maybe all night!), a huge amount and variety of resources for that final paper, and, of course, helpful librarians. Many Libraries extend hours […]

December 3, 2013

Raise the Library Woof: Dogs on Call to Soothe Finals Panic

We’ll let you in on a little secret: sometimes, you can find cute dogs in the library. Last night, Dogs on Call generously brought four all-star dogs — Charlotte Rose, Raider, Melody, and Murray — to Steenbock Library. Stressed out students facing finals had the chance to ease their worries with some canine attention. You […]

December 2, 2013

Max Brooks, author of World War Z is coming to UW—Madison!

Worried about the impending zombie apocalypse? Just plain obsessed with zombies? The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) presents the Distinguished Lecture Series “Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack.” Head to Varsity Hall at Union South on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30pm to get some zombie survival tips from the expert of all things […]

November 26, 2013

College Library + The Big 1-1-7 for Helen C. White = Cupcakes

In keeping with the yearly tradition, College Library gave away 117 cupcakes this afternoon (Tuesday, November 26), in honor of Helen C. White’s 117th birthday. What an unexpected treat! The building’s namesake was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1896 and became the first woman full professor in the College of Letters and Science at […]

November 21, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Library advocate and aficionado, Ben Strand

Our staff spotlight this month is Ben Strand, Development Director for Campus Libraries at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Ben is new to the position, but not to Madison—he received his undergraduate degree in English and Classical Humanities from UW—Madison in 1996, and he was one of the first six baristas at Ancora Coffee back […]

November 15, 2013

Ellen Jacks on front page of Badger Herald for Charity Knitting & Crocheting group

If you read yesterday’s issue of The Badger Herald (Thursday, Nov. 14), you may have recognized a familiar face on the front page. Memorial Library’s own Ellen Jacks (Grants Librarian) was pictured sorting through rectangles knitted by the UW—Libraries Charity Knitting & Crocheting group. The photo was in connection with the article entitled “Chronically ill […]

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