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June 27, 2014

Parallel Press Publishes ‘Alibi for Two’

  Parallel Press is pleased to announce the publication of Alibi for Two, a new collection of poetry and prose by Agustus Merrill. ($10.00, Parallel Press, 2014). Alibi for Two pays homage to life and love in the long winter nights of the North Woods, where “the new moon is laced/Across its white face/With the […]

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 8, 2014

Go Big Read Announces ‘I Am Malala’ for Its 6th Year

Article by Jenny Price The Taliban thought bullets would silence Malala Yousafzai. But instead they made her voice stronger, and today the teenager from Pakistan is known worldwide as a transformative advocate who embodies the power of education for girls. Her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot […]

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 […]

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 22, 2014

2014 Symposium on the Book: Bibliography, Collections, and the History of Science

This article was written by Robin E. Rider, History of Science & Special Collections Librarian, for the Spring 2014 Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries newsletter. Please note that Rider’s article came out early 2014, and the Books of Nature exhibit opened March 17th for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will run until August 1, 2014. […]

April 16, 2014

Celebrate Poetry Month and Go Big Read with This New Exhibit

Memorial Library invites all to join in a unique conversation inspired by this year’s Go Big Read book, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. The exhibit runs through May 9th in the first floor lobby. What distinguishes this conversation is that it takes place on a magnetic poetry board. Why this particular format? […]

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 […]

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