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May 2, 2013

‘A Tale for the Time Being’ selected for Go Big Read’s 5th year

MADISON, Wis.–“A Tale for the Time Being,” a new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki, is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program. Ozeki tells a powerful story of the right book falling into the right reader’s hands. A novelist on a remote Canadian island finds […]

April 23, 2013

Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced

Each year, College Library invites students to apply for its annual Undergraduate Library Research Awards as part of the Undergraduate Symposium. The awards celebrate excellence and creativity in using the library to complete an undergraduate research project, and winners receive cash prizes for their work.  The submission process included meeting with librarians Kelli Keclik  at […]

April 5, 2013

The Libraries participate in UW Day at the State Capitol

UW Libraries were well represented at the State Capitol this week during UW Day on Thursday April 4th.  UW-Madison, UW Extension and UW Colleges partnered to present educational displays and interactive exhibits in the capitol rotunda. More than 30 scientific exploration stations offered a fun, hands-on way to see UW research in action.  Expert librarians […]

March 13, 2013

Data Day, March 21st

Data Day is a one day symposium is intended to cover topics surrounding the use of data in humanities and social sciences research.  The event is organized by Research Data Services and the Humanities Research Bridge and sponsored by the UW CIO and Vice Provost for IT and the General Library System.   Spread the word and […]

February 28, 2013

2nd Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

In 2011, longtime UW Libraries employee Maureen Grant was struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue and was killed.  Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the UW Libraries blood drives and in her hometown of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Last March, the UW Libraries sponsored a blood drive […]

February 19, 2013

Getting to Know Ed Van Gemert

Staff meetings and official communications can tell you what Ed Van Gemert has planned for the UW Libraries, but we’d like to share a candid interview with the new Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.  In his own words: “I take my work seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously.” Library News & […]

February 12, 2013

Call For Submissions: Digital Salon 2013

The UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab will host the fourth annual Digital Salon, a one-week exhibition of digital media projects by UW undergraduate and graduate students from Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, 2013.  This exhibition of new media projects showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily on information technology […]

February 7, 2013

DesignLab & Media Studios Open House

DesignLab is hosting an Open House tomorrow, February 8th from 2:30-5pm.  Librarians, faculty, staff and students are invited to stop in any time between 2:30 and 5:00pm for tours of the spaces, opportunities to ask questions and talk with instructors and consultants, and to enjoy conversation (and treats). Last November, we shared an in-depth overview […]

February 5, 2013

New Campus Map

UW-Madison’s Campus Map is one of the most frequently used online tools, averaging more than 500,000 visits per year from faculty, students, and visitors, and the latest iteration represents a unique blend of cartography and web design. In 2006, UW-Madison launched the first iteration of the Campus Map, and it was considered one of the […]

January 16, 2013

Go Big Read seeks titles focused on global connections for 2013-’14 program

We are all linked together. Information, ideas, and culture are being shared around the globe in ways unprecedented in human history. The art, discoveries, literature, music, politics and problems of nations are not isolated to their borders—they are interconnected. This global reality provides a rich setting for myriad stories of adaptation, conflict, collaboration, cultures clashing […]

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