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September 24, 2013

Exhibit Opening & Reception for Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting

Imagine waiting for two years for a promise to breathe again. Imagine waiting two years to finally receive a double lung transplant. Ebling Library’s extraordinary exhibit Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting, a photo exhibition by Silas B. Richie & Dale Kaminiski shows us, through daily photos of Silas, 28, who was born with cystic […]

September 10, 2013

A tour of Madison Public Library’s new Central Library

Yesterday, Libraries staff had the opportunity to tour Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. The tour was coordinated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and was conducted by Trent Miller, the new Community Programs Coordinator for MPL. Trent was the mastermind behind the BOOKLESS fundraiser in January 2012 that transformed the old Central Library […]

September 9, 2013

2nd Annual Steenbock Library Luau a Success!

The Second Annual Steenbock Library Luau, held last week on September 5th as part of Wisconsin Welcome Week activities, was a rousing success! The island-themed party featured games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths, and invited new and returning students to explore the university. Free food was provided by Ian’s Pizza, Glass Nickel, Wings […]

September 9, 2013

Library of the Month: College Library

The Library of the Month for September is College Library, the undergraduate library on campus! In many ways, College Library is like a public library in an academic setting—students visit not only to study or to get help with their papers and projects, but also to check out DVDs, magazines, video games and books, and […]

August 26, 2013

Ground Breaking Ceremony for new Verona Shelving Facility

Monday, August 19th marked a “momentous day” for the Libraries, as Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert remarked. After almost twenty years of discussing plans for a new library shelving facility, the golden shovels and hard hats were finally put to use in Monday’s ground breaking ceremony. The new Verona Shelving Facility will be located at […]

August 21, 2013

2nd Annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau at Steenbock Library

Plans for the  the second annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau are in full swing at Steenbock Library! The free event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The island-themed party will feature games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which […]

August 13, 2013

Results of the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway last week. The results are in, and the winner of the $25 UW Bookstore gift card is… John Shutske! Congratulations, John, and thanks for the great book suggestion. John recommended The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard, calling it […]

August 5, 2013

Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway!

Read any good books lately? Submit your recommendations to our Summer Reads giveaway for a chance to win a $25 UW Bookstore gift card! Non-student staff of the UW Libraries are not eligible to win, but everyone is welcome to contribute their favorite summer read– or reads.  Multiple suggestions are welcome! The contest will run through Friday […]

July 8, 2013

What Do You Think? Take a quick survey about the libraries

Libraries are at an important and challenging intersection:  The research library concept is evolving to meet the changing research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.  New technologies, new theories of teaching and learning, and new electronic communication modes have already changed campus libraries for the better; world class […]

June 25, 2013

Apply for the Humanities Hackathon by July 1

Submitted by Carrie Roy Looking, Listening, Reading, Playing. These activities are essential vehicles for our curiosity. Through art, music and literature we explore the boundaries of our understanding. When pursued in combination with computation, they expand our power to discover and create. The Humanities Hackathon seeks to bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated disciplines and […]

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