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May 5, 2014

Kenyan Political Cartoonist Exhibit and Talk on the Changing Global Landscape

There is a new exhibit in the Memorial Library lobby and the circulation area entitled Africa & China: The Political Cartoons of Gado. The cartoonist Gado will be here in Madison to speak in the African Studies Program’s Africa at Noon series. This free and public event will be this Wednesday, May 7th, in room […]

May 2, 2014

HYBRID Brings Poetry and Photography to Madison’s Green Cabs

If you take a ride in a Green Cab sometime in the next six months you may notice something special. Each of their 41 Toyota Prius cabs will include a unique installation of poetry paired with a stunning photograph. HYBRID: transported by word and image combines poetry from 43 poets, curated by Sara Parrell, with […]

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 17, 2014

Library of the Month: Navigate Your Way to the Geography Library

The Geography Library, opened in 1929 on the second floor of the National Historic Landmark Science Hall, houses a very unique and eclectic collection of resources focused on geography, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and climate change. As of today, Science Hall is dedicated mostly to the Department of Geography, including the Arthur H. Robinson […]

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 16, 2014

Final Film of the Created Equal Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the final film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, on Tuesday, April 22. Selected segments of Slavery By Another Name will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street in Madison. Admission is free. Slavery By Another […]

April 15, 2014

The Sciences Need Art Too: Ebling Library’s Student Art Exhibit

Ebling Library proudly hosts the 8th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit from April 10th to May 9th, 2014. Students from the School of Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine & Public Health, have submitted photographs, ceramic work, paintings, prints, and stained glass for this year’s show. Some of the […]

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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