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December 4, 2013

Exhibit Highlights Libraries’ Russian Folklore Materials

Russian Folklore in Art and Illustration Memorial Library’s entry lobby has become the temporary home to a fascinating exhibit focusing on Russian artworks inspired by Russian folklore. The exhibit features 28 images, some reproduced in large scale. Also included are excerpts from the texts of several well-known Russian folktales and epic poems, as well as […]

December 3, 2013

Books from Wisconsin to the World

The Friends of the Libraries Semiannual Book Sale ended on October 19th wrapping up another hugely successful event with lots of interesting and sometimes rare books. (Did you see the line of people waiting on the first day? It’s like Black Friday for the Libraries!) Most of the books donated to the Friends are sold […]

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 […]

November 12, 2013

Memorial Library Food Drive

The Memorial Library is participating in the NBC15 Share Your Holidays to Eliminate Hunger food drive again this year, from November 4, 2013 through December 4, 2013. The barrel is already in the front lobby, so donate soon! Second Harvest Foodbank, co-sponsor of the Share Your Holidays campaign, asks for nonperishable food items: boxed pasta, […]

November 7, 2013

Need money for your education or nonprofit? Take a Grant Workshop!

Did you know that there is a fantastic Grants Information Collection for you to use, right inside of Memorial Library (just on the 2nd floor!)? The Grants Information Collection even holds workshops for various audiences: undergraduate students, graduate students, community members, and anyone involved or who plans to be involved with nonprofit organizations. Listed below […]

October 30, 2013

Halloween Hauntings around UW–Madison Libraries

Need a break from studying? Celebrate a scary Halloween with the UW–Madison Libraries! There’s creepy things going on all over campus. The College Library is holding its 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Contest! Guess the pumpkin’s weight WITHOUT touching it, picking it up, shifting it, or taunting the pumpkin and you could win $100. Entries are […]

October 25, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Photo Essay

This is part of a series. The other two articles can be found here: Global Partnerships Consulting and Collaborating (UW–Madison and NU) Victor Gorodinsky, Memorial Library’s Slavic Languages Cataloger, and Catherine Phan, Metadata Librarian for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center were also part of the trip to Kazakhstan for the Nazarbayev University Library. They […]

October 21, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Larry Ashmun, a truly dedicated Area Studies Librarian

Larry Ashmun, Bibliographer for Southeast Asian Studies, is clearly passionate about what he does. Larry’s dedication to the ongoing development of the collections has helped UW—Madison to become one of the leaders in Southeast Asian and Hmong studies. Read on to learn more about Larry and his latest projects and achievements. News: Can you tell […]

October 21, 2013

Go Big Read Programs at the Library

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common book program, is an extended invite to students, faculty, staff, and community members to read and discuss the chosen book. This year’s book titled A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is “a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning […]

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