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October 15, 2013

UW-Madison Libraries in the Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival is just days away! This year’s festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library’s mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than […]

October 14, 2013

Former UW-Madison Librarian Gretchen Farwell in Jackie O Documentary

Former UW–Madison Librarian, Gretchen Farwell, was a 20-year-old student at St. Olaf when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. Deeply affected by the President’s death, she wrote a letter to his wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as did many other Americans at the time. Four years ago, Farwell’s letter was selected out […]

October 11, 2013

Government Shutdown: Information Guide

Beth Harper, the Government Documents & Reference Librarian in UW–Madison’s Memorial Library, wrote up a guide to help library users during the federal government shutdown. Federal agencies that are physically shut down have also taken their websites offline. In the guide, Harper and other librarians provided some workarounds for library users such as sources for […]

October 1, 2013

Celebrate the return of the Sprachatlas Oktoberfest-style with the Friends

As part of their “Treasures of the Library” series, the Friends of the UW—Madison Libraries are hosting an Oktoberfest-style event to celebrate the unveiling of the newly restored Deutscher Sprachatlas. The Deutscher Sprachatlas is an important German linguistics atlas in Memorial Library’s German language and literature collection. Due to its fragile condition, it has been […]

September 13, 2013

What’s new with the UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group?

The UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group took the opportunity to show off their finished projects from last semester through the summer at Wednesday’s meeting on the Terrace. A total of seventeen scarves were created for donation to Handmade Especially for You, a local shelter for abused women. Ellen Jacks, the knitting and crocheting group’s […]

September 6, 2013

#Find UW Scavenger Hunt

Today, #FindUW, a social media scavenger hunt is taking place all over campus and across platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Foursquare. The event is a fun introduction to campus social media, which is a go-to source of information for students and a fun way to engage in the campus community. Individuals and teams can […]

August 23, 2013

Meet Your Librarian: Leia Verfuerth, Serials Librarian

With a library system as big as UW’s, many librarians work behind the scenes to make sure the best resources are available for students, faculty, and community members. The Little Magazine Collection at Memorial Library–which is one of the largest of its kind and provides an important key to understanding modern literature– requires the work of many librarians […]

July 26, 2013

Sign up to Donate Blood on July 31st at the UW Libraries Blood Drive

The 2013 annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library.  The date is fast approaching, and it’s time to sign up to donate blood!  Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up to donate at a particular time  between 9 a.m. and 2:45 […]

July 24, 2013

The Libraries’ 75-years Overdue Book on WMTV Channel 15

Last week, we shared the story behind a very overdue library book, which made its way back to UW-Madison Libraries seventy-five years after it had been checked out.  Soon after the story was published, representatives from local NBC news affiliate WMTV 15 got in touch to film a short piece on the extraordinary story of two UW-Madison […]

July 22, 2013

Volunteer to work the 2013 UW Libraries Blood Drive!

The annual 2013 UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library. This is the official call for volunteers!  Organizers will need approximately 30 folks to sign up during the following hours to serve as registrars, donor room aides, and to man the […]

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