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October 24, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Consulting and Collaborating

Guest Post by Andy Spencer This post is part of a series. See the other two articles here: Global Partnerships Photo Essay Since 2011, a UW–Madison team of faculty and staff has been serving in an advisory role in the development of Nazarbayev University (NU) in the Republic of Kazakhstan.  The relationship between UW–Madison and […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 13, 2013

The Statistical Abstract of the United States now available through ProQuest

When the U.S. Census Bureau announced in March 2011 it would no longer produce the Statistical Abstract of the United States, after publishing it annually for 134 years, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among library workers and journalists.  Library associations issued statements and urged their members to contact members of Congress about […]

May 10, 2013

Vintage and Bucky Finals Postcards at select Libraries for Finals Week

As we head into Finals Week, several libraries across campus will be offering a selection of fun postcards for students to send home to let friends and family know they are working hard! The Marketing Committee dove into the Archives and the Digital Collections to find vintage images for this year’s black-and-white postcards, which include […]

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 15, 2013

Dogs on Call at Steenbock Library for National Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week (April 14-20), Steenbock Library plans to host the delightful community of canines from Dogs on Call for a study break on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-8:00 PM! Dogs on Call is a local member of Pet Partners–an organization devoted to improving human health through the existing bond between people […]

March 26, 2013

Friends Spring Book Sale Starts April 3

If you love books, you won’t want to miss the amazing Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Spring Book Sale, to be held Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6. With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is one of the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The sale is open to the public […]

March 5, 2013

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series now available as e-books

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series has recently been digitized, making the process of accessing historical government documents much simpler. Thanks to a collaborative digitization project between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries, as well as contributions from academic and public libraries across the U.S., […]

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 […]

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