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May 1, 2014

Asking and Answering Healthcare Questions in Libraries

On Friday, May 9, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the H.F. De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery,  a panel of experts will address concerns and issues garnered from the efforts of UW–Madison School of Library and Information Studies faculty members and students addressing healthcare questions, and most specifically questions related to electronic medical […]

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 […]

March 10, 2014

The Movers & Shakers from UW-Madison Libraries

Library Journal, a widely read publication for librarians, chooses 50 individuals each year as Movers & Shakers of the profession. Movers & Shakers are “the people shaping the future of libraries.” Movers and Shakers are recognized for their passion “about what all types of libraries can do to enhance lives—for adults, teens, schoolchildren, infants, and […]

March 7, 2014

SLIS Librarians’ Tour to Scotland

This summer the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) will offer its 14th Librarians’ Tour to Scotland June 27-July 6. SLIS associate director emerita Jane Pearlmutter has led each tour; We recently spoke with her about her involvement and asked her to describe a typical trip. Many thanks to Jane for this lovely write-up […]

January 29, 2014

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of […]

February 8, 2013

The Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture Announces “Feminist Ryan Gosling” Colloquium

The Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture announced the first Spring 2013 Colloquium this week. The event, titled Co-opting Theory: How Feminist Ryan Gosling Saved my Academic Life, will be presented by Danielle Henderson, a PhD candidate in the UW-Madison School of Gender and Women’s Studies and creator of the popular Tumblr, Feminist […]

January 28, 2013

I ♥ SLIS Fundraising Party set for February 4th

The UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is holding a scholarship Fundraising Party for alums, friends, and students on Monday, February 4th– the evening before Library Legislative Day.According to Professor and Director Kristin Eschenfelder, “Changes to student loan laws have made graduate school more expensive than ever.   This past year we saw an […]

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