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April 19, 2013

Congratulations to Susan Barribeau and Vicki Tobias, Librarians of the Year

The UW–Madison Libraries’ 2013 Librarians of the Year were announced during the annual awards reception held in Lathrop Hall. The recipients of this year’s honors are Vicki Tobias, Images & Media Archivist at University Archives in Steenbock Library, and Susan Barribeau, English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library. Susan Barribeau received the Librarian of the […]

April 19, 2013

New display in Memorial Library celebrates National Poetry Month

A new display in the Memorial Library foyer celebrates National Poetry Month with a selection of poetry resources and new publications from the UW-Madison Libraries. Featured materials include a selection of handmade books from the Kohler Art Library’s Artist Book Collection that incorporate poetry as the main text of the work.  These books explore landscape, […]

April 11, 2013

Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper

 This spring, UW-Madison Libraries will host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit will run from April 15 through […]

March 21, 2013

Susan Barribeau presents the Little Magazine Collection at Grolier Club

UW-Madison Libraries’ Susan Barribeau was recently invited to participate on a panel of private and institutional collectors at the Grolier Club in New York City to speak about the Little Magazines collection. Susan, who is the collection manager for the Little Magazine Collection at UW-Madison, traveled to New York last week and spoke alongside private collectors […]

March 7, 2013

Gallery Talk for “Parts & Wholes” Exhibit in Special Collections

Judith Kaplan, Ph.D., History of Science, and guest co-curator for the exhibit “Parts and Wholes,” will offer a gallery talk in Special Collections (976 Memorial Library) this Friday.  Her talk will address the process of selecting books, periodicals, and museum specimens from Special Collections, Silver Buckle Press, the Ebling Library Historical Collections, the Zoological Museum, […]

February 20, 2013

Explore the Southeast Asian Images & Texts (SEAiT) collection

Southeast Asian Images & Texts (SEAiT) is a digital archive of unique and beautiful historical images accessible through the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC). SEAiT’s mission is to put “rare materials into the hands of students” in order to support scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian studies; a partnership with the UWDCC […]

January 2, 2013

“Parts and Wholes” exhibit in Special Collections

“Parts and Wholes” is the current exhibit on display in Special Collections. The exhibit runs until March 2013. From the Special Collections website: What is a part? What is a whole? How are issues of hierarchy, time, and relationship conveyed or at issue in print? This exhibit — presented in conjunction with the workshop, “What […]

October 17, 2012

Exhibit in Memorial Library showcases the Curies

Spotted in the lobby of Memorial Library: an exhibit of historic publications related to public perceptions and examinations of Pierre and Marie Curie and their work, from the holdings of the Department of Special Collections. The Curies are the subject of the Go Big Read title for 2012, Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.

September 20, 2012

“Diversions in the Victorian Age” in Special Collections

An Exhibit Honoring “Victorian Networks,” the 2012 conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association Department of Special Collections 976 Memorial Library September 24 – November 30, 2012 Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Although Queen Victoria is famously credited with the arch comment “We are not amused,” her subjects found diversion […]

July 23, 2012

“Expanding the Home Circle” exhibition in Special Collections

A new exhibit, “Expanding the Home Circle: An Exhibit of Artists’ Books Paired with Illustrated Books 
from the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers,” is on display in Memorial Library’s Special Collections department. The exhibit, on display until Sept. 14, was created and curated by UW-Madison art department alumna Rachel Melis. “This current exhibit focuses […]

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