The Science and Engineering Libraries and the UW-Madison Libraries Teaching and Learning Programs office developed an asynchronous learning object to instruct STEM students in effectively searching or scientific articles. This object is entitled “Library Database Search Strategies for STEM Research.”
The Science & Engineering Libraries, after consultation with CALS Academic Affairs, developed an asynchronous Canvas module for first year seminar courses offered through CALS and which could also be suitable for first-year seminar courses through non-CALS STEM departments. This module is entitled “UW Libraries: Your Partner for Academic Success.”
The UW-Madison Libraries are developing an LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) that will report an unmediated grade into the Canvas gradebook when students complete an online library instruction module.
The UW-Madison General Library System (GLS) launched an online survey to assess workplace climate for all GLS employees, including student employees, as part of an ongoing effort for the GLS to provide a supportive and inclusive workplace. The Climate and Staff Engagement (CaSE) subcommittee was charged with conducting the survey and worked with the UW Survey Center to administer it.
With increasing requests for evidence synthesis support from STEM researchers, the Science & Engineering Libraries are exploring options for how to expand this service to researchers in disciplines beyond the health sciences and are developing competencies in collaborating on this unique type of research.
The UW-Madison Libraries, with the help of library staff and campus stakeholders, will re-engage the Campus Libraries Facilities Master Plan (FMP), in an effort to understand the rationale for an expanded Libraries Collections Preservation Facility.
UW-Madison is now a member of Dryad, an open-access data repository where researchers can publish and publicly share their research data to comply with publisher and funding agency public access mandates.
Teaching & Learning Programs eLearning Team made significant updates and additions to the 2016 Plagiarism Tutorial to improve content and accessibility, and make the tutorial more inclusive of the experience of international students
The Science & Engineering Libraries created a new learning module for engineering and design students to learn about Industry Standards, a critical piece of information to evaluate before embarking on a design or engineering project, and which are often more critical to consult than related research literature.
The UW-Madison Libraries are collaborators on the Humanities Education for Anti-racism Literacy (HEAL) in the Sciences and Medicine project, which received a $5M grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Just Future Initiative.
In partnership with the Student Affairs Office of Inclusion Education, the libraries developed two pilot micro-courses to help all instructors in considering DEI when designing and implementing their teaching.
The Science & Engineering Libraries, in collaboration with The Writing Center, developed an asynchronous, interactive micro-course based on the content of a highly attended in-person workshop, co-taught between the UW Libraries and the UW Writing Center.
The Libraries have partnered with the UW-Madison Carpentries Community to provide Python and R workshops that teach essential programming skills to researchers engaging in computational analysis in myriad disciplines across campus
Research Data Services and DoIT partnered to create the Data Storage Finder tool, which is aimed at helping researchers at UW-Madison navigate the centralized research data storage options that fit their needs.
The UW-Madison Libraries Equity and Diversity Climate and Staff Engagement subcommittee is working on providing a series of questions and resources intended to engage library staff with the topics of safety, security, and policing in the Libraries and to identify areas for further collaboration and trainings.
The UW BIPOC Student Voices Reader is an open anthology of Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color (BIPOC) student written essays with a focus on their experiences as students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and how these experiences are informed by their marginalized identities.
In the wake of the COVID pandemic, operations were rapidly shifting throughout the entirety of campus in ways they never had before. In response, the communications team needed to make sure they provided the most up-to-date and accurate information with regards to health and safety, service offerings, and language around communicating these changes to the general public.
The development of a digital preservation repository is a critical step towards strengthening our capacity to preserve digital objects and artifacts, e.g. texts, images, recordings, electronic theses and dissertations, and ensuring that these research resources will remain accessible for future generations of scholars.
Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Chazen Museum and the UW-Madison Libraries, this project will extend the application of our discovery platform and digital collections infrastructure to provide discovery of resources held by other cultural heritage organizations on campus.
UW-Madison Libraries joined Ex Libris’s Rapido Project as a development partner in the Fall of 2019. Rapido implements the functionality described in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) white papers on next generation discovery and delivery. The vision in those papers is to extend discovery platforms to easily answer the question: Can I get this item through my library? And the discovery platform should respond with options for format, time-to-delivery, duration of loan, and cost, if any, so patrons can select the option best suited to their needs.
This effort aims to provide examples of library space projects across campus that support and actively engage users in research, teaching, and learning. Identify exemplary spaces from other institutions to support aspirational projects to be developed.
The dashboard helps to strengthen the online student experience by providing a centralized path to appropriate library services in the Canvas environment for all courses across campus. Canvas is the campus learning management system.
This 3-year strategic plan (2019-2022) provides a set of goals, objectives, and action items to UW-Madison Libraries leadership, the Libraries’ Equity and Diversity Committee (EDC), and all library staff.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a grant to support the second phase of a collaborative project to reduce the duplication of conversion of textbooks and other materials into alternative formats for students with print-related disabilities. The “Federated Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education II (FRAME II)” project will be led by the University of Virginia, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, McBurney Disability Resource Center, the University of Wisconsin Press, and a number of other universities. This has been a long-standing issue, and UW-Madison is interested in helping to develop a solution, for the benefit of both students and our disability service offices.
ResearchERS began as an-in person, year-long programming initiative to introduce undergraduate students to research data management outside of the classroom, and to build community with undergraduate students.