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2019 Call for Proposals – Deadline December 31, 2018! The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison General Library System.

Handing in registration forms, 1966

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Beginning in August 2018 the University Archives will be implementing a new system to help patrons request materials from the Archives as well as the Department of Special Collections, Mills Music Library, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.

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  • A Friday American Archives Month micro staff interview for you of one our newest student staff members, Noah Mapes!

NAME & PRONOUNS?
Noah Mapes
he/him/his

WHAT YOU DO AT UW-MADISON?
Sophomore

POSITION & HOW LONG YOU
  • Micro staff interview time for American Archives Month. We are super excited for you to learn more about our Processing Archivist Resident, Kalani Adolpho! (Especially their super best superpower answer!) NAME & JOB TITLE
Kalani Adolpho 
Pronouns: they/them/theirs
Official: Diversity Resident Librarian
Working: Processing Archivist Resident

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT UW-MADISON?
1 year and 3 months at UW-Madison overall, with the past 3 months at the University Archives

LOVE MOST ABOUT THE JOB?
I’m still learning so I don’t think I have an answer yet. Theoretically I’m very interested in working with groups that are underrepresented in archives to collect, describe, and provide access to their histories.

FAVORITE FOOD?
Right now I spend way too much time thinking about mangoes.

SUPER POWER?
If it is one I already have, I’m going to say productive pessimism as instantaneous time travel (imagining all the ways things could not go according to plan and then fixing it before it happens). If it is one I don’t have, but want, I’m going to go with something like the Keen Mind feat from D&D 5e (always knowing which direction is north, how many hours until the next sunrise/sunset, and the ability to accurately recall anything you’ve seen or heard in the past month), but without the time limit.

UNEXPECTED SKILL NEEDED IN THE ARCHIVES?
This hasn’t come into play at this job yet, but at UW-Milwaukee’s Special Collections I was suspiciously good at finding lost, missing, or misshelved items. **********
#uwmadison #uwmadstaff #uwmadarchives #archivesstaff #archivesworkers #workinarchives #archivesofinstagram #americanarchivesmonth #archivesmonth
  • 79 years ago today, the Wisconsin Union Theater opened with a performance of The Taming of the Shrew. Happy Anni, WUT!

Program for The Taming of the Shrew, ID: dn03082714
The Theater as seen from the Terrace, shortly after it opened in 1939, ID: 2017s00746
Student actors prep for a performance in the WUT dressing room, ID: 2017s01262

#uwmadison #uwmadarchives #wisconsinunion #wisconsinuniontheater
  • Happy Monday morning to you! Our next micro staff interview for American Archives Month is with veteran rock star student staff member, Kristina Warner (pictured with her cat of course)! NAME & PRONOUNS?
Kristina Warner
she/her/hers

WHAT YOU DO AT UW-MADISON?
2nd year iSchool Student

POSITION & HOW LONG YOU
  • Embrace the October rainy weather. [Terrace chairs in the rain, 📷: Todd Rosenberg, ID: 2017s00884] #uwmadison #uwmadarchives #rainyday #wisconsinunion #memorialunionterrace