Libraries, the magazine of the UW-Madison Libraries is published twice a year. This fully colored, expository magazine includes special news from the Friends, as well as recent library news about events, exhibits, and collections. It also showcases development work with the University of Wisconsin Foundation and our wonderful donors.

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Past copies of Libraries magazine and earlier publications of the Friends and the Libraries can also be found on this site. These publications highlight people, programs and collections of the UW-Madison Libraries, its role in the life of a great university, and the significant support of Friends and donors.

Fall 2018

  • UW-Madison Libraries welcome new Vice Provost and University Librarian Lisa R. Carter
  • Debut: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections
  • Inspiring Spaces: Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Business Learning Commons

Spring 2018

  • Always Forward: As He Retires, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert Reflects on His Time at UW
  • Sound of Music: Exploring the Rich Musical History of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest
  • #StainsAlive: Lifting the Mystery from Dirty Old Books Through Multispectral Imaging

Fall 2017

  • Vice Provost for Libraries Announces Retirement
  • Remembering Dow: The Voices Behind the Images
  • A Vision for the Future:  The Libraries Unveil their 25-year Master Plan

Spring 2017

  • Uncovering the Hoopes Sisters’ Collection
  • Go Big Read Announces 2017-2018 Selection: Hillbilly Elegy
  • SOAR Advising and UW-Madison Libraries Make Perfect Partners for Student Success
  • Google + Us = Worldwide Access

Fall 2016

  • Pomp and Circumstance: Celebrating Shakespeare in Wisconsin

Spring 2016

  • The Chemistry of Color: Examining the Beauty of the Cole Collection
  • Business Library, SBDC Team up to Create Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
  • Libraries Leading the Way: Educational Innovation at UW-Madison

Fall 2015

  • UW-Madison Libraries: Preserving the Past, Transforming the Future
  • BioCommons: A Collaboration Coming to Life
  • Friends’ Jim Dast: Honoring Superior Service

Spring 20152010 Newsletter Frontpage Image

  • St. John’s Bible Exhibit
  • Visiting Scholar Report
  • Spring Calendar of Events

Fall 2014

  • African Commemorative Fabrics
  • Remembering a Lost Bird
  • Fall Calendar of Events

Spring 2014

  • Caxton Club Annual Symposium
  • Grants-in-Aid Visiting Scholar uses Library of Amateur Journalism
  • Meet the Friends Board and New Staff

Fall 2013

  • Look What’s Cooking: the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection
  • Calendar of Events
  • Preserving a Library Treasure; The Deutscher Sprachatlas

Spring 2013

  • University Archives Film Collection by Archivist Vicki Tobias
  • Calendar of Events
  • A Visiting Scholar Says Thanks