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Message from the Vice Provost for Libraries


Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost for Libraries

Without great libraries, there are no great universities. This phrase really reflects my passion for the UW-Madison Libraries, and how important I know them to be  to the University of Wisconsin. With that in mind, I offer my sincere thanks to you for your support of the UW–Madison Libraries. As we continue to build upon our core vision, “The Libraries are essential partners in the creative exploration, intellectual growth, and scholarly pursuits of the University,” we are strategically using your donations to add new spaces, resources, and technology to a library system that draws more than 3 million visitors each year—ensuring that the Libraries are the place on campus for inter-disciplinary teaching, research, and learning—a place to exchange and create new ideas with innovative tools and resources. Your support helps to ensure that the UW–Madison Libraries remain one of the top research library systems in North America.
Thank you!

Ed Van Gemert
Vice Provost for Libraries