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  • Halloween pictures in May?? These are in memory of our late colleague Peter Fissel, who passed away of cancer in April. Peter worked at the UW-Madison libraries for over 30 years, first in the Circulation department, and then in the Bindery, where these photos were taken. I went to the Bindery on October 30, 2017, knowing Peter and his crew did a good job decorating for different seasons, and went all out for #Halloween. Peter not only took the time to show me all the decorations, he remembered where nearly every one of the came from! I only wish there’d been a bird decoration to photograph, because Peter was a big-time birder, even leading #Audubonsociety field trips. As one colleague said, “As our resident expert in library binding, he was always a collaborative, competent, and congenial resource person to staff across campus. He also enjoyed the public service aspect of his job — accepting theses and dissertations for binding, and enthusiastically congratulated each student as they completed one of the last tasks of their graduate careers.” We will miss his good humor, and his good sense of humor. We’re lucky we got to work with him. #inmemoriam
  • Memorial Library Public Services has a few more graduating #studentworkers to thank and congratulate. Chloe, Eon-Joo, and Wing, we so appreciate all you’ve done to help Library patrons, and we’ve had a great time working with you. We hope you encounter the same kindness and generosity in the world beyond the Uw-Madison that you’ve shared with us at Memorial Library. #ourstudentworkersareawesome #uwmadisonclassof2020 #uwmadlibraries #studentlibraryworkers #bookspinepoetry
  • We’re delighted to recognize another of our wonderful Public Service student workers, Ashlea! Ashlea was one of our valued night owls, willing to work the very latest of late-night shifts. She was also willing to work the early shifts! Thanks for all your contributions to Memorial Library! We wish you the best—you deserve it! #ourstudentworkersareawesome #studentlibraryworkers #uwmadisonclassof2020 #uwmadlibraries
  • Congratulations and thanks to another one of the amazing Memorial Library Public Service workers, Kaylee! When asked to reflect on her work at Memorial, Kaylee said “Memorial Library is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. From getting to talk to tons of people about their interests, seeing cool books come through every day, and working with all of the amazing supervisors and students (whom I feel lucky to call my friends), I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Memorial across 3 departments over the past 2 years.” We’re so grateful we got the chance to work with you, Kaylee! We wish you all the best in the future! #ourstudentworkersareawesome #studentlibraryworkers #uwmadisonclassof2020 #uwmadlibraries
  • We’re featuring graduating Memorial Public Services student workers this weekend. This is Nik, who’s been a rockstar in the Circulation Office, helping clear up fines and holds, processing requests for borrowing cards, creating and documenting workflows, and generally solving problems. THANK YOU so much, Nik—we’ll miss you. Congrats! #ourstudentworkersareawesome #studentlibraryworkers #uwmadisonclassof2020 #uwmadlibraries
  • One of the handful of people working in the #MemorialLibrary building these days spotted this nest last week in this me of our #windowsills. #birdsnest #signsofspring #theviewfromhere
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