It’s almost time to wave goodbye to another successful semester at UW-Madison. The UW Libraries had a busy few months, and thanks to our wonderful staff, students, and campus partners, we have several highlights to look back on from the fall 2015 semester. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Steenbock Library kicked off the semester with its annual beach party.SteenbockBeachPartyLogo_wCow_small-300x282
  2. College library helped get students back in the swing of things with its annual Helen C. White House Party.
  3. October marked our annual celebration of Archives Month.
  4. This year’s Go Big Read book, Just Mercy, was an unprecedented success. We welcomed author Bryan Stevenson to campus in October to talk about the book and the state of the criminal justice system in America.
  5. Librarian Emilie Songolo was honored as one of UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color.

    Emilie Songolo
    Emilie Songolo
  6. Nigel Hayes was kind enough to participate in our READ poster campaign, creating one of the most successful READ posters ever!

    Nigel Hayes
  7. The Library Annual Staff Service Awards were held in December, celebrating our hard working academic, classified, and student staff members.
  8. The Business Library and the Small Business Development Center showcased the impact their partnership has on opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as the local and state economy.
  9. The Libraries’ teamed up with UW Continuing Studies to help host Holding History – a series of workshops that provided opportunities for community members to interact with pieces of history and learn about rare volumes, including Shakespeare’s Second Folio.
  10. Speaking of Shakespeare, we’re gearing up for our Year of Shakespeare in 2016! Stay tuned to Library News and Events for more details.

    Bryan Stevenson Photo: Nina Subin
    Bryan Stevenson
    Photo: Nina Subin