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News and general information, reminders and FYIs from the Libraries.

August 3, 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison Joins the Digital Public Library of America

Wisconsin’s libraries, archives, and museums are joining their peers around the country in providing free online access to their digital collections through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Some 400,000 records representing photographs, books, maps, artifacts, and other historical resources from more than 200 Wisconsin collections are now part of DPLA. School children, genealogists […]

May 4, 2016

UW Spring 2016 Finals: We’ve Got You Covered

Finals are stressful. But the UW-Madison Libraries know how to help you study, relax, and keep your spirits up. That’s our job. While we have your most basic need: free coffee – we also have several other activities to help make your finals experience a little easier. Also on hand? Those other helpful finals “things,” like extended hours, study consultants, […]

April 27, 2016

Go Big Read selects ‘Evicted’ for 2016-17

~ Kari Knutson, University Communications It’s the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes. It’s also a powerful analysis of a little-known epidemic affecting people across the country living in poverty. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big […]

April 8, 2016

Yiddish Sound Salon

The Mayrent Collection and Chicago’s Lambert Yiddish Recordings, 1901–1904 Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical and cultural experience featuring the newly acquired Lambert Yiddish Recordings (the oldest known recordings of Yiddish music, produced in Chicago) and a special concert with the UW’s Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture director Henry Sapoznik, and Mayrent Collection founder, and Skokie native, […]

April 8, 2016

National Library Week Highlights Libraries Transform

Every day the UW-Madison Libraries strive to provide the resources and services that students, faculty, and researchers need to excel. With National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016, it seems an appropriate time to highlight the transformative nature of campus libraries and elevate the critical role libraries play in the digital age. Borrowing from the official […]

April 7, 2016

Matilda wins 2016 UW Book Madness

“I’m wondering what to read next.” Matilda said. “I’ve finished all the children’s books.” The 2016 UW Book Madness champion is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda took the win by overpowering Jane Austen’s Emma  with 57 percent of the vote in the final found. Matilda had strong showings throughout the most of the rounds of […]

March 23, 2016

Historic Wisconsin recordings to be preserved through NEH grant

NEH awards $230,000 to UW-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture and Mills Music Library (Madison) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the UW-Madison Mills Music Library have been awarded $230,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the digital preservation of a […]

March 8, 2016

Libraries hold 5th Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 4 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of longtime colleague, Maureen Grant, who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her hometown […]

March 8, 2016

Book Madness 2016

It’s time for the 4th annual UW-Madison Libraries Book Madness bracket tournament. 64 books need our community to decide who will be crowned champion this year. Get all the information, including this year’s bracket, a description of each book, and how to participate, at http://go.wisc.edu/uwbookmadness/ Modeled after the NCAA Basketball tournament, UW-Madison Librarians have picked […]

February 12, 2016

Rob Howard named Director of DesignLab

February 11, 2016 The Libraries are pleased to announce that Rob Howard, Professor, Communication Arts, has accepted the Director of DesignLab position effective February 1, 2016. The Director of DesignLab is a faculty position responsible for the direction of an innovative, Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) funded digital composition center located in College Library’s Computer […]

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