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Feature stories on individual libraries and library staff members to highlight the work that these groups and individuals do within the Libraries and for the university.

Announcements about internal and external library awards.

June 15, 2016

Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016: Anna Deavere Smith showcases the power of words

by Erin Doherty Throughout 2016, our Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, we will bring you stories, events, lectures, performances, and more. All are part of our celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 is dedicated to showcasing the depth, reach, and continued impact of Shakespeare. On the evening of April […]

May 23, 2016

Emilie Songolo: The Fabric of an Outstanding Career

by Erin Doherty Each year, several women from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are honored with an award for being Outstanding Women of Color. They’re a diverse and accomplished group; all from different backgrounds and with different stories to tell. Among the 2015-2016 award recipients was subject specialist librarian Emilie Songolo, who recently shared her thoughts on […]

May 2, 2016

Staff Spotlight with Ariel Andrea

This month’s staff spotlight is Ariel Andrea of the Chemistry Library! How long have you been with the libraries and how did you get your start? I received both my BS in Chemistry and MLS at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. As an undergrad, I worked at the Rare Book Library, and as a graduate […]

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 […]

December 21, 2015

Libraries’ Top 10 Moments from Fall 2015!

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: Steenbock Library kicked off the […]

December 9, 2015

2015 Ghost Story Writing Contest Winners!

Announcing the 2015 contest winners! We would like to thank everyone for submitting stories to the contest! We had a large number of fantastic submissions this year, and judging was very difficult. The top ten winning submissions are listed below in placing order for stories in First to Third Place. The next six contest winners […]

November 30, 2015

The UW–Madison Business Library, Small Business Development Center Provide Big Impact for Entrepreneurs, Communities

Why work for others when you can work for yourself, right? For many, the decision to start a small business seems like a match made in career heaven, until reality sets in. Do they know their market? Do they have a business plan? Do they even know where to start? Finding the right answers can […]

November 17, 2015

November Staff Spotlight: Dan Joe – “Graphic design: More than just Photoshop”

~By Erin Doherty, Student Communications Assistant There is a large, well-lit office on the second floor of Memorial Library whose outer window reads “Graphic Design” in bold letters. It has enough space to house several desks, a large table, and a computer station. The window offers a picture-perfect view of the Wisconsin Historical Society and […]

October 20, 2015

‘Just Mercy’ Author Bryan Stevenson to Visit Campus Oct.26.

~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]

October 8, 2015

Librarian Emilie Songolo Honored as One of UW’s Outstanding Women of Color

Congratulations to our own Emilie Songolo, who is being honored as one of UW’s Outstanding Women of Color. Seven women from UW-Madison received the award for 2015-16. The awards recognize students, faculty, staff and members of the community for their service in one or more of the following areas: social justice; advocacy for disadvantaged and/or marginalized […]

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