In stories, maps lead to treasure. But in real life, maps are the treasure. They reveal history, showing us how we once viewed our world, and help us understand the world as it exists now. And sometimes they hold mysteries of their own.
The Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Spring Book Sale, which organizers say is one of the largest used book sales in Wisconsin with more than 15,000 books to choose from, will be held Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6.
Ed Van Gemert, who has served as interim director of the General Library System at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since December of 2011, has been selected to lead the system on a permanent basis. His title will be Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.
For the 2013-2014 year of Go Big Read, the selection committee for UW–Madison’s common-reading program is seeking a book that fits this theme of global connections. Fiction titles are strongly encouraged.
Final presentations by the four finalists for Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are now available for online viewing.
The Institute for Biology Education and Steenbock Library have launched a joint Educational Innovation project to create a biology community and learning center for bioscience students across campus.
If you love books, you won't want to miss the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Fall Book Sale, Wednesday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 10.
Four finalists for the position of Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will visit campus over the next six weeks, meeting with campus and community constituencies and participating in a series of public presentations.
Scientific discovery, sacrifice and the love story of two groundbreaking scientists unfold in the beautifully complex pages of this year’s selection for Go Big Read, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s common-reading program.
A new exhibit, "Expanding the Home Circle: An Exhibit of Artists' Books Paired with Illustrated Books from the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers," has been installed in Memorial Library's Special Collections department. The exhibit, on display until Sept. 14, was created and curated by UW–Madison art department alumna Rachel Melis.
Searching the UW Libraries’ online catalog just got better and easier.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward has selected "Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout" by Pulitzer Prize-nominated New York Times illustrator Lauren Redniss as the book for the fourth year of Go Big Read, the university's common reading program.
The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey is donating more than 1,200 topographic maps to the UW–Madison Robinson Map Library, where they will be available for loan to the public.
A search and screen committee has been appointed to assist the administration in the identification and selection of candidates for the next University Librarian of the General Library System at UW–Madison.
With its long-established reputation as the place to see and be seen on the UW–Madison campus, College Library likes to play on its strengths as a social library.
The Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries will celebrate the Mayrent Collection at a special event at the University Club, 803 State St., on Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m.
They are mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore. That describes an emerging response from more than 6,000 scientists to Elsevier, publisher of more than 2,500 scientific journals, including Cell and The Lancet.
Do you love campus? Do you love history? There are many ways you can help the UW–Madison Archives collect and preserve campus history.
Two senior University of Wisconsin–Madison staff members will step into interim director positions in their respective campus units.