Wisconsin, and Madison in particular, will be front and center during the Oral History Association’s 48th annual meeting. The meeting will take place at the Madison Concourse Hotel from Oct. 8-12. This year’s theme, “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story,” speaks to the rich history of Wisconsin, and Madison, says Ed Van Gemert, University of Wisconsin–Madison vice provost for libraries and university librarian.
Harnessing today's technology and rare books dating back to the 16th century, students and a faculty member will bring to life the works of William Shakespeare on Saturday, June 21 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Archivists and librarians don’t typically get a lot of publicity. So when Hollywood stars like Matt Damon and George Clooney portray the heroic contributions that archivists made to World War II, it’s a pretty big deal.
Edith "Edie" Dixon, 62, a senior academic librarian at Memorial Library, died Jan. 16 after an incident on Lake Street near Mendota Court.
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.