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.
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.
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.
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.
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.