Rare texts, technology tell Shakespeare’s story in seminarJune 19, 2014
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.
Friends of the Libraries holds spring book sale March 26-28March 20, 2014
f you love books, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale! With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is the largest used book sale in Wisconsin.
UW’s own ‘Monuments Men’ leave a legacyFebruary 4, 2014
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.
Campus mourns the loss of Edith DixonJanuary 18, 2014
Edith "Edie" Dixon, 62, a senior academic librarian at Memorial Library, died Jan. 16 after an incident on Lake Street near Mendota Court.
Missing volume shows up 75 years overdueJuly 22, 2013
Last week a book was returned to Memorial Library that was long past its due date— and not just a few weeks or months overdue.
Charting a map library’s transition to the digital ageJuly 16, 2013
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.
Friends of the Libraries Book Sale starts April 3March 29, 2013
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.
Van Gemert named to lead UW–Madison librariesJanuary 22, 2013
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.
Go Big Read seeks titles focused on global connections for 2013-’14 programJanuary 14, 2013
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.
Library finalists present to publicDecember 14, 2012
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.
Cross-campus center for bioscience students being developedNovember 13, 2012
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.
Friends Fall Book Sale starts Nov. 7October 31, 2012
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.
Finalists, visit dates announced for university librarianOctober 30, 2012
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.
Campus partners with publisher to make “Radioactive” accessibleSeptember 24, 2012
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.
Found in the University Archives: Crossing the pond in 1929August 7, 2012
As people converge on London for the Olympic Games, we thought it might be fun to reflect on a time when travel across the Pond was much different.
Memorial Library’s Special Collections department showcases new exhibit and much moreJuly 19, 2012
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.
Online library searching just got betterMay 21, 2012
Searching the UW Libraries’ online catalog just got better and easier.
Go Big Read goes “Radioactive” for 2012-2013 book selectionApril 23, 2012
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.
Wisconsin Geological Survey maps find new homeApril 11, 2012
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.
Committee to help identify, select next University LibrarianMarch 9, 2012
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.