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01/09/2024

Due to inclement weather, the Golda Meir Library and the UWM at Waukesha Library and UWM at Washington County Library are closed Tuesday, January 9.

TONIGHT Monday, December 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., UWM students are invited to visit with Chancellor Mone and enjoy free donu...
12/18/2023

TONIGHT Monday, December 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., UWM students are invited to visit with Chancellor Mone and enjoy free donut holes, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for as long as supplies last in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons on the first floor of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

12/18/2023

Congrats to Class of 2023!

UWM Libraries two most recent new hires are Olivia Hickner in the American Geographical Society Library and Kierra Holst...
12/15/2023

UWM Libraries two most recent new hires are Olivia Hickner in the American Geographical Society Library and Kierra Holst in User Services. Read about Olivia and Kierra and their new positions here:
https://uwm.edu/libraries/2023/12/10/recent-hires/

UWM Libraries Reference and Instruction Archivist Abigail Nye was recently interviewed about Milwaukee civil rights lead...
12/14/2023

UWM Libraries Reference and Instruction Archivist Abigail Nye was recently interviewed about Milwaukee civil rights leader Vel Phillips and the Libraries' collection of Ms. Phillips' papers, on the Wisconsin Icons video podcast. You can check it out here: https://www.wisconsinicons.com/

11/28/2023
Check out our latest True Librarian interview: Kristin Woodward, who is the   Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Team lead...
11/17/2023

Check out our latest True Librarian interview: Kristin Woodward, who is the Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Team lead and also heads the Libraries’ efforts on Open Education Resources. Kristin and colleagues in UWM’s Center for Excellence and Teaching, through their support of open textbooks, have helped 35,000 UWM students save a total of more than $4 million since 2016.

https://uwm.edu/libraries/2023/11/17/true-librarian-kristin-woodward/

Image: Kristin Woodward. Photo by Christina DeSpears.

Congratulations, Carl Bogner! So well deserved!
11/16/2023

Congratulations, Carl Bogner! So well deserved!

👏 Congratulations! 👏

Carl Bogner, teaching professor in Film, Video, Animation & New Genres, has been honored by the Universities of Wisconsin with the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

Bogner directed the LGBT+ Film/Video Festival for over 20 years, curating an array of representations of the LGBT+ communities to audiences and providing a platform for dialogue relating to understanding, making room for difference, acceptance, and inclusion. His influence extended beyond the festival, positively impacting the lives of countless students, colleagues, and community members.

💛 Read more at: arts.uwm.edu/news

You are invited to a talk at 3 p.m. this Friday, November 17--"From Quakes to Wines: My Unusual Path in Academia,” -- pr...
11/15/2023

You are invited to a talk at 3 p.m. this Friday, November 17--"From Quakes to Wines: My Unusual Path in Academia,” -- presented by Brett Ketter, UWM Geosciences, in the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), located on the third floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

Brett's talk is part of the UWM’s Academic Adventurers series of informal Friday afternoon programs held in AGSL, that give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear about their colleagues’ adventures abroad and afield.

All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information or to arrange for special needs, call 414-229-6282.

More info at https://uwm.edu/libraries/event/aa_111723/

Join us for a 30 minute mindfulness break in the UWM Golda Meir Library’s Contemplative Space (2nd floor east wing) on W...
11/09/2023

Join us for a 30 minute mindfulness break in the UWM Golda Meir Library’s Contemplative Space (2nd floor east wing) on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 at 2 p.m. Relax to poetry and stories read by librarians followed by guided meditation. Floor, cushion, and chair seating available. This event is hosted by the UWM Libraries Diversity Advisory Committee and Student Health and Wellness Center.

The UWM at Waukesha Library is hosting  exhibit "Shadows of Industrialization" in the Library now through November 17, 2...
11/08/2023

The UWM at Waukesha Library is hosting exhibit "Shadows of Industrialization" in the Library now through November 17, 2023. Barbara Miner will be speaking about her project on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Library from 12:15 to 1:15 as part of the SE Wisconsin Festival of Books. All are welcome to attend. UWM at Waukesha Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

The Library is very excited to be hosting exhibit "Shadows of Industrialization" in the Library now through November 17th. Barbara will be speaking about her project on Saturday, Nov. 4th in the Library from 12:15-1:15 as part of the SE Wisconsin Festival of Books. All are welcome to attend. UWM at Waukesha Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

You are invited to a conversation, "Artificial Intelligence and Metaphor," led by John Jordan, Assistant Professor in UW...
11/06/2023

You are invited to a conversation, "Artificial Intelligence and Metaphor," led by John Jordan, Assistant Professor in UWM's Communications Dept., this Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in Room E272 in the UWM Golda Meir Library.

New technologies like AI require metaphors for understanding. But these metaphors do more than provide context; they shape and steer people’s attitudes and future policies. We can learn much about AI by examining the metaphors currently being used to define AI in public.

In order to ground the discussion, Professor Jordan has provided a short optional reading. You are highly encouraged to check it out:https://uwm.edu/libraries/wp-content/uploads/sites/572/2023/10/AI-MetaphorReading.pdf

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-artificial-intelligence-and-metaphor

TODAY Thursday, Nov. 2  at 4 p.m. in the UWM Golda Meir Library: “Building a More Generous University: Collaboration, Co...
11/02/2023

TODAY Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in the UWM Golda Meir Library: “Building a More Generous University: Collaboration, Community, Solidarity,” a lecture presented by Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Humanities Commons, Michigan State University). More at https://uwm.edu/libraries/event/humanities-publishing-keynote/

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You are invited to a talk at 3 p.m. this Friday--"The Geography of Taxonomy, or What Is a Type Locality, Anyway?"--by UW...
10/25/2023

You are invited to a talk at 3 p.m. this Friday--"The Geography of Taxonomy, or What Is a Type Locality, Anyway?"--by UWM ichthyologist Dr. Michael Pauers in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

Presented by Dr. Michael Pauers, UWM College of General Studies. Modern taxonomic practice demands that precise information about the location where a new species was found (the “type locality”) be included in the description of new species. Unfortunately, especially for... Read more

10/18/2023

We are so proud to share that our very own Dr. Ermitte Saint Jacques (UWM Department of African and African Diaspora Studies) will be delivering the 54th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture along with project partner Dr. Robert Smith (Harry G. John Professor, Marquette University History Department). This lecture is entitled, “Out of Sight: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee.”

The lecture will be held October 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the 4th Floor Conference Center at the Golda Meir Library on UWM’s campus and virtually via Zoom.

Through an exploration of the middleclass African American experience in Milwaukee, this collaborative project challenges and complicates existing narratives about Black Milwaukee that are mired in narrow assertions primarily focused on poverty, residential segregation, criminalization, and educational achievement gaps. While scholars have exposed these realities and their negative impacts, these are not the only stories to tell about the African American experience in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Research also confirms that Milwaukee’s Black residents have lived experiences that are marked by successes in careers in academia, business, entrepreneurship, law, and other professions, demanding that we also attend to those middleclass experiences often left out of current academic and socio-political discourses.

Adding the lived experiences of middleclass African Americans to the Black narrative of Milwaukee elicits considerations and questions about “class” across Black Milwaukee, exposing complicated ideas and differing opinions that have engendered a class paradox for middleclass African Americans in the city. Our research considers the social implications of these conflicting and ambiguous interpretations of class through an analysis of in-depth interviews with middleclass African Americans in Milwaukee and a critical reading of the archives, which provides the historical context for understanding debates about middleclass status. Turning the lens to the middle class broadens the representation of African Americans in Milwaukee.

https://uwm.edu/libraries/special/events/fromkin/

The UWM Libraries are hosting a workshop and discussion on Wed. Oct. 25  in the Golda Meir Library's 4th floor Conferenc...
10/12/2023

The UWM Libraries are hosting a workshop and discussion on Wed. Oct. 25 in the Golda Meir Library's 4th floor Conference Center that will examine the emerging models for open access publishing, and their benefits and shortcomings from viewpoints of authors, editors, librarians, and publishers.

REGISTRATION: https://uwm.edu/libraries/home/registration-who-bears-the-cost-examining-models-of-open-access-publishing/

This year, UWM Libraries signed “read and publish agreements” with three scholarly publishers: the Association for Computing Machinery, Cambridge University Press, and Company of Biologists. The “read and publish” model allows authors to publish their articles open access without paying processing fees and while still retaining their copyright.

Join us for a workshop with Cambridge University Press to learn more about the “read and publish agreement”, followed by a panel discussion with faculty who will share their experiences publishing open access.

Panelists
--Kevin Muse, Associate Professor, Ancient and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
--John Reuter, Associate Professor, Political Science
--Dietmar Wolfram, Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Information Studies

Cambridge University Press
--Ann Avouris, Head of Journals/North America and Executive Publisher
--Katherine Mannion, Library Sales Executive

Program
11:30am-12pm: Lunch (sponsored by Cambridge University Press)
12pm-12:45pm: Cambridge University Press presentation
12:45pm-1:30pm: Faculty panel discussion
1:40pm-2pm: Workshop on publishing your article open access

Please join us tomorrow in the UWM Golda Meir Library, Room E272 for a conversation with Tom Lipinski on AI and Intellec...
10/10/2023

Please join us tomorrow in the UWM Golda Meir Library, Room E272 for a conversation with Tom Lipinski on AI and Intellectual Property. Come with all of your burning questions!

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: A Conversation
Tom Lipinski, School of Information Studies
Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00 p.m.
UWM Golda Meir Library
Room E272

We will discuss the problematic area where intellectual property rights and artificial intelligence cross paths: from the mining of data to feed large language models, to issues of attribution and permission in AI-created work.

Register: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-artificial-intelligence-and-intellectual-property/

10/09/2023
This academic year, the Libraries are piloting a new project, eCAT (electronic Course Adopted Texts), that provides acce...
10/09/2023

This academic year, the Libraries are piloting a new project, eCAT (electronic Course Adopted Texts), that provides access to faculty-assigned course materials for UWM classes.

Over the past three decades, textbook prices have increased at nearly three times the rate of inflation. This has resulted in a significant financial strain on students, forcing many to forego essential course materials or take on substantial debt to... Read more

Join us tomorrow, Oct. 5 at 5 pm in the 4th floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library to celebrate the launch of...
10/04/2023

Join us tomorrow, Oct. 5 at 5 pm in the 4th floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library to celebrate the launch of HOLA!

The podcast will be formally launched Oct. 5 at a HOLA Archives Podcast Project reception in the Golda Meir Library Fourth Floor Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m.

Join us for the HOLA Archives Podcast launch and celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fourth floor Co...
10/03/2023

Join us for the HOLA Archives Podcast launch and celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the UWM Golda Meir Library!

The HOLA Archives Podcast Project is a collaboration between the UWM Libraries and the UWM Roberto Hernandez Center and was made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Drawing on oral history collections at the UWM Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society, the HOLA Archives take a deep dive into the stories of Milwaukee Latino/as who fought to make Milwaukee a more welcoming community.

RSVP here: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/hola-podcast/hola-podcast-launch/

Stop by the Golda Meir Library tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm to hear the UWM Steel PANthers per...
09/25/2023

Stop by the Golda Meir Library tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm to hear the UWM Steel PANthers percussion band perform!

Come hear the UWM Steel PANthers perform outside the on the main campus Tuesday 9/26 from 11:45am-12:15pm!

Three more hours today--until 5 pm --for our Open Doors Milwaukee exhibits in our three distinctive collections--Archive...
09/23/2023

Three more hours today--until 5 pm --for our Open Doors Milwaukee exhibits in our three distinctive collections--Archives, American Geographical Society Library, and Special Collections. In addition to the many treasures on display, be sure to check out our brand new Archives space designed by Engberg Anderson Architects and officially opened just this past week!

Our Doors are Open today, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 am to 5 pm. The UWM Golda Meir Library's Distinctive Collections ar...
09/23/2023

Our Doors are Open today, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 am to 5 pm. The UWM Golda Meir Library's Distinctive Collections are participating in Doors Open and welcome the community in for some very special exhibits of many of our treasures. Also, we are showing off our Slovenian music collection, the largest such collection in North America (and we are playing some Slovenian LPs too).

Doors are open to

---the internationally-renowned American Geographical Society Library, formed in the early 1850s to promote the collection and diffusion of geographical and statistical information, and containing over 1.3 million items dating from 1452, including maps, atlases, globes, books, periodicals, and photographs. The AGSL will have a variety of cartographic treasures from their collections on display.

--the Archives, which documents the history of the city of Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. Explore unique collections that tell the story of Milwaukee from the 1800s to the present, including the city’s diverse communities, social movements, and industrial achievements. Check out the Archives in its beautiful brand new home on third floor of the library for an insider’s view of local history through photographs, letters, audio and video, and more.

--Special Collections, the region’s premier public rare book collection, holding over 130,000 printed materials from the 15th century to the present, and covering a wide range of disciplines and topics. They will offer a sampling from the collection, from early printed books to contemporary publications, and from fine press and artist’s books and to comic books and zines.

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