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Fall 2008
No. 54
News From the Director:
Artist’s rendering of Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons. ©The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. Plans for Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons Move Forward

I am pleased to report that plans for the renovation of the first and second floor of the west wing of the library continue on schedule. This was made possible by the wonderful gift of $1.75 million this spring from the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust supporting the new learning commons, as well as gifts from many other donors. More >

UWM Libraries Staff Open Georgian Exhibition, Then Escape As War Erupts
It was an extraordinary trip to the Republic of Georgia even before UWM Libraries Director Ewa Barczyk and American Geographical Society Library Curator Christopher Baruth had to abruptly flee the nation suddenly at war. More >

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Curtain Rises on Pabst Theater Archives
The Archives Department of the UWM Libraries is pleased to announce its acquisition of the historical records of the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee's oldest continuing operating theater. More >

Library User Survey
This past spring the Libraries conducted its second assessment of user perceptions in four years, to ascertain current views of our services, resources, and facilities, and to measure those against our 2004 findings. More >

2008 Chancellor's Golda Meir Library Scholar Award Winners
Florian Sebert, a PhD candidate in Mathematics, and Rashi Sharma, pursuing a PhD in Geography, are the recipients of the 2008 Chancellor's Golda Meir Library Scholar Award. More >

Libraries Receive Large Book Donation
Rudolph Martin Grebe, a scientist, computer engineer, and bibliophile who died on July 30 after a long illness, donated his large personal collection of over 2000 books to the UWM Libraries this past spring. More >

Argentine Artist at UWM
Argentine printmaker, painter, and book artist Mirta Kupferminc recently gave two lectures at the Library: "The Jewish Artist in Latin America" and "The Prints and Artist's Books of Mirta Kupferminc." More >

Recent Donations
Thank you to the following donors who gave gifts-in-kind—books, maps, DVDs, and other library materials—from January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008. More >

Fromkin Lecture Explores Television Blacklisting
Carol Stabile, Director of the Center for Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, will present “Red Networks: Women Writers and the Broadcast Blacklist,” the 39th annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture on October 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library. More >

New Location and Name for Multimedia Library
The Multimedia Library has moved to the lower level west wing of the Golda Meir Library and combined with the Current Periodicals and Microforms department to create a new Media Library. More >

E-Journal Holdings Now Easier to Locate
UWM Libraries e-journal holdings are now available within Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com). The UWM "Find It!" links appear in appropriate citations, providing links back to our e-article collections. More >

Fall Used Book Sale Sept. 22-24
The Friends of the Golda Meir Library will hold their fall used book sale Sept. 22-24. Over 6,000 items in a wide variety of genres—including contemporary fiction, foreign languages, history, literature, poetry, and aviation—will be offered. More >

Alumni Auction's Tour Winner
UW-Whitewater Assistant Professor Jeff Vanevenhoven won a tour of the American Geographical Society Library at the UWM Alumni Association's 2008 auction. More >

Steven Burnham, Editor, sburnham@uwm.edu
Krystyna Matusiak, Newsletter designer