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Fall 2009
No. 56
News from the Director: Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons Opens Doors to New Era of Student Success
We all acknowledge that these are challenging times for our university. We are asking ourselves, “How do we support our student and faculty needs during times of constraint?” More >

Korean National Treasure Identified in AGS Library
In 1895 the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York purchased several maps, an atlas, and forty-three photographs of Korea from the father of American diplomat George C. Foulk. For more than one hundred years, the significance of these materials went largely unrecognized. More>

Unique Photos of Invasion of Poland Discovered
A set of unique photographs documenting the Nazi invasion of Poland in September of 1939 was recently discovered in the American Geographical Society Library at the UWM Libraries. The images are part of the extensive Harrison Forman Collection that was donated to the American Geographical Society Library in 1987. More >

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2009-10 Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Award Winners
Michael Stoneman, a PhD candidate in Physics, and Carrie Wadman, pursuing a PhD in English, are the recipients of the 2009-10 Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Award. More >

Libraries Acquire Artwork of Major Wisconsin Artists
Twenty-two paintings and drawings on paper, as well as another sixteen works on board, canvas, and ceramic by the noted Milwaukee artists Schomer Lichtner (1905-2006) and Ruth Grotenrath (1912-1988) were donated to the Libraries this spring by the Kohler Foundation. More >

Access to Electronic Resources Expanded
The UWM Libraries are now offering an expanded package of databases and newspapers thanks to additions made to the BadgerLink program, which is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. More >

New Staff and New Positions
The Libraries have two new staff members and several other staff in new positions this fall. More >

Recent Donations
Thank you to the following donors who gave gifts-in-kind—books, maps, DVDs, and other library materials—from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009. More >

New Digital Collection: Milwaukee Gay Peoples Union
The history of the Milwaukee Gay Peoples Union (GPU) is documented in a new digital collection from source material provided by the UWM Libraries. GPU was the most important gay and lesbian rights organization in Wisconsin in the 1970s. More >

Life and Death in Paris Leads Off Lecture Series
Jeffrey Merrick, Professor in UWM’s Dept. of History, will inaugurate the 2009-10 UWM Academic Adventurers Series on Friday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m., with a talk entitled “Life and Death in the Streets of 18th Century Paris.” More >

Used Book Sale Returns Oct. 12-14
The Friends of the Golda Meir Library Used Book Sale is back after a semester hiatus due to the construction of the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons. More >

Himalayas Subject of 2009 GeoFocus Lecture
Richard Marston, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University, will give a lecture entitled “Land, Life, and Environmental Change in the Himalayas” on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library. More >

Digital Literacy Contest
The Digital Literacy Contest (DLC), a competitive event designed to engage students and promote library and campus resources, will be held on October 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons. More >

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