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Fall 2006
No. 50
Kano signNew Digital Collection Surveys Global Urban Life
From Abidjan to Zurich, from ancient abandoned settlements to modern mega-cities, the UWM Libraries new digital project Cities Around the World offers visitors the chance to virtually roam through 450 cities worldwide. More >

Poetry Reading Series to Celebrate UWM's 50th Anniversary
To bring focus to UWM’s intellectual and creative heritage during the university’s 50th anniversary year, the UWM Libraries is presenting a new, noontime poetry series that will showcase the work of UWM faculty, staff, students, and alumni. More >

Archives Contributes to The Making of Milwaukee
Since the WTMJ-TV News Film Collection’s arrival at the UWM Libraries Archives in 2001, numerous filmmakers, educators, and researchers have mined its riches for a variety of projects, but none perhaps so extensively as local filmmaker and producer Claudia Looze, for her documentary The Making of Milwaukee. More >

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News from the Director
In June, I had the privilege of attending the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans. I use the word "privilege" because we were the first organization to hold a major conference in post-Katrina New Orleans; we wanted to show our support for rebuilding this city and "do what's right." More >

Assistant Director for Public Services to Head UW-Parkside Library
Vanaja Menon, Assistant Director for Public Services at UWM Libraries, is leaving her position to become Interim Library Director at UW-Parkside. More >

UW System Libraries Loan Period Extended for Faculty and Staff
Beginning this fall UWM faculty and staff will start receiving an extended loan period for most items borrowed from other UW campus libraries through UW System Search. More >

Looking for a Book, Journal, or DVD That We Don't Own?
UWM Libraries, in collaboration with nearly 500 other Wisconsin libraries, now offers BadgerCat, a new way to identify library resources—books, journals, DVDs, CDs, maps, and more—located in the state. More >

Alumni Make Donation to the Music Library
The UWM Music Library is pleased to announce the addition of a collection of nearly 300 CDs of twentieth and twenty-first century music donated by alumni Robert E Mueller ('42) and Ruth Ruppel Mueller ('44). More >

Roman Drazniowsky, 1922-2006
Dr. Roman Drazniowsky, former curator of the American Geographical Society Library, passed away on July 8, 2006. Roman joined the staff of the American Geographical Society (AGS) in 1962 as map curator. When the library and map collection needed a new home, he became a key figure in the selection process which ultimately chose UWM as the new site of what came to be called the "AGS Collection." More >

Director Praises Museum's Inspirational Architecture at Friends Program
“No . . . but maybe yes” was how Milwaukee Art Museum Director David Gordon answered his own question, and the title of his lecture—“Is There a Conflict Between Being Both an Icon and an Art Museum?”—at the Friends of the Golda Meir Library Annual Program on May 17.More >

Celebrating UWM and Its Past
An exhibit celebrating UWM‘s 50th anniversary with archival photographs, publications, and other items is on display through the fall semester in the West Wing lobby of the Golda Meir Library. More >

Recent Donations
Thank you to the following donors who gave gifts-in-kind—books, maps, videos, and other library material—from February 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006. More

First Ettinger Book Artist Presentation Set for Sept. 26
Jeffrey Morin, a nationally recognized book artist and dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point, will inaugurate the UWM Libraries Ettinger Book Artist Series on Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the Libraries Special Collections. More >

Type, Paper, Scissors: The Book as Art Environment
"Type, Paper, Scissors" will be on view September 9 to October 21, 2006 in the Mary L. Nohl Galleries of the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. More >

Fromkin Presentation to Examine Immigrant Rights and Access to Higher Education
Rachel Ida Buff, associate professor in UWM’s History Department and coordinator of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program, will deliver the 2006 Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture on October 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library building. More >

2006-07 Chancellor's Golda Meir Library Scholar Award Winners
PhD candidates Joseph Mascaro, Department of Biological Studies, and Amy Sato, Department of Psychology, are the recipients of the 2006-07 Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Award. More >

UWM Authors To Be Recognized at Nov. 17 Ceremony
The UWM Libraries will host the UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. honoring those faculty and staff whose published monographs and recordings have been added to the UWM Authors Collection over the past two years.More >

Libraries Launches Redesigned Web Site
After a year of research, focus groups with students on usability, and expert assessments, the UWM Libraries launched its redesigned Web site on August 28. More >

Library Carts Are Here for Your Convenience!
We heard you say how hard it is to carry stacks of books for photocopying and checking out.More >

UWM Yearbooks
To commemorate UWM's 50th anniversary, in October the UWM Libraries will launch a digital collection of the student yearbook The Ivy, which was published from 1942 to 1968. More >

Friends Used Book Sale Oct 9-11
Over 6,000 items in a wide variety of genres—contemporary fiction, foreign languages, history, literature, poetry, and political science—will be offered at the Friends of the Golda Meir Library Fall Used Book Sale, October 9-11. More >

Book Your Instruction Session Now!
The UWM Libraries’ Research and Instructional Support Department (RIS) invites all faculty and UWM instructors to include a course-integrated library instruction session in each of their courses this semester. More >

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