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Fall 2007
No. 52
Digital Librarian Lends Expertise to Mongolian Project
The first large-scale digitization project created in Mongolia can thank a UWM Libraries staff member for its successful launch. Krystyna Matusiak, the Libraries' Digital Collections Librarian, traveled twice to Ulan Bator, Mongolia's capitol, to assist librarians in digitizing rare periodicals and building the Digital Archive of Mongolian Newspapers. More >

UWM Libraries Acquires Collection of Nationally Recognized Gay Rights Activist
The UWM Libraries is pleased to announce its acquisition of the personal papers and library of Eldon Murray, a nationally recognized figure in the gay rights movement. Murray was active in virtually all of the major issues involving gays and lesbians from the 1970s to the present day. More

Finding a Needle in a 500,000-Image Haystack: One Librarian's Story
A reference librarian never knows what challenge lies ahead when the phone rings on any given day. Recently the American Geographical Society Library received a call from Mark Johnson, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer, looking for photos of the San Pedro River Valley in Arizona, preferably from the 1950s. More >

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News from the Director
This past year the library staff has engaged in a comprehensive strategic process to draft our vision for the coming years for the UWM Libraries. We began the journey by imagining what the campus might look like in five and ten years, and what services the library would need to offer in the future. During our planning, service was a predominant theme. More >

Paperless Society: AGSL Digital Maps Becoming Popular Research Source
The American Geographical Society Library houses one of the largest collections of paper maps and atlases in the country. However, many patrons come in seeking electronic geographic datasets as well. More >

New Databases for Diversity Studies
The Libraries now offers access to several full-text databases for diversity studies. More >

RefWorks Bibliography Tool Now Available through Libraries Web Site
RefWorks, a popular and useful web-based tool for organizing bibliographic citations and formatting bibliographies, is now accessible through the UWM Libraries web site. More >

Family of Former Staff Member Donates $5000 to Library Renovation
The family of Linda Kopp, a former long-time library staff member who died last year, has given a $5000 gift in her memory toward the upcoming renovation of the library's west wing. More >

Outstanding Staff Awards
UWM Provost Rita Cheng presented the UWM Libraries 2006-07 Outstanding Staff Achievement awards at a ceremony in the Libraries Conference Center on August 23. More >

Mid-Century Milwaukee Captured on Film: Dennis Wierzba Collection
The Archives recently finished processing a collection of images taken by Milwaukeean Dennis Wierzba which documents life in Milwaukee in the 1940s and 1950s, particularly on the city’s south side. More >

Gifts in Kind Jan. 1-June 30, 2007
Thank you to the following donors who gave gifts-in-kind from January 1, 2007 to June 30, 2007. More >

CGMLSA Winners Focus on Black Filmmakers, Treating Depression
Donte McFadden, pursuing a PhD in the Modern Studies program, and Laura Rusch, a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology, are the recipients of the 2007 Chancellor's Golda Meir Library Scholar Award. More >

"Three Strikes: Substance Abusing, Female, & in Jail": Fromkin Memorial Lecture
Professor Audrey Begun and Associate Professor Susan Rose, faculty members in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, will deliver the 2007 Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture on October 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library. More >

East Coast Book Artist to Speak in Special Collections
New Jersey book artist, printmaker, conservator, and educator Maria Pisano will present a lecture as part of the Ettinger Book Artist Series on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m in Special Collections. More >

UWM Libraries Partners with Milwaukee Art Museum for Polar Photography Exhibit
The UWM Libraries and the Milwaukee Art Museum have collaborated for the second time in two years on a photography exhibition. More >

Chicago's Festival of Maps Includes AGSL Treasures
The American Geographical Society Library is contributing several rare and important maps to Chicago's citywide Festival of Maps this fall. More >

The institutional respository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu) is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital content materials related to the University of Wisconsin's research and educational mission. More >

Faculty and Teaching Staff: 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 >

New Digital Collection Explores Children's Books from the Past
Have you ever been curious about what children read in 1910? How about in 1890? Now you can explore popular children's books of the past through UWM Libraries new digital collection, Selections from the Curriculum Library's Historical Collection. More >

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