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Spring 2006
No. 49
James JoyceLibraries Uncover 75-Year-Old Joycean Publishing Error
The UWM Libraries have discovered the misidentification of a James Joyce galley proof annotated in his hand. The eight-page proof, held by the UWM Libraries, is part of the third galley proof for “Continuation of a Work in Progress,” a piece published by Joyce in volume 13 of transition magazine during the summer of 1928, according to Dr. Luca Crispi, James Joyce Research Fellow with the National Library of Ireland. Joyce's serialized "Work in Progress" published in transition became the famous Finnegans Wake in 1939. More >

Better than Barnes & Noble: A Student Talks Up the UWM Libraries
Alexis Ronsmans is a junior in English at UWM and has worked as a student employee in Circulation since the fall of 2003. We recently asked her what she thought the Libraries offered to undergraduates. Here is her answer:

Despite what I said at my job interview, I had never made it past the lobby before I was hired. I meet a lot of people on the verge of graduation borrowing books for the first time, and it never surprises me. Once, the Library was just a big scary-looking building in the middle of campus. I didn’t know about the Music Library on the second floor, complete with CDs, LPs, musical scores, and biographies of everybody’s favorite dead punk rock stars. More >

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Google and more Google.  It's everywhere.
There is just no escaping the ubiquity of this search engine, which has entered our everyday speech as a proper name, a verb, and an adjective, attempting to fulfill its company’s lofty ambition “to make all the world's information accessible.” More >

Libraries Receive Ettinger Family Foundation Grant
In December, the Ettinger Family Foundation of Milwaukee awarded a $25,000 grant to Special Collections, UWM Libraries, to be used for acquisitions and programming in the UWM Book Arts Collection. More >

Buff Chosen as 2006 Fromkin Recipient
UWM Interim Director of Libraries Ewa Barczyk and the members of the Morris Fromkin Memorial Research Grant Committee are pleased to announce that Rachel Ida Buff, associate professor in UWM’s History Department and director of the Ethnic Studies Program, is the recipient of the 2006 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship.More >

Friends' Vice-President Donates Rare Book Collection
Friends of the Golda Meir Library Vice-President and local historian E.J. Brumder, a descendent of prominent Milwaukee German-language publisher George Brumder, recently donated his personal collection of more than sixty publications from George Brumder’s late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century publishing house. More >

UWM Libraries to Assist Implementation of Important Diversity Grant
The UWM School of Information Studies (SOIS) has been awarded a grant of nearly $1 million from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to educate students of diverse backgrounds in the fields of cataloging, indexing and metadata. More >

Slovenian Consul General Visits Libraries
The Consul General for the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Zvone Zigon, visited the UWM Libraries on February 10.More >

New Gateway for Off-Campus Access to Libraries Catalog
To better serve the increasing number of UWM distance education students and off-campus staff and faculty users, UWM Libraries is providing a new off-campus catalog access gateway page. More >

Wireless Laptop Computers Available for Student Checkout
Thanks to funding from UWM student Educational Technology fees, thirty wireless laptop computers are now available for free checkout by current UWM students with active UWM IDs. More >

2006 Holzheimer "Maps and America" Lecture
The 2006 Holzheimer "Maps and America" Lecture was presented by Joel L. Morrison, Past President of the International Cartographic Association, on March 8 in the American Geographical Society Library.More >

Outstanding Staff Awards
UWM Provost Rita Cheng presented the UWM Libraries 2005 Outstanding Staff Achievement awards at a ceremony in the Libraries' Conference Center on January 11. More >

UWM Librarian Featured in National Publication
John Hubbard, Electronic Resources Librarian at UWM Libraries, has been recognized by the Library Journal as one of the library world’s “2006 Movers and Shakers,” and is profiled in the March 15 issue of the national magazine. More >

Digital Postcard Collection Expanded
An additional 200 postcards have been added to Greetings from Milwaukee: Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Collection. More >

California Book Artist to Visit This Spring
Julie Chen, an internationally recognized book artist, letterpress printer, structuralist, teacher, and proprietor of Flying Fish Press, will visit Milwaukee as part of the Book FOR[u]Ms Book Artist Series. More >

AGSL Active With New and Continuing Fellowships
The American Geographical Society Library is pleased to now have two ongoing short-term fellowship programs.  More >

Introducing BadgerCat, the New Wisconsin-Wide Library Catalog
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 >

Calling All UWM Authors!
The UWM Libraries will host a Fall 2006 event honoring those faculty and staff whose published monographs and recordings have been added to the UWM Authors Collection over the past two years. More >

Milwaukee Art Museum Director to Speak at the Libraries
David Gordon, Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum, will speak at the UWM Libraries on Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. More >

The Quest for Social Justice III Now Available
The UWM Libraries have published The Quest for Social Justice III: The Morris Fromkin Memorial Lectures, 1992-2002. More >

A Great Way to Celebrate a Graduation (or Other Special Occasion)!
Honor a friend, colleague or family member on a special occasion, such as a graduation, anniversary, retirement or birthday and at the same time enrich the Libraries' collections with valuable new books! More >

Limited Edition Book Added to Best Collection
A limited, proof edition of Irish Terrier National Specialty & Best in Show Winners, edited by John Childers, has been donated to Special Collections’ John S. Best Collection. More >

Junior League Visits UWM Libraries
Members of the Junior League Sustainers were given a tour of the American Geographical Society Library by AGSL Curator Chris Baruth. More >

Libraries Create Wireless Computer Teaching Lab
In response to a growing demand for course-integrated library instruction, the UWM Libraries have created a wireless computer teaching lab, funded by student Educational Technology fees. More >

Recent Donations
Thank you to the following donors who gave significant monetary contributions and gifts-in-kind---books, maps, videos, and other library material.More >

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