UW Libraries e-news
January 2010

From the Dean

Betsy Wilson, Dean of UW Libraries (photo by Cass Redstone)
Betsy Wilson

Walking across campus every day, I navigate through students who are texting, downloading podcasts, sharing videos or any number of activities that are possible on their hand-held devices. As more information is available at dizzying speeds, the Libraries' mission of "connecting people with knowledge" becomes increasingly complex. And connecting students with relevant and trusted information takes on new importance. More...

In the Spotlight

Paul Thiry's Cenotaphe, (Bebb Prize Competition), 1926

Student Architectural Drawings Preserved
In 2006, just prior to the remodeling of Architecture Hall, the Department of Architecture agreed to transfer about 1,000 original drawings from 1916 to 1961— including the early work of some of the Department's most prominent graduates, some who later became faculty—to Libraries Special Collections. More...

Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni, 1584, Libraries Special Collections, MAP129

Explore Rare Maps Online
Devoted cartography scholar or not, one can always marvel at the beauty, scale and just plain oddities of rare maps and their relationship to the spaces they illustrate and information they convey. Through the Libraries Digital Maps database, researchers have access to over 170 examples from the rare map collection. More...

TFrom the East Asia Library's Japanese language collection

Japanese Cataloging Project
When Ina Tateuchi, a librarian and cataloger by training, learned of the cataloging challenges in the growing Japan Studies Collection in the East Asia Library, she responded with a generous gift to fund a two-year cataloger position. More...

Three class of '09 grads (photo by Marc Studer)

Class of 2009 Shows Appreciation for OUGL
"Odegaard is a place that everyone uses," said one member of the UW class of 2009. "If you’re an undergrad student, there’s no way you go to U-dub and not use Odegaard,” said another. See how the class of '09 paid its respects of OUGL. More...


Jim Lynch (Photo by Cortney Kelley)

An Evening with Jim Lynch
Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Suzzallo Library 101
Join us for an evening with award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jim Lynch, whose first novel, The Highest Tide, received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Book Award and has been translated into eight languages. More...

Tim Egan (Photo by Sophie Egan)

Literary Voices 2010
Timothy Egan, keynote speaker

April 24, 6 p.m. / UW Club / $100 donation
Join the Friends of the Libraries for the fifth annual dinner to benefit Libraries preservation, collections and student scholarships. Dine at one of over a dozen literary roundtables hosted by notable authors from the region. Keynote speaker Timothy Egan is a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner. More...


Self-Dual (How to Walk a 30,000 Mile Tightrope), 2006, Ellen Knudson

Marking Time: Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition
Allen Library, 1st floor balcony
Suzzallo Library 102
Through Feb. 19
Guild of Book Workers members were invited to interpret the theme "marking time" as narrowly or broadly as they wished. Marking Time showcases the rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and interests that has been a hallmark of Guild membership for over 100 years. More...

Time and Again exhibit

Time and Again
Special Collections Lobby
Allen Library, 1st floor balcony
Through March 19
As a complementary exhibit to Marking Time, selections on the theme of time from the Libraries Book Arts Collection and the Book Arts Guild are on display now. More...

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