UW Libraries e-news
June 2010

From the Dean

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

We all know that the simple act of reading a book can transport a reader to a different time, a different continent, or just a different state of mind.  No passport required! Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom the Libraries' reach around the world. And with this issue of Libraries E-news, I am reminded of our responsibility as global citizens. More...

In the Spotlight

Mary St. Germain (with white headscarf) and Farzaneh Zahraie in the Tahuri Book Shop

Tehran Odyssey: Buying & Shipping
a Ton of Books from Iran
In May 2009, Mary St. Germain, head of Near Eastern Section, International Studies, traveled to Tehran on a very successful buying trip. But finding and sending nearly 1,500 books from Iran wasn't easy. Find out how she did it.

Ariel Deardorff

Meet Ariel Deardorff: UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Winner
As a student in the Microforms and Newspapers department of Suzzallo Library, Ariel Deardorff spent a lot of time thinking about newspapers. But before last summer, she'd never thought much about what went into researching the content of those papers. That's changed now. More...

Librarian Judith Henchy

Distinguished Librarian Henchy Recognized for Excellence
A nomination for Judith Henchy for the 2009 Distinguished Librarian reads, "Everything about Judith Henchy’s career at UW bespeaks distinction. Through the cumulative efforts of two decades she has become, without a doubt, UW’s most globally interconnected international studies librarian." More...

Thai delegates present the 40-volumne canon to the UW Libraries

UW Gets Gift of Buddhist Canon
In March, members of a Thai delegation presented 40 volumes
of the World Tipitaka Edition, the Buddhist canon, to the UW Libraries, recognizing the University's longstanding connection with Thailand. More...

Lost & Found Film Series: a Reel Success
Thanks to University Week readers, previously "orphan films" are being identified and finding their rightful home in the UW Libraries. More...


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Nancy Cleveland, left, past Friends Board Presidents Dan Blom and Judy Maleng. (Photo by Gregory Pearce)

Literary Voices Event Raises
Funds for UW Libraries
The Friends of the Libraries annual Literary Voices dinner was held on April 24 at the UW Club where guests dined with notable authors to support the Libraries.  National Book Award Winner Tim Egan's keynote speech was an inspirational and witty blend of his passion for research and his belief in the importance of libraries. Proceeds will go to the purchase of new collections, preservation and to support the Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards.


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Pride Points

The UW ranks 11th among research institutions that produced the most 2009-10 U.S. Fulbright Fellows.

The UW was recently named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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