UW Libraries e-news
January 2012

From the Dean

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

Every three years, we ask our campus community—faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students—how were doing. Im happy to report that the Libraries "rock" (in the parlance of students). More...


In the Spotlight

Tania Bardyn

Meet Tania Bardyn
Tania Bardyn joined the UW Libraries as Associate Dean of University Libraries, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region on Nov. 7, 2011. More...

Tyee 1929

Tyee Yearbooks Digitized and Online
Thanks to Libraries Digital Initiatives staff and student employees, the Tyee yearbooks are online after being carefully disbound and digitized, page by page, over the past several years. More...


Fleeting Shadows

Fleeting Shadows Collaboration Garners Gold Prize
The CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Awards recognized the Seattle Camera Club in their Collaborative Programs category with a Gold Award from among 32 entries. More...


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Suzzallo Reading Room

Friends Annual Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 26; 6 p.m.
Petersen Room, Allen Library

Celebrate the achievements of the Friends of the Libraries, with the Dean of Libraries, Friends Board members and Student Scholarship Award Winners. A reception will follow the meeting. Pre-register by email at uwlibs@uw.edu or call 206-616-8397.

Stephanie Coontz

Blom Lecture with Stephanie Coontz
Thursday, Feb. 23; 7 p.m.
Odegaard Undergraduate Library 220

Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families. Her most recent book is A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s. Pre-register with the UW Alumni Association at http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=105442&view=Detail or by calling 206-543-0540.

Rebecca Brown

Literary Voices
Saturday, April 28; 6 p.m.
UW Club

Rebecca Brown was the first writer in residence at Richard Hugo House, co-founder of the Jack Straw Writers Program and now serves as the creative director of literature at Centrum in Port Townsend. Brown's best-known work is her novel The Gifts of the Body, winner of a Lambda Literary Award, which has been translated into seven languages. Tickets available January 30. Email uwlibs@uw.edu for more information.


Merry Company: Pop-up, Movables and Toy Books
Curated by Pamela Harer & Sandra Kroupa
Through March 16, 2012
Allen Library Lobby, Special Collections Lobby
and Reading Room

View a preview of this delightful exhibit:


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