UW Libraries e-news
January 2013

From the Dean

Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, Dean of UW Libraries (photo by Cass Redstone)We at the University Libraries are agents of change; we are guardians of the past, with a focus on the future.

Being at the crossroads of a leading research institution, we not only lead change, but anticipate the needs of our users and make the wisest use of resources — staffing, funding and technology — that we can. Read more from the Dean.

In the Spotlight

Tim JewellElectronic Submissions for Theses and Dissertations Now Standard

Tim Jewell, Libraries director of information resources and scholarly communication, is part of a collaborative effort that enables students to submit and publish their theses and dissertations electronically. Read more.

Aquelarre Journal Available Online

AquelarreThanks to a partnership between the University of British Columbia Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries, the bilingual feminist periodical Aquelarre: Latin American Women's Magazine is available online through the UW Libraries. Learn more about the journal.

Cyndi Asmus to Retire

Cyndi AsmusWinter 2013 marks a significant milestone in the Libraries’ history, as we bid a fond farewell to Cyndi Asmus, director of advancement.  Cyndi will retire in February and move to Walla Walla to be closer to family, including her two fabulous granddaughters. Read more.

Anne Jenner Joins the Libraries Team

Anne JennerIn August 2012, Libraries Special Collections welcomed a key new member to the team. Anne Jenner, the new Pacific Northwest curator, joined the team after an intense national search. Learn more about Jenner.


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Events and Exhibits

Friends of the Libraries
to Hold Annual Meeting
Celebrate the achievements of the Friends of the Libraries. Join us for a reception to elect the new Friends Board, and meet staff and students who have received awards for scholarship, collections, preservation, and materials. A selection of materials and photographs will be on display.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Allen Library's Petersen Room. RSVP to uwlibs@uw.edu or 206-616-8397.

"Images of Labor and Social Justice:
The Art of Richard V. Correll" Now on Display

Stop by Allen Library to check out "Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll." Correll's work touches on topics such as labor, social justice, civil rights, and war. The exhibit, which includes work Correll did for the Great Depression-era Washington State WPA, continues through April 19 in the Allen Library South basement and the Allen Library North balcony. View a short video about the exhibit.

Ethnomusicology instruments exhibit coming soon

Celebrate the UW Ethnomusicology’s 50th Anniversary by viewing a collection of more than 400 instruments. The exhibit, on display Feb. 1-21 in Allen Library North lobby, reflects the musical traditions by visiting artists from music-rich cultures in Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.

(Pictured: A conical drum from the Venda region of South Africa. This drum was brought to the University of Washington by Mudzunga Davhula, a member of the royal family and a visiting artist from 2008-2009.)

“Journeys Ashore: South Asian Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest" on Display Soon

Explore the routes, motivations and experiences that brought South Asians to the Pacific Northwest between the 1890s and the post-WWII era.

The exhibit is on display Feb. 25-March 31 in the Allen Library North lobby. (Pictured: Sikh with two bags in Vancouver 1900 ~ 1910. UW Libraries, Special Collections, Negative no: UW 1567)

Grays Harbor County Documentary to Premiere

Join Libraries, UWTV, and the UWAA for the premiere of a 30-minute documentary film about Grays Harbor County, featuring historical film from Libraries Special Collections. (Pictured: Hoquiam storefront / photo by Charles Anderson)

The screening will be on March 9 at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam, Wash. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Read more about the project, and view the newsreel excerpts online.

Save the date: Literary Voices Dinner

We're happy to announce the Literary Voices Dinner. The event, which supports Libraries and features keynote speaker Garth Stein, will happen at 6 p.m. April 27.

The Seattle author and film producer has written several novels, including "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and "How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets."

E-mail uwlibs@uw.edu for ticket information.


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