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From the Dean
With the Libraries at the crossroads of the University, I am aware that our “roads” extend beyond our campus to include the stories and histories of diverse communities. Our mission is to “connect people with knowledge,” and we do that through exhibits, events, and online collections. Read more from the Dean.
In the Spotlight
Women Who Rock: Medusa
Often referred to as the "Godmother of West Coast hip hop," Medusa is a respected hip hop artist who makes waves as a performer and an educator. Informed by the legacies of legendary blues and jazz performers, she is committed to creating community through music. Read more about Medusa and the Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Archive.
Glenda Pearson, head of Libraries Microforms and Newspapers, was recently named the 2012-2013 Distinguished Librarian by her peers. Pearson spearheaded The Seattle Times Legacy Library project in 2012. Read more about Pearson and the honor.
A collection of historical photos of Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 was made richer thanks to an outreach event in October 2012. Friends and members of Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific, Region 37 provided critical information on the dates, names, locations, and historical context of the photographs. (Photo: Filipino cannery workers at harbor, Alitak, Kodiak Island, 1937 #UW23686 // Photo by M.P. Pabillon)
Thank you to all who attended and supported the Friends of the Libraries' eighth annual Literary Voices event at the UW Club! We raised more than $40,000 for the Libraries Senior Conservator Endowment, Garth Stein delivered an inspiring keynote speech, and the raffle prizes included a tour for two of Vietnam. (Photo: Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain -- Photo by John Pai)
Thank you to our event partners: UW Alumni Association, Speidel Underground Tour, Intrepid Travel and the Seattle Weekly. View photos from the event.
South Asian Studies Librarian Deepa Banerjee continues an oral history project about South Asian migration to the Pacific Northwest. Those stories are told by Amy Bhatt and Nalini Iyer, co-authors of Roots and Reflections, published by UW Press. (Photo: Amy Bhatt (left) and Nalini Iyer. Photo by Carina A. delRosario)
View a UW360 segment about the project here. The segment starts at 13:10.
Events and Exhibits
Dreamlogs: Artists' Books by Genie Shenk
Since 1982, Genie Shenk has recorded each night's dream in visual form. Her imagery includes circular monoprints, collaged paper and adaptations of illustrations found in antique atlases and dictionaries. Read more about Shenk's work, now on display in the Allen Library. (Image: "I went to sleep, where did I go" by Genie Shenk)
Get a glimpse of life along Russia’s Pacific coast with “Photographic Finds in a Time of Transition: Daily Life in Nakhodka, Russian Far East,” on display through July 23 in the Allen Library North Lobby. (Image: Broom in Snow by Georgy Pakin) Learn more about the exhibit.
The Summer Alumni Career Series offers a variety of career development events this summer, infcluding resume workshops, a summer career fair, and a career panel and networking reception.
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