From the Vice Provost and Dean 

Betsy Wilson
Summer is typically a quiet time on campus. For the Libraries staff, this is a period to recharge, build and learn. Subject librarians travel around the world to acquire unique materials for our collections. Staff present at and participate in workshops. Learn more.

Latest News

Mark Bennett Out of the cold, into the classroom. When he was a homeless youth, Mark Bennett spent time in the University of Washington’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library to escape the cold. Now a junior at the UW, he visits the library to study math.

Bennett took an unconventional route to a four-year education. Thanks to the support from the Washington MESA (Math, Science, Engineering and Mathematics) Community College Program and organizations like YouthCare, the 26-year-old single father found academic success at the university. Learn more.
Tateuchi celebration
Tateuchi celebration. UW President Michael K. Young presents Dan Asher, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation program officer, with a certificate in appreciation for the cataloguing of over 6,500 volumes about Japan in the East Asia Library.

The Tateuchi Cataloging Project enabled cataloger Saeko Suzuki to process a backlog of thousands of books and maps from old Japan. Now scholars and students at the UW and around the world can access this valuable information.
Elizabeth Curran
Welcome, Lizzie Curran. Conservation intern Elizabeth (Lizzie) Curran will join the UW Libraries this summer for 10 weeks of intensive training with conservator Justin Johnson in Special Collections.

Curran will graduate from the two-year program in bookbinding at North Bennet Street School (Boston, Mass.) in June 2014 and intends to apply to graduate programs in book conservation next year. Last summer Curran worked as a conservation intern at the Baker-Berry Library at Dartmouth College under the direction of conservator Deborah Howe.

Learn more about Libraries Conservation.

Awards & Honors

Janet Schnall
Distinguished Librarian Award. From pioneering clinical librarianship in the 1970s to embracing evidence-based practices in library classes, Janet Schnall, information management librarian, Health Sciences Library, has always been at the forefront of her profession. Learn more.
C.D. Anderson
Reel winner. "Grays Harbor Happenings: The Newsreels of C.D. Anderson" won the 2014 Bronze Telly Award for History/Biography and the Washington State Historical Society’s David Douglas Award.

This coordinated effort (involving UWTV director and producer Ann Coppel; John Larson, director of the Polson Museum in Hoquiam, Wash.; Mickey Thurman of the 7th St. Theatre, Hoquiam, Wash.; Roy Vataja, researcher with the Aberdeen Museum of History; Nicolette Bromberg, libraries visual materials curator; Hannah Palin, libraries film archives specialist, and Joyce Agee, libraries associate advancement director) tells how nitrate newsreels filmed by Charles D. Anderson in the 1920s were discovered, preserved and shared with the Grays Harbor community eighty years later.

Watch "Grays Harbor Happenings" here.

Events & Exhibits

Children's Books from Russia

From the Lowly Lubok to Soviet Realism: Early Twentieth Century Children's Books from Russia
Through Oct. 24 | Special Collections, Allen Library South Basement & Allen Library North Balcony. This exhibition brings together rare Russian children’s books from the early 20th century portraying some of the era’s most striking designs and illustrations. Many of the books date from between the two World Wars, during the Russian Revolution, and were considered “a major weapon for education.”

Represented here include the works of Alexei Pakhomov, Vladimir Konashevich, Vladimir Lebedev and El Lissitzky; the names of the artists may be unfamiliar but their compositions are unforgettable. Learn more.


More Libraries Events & Exhibits


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Upcoming EVENTS

Aug. 22: Portland Huskies will gather at the Oregon Historical Society for an evening of wine tasting, appetizers and discussion about the region's wine industry at The Art of the Vine.

Through Aug. 27: Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award: Nominate a UW alum who has served in the armed forces or uniformed services for this honor. Information, including the nomination form, is available online.

Nov. 5-11: Veterans Appreciation Week: Mark your calendars for this special celebration of the armed forces and uniformed services personnel in the UW community.

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