From the Vice Provost and Dean 

Betsy Wilson

Landslides, South Asian architecture, the labor history and the U.S. presidency: It might seem that these have little in common, but at the crossroads of the University, you can find any and all subjects in our collections — both online and in physical time and space.

The Libraries’ mission of connecting people with knowledge extends beyond our academic community to the diverse public that attends our events and exhibits. Learn more.

Latest News

Matthew Parsons has a "cool job." The Seattle Times asked Parsons what the best part of his job as maps librarian was: "I love the feeling of helping people move their project or research forward by connecting them to that perfect map, GIS data set or hard-to-find research article. Additionally, the field of map librarianship is constantly changing due to the proliferation of GIS and other digital mapping technologies, which means I'm constantly learning new things." Learn more.
John Danneker
R. Nath digital photo collection of Mughal architecture. Professor R. Nath is considered an authority on Mughal architecture. Although officially retired, he still teaches at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India, where he specializes in medieval Indian architecture. His photograph collection spans 40 years and many examples of this iconic style. Learn more.

Events & Exhibits

Odegaard Library

America is in the Heart: the World of Carlos Bulosan.
Through March 13 | Allen Library Basement - Special Collections Lobby and Reference Room
In commemoration of the centennial of poet and author Carlos Bulosan's birth, this exhibit draws on the papers of Bulosan, the cannery workers union and various Filipino American labor leaders and community members. Learn more.

Watch a video about the Bulosan exhibit.

David Montgomery

David Montgomery at Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting.
Jan. 29; 7 p.m. | Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room.
David R. Montgomery, UW professor of earth and space sciences, studies the evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (2008) and a Washington State Book Award (2008) for Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, Montgomery appeared on PBS’ Nova in November 2014, and after the catastrophic Oso mudslide in March 2014, on various news segments to discuss the science behind landslides. Learn more.

Robert Schenkkan

Robert Schenkkan at the Tenth Annual Literary Voices.
May 9; 6 p.m. | Club Husky at Husky Stadium. Join the Friends of the Libraries, keynote speaker and playwright Robert Schenkkan -- Tony Award-winner for "All The Way," Pulitzer Prize Winner for "The Kentucky Cycle" -- and more than twenty authors, including John Bolcer, Antoinette Wills, Lynn Borland, R.M. Campbell, Aaron Elkins, Lisa Fernow, Jill R. Hodges, Hattie Kauffman, David Keller, Lawrence Kreisman, Priscilla Long, Vonda McIntyre, Peter Mountford, Bill Mullins, Rosanne Olson, Justin Wadland, Megan Watzke, Rebecca Wells and Hill Williams for a dinner, raffle and literary conversation. Learn more.


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Upcoming EVENTS

Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 3 & 4: Winter Graduate School Public Lectures:This year's series reimagines the way we tell stories and create art, how we define our communities and our place in the universe. From city planning to literature, extraterrestrial intelligence to dance, each guest contemplates the future.

Feb. 18 & 25 and March 4: Psychology Lecture Series: The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality. These free lectures discuss the latest research on factors affecting quality of life for underrepresented and non-majority individuals.

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