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Long-time Friends of the Libraries Board Member, Dave Stone, Receives UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Dave Stone was recognized for his lifetime of service—military, public and volunteer—with the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award.

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MORE OF OUR LIBRARIES IN ACTION

  • 20 Years of UW Libraries McKinstry Fellows, In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Jill and Joseph McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship, Taylor Healey Brooks, the outgoing McKinstry Fellow (2019-21), hosted a virtual gathering to celebrate the occasion.

    20 Years of UW Libraries McKinstry Fellows

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Jill and Joseph McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship, Taylor Healey Brooks, the outgoing McKinstry Fellow (2019-21), hosted a virtual gathering to celebrate the occasion.

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  • Welcome Dean Simon Neame,

    Welcome Dean Simon Neame

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  • Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, On October 28th, 2021 Juan Alonso-Rodriguez was interviewed about his art, life and work in the community.

    Juan Alonso-Rodriguez

    On October 28th, 2021 Juan Alonso-Rodriguez was interviewed about his art, life and work in the community.

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  • Digital Dynamo, UW Libraries has undertaken a massive effort to expand access to digital resources and teach the skills to use them.

    Digital Dynamo

    UW Libraries has undertaken a massive effort to expand access to digital resources and teach the skills to use them.

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  • The Language of the Land, The documents and recordings from first-language speakers are invaluable to today’s learners. Read how the UW libraries supports the Department of American Indian Studies through recordings digitized and archived by UW Libraries’ Ethnomusicology Archive.

    The Language of the Land

    The documents and recordings from first-language speakers are invaluable to today’s learners. Read how the UW libraries supports the Department of American Indian Studies through recordings digitized and archived by UW Libraries’ Ethnomusicology Archive.

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  • Shaping the future of history, Creating historical records, archiving photos, recording oral histories—it’s all in a program of UW Libraries with the Ethnic Heritage Council.

    Shaping the future of history

    Creating historical records, archiving photos, recording oral histories—it’s all in a program of UW Libraries with the Ethnic Heritage Council.

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  • Rare books curator, Sandra Kroupa, UW Libraries’ book arts and rare books curator Sandra Kroupa discusses personal experience, special collections, and artist books including “Mortal Salt” during a Zoom interview.

    Rare books curator, Sandra Kroupa

    UW Libraries’ book arts and rare books curator Sandra Kroupa discusses personal experience, special collections, and artist books including “Mortal Salt” during a Zoom interview.

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  • Rare Music Digitization, UW Libraries Preservation Department has a reputation for excellence. When asked to preserve a rare music collection through digitization the team was able to use new technologies to make these incredible pieces available digitally.

    Rare Music Digitization

    UW Libraries Preservation Department has a reputation for excellence. When asked to preserve a rare music collection through digitization the team was able to use new technologies to make these incredible pieces available digitally.

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  • UW Students and Libraries create a new book, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. A Professor of Art at UW in the later part of his life, Lawrence’s work and teaching are now the subjects of a new UW course, and through a collaboration between UW Libraries and students using open publishing and digital scholarship tools a book dedicated to Lawrence has been created.

    UW Students and Libraries create a new book

    Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. A Professor of Art at UW in the later part of his life, Lawrence’s work and teaching are now the subjects of a new UW course, and through a collaboration between UW Libraries and students using open publishing and digital scholarship tools a book dedicated to Lawrence has been created.

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