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Photo Takes Peek at Freshman Lives
Seattle P-I - February 22, 2008 | Arielle Ross is one of eight freshmen who completed a two-credit seminar at the University of Washington last fall. The premise was simple, or so it seemed: Document your transition to college life. Be as honest as you can. Don't skip the details. Instructors say they thought they knew what they were getting into when they began the program in September. But now, they confess that the photos being temporarily exhibited at the UW's Odegaard Undergraduate Library were surprising.
Owner of used bookstore leaves $700,000 to UW Libraries
Seattle P-I - January 30, 2008 | Friends remember David Bell, former owner of the University District store Magus Books, as a private man of few words whose eyes would light up when he came across an old, rare book.
A librarian's gift: Oral history project preserves memories of South Asian immigrants
University Week - November 29, 2007 | A three-phase oral history project, chronicling the influx of South Asians to the Seattle area from post-World War II to the 1990s began with a gift from Irene Joshi, who served at the UW's first South Asia librarian from 1970 to 2000,
UW's Chamber Dance Company archives now accessible
University Week - September 27, 2007 | The archive is the product of CDC Director Hannah Wiley's anxiety. She's been helped by John Vallier, head of distributed media services at Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
A Home for the Area's Business History
Seattle-PI - August 13, 2007 | It's a fascinating slice of local business and social history. The fact that it's around to be seen at all is to the credit of UW Libraries Special Collections
Good-bye Date Stamp: Keep track of due dates online
University Week - July 19, 2007 | Date stamps are being retired for most all library items except items without bar codes, such as some unbound periodicals and government publications, said Thom Deardorff, UW Libraries coordinator for access services.
On Architecture: It's all in the Approach
Seattle P-I - April 30, 2007 | The approach to Suzzallo Library is welcoming because of all the intimately scaled Gothic details and the 4-inch risers of the processional stairway.
Claiming poetic spaces: The poetry of youth in Calcutta
University Week - March 29, 2007 | a photo essay in Odegaard Undergraduate Library was mounted by Sahar Romani, a graduate student in UW South Asian Studies, who created Kalam: Margins Write, a creative writing program for young people ages 16 to 22 living around Calcutta on train platforms, in a red light district, or in a shelter for daughters of sex workers.
Field Notes chosen for all UW Freshmen
Seattle P-I - March 28, 2007 | Despite the book's complex subject matter, Kolbert makes the science easy to understand, said Jill McKinstry, director of Odegaard Undergraduate Library and co-chairwoman of the committee that selected the common book.
Dean of Libraries Named the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
University Week - February 7, 2007 | Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson was recognized for her pioneering and leadership roles in the areas of information literacy and assessment, as well as for her commitment to collaboration and partnership.
Thanks to Web, splendor of state is at your fingertips
Seattle P-I - February 7, 2007 | The ability to scan works of art and post them to the Internet is revolutionizing the way curators around the world are managing their collections.
This Duck's for You
University Week - January 11, 2007 | Dean of Libraries, Betsy Wilson, visits 49 of 50 Libraries sites on annual New Year's whirlwind tour to thank Libraries staff.
Odegaard Library hosts exhibit on Nazi book burnings
University Week - January 4, 2007 | An exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings, will be presented.
New online museum makes Olympic Peninsula history more accessible
University Week - December 7, 2006 | The UW Libraries have partnered with communities on the Olympic Peninsula to create an unusual online museum that provides access to much historical material that previously was in private hands.
Libraries encourage civic engagement
Seattle PI - September 7, 2006 | Opinion by Justin Wadland, Librarian at UW Tacoma. Libraries around the world are busily preparing for Sept. 11, opening their doors to activities and displays that encourage civic engagement.
Journal subscription costs continue to climb
University Week - May 18, 2006 | We love the online journals the UW Libraries provide. But do we realize how much they cost? How long will the Libraries be able to absorb relentless increases in subscription prices?
Charles Johnson (video)
Seattle Channel - April 29, 2006 (video approx 30 min) | National Book Award Winner Charles Johnson delivers the keynote speech at Friends of the Libraries Literary Voices dinner.
Anybody Remember Floppy Discs?
Seattle P-I - April 4, 2006 | The Digital Futures Alliance includes as charter partners such heavyweights as Microsoft, Amgen and RealNetworks and has set up working groups to tackle specific issues including what to keep and how.
Blom Lecture: William Dietrich (video)
Seattle Channel - March 10, 2006 (video approx 66 min) | William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and historical novelist, talks about the challenges of writing in seemingly incongruous genres of journalism and fiction.
Marcie Sillman (video)
Seattle Channel - January 27, 2006 (video approx 53 minutes) | Friends of the Libraries presents Marcie Silllman from KUOW / NPR, speaking about changes in public radio.