Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Spoonful of Sugar, Ebling Library Exhibit (12/01/06 – 02/28/07)

Visit Ebling Library to see books and artifacts from campus special collections and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy that illustrate the gathering, preparation and mishaps of 'home remedies'/medicinal cookery.

A Spoonful of Sugar: Medicinal Preparation in the Domestic Sphere
Guest Curator: Meredith Torre, SLIS Graduate Student

Location: Ebling Library Historical Services Reading Room (Third Floor)
Exhibit runs from December 1, 2006 - February 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Call for Course Reserve Materials (Spring 2007)

To ensure that course reserve materials will be available by the first day of class, Steenbock Reserves requests that faculty and staff submit their course reserve materials by December 20th, 2006.

For more information about Steenbock Course Reserves, see:

For questions, contact Reserves staff by email: or phone 263-8331.

Monday, November 27, 2006

What's New in E-Resources?

Check out the “New E-Resources” page to discover new online resources supported by UW-Madison Libraries. This page will list new resources, as added by date, and supply a link directly to the resource.

These resources can also be located by searching by resource name in the E-Resource Gateway (click “Find by Name” under the E-Resources/Article Databases heading from the Libraries Website).

The link to the "New E-Resources" page can be found on the Libraries Website under the column for Books/Articles/Databases.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thanksgiving Week Hours (November 20 - 26, 2006)

Steenbock Library will observe the following hours during the Thanksgiving holiday week and weekend:

Monday - Tuesday, November 20-21 (8:00 am - 1:00 am)

Wednesday, November 22 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Thursday, November 23 (Closed for holiday)
Friday, November 24 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday, November 25 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Sunday, November 26 (10:00 am - 1:00 am)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

In Good Taste...Sampling the Cookbook Collection

As we approach several months of holiday dining opportunities, consider browsing Steenbock’s cookbook collection to find recipes to old standards and new flavors.

The cookbook collection began with a generous donation in 1965 by Madison resident Mortimer Levitan as a memorial to his mother. This initial donation included 2615 titles. Today, the cookbook collection continues to grow and focuses upon culinary history, trends, and regional and world cuisines.

Should you wish to sample the cookbook collection, it can be found in the first floor book stacks, TX call-number range. Bon appetit!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sharing Indigenous Wisdom, Conference Opportunity

The second Sharing Indigenous Wisdom: An International Dialogue on Sustainable Development conference will be hosted by the College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin, June 11-15, 2007.

This conference is held to foster a dialogue on traditional indigenous knowledge as utilized and incorporated as models and methods of sustainable practices.

For more information, visit the conference Website:

With thanks to Julie Blankenburg, Forest Products Library, for forwarding information about this exciting conference opportunity.

Around the World Exhibition, College Library

Two dozen photographs from 'around the world' are on display on the third floor of College Library. The photos were captured by UW-Madison students during their time studying abroad.

On Wednesday, November 15, Room 1193 (7:00-8:00 PM), several of the student photographers will discuss their adventures and share additional images.

In addition to the "Around the World" exhibition, College Library is also hosting a selection of undergraduate art photography in the Illumination Gallery, Room 1250 (first floor of the library). Both of these photography exhibitions will continue through January 2007.

Related links:
UW-Madison Celebrates Study Abroad
"Around the World" Online Exhibit

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Craftsman--Online

180 volumes of The Craftsman have been digitized! This monthly journal, dedicated to products and design aesthetic (furniture, interiors, landscape) of the Arts and Crafts Movement, was first published in 1901 by Gustav Stickley and United Crafts of Eastwood, New York. These volumes of The Craftsman (1901-1916), as reproduced from the holdings of Steenbock and Kohler Art libraries, have been added to the selection of resources comprising the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture.

Access volumes of The Craftsman.

For related interest, do consult:

Craftsman Homes by Gustav Stickley (published in 1909)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Find Material Properties Workshop, Wendt Library, November 7 (10:00-11:30)

Wendt Library will host a free, hands-on workshop to explore sources of information on material properties (chemical, physical, safety, spectra, toxicological, etc.)--as available online or from UW-Madison campus libraries.

Find Material Properties: Know the Sources
Tuesday, November 7 (10:00-11:30am)
Room 108, Wendt Library (215 N. Randall Avenue, next to Union South)