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What became of the members and the work of the Seattle Camera Club?
Seattle Times - March 12, 2011
100 years ago, Seattle celebrated its first world's fair
Seattle Times - May 14, 2009 | A roundup of summer events marking the 100th anniversary of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exhibit (AYPE), held on what is now the UW campus. Events at the NW Folklife Festival, Seattle Public Libraries and an exhibit of photographs by Frank Nowell, official AYPE photographer, from the UW Libraries Special Collections archives.
Explore old world maps in new UW Libraries digital collection
University Week - November 12, 2009 | You can trace humankind's exploration of the world in the maps in Special Collections' newest digital collection.
Odegaard's self-checkout is all about convenience
UW Daily - February 19, 2010 | The purpose of the self-checkout station is simple; students in a rush are able to check items out themselves in a hurry.
Libraries collaborates with Taiwan to digitize rare books
University Week - March 4, 2010 | The East Asia Library collection includes approximately 600 titles of Chinese rare books
Lost and Found Films: help us identify reels from 1940-1970
University Week - June 3, 2010
Films, Football and Racoons
Moving Image Archive News - July 1, 2010
Labor Movement, UW, collaborate on labor archive for Washington State
University Week - Aug 31, 2010
UW archive gathers story of state's labor history
Seattle Times - September 5, 2010
Suzzallo Periodical Desk Closes Aug 23
University Week - August 7, 2008 | One more fixture of the 20th century library is going away. The Suzzallo periodicals service desk will close at the end of summer quarter. "We regularly review the traffic and transactions at our service points, and traffic at the periodicals desk has just tailed off to where it doesn't pay to keep it open anymore," said Bill Jordan, associate dean of University Libraries.
A Circle Finally Closes
Seattle Times - March 1, 2008 | The University of Washington Board of Regents rightly has approved awarding honorary baccalaureate degrees to Japanese American students incarcerated in relocation camps during World War II. Librarian Theresa Mudrock's research and online exhibit Interrupted Lives started the long process.
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.
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.
Librarians solve mystery of missing Chinese art
University Week - July 21, 2005 | The mystery begins last year when Paula Walker, interim head of the East Asia Library, receives a letter of introduction for a doctoral student at the UW.
Judith Henchy, Distinguished Librarian
University Week - June 3, 2010