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March 26, 2020

UW Libraries donates N95 respirators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to UW Medicine Emergency Response

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The needs of our health care workers are top of mind right now, evermore so with consideration of our own UW medical community. Many libraries and museums stock protective gear for collections processing and disaster response and there is a growing effort among institutions to donate these critical supplies during this unprecedented time of need….


March 25, 2020

Course Reserves: Online Alternatives vs. Equivalents

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As we head into our online spring 2020 quarter, we know that instructors and students are searching for ways to access course texts and readings.  At the same time, for the health and safety of all, UW Libraries’ physical spaces are closed to staff and users until further notice, and there is no access to…


The New National Emergency Library and Why It Matters for Huskies

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The New National Emergency Library and Why It Matters for Huskies The Internet Archives recently announced the creation of a National Emergency Library, opening up more than 1.4 million ebooks to address the increased global demand and need for electronic reading and research material to serve the nation’s displaced learners. Why is this action important?…


March 20, 2020

Moving to Online Learning: Top 5 Resources For Faculty

UW Libraries

The UW Libraries is committed to supporting UW students, staff, and faculty to prepare for online teaching and research in Spring 2020.  We are continually evaluating our services and working with partners across the university to support faculty during this time of significant change. Please see also our LIBRARIES RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING page, accessible…


March 15, 2020

A Message from the Dean: FAQ and Libraries Response To COVID-19

Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries

Betsy Wilson

This post was updated on 3/21/20 6:40PM . Along with many other public institutions, businesses and community members in our region, UW Libraries has been working continuously to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with the University’s and Public Health – Seattle & King County guidelines. We recently announced additional changes to operations this…


March 5, 2020

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About the Census 

Veronica Talley, MLIS Graduate Student

UPDATED 3/31/2020 April 1st is Census Day! The 2020 Census kicked off mid-March and runs through July 2020. UW Libraries is here to help you understand all the ins and outs about the Census, how to do it and why it’s important. Check it out: 1. The COVID-19 pandemic won’t change a lot about how…


February 14, 2020

HEALWA: The On-Call Library for Washington State Healthcare Practitioners

Patricia J. Devine, MLS and Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries

Medicine, more so than many other disciplines, is a rapidly changing field. According to some estimates, medical knowledge doubles every few months, up from the fifty years it took to double in 1950.1 Using evidenced-based resources to provide the best care is imperative in the healthcare industry. Yet, unless healthcare workers are affiliated with an…


February 7, 2020

The Seattle Sound: A Tribute to Kearney Barton

Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries and John Vallier

Seattle’s Evening show on KING 5 recently visited the UW Libraries to uncover the story behind the soon-to-be released tribute album Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound. The album was made possible through the generous donation of Kearney’s masters and support to UW Libraries from Barton’s niece, Patricia Maltsberger (THANK YOU!). This work is…


February 6, 2020

The ‘story behind the story’ of No-No Boy: Shawn Wong Impresses at this Year’s Friends of the Libraries Lecture

Sandy Hawley, Communications Director

Stunning. Provocative. Unselfish. What a treat for the record-breaking attendance at the Friends of Libraries Annual Lecture last week. UW’s Professor Shawn Wong showed an audience of almost 500 that words matter in every generation. As keynote for the 2020 Friends of UW Libraries Annual Lecture, Shawn shared how “The publishing history of No-No Boy…


February 4, 2020

Five Things You May Not Know About the Tateuchi East Asia Library

Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries

We are celebrating our new name at the Tateuchi East Asia Library in conjunction with the recently announced endowment from the Tateuchi Foundation – a transformative investment that will help us grow and provide more services and programs. Our dynamic librarian staff are always thinking of new ways to engage students, faculty, and the community…


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