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May 21, 2020

Accessibility Is Essential for Remote Learning

Andy Andrews, Accessibility Coordinator, UW Libraries

Today, May 21st, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments.  As the Accessibility Coordinator for UW Libraries, I routinely answer questions about what the Libraries are doing to ensure accessibility is considered and properly implemented, especially as more content…


May 20, 2020

2020 UW Libraries Student Video Contest Winners Announced!

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The annual UW Libraries Student Video Contest asks students to create original videos showcasing the Libraries through the lens of student experience. Across all three campuses, UW Libraries is the “heart” of the University – our people, places, resources and programs support students, faculty and our local community in so many ways. As this year’s…


May 12, 2020

Recommended Reads for Equity – Evolving the Collection for Remote Engagement

Caitlin Stewart and Sydney Krueger - Master of Library and Information Science 2020 iSchool Graduates

As students in the iSchool’s Library and Information Science program, we have been working at UW Libraries during our tenure here. Our capstone project is focused on the UW Libraries Recommended Reads for Equity collection, an initiative that was launched in 2018 with the support from a UW Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grant and the…


April 28, 2020

Insights from Going Public: Opening Scholarship to All

Verletta Kern, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Elliott Stevens, English Studies & Research Commons Librarian

UW Libraries inaugural Going Public event launched in 2017 as a forum for sharing ideas and exploring ways researchers communicate their work to the public through the media. In the following years, other topics were explored–like public scholarship, citizen science, and community-based participatory research. Hosting events like this is central to UW Libraries mission and…


April 27, 2020

Listen and Learn: Exploring Oral Histories at UW Libraries for #preswk

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It’s Preservation Week 2020! This month marks the 10th anniversary of Preservation Week®, a public awareness initiative that aims to promote preservation and conservation in communities with the help of libraries, institutions and museums. Preservation Week inspires actions to preserve personal, family, and community collections in addition to library, museum, and archival materials. It also…


April 26, 2020

Libraries’ Installation The Age of the Kampuchea Picture Wins a Center for Research Libraries Primary Source Award

Judith Henchy, Ph.D., MLIS Head, Southeast Asia Section, Special Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries for international Programs; Affiliate Faculty, Jackson School of International Studies University of Washington Libraries

“Every time I remember Elizabeth Becker’s pictures, I cannot help but see Pol Pot’s total control of the production and consumption of these images; his vision of Kampuchea saturates them all.  I cannot see beyond it.” –Adrian Alarilla The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has awarded the 2020 Primary Source Award in the Research category…


April 17, 2020

Spring Quarter Survival Tip: Get to Know Your Subject Librarian

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Do you know YOUR subject librarian? Have you ever utilized the Libraries’ consultation services for help with your research?  While UW maintains remote learning, our UW Libraries staff will be here to help you, huskies!  Beyond helping users find the electronic books and resources they need, Librarians are talking with students and faculty on the…


7 Essential Tips for Research: Advice From a UW Librarian

Elliott Stevens, English Studies & Research Commons Librarian

Whether you are a new undergraduate or a PhD student, navigating the Libraries vast resources can feel overwhelming, especially when you are working remotely. Fortunately, UW Librarians like me (Elliot Stevens, English Studies & Research Commons Librarian) are here to help.  My fellow Librarians and I regularly talk with students (over email, on the phone,…


#IHeartUWLibraries: Ari’s Story

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With Libraries buildings closed, many students, staff and faculty are missing their favorite place to study, access to computers and software, and their friendly librarians at the reference desk; but Libraries staff are working remotely every day to connect you with the tools and support you need. As Ari Hock, a UW PhD student realized…


April 6, 2020

HathiTrust Expands Access to Materials for UW Libraries

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On March 31st,  HathiTrust  announced that it is offering an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) which will allow students, faculty, and staff from eligible member libraries to access a significant amount of online materials that are currently unavailable to them in library collections.  What is HathiTrust? HathiTrust is a membership-based partnership of academic and research…


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