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September 24, 2020

Welcome, Huskies: A Message from the Dean

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Hello Huskies! On behalf of UW Libraries–16 libraries across 3 campuses—a warm welcome to all new and returning students, faculty and staff. The start of the fall quarter always feels like a jumping off point – a time to learn new things, make new connections and refocus. The current remote learning circumstances are creating more…


UW Libraries Curbside Pick-Up Update

UW Libraries

The first group of UW Libraries employees entered the Libraries for the first time just over a month ago. They have been working diligently to assess and build systems to allow for expanded services. Earlier this month, book drops were opened.  We understand our users are eager to access physical materials, and the next service we plan to launch is curbside pick-up.  Our team is currently working on testing and final logistics to…


September 14, 2020

Dawg Daze With UW Libraries

UW Libraries

Hey New and Returning Students! We know you’re excited to start the new quarter at UW, and we are too! Although the library buildings aren’t open right now, the Libraries staff have been busy creating some fun Dawg Daze events online to welcome you and help you get oriented to the great resources and services…


August 7, 2020

A Message for Undergrads!

Odegaard Library Undergraduate Student Success Team

Dear UW Undergraduate Students : We are experiencing the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice and violence together, but in very different ways. We hear your concerns, we stand with you, and we are humbled by your resilience. Although this year is not like any other year, the UW Libraries is here to support…


June 3, 2020

Summer Tips: What to Know Before You Go

UW Libraries

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the year! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions for graduating students, people who are not studying during summer quarter, or whose student status may be changing in summer quarter.  As UW Libraries physical buildings remain closed due to COVID-19, all of the information here has been updated…


May 21, 2020

The Magic of UW InterLibrary Loan

Adebola Fabiku, Interim Co-Director of Access Services / Head, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is magical! I don’t just believe that ILL is magical because this is the work that I do, but it is the opinion of others as well.  We hear that phrase a lot from our users, especially in this remote learning environment. Interlibrary Loan has always been committed to helping the UW…


May 20, 2020

2020 UW Libraries Student Video Contest Winners Announced!

UW Libraries

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 17, 2020

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,…


November 25, 2019

Connecting business students with professional information tools

Jason Sokoloff

Alongside the Libraries’ ongoing efforts to expand student information awareness, the Foster Business Library hosted “PitchBook Night” on November 12, a dynamic session on how data informs the work of entrepreneurs and private-sector investors. In this first-of-a-kind event for the Foster Library, the session attracted 25 Foster School of Business undergraduates and MBA students to…