Posted by: haggertylibrary | February 13, 2018

New Presidential Portraits

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Yesterday, the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. They were painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively.

Here’s what various news outlets have said about the portraits, the artists, and the First Lady’s dress:

Find a book about Kehinde Wiley on our Black History Month table in the Learning Commons!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | February 6, 2018

Black History Month

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Black History Month is underway! Haggerty Library has a display in the Learning Commons and a helpful Guide here. It contains sites to explore and highlights from the library.

Education students should also visit Teaching Tolerance for anti-bias lesson plans and ideas for this month honoring the many contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. Celebrate and learn about African American history all year ’round!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | January 30, 2018

Welcome back!

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We’re a bit late, but welcome back just the same!

As always, Haggerty Library, both online and on campus, has a wide variety of tools and resources available for your papers and projects.

It all starts on our library home page. Make sure you click our Ask a Librarian button; it has our contact information and a link to our Library News page.

And for library alerts, such as planned online tool outages, subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed.

Have a great semester!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | December 14, 2017

Happy Holidays! And such.

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First, congratulations to all those December graduates (including a library student worker)!

And Happy Holidays to all, from Haggerty Library! Have a lovely break. We’ll be closed between December 22 and January 1, but then we’ll be back. But we’re always open online!

Finally, because libraries (and librarians) are cool, we wanted to highlight the newly announced additions to the National Film Registry, managed by the Library of Congress. Watch for ways to watch these in the future!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | November 28, 2017

Library Study Spaces Redux

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As the semester’s end grows closer, we wanted to remind you about our variety of study spaces at Haggerty Library.

Now, we’re going get all self-referential here and point you to our September post about this.

In short, please be quiet on the 2nd floor (sorry about the roof construction!) and book those study rooms in Spacefinder! Relying on an empty room remaining empty won’t work much longer.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | November 15, 2017

Milwaukee Fair Housing March Exhibit @ Your Library

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An important Wisconsin Historical Society traveling exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967-68 Fair Housing Marches in Milwaukee is in the Learning Commons today, Wednesday, November 15.

Stop by anytime today, or ask your instructors to bring your class for even 10-15 minutes!

Find out more from online exhibitions and digital collections at WHS and UWM Archives.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 23, 2017

More Halloween DVDs added!

Including The Hallow, The Descent, Colossal, The Love Witch, and XX (a cool horror anthology, featuring all films directed by women!). Stop by our display in the Learning Commons!

And don’t to forget to check Kanopy for Halloween horror in streaming form!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 13, 2017

MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grants

The MacArthur Foundation, an influential nonprofit designed to help further creative and social innovations, recently announced their newest group of fellows.

Meet them here!

Previous fellows have included Chimamanda Adichie, Claudia Rankine, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Terrance Hayes, Matthew Desmond, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many other artists, authors, journalists, historians, scientists, and other thinkers.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 10, 2017

The Patron Saint of Libraries at Halloween

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For your Halloween enjoyment(?), we give you a nerdy and Halloween-y post on Edgar Allan Poe. Explore a couple of academic sites, and a fun one. Or two.

The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection at the University of Texas-Austin

The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia (contains some interactive features)

Put a Poe On It (Poe’s face. Everywhere. And puns! Ended in 2013, but still fun!)

The Raven, read by Christopher Lee (that’s Sarumon to you!)

Posted by: haggertylibrary | October 4, 2017

Poem for These Days

Song After Sadness

Katie Ford

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