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    The 2014 Celebration of Campus Authors: Books by Alumni, Faculty and Staff 

    Join friends and colleagues on Tuesday, October 21, at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate books written by UW-L alumni, faculty, and staff. This year's program includes books written by UW-L alumni during any time period and books written by UW-L faculty and staff during the last two years (since the last Celebration)Modern Motherhood.

    A program begins at 4:30. Speakers will include Chancellor Gow, Provost Macpherson, faculty author Jodi Vandenberg-Daves, and alumni author David Berling. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, a cash bar, and live music.

    If you go:

    What: 2014 Celebration of Campus Authors
    When: 4:00 - 6:00, Tuesday, October 21
    Where: Strzelczyk Great Hall, Cleary Center
    Cost: Free, public invited

    More than 40 books will be on display during the reception and in Murphy Library for a few weeks after the event. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves will talk about writing and publishing her book, Modern Motherhood, an American History, published by Rutgers University Press, and David Berling, with his wife Missy, will talk about writing and publishing their self-published book, Just Living the Dream. Other authors will be in attendance and some books will be available for purchase.

    Just Living the Dream

    The Celebration of Campus Authors provides an opportunity for the campus community to explore and discuss books published by campus authors from all disciplines. It provides a forum in which accomplished authors can share their experiences related to writing and publishing, future authors can learn more about the process, and all can benefit from the exchange of ideas.

    The Celebration of Campus Authors program is sponsored by Murphy Library and the Provost's Office, who are happy to partner with the Alumni Association for this year’s event. 

    Learn more about past years' celebrations here.

    Please direct questions about this program to:

    Stefan Smith, Outreach Librarian


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  • Resource Cancellations Survey

     Resource Cancellations Survey
    Extended to April 24

    Like other units and departments on campus, Murphy Library has been asked to make budget cuts to meet reduced state support for the UW System. Some of the cuts will come from the library's budget for collections. That budget pays for databases, electronic resources, periodicals, books, multimedia, and similar. 

    Library users are asked to help the library in its selection of titles for cancellation. Please share your thoughts regarding specific resources that have been identified for likely cancellation by completing the one-page Resource Cancellations Survey.

    Read more about the rationale and selection criteria in the blog post: Proposed Resource Cancellations.

    The survey will be open until April 24.


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