A biennial event for UWM authors is the UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony. This event, which has been held every two years since its inception in 1992, is a significant campus tradition. This event honors UWM faculty and staff whose published monographs and recordings have been added to the UWM Authors Collection during the two years since the previous ceremony. Faculty and staff who have written, edited, translated, or illustrated a book; composed music for a published score or recording; or had a primary role in creating a commercially distributed film or video since the last event should contact Special Collections by phone at (414) 229-4345 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next ceremony.
This event gives those attending the ceremony the opportunity to view an exhibit showing the variety of works already in the collection, as well as an opportunity to meet with colleagues. The UWM Authors Collection, which currently contains more than 2000 published monographs, is an important part of the Golda Meir Library’s holdings because the works in this collection document the intellectual heritage of the university and the contributions of UWM faculty and staff to contemporary scholarship.