Remembering Kathy Bowes

photo of Kathy BowesKathy Bowes, Senior Academic Librarian in the UWM Libraries, passed away on April 24, 2021. Kathy was a valued member of the UWM Libraries and worked in a variety of roles since joining the staff in July 2000. Most recently, she was a member of User Services, providing research subject expertise for art, architecture, foreign languages, and the Honors College.

Kathy was committed to providing the highest quality of service to all UWM students and faculty. Whether volunteering to judge a student poster, consulting with a student on a research assignment, orienting the library’s cohort of National Taiwan Normal University interns to Milwaukee culture, or providing campus directions, Kathy gave each individual her full attention and time.

As an alumna of the UWM School of Information Studies, she understood the value of work experiences in landing a job, so she took great pride in the many references she provided for her student employees through the years. Never at a loss for a witty comment or interesting fact, Kathy is greatly missed by her library and UWM colleagues.

Kathy’s obituary,, includes information about services and memorial.

Our condolences to Kathy’s family and friends.