UWM Authors Honored at Library Ceremony

photo of several UWM authors looking at books at the event
Guests check out book display at UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony. Photo by Elora Hennessey.

The UWM Libraries hosted a celebration on March 9 recognizing UWM faculty and staff who have published books or recordings within the last two years. Chancellor Mark Mone praised the efforts of the 67 authors and their cumulative 84 works, which were on display at the event held in the Golda Meir Library’s fourth floor Conference Center. Provost Scott Gronert and Libraries Director Michael Doylen also spoke.

Works published by the authors represented a wide variety of disciplines–from administrative leadership to materials science & engineering to history–and in many genres–biography, textbook, scientific treatise, poetry, translation, and more.

The UWM Authors Collection was established in 1973 to bring together as complete a collection as possible of monographs and audio and visual recordings produced by UWM faculty and staff in order to better document the university’s research outcomes. The first Authors Recognition Ceremony was held in 1992; this most recent event was the 16th.

The collection now numbers 3,438 works. It is displayed in the Special Collections Reading Room of the Library. A selection of recently published books by UWM authors is available in the UWM Authors Browsing Collection located next to the Grind in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons.

For more information, visit the UWM Authors Collection webpage.