W&M Libraries Blog

May 18, 2018

Did you know that May is National Photography month? Well if you didn’t, now you do! William & Mary's first art photography class was launched just a few years ago in 2015. I bet you’re wondering -- what sorts of resources does Swem have for budding young students of photography? I’m glad you asked.

ArtStor : ArtStor is probably the single most fun database that we have, and I don't say that lightly. You can browse high-resolution digital images of artwork, photography, architecture, and more from around the world. Want to see portrait photography of Japanese women from 1860?...

Previous Posts

May 2018

  • May 11, 2018
    I started working at Swem in my very first week of freshman year and fell in love with the place immediately. On my first day, I wandered the library to fill out a scavenger-hunt-esque training exercise that introduced me to the labyrinth of books that serves as the cultural capital of our campus. The building really does it all.
  • May 9, 2018
    The quotation in the title of this post is from a letter about an 1890 revolution in Buenos Aires known as The Revolution of the Park.
  • May 9, 2018
    My name is Elisabeth Merrifield. Yes, it is spelled with an ‘s’ and not a ‘z’ mainly because my parents did not want me to be called ‘Liz’ (it did not work). I am a senior at the College. I am double majoring in government and history. I transferred in the Fall of 2015 and have loved it here. I play for the Gold Women’s Club Volleyball team and love my team. They are outstanding and ridiculously smart people.
  • May 1, 2018
    Hiya everybody! I’m Shana Merker, a junior music and biology major, and I work as a student assistant in Content Services.

Apr 2018

  • April 25, 2018
    This month's "Must Love Dogs" blog series again focuses on an illustrator.
  • April 20, 2018
    Hi everyone! My name is Zihan Yang, most people know me as Carrie. I’m an international student from China and this is my third year at William & Mary (how time flies). Back home, I love to spend my free time at my high school’s library and the public library, so when I came to college, the first place I went to check out was the library. I immediately fell in love with our Swem library because it’s so beautiful and resourceful.
  • April 13, 2018
    I became William & Mary Libraries’ Science Librarian on December 25th, 2017. In my first four months of employment I’ve had several people (including my family members) ask me: “So what exactly does a science librarian do?” It’s a great question! As libraries are changing, librarians are changing with them. Even as I sit down today to write about my daily work life, I know that it might be a different story in a year.
  • Donuts for Doughboys
    April 11, 2018
    As an Exhibit Apprentice in Swem’s Special Collections, I had the opportunity to curate a World War I centennial exhibit.
  • April 4, 2018
    In my first two years at W&M, I rarely went to Swem. It was crowded and busy and stressful, and I preferred the coziness of my own room. But for the past year and a half, I have stepped into Swem hundreds of times, more than my freshman self could have possibly imagined.

Mar 2018

  • Merry and Bright
    March 28, 2018
    Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was a British artist and illustrator, famous for his portrayal of dogs.