W&M Libraries Blog

January 25, 2022

Textbook costs continue to rise, and you can be a part of the solution by incorporating low-cost and no-cost materials into your courses with Open Educational Resources (OER). 

Previous Posts

Jan 2022

  • January 20, 2022
    I was late, to begin with. I hadn’t written about my time at the Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center, within The Chapin-Horowitz Dog Book Collection. I kept promising myself—and others—that I would do it. The work was imminent. Forthcoming, shortly. About to arrive.
  • January 14, 2022
    Each year on the third Monday of January, the nation observes the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. As a leader in the civil rights movement, King stood as a pillar of hope and a model of grace. His influence was pivotal in ending segregation and the national holiday provides an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality.
  • January 7, 2022
    Our faculty at William & Mary are making great contributions to academia with their research. In our recent blog series, we interview faculty with recent publications for insight into their scholarship. Candice Benjes-Small, head of research and librarian to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, spoke to Dr. Jennifer Putzi about her recently published book, Fair Copy: Relational Poetics and Antebellum American Women's Poetry. 

Dec 2021

  • Stereoview of Santa
    December 17, 2021
    The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was first published in 1823 and attributed to Clement Clarke Moore as author in 1837.
  • December 16, 2021
    Open access has changed the way research is collected and disseminated. With so many scholars posting and publishing their work, it can be difficult for the algorithms (and interested human beings) to keep track of what work is yours. This is especially tricky when multiple scholars have the same name (Harry Potter or John Smith aren’t the only people experiencing attribution issues).
  • December 9, 2021
    In this post, we introduce W&M Libraries' new acquisitions assistant, Veronica Parker! Name: Veronica Parker Title: Collections Specialist
  • December 6, 2021
    By Rosie Liljenquist, Publishing and Open Access Librarian
  • December 3, 2021
    Since 2005, W&M Libraries annual 24 Speed contest has invited thousands of students and alumni to spend 24 hours together.  This invitation has always been informed and cultivated in a spirit of belonging. 24 Speed is a contest and like all contests it is competitive, but in the last 16 years, it provides students with a spring semester experience that is also creative and collaborative.   

Nov 2021

  • Covers of zines created by William & Mary students
    November 12, 2021
    Belonging is an ongoing goal for our archives, and our aim is to have collections that support and reflect the research and interests of students, faculty, staff, and the world.

Oct 2021

  • October 27, 2021
    We are excited to announce the winners of the Natasha McFarland Staff Scholarship. The scholarship was named after former librarian Natasha McFarland, who retired in December 2020. McFarland worked for W&M Libraries for 37 years and left behind a legacy after becoming the first employee to progress from a typist to a research librarian over the course of a well-decorated career.