Student Voices

July 20, 2018
CeeCee in Swem's Makerspace with the MakerBot 3D printer.

Hello lovely people! My name is CeeCee and I’m a Student Associate in the Circulation department here at Swem. A bit about me: I’m a sophomore physics major with a passion for astronomy. My life goal is to get a Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics and become a professional astronomer. I’m super excited to be getting a taste of astronomy research this summer with my internship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory!

I’ve worked in Swem since May of last year. I was hired for a temporary summer position...

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
    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 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 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

  • Azana Carr
    March 26, 2018
    Hi, I’m Azana Carr, and I work as a student assistant for the W&M Libraries External Relations office.  The best way to describe my job is: “You know all the events, workshops, and therapy dogs that happen in Swem? We do that!”
  • March 9, 2018
    Hi! My name is Grace and I’ve been working at the Swem Circulation desk for a little over a year now. If you come to Swem often enough you might know me as ‘the girl with the bangs.’ Even though it’s only been a year, I am here so often now some of the full-time Swem staff are convinced that I’ve been here forever!