Student Voices

April 17, 2019

By Alicia Draper, Reeder Media Center student assistant

It only took one tour of William & Mary for me to know that the College was for me. I remember that day fondly. The weather was absolutely perfect, the sun was out, and the temperature was about 72 degrees. During the tour, we took two steps in to Swem, only to be quickly escorted out, and shown other parts of campus. My tour guide briefly described the “Reeder Media Center” as a place for renting photography & film equipment. At the time, I was taking TV production and film study electives at my high school....

Mar 2019

Feb 2019

  • Alexia
    February 21, 2019
    W&M Libraries is lucky to have many talented student employees. As a library student employee myself -- I am a Mosaic Diversity intern working in Swem Library's External Relations Office -- I decided to get to know miy fellow student assistants. 
  • February 1, 2019
    W&M Libraries is lucky to have many talented student employees. As a library student employee myself -- I am a Mosaic Diversity intern working in Swem Library's External Relations Office -- I decided to get to know miy fellow student assistants. 

Nov 2018

  • November 15, 2018
    My name is Keyyatta Bonds, and I am part of the second cohort of the William & Mary Libraries Mosaic Program. I am Sophomore at the College, planning to major in International Relations (even though taking more ECON classes is not what I envisioned for my future).

Sep 2018

  • September 24, 2018
    Hey, fellow Swem-goers! My name is Alexis and I have been working at Swem Circulation for over a year now. I started out as an assistant, shelving and sorting from the books needed for final papers. Last year, I was able to help deliver books to professors all over campus. And as it turns out, books can bring more excitement when you get to drive them in a golf-cart, trying not to get stuck behind tour groups (otherwise known as flamingos).

Jul 2018

  • July 20, 2018
    Hello lovely people! My name is CeeCee and I’m a Student Associate in the Circulation department here at Swem.

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.