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  • Mildred Sink standing in Swem's Circulation department
    April 3, 2020
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    A new W&M blog series. In this post, Mildred Sink chronicles what it's like to work in the time of Corona.
  • A picture of a cat sitting on a keyboard yawning widely with a text bubble that reads, "get to work!"
    April 1, 2020
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    A new W&M blog series. In this post, Carolyn Wilson chronicles what it's like to work in the time of Corona.
  • Open book being digitized on a Book Eye scanner
    March 31, 2020
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    In this post, the Swem Circulation Department chronicles what it was like to work in that in-between time.
  • Photo of a black lab, sitting on a couch looking expectantly at the camera.
    March 30, 2020
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    A new W&M blog series. In this post, Candice Benjes-Small chronicles what it's like to work in the time of Corona.
  • December 6, 2017
    Posted in: Special Collections
    In this month's dog series post, we decided to focus on dog books related to the December holidays. In doing so, it became quickly apparent that while we have a small number of titles related to dogs and Christmas, we do not have titles related to Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. Our awareness of this deficiently will inform future collecting decisions. If there are specific titles you would like to suggest, please hit us up in the comments section.
  • November 8, 2017
    Posted in: Special Collections
    In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, effectively ending World War I. This Saturday marks the anniversary of this event, commemorated as Veteran's Day in the United States, Armistice Day in France, and Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom.
  • September 13, 2017
    Posted in: Special Collections
    If you’ve ever visited the Special Collections Research Center, you may have learned that we hold the second largest collection of books about dogs in the United States, second only to the American Kennel Club. I love dogs and thought it would be fun to write a series of blog posts highlighting the dog book collection. This brief introduction to the collection will be the first.
  • August 16, 2017
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Institutional knowledge is an awesome thing and something that is often taken for granted and/or overlooked. I recently learned a cool story surrounding one of the rare books housed in Special Collections, thanks to former Dean of W&M Libraries, Nancy Marshall.
  • June 28, 2017
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Swem Library holds two editions of A grammar of the English tongue, with the arts of logick, rhetoric, poetry, &c., but it is in the earlier one, printed in 1714, that we find something unexpected and extraordinary. This volume belonged to Samuel Clark, who, according to Alumni Oxonienses by J. Foster, matriculated at St. John’s College, Oxford in 1725 at age 18, graduated BA in 1729, MA in 1733, and BD in 1738.
  • April 12, 2017
    Posted in: Special Collections
    On April 6, 1917 the United States entered World War I, then known as the Great War. A century later, objects in Special Collections reveal memories of Americans’ lives at wartime. Among the variety of materials available for research are a collection of Red Cross posters, a veteran’s scrapbook, and a nurse’s correspondence with loved ones.