Our faculty at William & Mary are making global contributions with their research. In our recent blog series, we interview faculty with recent publications for insight into their scholarship.
March 31, 2020In this post, the Swem Circulation Department chronicles what it was like to work in that in-between time.
March 30, 2020A new W&M blog series. In this post, Candice Benjes-Small chronicles what it's like to work in the time of Corona.
February 26, 2020Preston Neukirch '18 writes about his experience curating two exhibits showcasing selections of Black literary work.
December 18, 2019In October, I attended a week-long conference in Temecula, California called the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and came back to William & Mary feeling empowered.
September 20, 2019National surveys indicate that students are now spending about $1200 each year if they purchase all of the textbooks required for their classes. The increase in textbook prices has far outpaced the increase in inflation, nearly doubling from 1998-2008 alone, and going up over 1,000% since 1977.
April 8, 2019On a whiteboard in the lobby we asked, "Which book best captures your identity or culture?" Students gave us over 50 fantastic responses that highlighted the wonderful diversity in our community!
April 3, 2019On February 28, 2019, the University of California System announced the end of its relationship with publishing giant Elsevier, when a deal between the two could not be met despite months of negotiation.
March 14, 2019With February officially behind us, we say good-bye to that infamous holiday of love--Valentine’s Day. This year the Libraries celebrated Valentine’s Day with an event universally known (among libraries anyway) as Blind Date with a Book.
February 11, 2019The catalog update launched just over a month ago, and we would like to share some new updates and information on feedback you have sent us.
December 4, 2018The collections budget of the university libraries is subject to enormous inflationary pressures for scholarly content. This issue is of supreme importance to universities around the globe, with libraries in many countries working on strategies to provide greater access to information without monopolizing their entire budgets on a small number of for-profit journal publishers. This year, we have worked with other universities in the state to analyze our own journal subscriptions, particularly those subscriptions which we have with the top academic publishers in the world.