W&M Libraries

Posted on September 27, 2023

In this post, we introduce W&M Libraries’ first Ask-A-Librarian intern. Modeled after Columbia University Libraries’ program, we offer a remote opportunity for current and recently graduated library science students to gain academic librarianship experience.

Apr 2022

  • April 13, 2022
    Did you see our recent post introducing Open Educational Resources (OER)? If not, start there by clicking here. In this post we’ll walk through tips and tricks for finding OER in your field or discipline.

Mar 2022

  • March 28, 2022
    Scholarly publications (any publications for that matter from blogs to books) must adhere to some form of legal ownership structure. For us in the USA we follow the US Copyright Law (Title 17, 1-8, 10-12). Copyright was established in the US Constitution to support the progress of arts and sciences. Whenever you see the “c” copyright symbol and often when you don’t it means ALL rights reserved.
  • March 15, 2022
    Open Education Week (OEW) is usually held the first full week of March, but it’s not the only time we could/should talk about open education. OEW is an international celebration with ideas and collaborations from around the globe, but what exactly is it that OEW celebrates? Why Open Education, of course! Okay, but what does open education mean?

Feb 2022

Jan 2022

  • January 31, 2022
    Announcement, annoucement, annooooouuuucement! Or Extra Extra Hear All About It! (depending on your persuasion and generational tendency). W&M Libraries is incredibly pleased to share that we have set aside funds ($100K in funds to be precise) to support faculty, students, and staff who want to publish their work open access!
  • 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). 
  • 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.

Dec 2021

  • 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