W&M Libraries

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). 

Dec 2019

  • yitazba and activist
    December 18, 2019
    In 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.

Sep 2019

  • Textbook affordability initiative
    September 20, 2019
    National 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.

Apr 2019

Mar 2019

  • March 14, 2019
    With 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.

Feb 2019

Dec 2018

  • Open laptop with an image of a closed padlock on the screen.
    December 4, 2018
    The 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.

Nov 2018

  • November 28, 2018
    For four days, Tijeras Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico was immersed with people who worked in libraries, and most were people of color.

Oct 2018

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    October 19, 2018
    October 21 is the start of Open Access Week, that time every year when we salute all things open access. This year, W&M Libraries is focusing on Open Education Resources (OER), which are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

Sep 2018

  • September 4, 2018
    TDM helps us discover, through the analysis of complex data sets, new information in the form of trends, patterns, and relationships.