News and Exhibits

Celebrating Sterling A. Brown’s 121st Birthday

May 1 marks the 121st birthday of Sterling A. Brown, poet, folklorist, professor, and graduate of Williams College (class of 1922). Join us in remembrance and celebration with an audio mix curated by DJ Kailyn Hype. Does this playlist inspire you to submit a proposal for the symposium to… Continue reading »

New Exhibit – Poetry Across Borders

In celebration of National Poetry Month, this display showcases poetry collections from around the world. With a focus on poetry in translation, international poets writing in English, and writing that melds English and Spanish, it shares the breadth of work breaking down borders and challenging the effects… Continue reading »

EndNote workshops ahead!

Stressed about citations? The Libraries are here to help! Come to a quick half-hour workshop (or two) on EndNote, a citation manager that will save you time and work as you research and write. Citation managers are great for: keeping all your citations for different projects organized; attaching and… Continue reading »

New Exhibits – D.I.Y. Publications from Winter Study

A display of student DIY publications behind a sign that reads

Zines, chapbooks, artist books, blogs, and other “do-it-yourself” (D.I.Y.) forms of publication have served as mechanisms of communication, expression, and community building that give voice to marginalized creators. The publications included in these exhibit were created by Williams ENGL12 students who used Winter Study to develop their own practical… Continue reading »

Trans* as Audience – Exhibit

The cover of a zine entitled TRRB's trans reading ro bot lgbtBOOK QUEERventure fiction edition. There is a hand drawn torso of a robot on the cover.

On display in Sawyer’s Lippmann Atrium until January 31st, 2022. “For so long, gender-diverse and trans* representation has been constrained as a spectacle of curiosity” starts Hen Carnell ‘22.5 in their description for Trans* as Audience: Why Trans* Literature is Important. In their exhibit, now on… Continue reading »

National Day of Racial Healing 2022 – Library News

In a recent conversation with library staff, Dr Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, VP for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at Mount Holyoke College, spoke about Cultivating a Community of Care, and encouraged the library to make its work visible and to participate in National Day of Racial Healing, on January 18th. In this spirit, we are sharing a list of some of the actions taken in the library in the last year. Continue reading »