News and Exhibits

New Display: National DNA Day 2023

a section of a display featuring colorful building blocks and informational posters about National DNA Day 2023

In celebration of National DNA Day (4/25) students in DNA + Latinx: Decoding the “Cosmic Race” (LATS 330) have taken over the display cases in Sawyer’s Lippman Atrium to share their exploration of Latindades through a genealogical lens. National DNA Day is a global movement to mobilize, energize… Continue reading »

Declutter Your Digital Life: a training for digital sustainability + space organization

Jessika Drmacich (Records Manager & Digital Resources Archivist), will lead a training focusing on organizing and decluttering our shared and personal digital spaces (Google Drive and email) while providing overviews on personal archiving and the College's Policy Regarding Management of College Records. De-cluttering these digital spaces reduces environmental impact by minimizing energy usage. Continue reading »

On Display in Schow: STEM Zines!

Even though they live in Sawyer, there are many zines in the circulating collection that focus on STEM related topics. Explore a curated selection on display at Schow library – we welcome you to browse and check out zines that interest you. Continue reading »

Join our Team! Public Humanities Archivist

Williams College is hiring a Public Humanities Archivist to play a key role in supporting research on the history of Williams College and its relationship to land, labor, and systemic inequities. The Archivist oversees collection development and all aspects of campus and public engagement with the College Archives, including… Continue reading »

Now Open and On Display: Seed Library

The seed library is now open for its inaugural growing season. Please stop by Sawyer to browse our re-purposed card catalog holding hundreds of seeds for you to grow this spring and summer. To celebrate the opening, we have picked books ranging from seed saving traditions, food ways, regenerative agriculture, … Continue reading »

Your opinion counts! Take the library survey today

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Your opinion counts! Take the LibQUAL survey.As we plan for Williams Libraries’ future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the services and resources that you need to be successful. Your participation means a lot to us. Continue reading »

Prof. Jessie Ann Owens – Class of 1960 Music Lecture

Poster with title page of Morley volume

April 7, 4:15pm - Free and open to the publicJessie Ann Owens, Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus at UC Davis, will lecture on: “How to Write a Research Paper: Thomas Morley’s Sources for A plaine and easie introduction to practicall musicke (1597).” Members of the Williams Chamber Choir with Anna Lenti, director, will also contribute live musical examples. Continue reading »