News and Exhibits

Reading by Ocean Vuong – Friday, November 9th, 7:00 PM, Sawyer Reading Room

Promotional poster for 11/9 reading by Ocean Vuong. 7:00 p.m. Sawyer Reading Room.

Ocean Vuong is the author of a forthcoming novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, and of the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. Born in Vietnam, he is currently an Assistant Professor at UMass-Amherst. Continue reading »

Lowe Fellow Aramis Sanchez ’17

Special Collections welcomes Aramis Sanchez as our John A. Lowe III '73 Special Collections Fellow for the 2018-2019 year. The fellowship is designed to promote diversity in the library profession by introducing recent Williams graduates from underrepresented groups to a career in Special Collections librarianship. Continue reading »

New: Access

Williams Libraries now offers campus-wide access to Access includes published articles since 1980, and premium content previously unaccessible through the library.   Get Started: Continue reading »

Fall into Snow: The Science of Seasonal Change

Books in the Schow display case

The processes behind the change of seasons from autumn to winter has captured the attention of scientists from diverse disciplines, from botanists and ecologists to geologists and physicists. This display, located outside of Schow, celebrates and explores the shift from autumn to winter, even as we observe these changes here in the Berkshires. Continue reading »

Shred Day

Photo of shredded paper

November 2 2018, beginning at 8:30am. ProShred, a professional confidential disposition company, will shred (on-site at the Library Shelving Facility) records in need of destruction. If you have materials to shred, see full post for details. Continue reading »

Fall Into a New Favorite

Photo of the Schow display case, filled with books.

It’s a new school year and things are quickly gearing up. If you happen to find yourself with some free time and enjoy unwinding with a good book, check out recommendations from the Schow Student Desk Assistants! Located in the display case outside of Schow Science Library. Continue reading »

Celebrate Constitution Day!

U.S. Constitution

Celebrate Constitution Day in Special Collections and Sawyer Library. Come for an informal chat September 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapin Gallery (Sawyer 406) and see the freedom of the press exhibit on Sawyer Level 3. Continue reading »