News and Exhibits

LibQUAL: closing the feedback circle

In April 2023 we administered the LibQUAL survey of library service quality on campus. Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey. If we ask you about how we are doing, it is only fair that you also see how you all responded. Visit the full story to see the results. Continue reading »

BasicSearch: a workshop series for beginning researchers

Bold black text announces BasicSearch: a workshop series for beginning researchers, September 20 through October 12, Wednesdays 4:30-6pm Thursdays 7-8:30pm on a chartreuse background with a grey outline of a flower.

This workshop series is intended for first-year students and anyone who would like an introduction to researching at Williams. Workshops build off one another, but can be taken individually as well. Sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6pm) and Thursday evenings (7-8:30pm), September 20 through October 12. Continue reading »

Exhibit : German-language Comics

German-language comics purchased by students in GERM 202 (Spring 2023) are now in display in the New Acquisitions area of Sawyer Library. This display coincides with the campus visit of German comic author and Illustrate Reinhard Kleist, Wed. 9/20 4:30 PM. Continue reading »

Special Collections Open House 9/15 3-5

  Join the librarians, archivists, staff, and student employees of Special Collections to celebrate the new academic year with tea, cookies, and activities in the Chapin Gallery. Experiment with historic technology by typing on a typewriter, using a quill, and playing a vintage record. Plus browse our picture frame… Continue reading »

Now on Display: Black & White Analog Photography

Students in SHSS-23 Introduction to Black & White Analog Photography taught by Daniel Goudrouffe learned the mechanics of the analog 35mm camera, the process of developing films into negatives, and the technique of printing in the darkroom. Through a study of Thomas Allen Harris’ documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black… Continue reading »