News and Exhibits

Trans* as Audience – Exhibit

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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 »

Postcards from Nowheres – Exhibit

Postcards from Nowheres, an exhibit of 42 postcards created by students in SOC 335 is now on view in Sawyer Library. The postcards investigate places that make us question the prevailing definitions of statehood, nationhood, and citizenship. Continue reading »

Confidential Disposition (Shred) Day, 2021

Confidential Disposition Day will be December 1st, 2021. All records must be collected by noon, Tuesday November 30th (details below). To support a more sustainable campus and to promote better business workflows, Williams Office of Finance and the records management program (Special Collections, Libraries) sponsor a confidential disposition (shred)… Continue reading »

Job Opening : Data Science Librarian

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The library seeks an enthusiastic, user-centered educator to join our Research Services team as Data Science Librarian. In this newly-created position, you will design and implement data literacy services for undergraduate students, support data-intensive courses, and contribute to the development of the college's Data Science program. As liaison librarian, you will also guide students and faculty on library research methods, teach instruction sessions and develop library collections. For full role details and to apply, visit Continue reading »

Openings: [re]turning to Special Collections

Coming in the Fall: When Williams reopens to visitors, the Chapin Library will return to displaying a selection of our material behind protective glass. Few books are created with this kind of interaction in mind, but what can we learn from close looking at a distance? Continue reading »

Fourth of July Readings

Again this year the Chapin Library at Williams College and the Williamstown Theatre Festival are presenting a video program as our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and related documents. We have also asked members of the community: “What… Continue reading »

What does the Declaration of Independence mean to you?

This Juneteenth we are preparing for our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and Frederick Douglass's speech "What to a Slave is the 4th of July?." We are kicking off this season of critical examination of our Founding Documents on Juneteenth, a day that invites us to reflect on US history and how our "inalienable rights" have been accessible to the populace over time. Continue reading »