Partner with Us

We aim to create opportunities for a “stimulating and inclusive exchange of ideas” and to “enact community around knowledge and information to continually develop values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility alongside our users.”

If you have an idea for an exhibit or an event, we want to hear from you! Whether your idea is fully fleshed-out or just in the brainstorming stage, we’re happy to explore what we can do together.

For more information, explore the categories below, or if you prefer: just ask!

    • We welcome suggestions from students, faculty and staff. Share your ideas with us through the Suggest an Exhibit form.

      • Library display spaces are intended to complement and augment the curricular and research activities of the college. We prioritize the installation of exhibits that:

        • highlight the scholarly endeavors and productions of members of the Williams community
        • encourage academic engagement with the library resources
        • offer opportunities to amplify the voices and lived experiences of marginalized voices in our community

        If you are considering organizing a display in Sawyer or Schow, please read these guidelines for curators. If you want to organize a display using Special Collections materials or resources, please reach out to Special Collections staff.

      • Space Details
        Sawyer Lippman Atrium (Entrance Level - Across from Circulation Desk) Three locking cases + Digital sign
        Accommodates 3-D objects
        Can be viewed from front & back of cases
        Individual case dimensions (h x w x d): 5’ x 25” x 35”
        Sawyer Class of 1987 Forum (Level 1) Bulletin board surface and TV monitor.
        Accommodates unframed 2-D materials, large formats, slideshows, or video (with subtitles only - no sound)
        Sawyer North hallways (Levels 1-4) Recessed/mesh-covered surfaces that can accommodate framed 2-D materials
        Schow display case (Right of library doors) Can accommodate 3-D objects. This is a small case only viewable from front
        Sawyer and Schow - Pop-up displays Can be set using mobile furniture throughout the libraries
        6 cases (45"x23"), ample wall space, hanging bar for framed items.
        Special Collections -  Instruction Gallery (Sawyer 408) 6 cases (17”x38"), small amount of wall space, hanging bar for framed items.
        Special Collections - Chapin Gallery (Sawyer 406) 12 cases (25"x38")

        Please note that Sawyer 307 (Mabbie Room classroom) is not managed by the library. It is a classroom that is reservable through the college's room scheduling system (EMS).

    • We welcome faculty and students who want to organize projects and/or showcase their work in the library beyond exhibits.  How the request is handled depends on the type of project.

      Performance

      For projects with an in-person performance component, or for filming/photographing/sound recording, contact Christine Ménard for Sawyer and Schow, Lisa Conathan for Special Collections.

      Interactive projects

      • Open bulletin boards are available in Sawyer and Schow libraries. These can be used by all in the Williams community.
      • If you wish to install an interactive project (e.g. a survey) outside of the designated bulletin boards, contact Christine Ménard for Sawyer, or Caitlin Smith for Schow. Projects installed outside of the bulletin boards without pre-approval will be taken down.
    • The following library spaces may be reserved by members of the Williams community.

      • Library Classrooms (Sawyer 328, Sawyer 452, Schow 027)
        • While school is in session:
          • the primary purpose of these rooms is for library instruction and for programs in support of the library's mission
          • these rooms are not available as general campus classrooms
          • when not in use for library instruction sessions Sawyer 328 and Schow 027 are open as study spaces
        • During breaks and Winter Study Sawyer 328 and Schow 027 may be reserved. Inquire with Christine Ménard for Sawyer and Abigail Cahill for Schow
      • Sawyer Library Reading Room  (24/7 study room)
          • While school is in session:
            • the primary purpose of the room is as a study space
            • library programming is occasional (no more than once a week) and programs must relate to the library's mission
          • During breaks and Winter Study, the space is available for programs/events
      • Sawyer Class of 1987 Forum (Level 1)
          • While school is in session:
            • the primary purpose of the room is as a study space
            • library programming is occasional (no more than once a week) and programs must relate to the library's mission
          • During breaks and Winter Study, the space is available for programs/events
      • Sawyer Library Outside Balcony
        To reserve the Stetson loggia (balcony)  contact Bre Reilly.