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The spring 2018 Check It Out is now available online!  Learn about two intriguing thesis projects, a highlighted collection, new and retiring staff, library events, and the 2018 undergraduate library prize winners. Have an idea for an article or would like a printed copy?  Email libfriends@wesleyan.edu. — Click here for the full Check It Out Spring 2018 issue — […]

Student workers help the library provide the services the Wesleyan community needs: from getting books ready for the shelves, to checking them out and then reshelving them when they come back, to digitizing items.  Without their commitment, the libraries couldn’t stay open to the wee hours of the morning to accommodate late night studying.  To all of our […]

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize honors excellence in research and writing.  Judges evaluated student projects and research statements to select those which  particularly demonstrated knowledge of research techniques and high level use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources. We thank all of this year’s entrants, the professors and librarians who nominated […]

  Thursday, April 19, 2018 — 7:00-8:30 pm — Smith Reading Room, Olin Library FREE and open to the public   Bestselling author Amy Bloom, Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing, will read from her new novel White Houses, followed by the awarding of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prizes.  The Prizes celebrates excellence in […]

In this documentary, the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC’s library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable […]

In the latest issue: — Students Create Artists’ Books About Urgent Environmental Issues — Badges to Build Information Skills — Remembering Dan Cherubin — World Music Archives Recordings in New Alexander Street Database — Improving Library Collections and Services: Implementation of a Library Reorganization –To read the newsletter online, click HERE or email libfriends@wesleyan.edu to request a print copy.–      

    Exhibit opening Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:00 am – through Sunday, April 8 Olin Memorial Library Lobby 252 Church Street, Middletown  FREE! Open to the public. Related open house at Special Collections & Archives, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:30-6:30 pm   (From the Center for the Arts announcement) Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard had […]

Entries are now closed for the second annual Library Research Prize competition.  We thank all students who have participated.  The jury looks forward to reading their papers and statements on their library research.  Winners will be announced at a special event in April. To read more about the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize […]

Competition now open for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize + Eligibility and application details for the second annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize are available at http://libguides.wesleyan.edu/libprize/home. The deadline is 5:00 pm February 23, 2018. + Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources […]

In the autumn issue: — Coeducation and Its Consequences: Researching Gender, Space and Money — Archival Assignations — Studying Media History Through Project-Based Learning in Special Collections & Archives — Students Reflect on Displaying the “Other” — Andrus Family Gift of Illustrated Books –To read the newsletter online, click HERE or email libfriends@wesleyan.edu to request a print […]

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