Congratulations to the 2018 Library Research Prize Award Winners!

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 … Read moreCongratulations to the 2018 Library Research Prize Award Winners!

Amy Bloom reading from her new novel White Houses at Library Research Prize Celebration

  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 … Read moreAmy Bloom reading from her new novel White Houses at Library Research Prize Celebration

Free screening: Frederick Wiseman’s film EX LIBRIS

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 … Read moreFree screening: Frederick Wiseman’s film EX LIBRIS

New Check It Out newsletter available!

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.–      

Holdouts — an installation by Sarah Welch and James Beard in Olin

    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 … Read moreHoldouts — an installation by Sarah Welch and James Beard in Olin

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize – part 2

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 … Read moreFriends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize – part 2

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 … Read moreFriends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

Check out the latest library newsletter

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 … Read moreCheck out the latest library newsletter

Thank you to those who made the book sale a success!

Thank you to all who donated books, volunteered countless hours, and came to browse and purchase books.  You all contributed to making the annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale a success!  Together we raised over $3,500 towards the goal of providing funding for library events and special projects which will benefit the Wesleyan … Read moreThank you to those who made the book sale a success!

Annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

  Don’t miss the Annual Library Book Sale! Saturday, November 4, 2017 10 am – 4 pm Lobby, Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459 3500+ academic and popular books.  Most priced $1-$2.  Better books $5-$10+. Cash and checks accepted. For more information, email libfriends@wesleyan.edu. Part of Wesleyan’s Homecoming/Family Weekend festivities.  Not able to … Read moreAnnual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale