Constitution Day Talk: “Progress, Preservation, and the Constitution After Trump”

Assistant Professor of Government Justin Craig Peck will talk about the ways in which the Constitution aids and constrains reform movements in American politics.  He will examine how, to what extent, and in what ways we should be concerned with constitutional ‘preservation.’ Originally from Georgia, Justin Peck received his PhD in Government from the University … Read moreConstitution Day Talk: “Progress, Preservation, and the Constitution After Trump”

Extensive window renovations for Olin

Physical Plant managed a complicated restoration of Olin’s original windows this summer.   Expert workmen removed the windows and shipped them to be restored.     Plywood replacements gave the building a temporary new look on the outside.     And many of the inside spaces were swathed in plastic and protective enclosures.     … Read moreExtensive window renovations for Olin

Welcome to Wesleyan’s new University Librarian

Welcome to Andrew W. White, who is starting as Wesleyan’s Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian on July 2, 2018!     Andrew comes from Bates College, where he was the Director of Academic and Client Services  and served as the Interim Vice President for Information and Library Services for two years. There he worked extensively … Read moreWelcome to Wesleyan’s new University Librarian

Check out the library’s spring newsletter!

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 — … Read moreCheck out the library’s spring newsletter!

Thank you and congratulations to our recently graduated library workers!

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 … Read moreThank you and congratulations to our recently graduated library workers!

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