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Behind the Scenes: Libraries Staff Collaborate to Bring Archives Projects to Life

Kelly Anderson’s Taking the Archives Public seminar is an intense dive into the power of repositories; students must complete a complex public history project, culminating in a final digital or creative exhibit using material from Smith’s Special Collections. In order to equip students with the necessary technology and research skills, Anderson partnered with three Libraries staff members: Instructional Technologist Travis Grandy, Instructional Technology Specialist Mario Valdebenito Rodas, and Social Science Instruction Librarian Esther Roth-Katz.

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Smith Libraries Hours for July 4-14, 2019

All Smith Libraries are closed Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7. Hours in Young are reduced during the week of July 8.

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    Special Collections

Historical YWCA Records Are Now Available Through Special Collections

The YWCA of the USA has been active for over 150 years, and a substantial portion of their extensive records are now digitized and available online for students, researchers, educators, and the general public to access at no charge.

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Neilson Library Construction Update, June 13, 2019

On Friday, June 14, there will be extra truck traffic through John M. Greene Gate as the contractor pours the level 2 concrete deck at Neilson. 

Also, due to scheduling issues, the demolition of the Wright Hall back stair out to the terrace will not begin until Tuesday, June 18. There will be electricians in Wright Hall Thursday, June 13, to rework the exit signs for the revised emergency egress out of Wright. For those using Wright Hall as a route around the construction site, you will need to use the back entry near the Lanning Fountain as the terrace doors will be closed off. Read more...

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Explore the Social Work Subject Page

Access all the libraries' resources you need for your research. Search for articles, books and more and get help. Go to the Research Tools menu, then Subject Guides.

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, June 10, 2019

There will be excessive noise and nuisance vibration on the south side of Wright Hall beginning Monday, June 17 and lasting two to three days. Disruption for occupants can be expect for those in close proximity to the back doors of Wright leading to the terrace. It should not impact occupants in other buildings. The team is aware of a lecture in Weinstein Auditorium on June 19 and will avoid work during the event. If other events are planned, please let us know. Read more...

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Drop-In Research Help for SSW, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop-in at Young Library 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, for help with SSW research assignments, bibliographies, citation and more!

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Film Editing, Motion Graphics, and Aerial Imagery: Teaching Tech for NERCOMP

Smith College Libraries staff are experts in a wide variety of subject areas, with specialties ranging from research methods, to media creation, to using drones. This June, three of them will team up to share their expertise by teaching classes for the Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP). NERCOMP serves as a professional society for University and Collegiate Information Technology professionals in the Northeastern U.S.

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Neilson Library Construction Update, June 3, 2019

Due to scheduling delays, work in Dickinson Parking Lot scheduled for last week will begin Monday, June 3. The contractor will be installing drain lines and catch basin structures in Dickinson Parking Lot. We do not expect significant impacts on vehicle and pedestrian access through the lot, but there may be momentary disruption to traffic flow. Work will begin on Monday and be completed by Thursday. A graphic is attached showing where construction vehicles will be working. 

Also, Wright Hall occupants should be aware that we are a couple weeks away from demolishing the entire exterior rear terrace at Wright Hall. The doorway out of Wright Hall level G towards Burton Lawn will be closed indefinitely. Plans for that change are being studied, but will not require additional work in Wright Hall. Further information will be posted in the neat future. 

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Smith Libraries' Summer Hours Begin June 3, 2019

Young is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For all locations including Special Collections, Hillyer and Josten, see

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