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Dean of Libraries Susan Fliss shares details about the new Neilson Library. From a Learning Commons for integrated support from learning specialists, to moveable stacks, to an entire wing dedicated to Special Collections, the new library is designed to meet educational needs today—and in the future.
Saturday-Sunday: Young is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hillyer, Josten and Special Collections are closed. Monday: All Smith Libraries are closed for Labor Day.
Smith faculty research is in high demand! As of August 2019, 100 faculty have deposited 2,670 articles and papers in Smith ScholarWorks, our rapidly growing repository of scholarly research by faculty, students and staff. So far this year over 100,000 items have been downloaded by people around the world, and there have been nearly half a million downloads since its inception in 2017.
Whether you’d like a refresher or to learn something new, Learning, Research and Technology has you covered with our fall technology workshops.
The offerings are a mix of sessions from skill-building to drop-in support to demonstrations.
Please join us in welcoming Alison Baitz, the new Special Collections Social Media Content Intern. In this position, Alison uses various platforms to continue to increase the visibility of Smith's Special Collections to social media users near and far. Her goal is to use social media as a tool to highlight Smith's incredible and diverse Special Collections holdings while appealing to more potential patrons of said collections — particularly those who might not otherwise be familiar with the Special Collections holdings.
Judith Raymo ’53 is donating a large selection of rare Chaucer materials to the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Smith College Special Collections. The donation features nearly 500 rare items, including early editions from the 16th century and fine press editions with distinctive illustrations.
We are excited to have Renee Pelletier come on board as the new Blackwell Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Special Collections, where she will be working with the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History.
Please join us in welcoming Tierra Valdés as she begins her new role of Access Services Evening Supervisor. Tierra will be working out of Young Library, and will oversee student employees, services, operations, facilities, and security in the library during nighttime hours. She is also the point person for searching for lost and missing items and resolving Five College delivery issues.
You never know when you’re going to run into a Smithie! Data show that Smith graduates are living and working in over 90 countries around the planet. Thanks to a new, interactive Smithies Around the World map, you can virtually travel the globe and see the visualization for yourself. The map supports filtering data by class year, major, and occupation, as well as find majors of a specific class year or years.
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.