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Neilson Library Construction Update, May 20, 2020

On Monday, May 18, 2020 per order of the Governor, the Commonwealth reduced restrictions on construction activity within its borders. For the past six weeks, the project team has moved from full shutdown to a cautious ramping up of activity and has implemented new protocols for the protection of construction workers at the Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym work sites. The worker safety protocols put in place, and the essential work completed to protect the building, will allow construction progress to approach productivity levels from the pre-COVID 19 era.


Archives Concentration ​Capstone Seminar Projects, Spring 2020

In the capstone seminar for the Archives Concentration, ARX 340 Taking the Archives Public, students explored contemporary issues at the intersection of archives and public history and heritage work by creating online, digital exhibits.

Congratulations to Graduating Seniors Who Worked in the Libraries!

Student library assistants play an important role in providing quality service in every library department, branch library and special collection. 

The Friends of the Libraries have a tradition of recognizing the contributions of these seniors by placing a special bookplate into the library book of their choice.

  • News

Meet Sadie Menchen, the new Digital Strategist

Please join us in welcoming Sadie Menchen, the new Digital Strategist for the Smith College Libraries. As a member of the Discovery, Access, and Digital Engagement (DADE) department, Sadie develops strategies for managing the Libraries’ digitized and born-digital resources, making them accessible to a wide audience and ensuring their preservation.

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College Archives Launches the COVID-19 Chronicles Project

We are experiencing an extraordinary historic moment where the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the way we work, play, teach, learn and relate to one another. The Smith College Archives has begun documenting the pandemic experiences of current students, faculty, and staff in a project called the COVID-19 Chronicles.

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Meet Julie McNeely, the new Acquisitions Associate

We’re excited to welcome Julie McNeely, the new Acquisitions Associate for the Smith College Libraries. Julie is a member of the acquisitions team in the Discovery, Access & Digital Engagement (DADE) department, working to facilitate the ordering, receiving, and invoicing processes for the libraries' print and electronic resources.

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ScholarWorks Updates: Podcasts, Jiayan Sun Concerts, and OER Commons

Smith ScholarWorks, Smith College’s institutional repository, has some updates to share. Smith faculty members have contributed over 3000 works to the respository, including articles, abstracts, book reviews, presentations, videos, events, and datasets. See what's new in Scholarworks!

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Meet Kate Long, the new Research Services Archivist

Please join us in welcoming Kate Long, the new Research Services Archivist. Kate supports students, faculty, staff, and visiting researchers as they explore the Libraries’ Special Collections, including the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, the College Archives, and Mortimer Rare Book Collection. Her goal is to create a welcoming environment for all curious minds to use the collections and inform research, artistic endeavors, and personal interests.

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New Performing Arts Resources: Drama Online and Jacob's Pillow Dance Stream

Two new performing arts resources have been added to the Smith College Libraries’ collection: Drama Online and Jacob's Pillow Dance Stream. Members of the Smith community can access both resources by using their Smith login credentials.

  • Events

Spatial Analysis Lab Virtual Workshops: StoryMaps, Survey123, and More


The Libraries’ Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) is offering four virtual workshops this spring: Visit the SAL website for full workshop descriptions, Zoom links, and registration information.

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