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Saturday: Young is open 1-5 p.m., Special Collections 2:30-4:30 p.m., Hillyer 1-4 p.m. Sunday-Monday: All Smith Libraries are closed for Memorial Day weekend.
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Librarians will answer questions Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and periodically throughout the weekend.
The Smith College Libraries’ staff is looking forward to working with you. We'll be meeting with you in class, but please reach out to us at libraries.smith.edu/ask if you have questions!
For the first time ever, Special Collections has produced a coloring book using striking botanical images, Japanese Edo period woodblock prints, and engravings from the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Hathi Trust Digital Library, and archives.org.
Thanks to all who left their mark on the New Neilson Library. Do you see yourself in this video?
Watch on Youtube: Neilson Library Renovation Beam Signing Event Timelapse
Libraries' events and open houses are scheduled for Saturday May 18 and May 25. Visit our three locations -- Young, Hillyer, and Josten -- and learn about Special Collections, the New Neilson Library, and innovative pilot programs in the libraries.
Weather permitting, there will be about forty trucks delivering concrete through Dickinson Parking Lot on Tuesday, May 14. The contractor will be pouring the entire first floor concrete deck at the library. Please be safe around the construction entrance due to the extra traffic. The contractor will have an attendant at the Dickinson construction gate.
Also, apologies for those who wanted to, but did not have the opportunity to sign the beam going up on Neilson. Scheduling issues with the crane were behind the early removal and it is hoped another opportunity can be provided.
We are excited to welcome Jean Ferguson to campus as she begins her new role of Director of Learning, Research and Technology. Reporting jointly to Dean of Libraries and Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Jean will oversee three groups within the Learning, Research and Technology (LRT) department: Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR), Learning and Design (L&D), and the Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL).
Traditionally when the last structural member is placed atop a new building, there is a "Topping Out" or sometimes called "Topping Off" ceremony that involves the community coming together to celebrate the completion of the structure.
In the case of Neilson Library it will be a piece of steel placed at the pinnacle of the roof structure. Since this will happen mid summer and many in the Smith Community will be elsewhere, the project team is placing a steel girder along Neilson Drive with markers for those who would like to sign the girder before departing for the summer. The steel will be located just off of Neilson Drive on Tuesday morning, May 7 and remain there until it is hoisted and placed on the building around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. There will be markers for your use.
To one and all, please stop over to sign the beam and help Smith commemorate progress on the new Neilson Library!
Did you lose something this semester, like a water bottle, clothing, or device? The Libraries might have it! Visit Young, Hillyer, and Josten and ask about Lost & Found items before you leave for the summer.