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Forbes Library Staff Tour the Smith College Libraries, December 7, 2017

Forbes Library staff tour Hillyer Art Library

Forbes Library staff examine the model of the New Neilson Library on view in the Hillyer Art Library.

Eighteen members of the Forbes Library staff took a tour of the Smith College Libraries' service points on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The tour included Hillyer Art Library, the KnowledgeLab, Young Library, Special Collections, and Josten Performing Arts Library, and was followed by a reception and Q&A session. The main goal for the Forbes staff was to:

  • Get a sense of Smith's public spaces
  • Understand what services are being offered during the Neilson renovation
  • Meet some of Smith's library staff

Smith library staff have a great relationship with the Forbes staff and the tour opens the door for future exchanges of information and ideas between both staffs. Lisa Downing, Forbes Library Director, was very effusive in her praise of Smith's staff and also said that Forbes learned a lot about the services being offered here at Smith. She said she is happy to reciprocate and offer a tour of Forbes library in the future for all of Smith's interested staff.


Reese Julian