Enter the 2022 Library Prize Competition!

Library Prize poster

We are looking forward to receiving entries from currently enrolled Wesleyan undergraduate students of papers demonstrating excellent in library research and writing from courses taken from Spring 2020 through Winter 2022.  More information and the application form is available here.  Faculty and library staff may nominate students here.

Olin Book Exhibit celebrates Wesleyan Diversity Summit

A new exhibit in Olin Library’s east hallway celebrates Wesleyan’s 2nd annual Diversity Summit “Critical Race Theory: From Concept to Action” and the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Commemoration.  Come browse and check out works by featured speakers Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and Andratesha Fritzgerald, as well as other books related to CRT.  Dr. … Read more

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice updates from the Library — Winter 2022

Folks, I’m pleased to share updates from the Wesleyan Library on our work towards a more just library, campus, and world. We welcome your questions, suggestions, and collaborations as we continue this crucial work. — Andrew White, University Librarian Team A – Walls of the Library Team A has been working on a few different … Read more

American Radio Art at the End of the Millenium

This guest post for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was written by Stuart Wheeler, MA ‘21, who has spent the past several months working with the World Music Archives as well as Special Collections & Archives to help process collections from contemporary American composers including John Cage and Ned Sublette. One of his projects was … Read more

Ephemera in Special Collections & Archives: The Newtonian system of philosophy by Tom Telescope

Enlightenment ideas about science and philosophy take center stage in this small book of lectures presented to children by a boy called Tom Telescope, the “little philosopher.”  The pseudonymous Tom explains complex concepts through conversation and demonstration with “familiar objects, in an entertaining manner, for the use of young ladies and gentlemen,” as made clear in the publication’s subtitle. 

Improved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020

Library staff have implemented a new online course reserve system to support this fall’s diversity of teaching modalities and need for digital-only reserve materials. The system provides easy access on any device to text and audio visual course resources (including library e-content, web-content and faculty-uploaded material) through Moodle, a direct link in a syllabus, or … Read more

Book sale postponed

Due to the rapidly-evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, the book sale organizers have made the difficult decision to postpone the ‘Wicked Big Book Sale,’ originally scheduled between March 12 and March 23, to a later date, which will be determined after the virus threat has been mitigated.  The health and safety of our volunteers, community members and … Read more

Lecture by Irish musician/scholar Karan Casey

Wesleyan University T. Viswanathan Fund for the World Music Archives presents a lecture by Karan Casey The evolution of FairPlé: is singing enough? Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7pm Smith Reading Room, Olin Library   Free and open to the public, but seats are limited. RSVP required: https://forms.gle/8bBoYWM2RQPJ6wtb7   Having spent a lifetime believing in the … Read more