Updates on the WesScholar Refresh project

The Library and ITS have been working this past year to update and improve Wesleyan’s institutional repository, WesScholar. WesScholar is where Wesleyan’s undergraduate honors theses, masters theses, and doctoral dissertations along with faculty produced scholarly and creative outputs are housed.   Our work has been guided by the following goals: add new features improve ease of … Read more

Combined Russell Library and Olin Library Book Sale

Wicked Big Book Sale! WHERE: 62 Washington Street, Middletown (2nd floor, above Powder Hollow Brewery and Steamed) WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6-9pm Preview Night. (Members of the Friends of Russell Library and Wesleyan Friends of Arts and Letters enter for free. $20 entry fee for all others. Memberships may be purchased at the … Read more

Accepting entries for the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

Wesleyan Library has opened it fourth annual competition for excellence in undergraduate research and writing (apart from theses).  Current undergraduate students may submit a paper/project undertaken from Spring 2019 through Winter 2020.  Professors may also nominate the best papers from those semesters.  First prize is $500 and second prize is $250.  Deadline: February 28, 2020. … Read more

Hidden Volumes / Living Tones: Music in Olin Library

The Music Library is pleased to add a number of scores by Jin Hi Kim, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, to our collection.  The compositions are based on her Living Tones philosophy, derived from the characteristic of Korean tone quality (sigimse).   In celebration of this acquisition, we have invited Jin Hi Kim to give a … Read more

Notes from the Archaeology & Anthropology Collection

Oftentimes in collections work, we come across items that surprise us… a long-lost catalog record, a document that answers a burning question, a work of art we did not know we had, … a poisoned arrow? Three poisoned arrows, to be precise.

Notes from the Book Lab

As the newly hired Preservation & Special Collections Librarian, several people have already asked me, “What can you tell us about mold?” and more specifically, “What kinds of mold do you find in libraries?”

The Mosasaurs are coming to Olin!

Professor Ellen Thomas received a grant (thanks in part to the library’s willingness to host the table in a student-centered space) from the Paleontological Society to construct a display-study table for permanent use in the Campbell Room. This table will house our Ward’s cast of the skull of a Mosasaurus hoffmanni Mantell, displayed within the table under a glass cover.