Wesleyan Library’s Ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Initiatives — Summer 2022 update

We are pleased to share highlights of Wesleyan Library’s most recent efforts to create more equitable and welcoming services and spaces for the Wesleyan community: Incorporating the FGLI Textbook Collection into the Science Library, including the creation of an online discovery interface, to increase access to textbooks. Installing the WSA BIPOC Browsing Collection in Olin … Read more

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

Off campus? Download Lean Library!

Working on your research or studying at home? Looking for scholarly material for your presentation? Download the Lean Library Access browser extension and access research material anytime, anywhere.

Design Buttons for New Student Orientation!

We know the days leading up to your campus arrival date can drag on, and that many students are eager to get back into the swing of things. With this in mind, we thought we’d give you an opportunity to channel your anticipation and creative energy. As part of our 2021 orientation offerings, the library … Read more

For Objects in a Collection, Documentation is Everything!

I’m a rising senior here at Wes, and last semester I had the amazing opportunity to work with Professor Wendi Field Murray in the Archaeology & Anthropology Collections (AAC) to build a tutorial centered around Museum Collections Care and Management. In the coming months, I will be sharing some of the lessons I learned.

Beyond Repair: Gankogui

The gankogui is a metal percussion instrument from the Ewe people in Ghana. It is made of two metal bells – one large and one small – fused together at the neck where a long thin handle is attached. Like many other metal tools in Ghanaian society, it is crafted by a blacksmith, who sources the material from scrap metal from cars, broken farm tools such as hoes and machetes, and even from other broken gankoguis.