A Walk on the Wild Side

By Keyi YinFreshman Year has ended, along with my time in the Special Collections as part of the Freshman Fellows. I’ve undergone a lot of changes throughout this year.  I changed my major to Biophysics and gained a sense of personal independence.  As a Freshman Fellow, I learned a greater appreciation for the past and […]


Freshman Library Orientation 2018

Jen Ditkoff, Student Engagement and Information Fluency Librarian, and Heidi Herr Academic Liaison, Special Collections facilitated this week’s freshman orientation at the library and it was a blast! Things started off with a bang at “Fire & Ice” in the Macskey Room (BLC). This was an interactive session that gave new students the opportunity to ask […]


Lav Notes

Nowhere near a library lavatory? Don’ worry. For your convenience, we’ve uploaded issues of Lav Notes here. Read them anytime, any place for the latest events, workshops, student spotlights, fellowship opportunities, helpful tips, and more. August 2018 Freshman Orientation Part 1 September 2018 Freshman Orientation Part 2 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018


Learn Cool Things and Save Time with Library Workshops

A very wise man, S. R. Ranganathan, created 5 Laws of Library Science. My personal favorite is #4: Save the time of the reader (or researcher). We’re here to help you save some time with another crop of library workshops. Our Library Instruction & Outreach track offers in-person workshops. This semester focuses on predatory journals […]


History of the Library, Part II

A group of private citizens, headed by William Wyman and William Keyser, donated land that became the Homewood Campus in 1902, and the library moved into new quarters upon the completion of Gilman Hall in 1916. The library occupied the inner portion of a hollow square on three levels, placing faculty and graduate student offices […]


Library Shop Classes

Library shop classes? Of course! The Sheridan Libraries offer many tools to help you with your library research. While you can always stop at the Reference Consultation Office and Information Desk on M-level, use our Ask a Librarian service, or contact your liaison librarian with any questions you may have, we also offer a host […]


Be Fierce! Apply to Be a Freshman Fellow!

Special Collections is accepting applications for Freshman Fellows, a one-year fellowship exclusively for first-year students.   The program is designed to introduce students to the joys, challenges, and thrills involved in conducting research with primary sources. Limited to just four undergraduates, Freshman Fellows provides its scholars with support by pairing each fellow with a mentor who […]