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  • News

Site Work Around Neilson March 6-28, 2017

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be disrupted, with alternate routes clearly marked. 

The work is broken into phases over three weeks to minimize the inconvenience. The purpose of the work is for the placement of underground conduits that will carry new communications cabling.

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Record your Favorite Memories of Neilson in a Scrapbook!

Neilson will be closing for reconstruction at the end of May, but you can preserve your memories of Neilson for the Archives.

Do you have a Neilson story you'd like to share or a favorite study spot to tell others about? Write it up, illustrate it or take a selfie to help create a book of memories about Neilson Library.

The scrapbook will be available at the Circulation Desk through the rest of the semester and will be housed forever in the Archives once the library closes for renovation.

  • Exhibits

Interactive Exhibit: Undesign the Redline, February 3-March 8, 2017

An interactive exhibit and series on the history of structural inequality in the US, KnowledgeLab, Neilson level 2. Visit and participate in an interactive exhibition, Undesign the Redline, which explores the history of structural racism and classism through redlining maps.

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Exhibit: Books from the Nancy Bloch Collection, January 23-May 21, 2017

Books featured from Nancy Bloch's recent donation of almost 200 artist books, and curated by Emily Hernandez, class of 2017 as part of her senior capstone project. Nancy Katcher Bloch (class of 1952) donated her artist book collection to the Mortimer Rare Book Room in the fall of 2016, in memory of her daughter Amy Rose Bloch, class of 1978. The collection adds to Smith's already extensive holdings of artist books, both limited edition and unique items, featuring fine printing, illustration, calligraphy, and more.

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New MOOC on the Psychology of Women's Activism, Spring 2016

Beginning in Spring 2016, anyone interested in the psychology of women’s activism will be able to take part in a free massive open online course (or MOOC) offered by Smith.

  • Events

Lecture: Layers of Perception, The Unwritten Language of Artists' Books, December 2, 2016

Ruth Rogers, curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College, will talk about how we "read" artists' books by deconstructing them so that we may understand how they affect our perception. She will explore how the contemporary artist book offers multiple modes of reading, thought text and image, and material and form.

This is the keynote lecture for the Northampton Book & Book Arts Fair. The lecture will be followed by a reception and the opening of the Fair in the Smith College Campus Center. Co-sponsored by the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library. 

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New Sylvia Plath letters donated to Smith

Her letters to her Aunt Marion Freeman show another side of Sylvia Plath '55.

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New! Browse Smith Digital Collections

Browse our new gateway to digital collections and online exhibitions unique to Smith College. The collections feature images, audio, video, and text from multiple repositories and platforms. These include the Libraries’ Special Collections, the Museum of Art, the Imaging Center, the Botanic Garden, and select scholarly collections.

You can browse by title, topic, or format & genre. You can also search by keywords to find collections. Access to some of the Smith Digital Collections is limited to the Smith College community because of copyright and licensing restrictions.

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