Books Checked Out?

Take action now to avoid the crippling embarassment of having overdue library books!

If you are a Washington and Lee undergraduate student and currently have books checked out from Leyburn or Telford libraries,  those books are due by 15 December 2012.   You can renew these books online by using the My Library Account option in the library catalog (Annie). Other options include calling us (458-8643) or stopping by the Information Desk in Leyburn Library.

Renewed books, as well as other books checked out by undergraduate students, during the examp period, will be due by 24 May 2013.

Of course, if you are going to be studying abroad for most or all of the Winter Term, it would be advisable to return the books before you go.

If you have questions, you may contact Elizabeth Teaff or Laura Hewett.

New Digital Scholarship Librarian

The Washington and Lee University Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Alston Brake on Friday 30 November 2012 as the our new Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Alston joins us as a recent graduate of the Master’s program in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).  She focused her studies there on archives and records management, particularly digital repositories and preservation.  She also has worked at the D. H. Hill Library at North Carolina State University.

Entering W&L with the rank of assistant professor, Alston will quickly assume a leadership role in what is a new position here at W&L, one that involves “designing discovery and delivery pathways that enable access to digital resources and collections.”   It is the type of multifaceted position, involving work with faculty, students, and staff, that W&L and comparable institutions are finding absolutely vital as we continue to move into a world of ever-greater digital possibilities and expectations.

Special Collections Construction

The Washington and Lee University Library is preparing for construction of a new office in Special Collections and Archives on Lower Level 1 in Leyburn Library.

We hope this work will be completed by early December.  During the period, Special Collections hours and services should continue without interruption, although there may be some noisy moments.

Should we need to close operations for a few days, we will post it here and on the Special Collections web site . If you are planning a visit between now and early December, we encourage you to contact us (540-458-8663) to check on the status of the construction project and to be prepared for alternative arrangements.