Summer Hours (and Construction) Continue

 

Leyburn Library Summer Hours

Tuesday 5/30 through Friday 9/1  —  open weekdays, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 5/30 through Friday 9/1  —  closed weekends
Saturday 9/2 through Wednesday 9/6  —   open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday 9/7  —  open at 8:00 am and resume normal academic hours

Telford Science Library Summer Hours

Tuesday 5/30 through Friday 9/1  —  open weekdays, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 5/30 through Friday 9/1  —  closed weekends
Saturday 9/2 through Wednesday 9/6  —   open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday 9/7  —  open at 8:00 am and resume normal academic hours

And while it’s not quite as perilous as Wonder Woman’s path across no-man’s-land, we still have to contend with summer construction within and outside W&L libraries:

  1. Construction for Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium Lobby renovation project will continue through July. During this time, the spaces on Lower Level 1 directly outside Special Collections’ entrance, outside of Northen, and below the concrete staircase will be inaccessible to the public. Special Collections will continue to operate during this time and directional signs will be available to help visitors navigate through an alternate entrance.
  2. Stemmons Plaza in front of Telford Library is closed while new walkways are being constructed.  Alternate entrances to the science buildings are available on the north and south sides of the buildings.

 

 

 

“Headless” Special Collections

 

The lobby area outside Special Collections and Northen Auditorium on Lower Level 1 of Leyburn Library is inaccessible for most of this summer, due to a renovation project.  (See this post .)

In addition to that, our Special Collections department is a bit “headless” for the next month.   Tom Camden, Head of Special Collections and Archives,  is in California to participate in a four-week seminar on “The Formation and Re-formation of the Book, 1450-1650” at the Huntington Library.    Professor Camden was awarded one of sixteen National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships to attend this prestigious event.

In his absence,  Special Collections continues to be open weekdays, with Senior Special Collections Assistant Seth McCormick-Goodhart overseeing daily operations.   Professor Camden will be checking e-mail each day and will return to the office on Tuesday 18 July.

The Best Films of the Century

 

A lot of folks have seen a recent feature in the New York Times in which two eminent critics identify their choices as the best 25 films of the 21st century… so far.   Naturally, this begs the question “how many of these films are available through the Washington and Lee University Library” — and, indeed, at least one member of our faculty asked that very question.

The list below answers that question.  In most cases, we have the film in DVD form and the title of the film links to our catalog, where you can find the call number.   A couple of films are accessible online through the Kanopy database for current W&L students, faculty, and staff and those direct links are labeled “online.”    DVD copies of the five “missing” films are being ordered.

Enjoy.    And feel free to argue.

 

There Will Be Blood

Spirited Away

Million Dollar Baby  (to be ordered)

A Touch of Sin

Death of Mr. Lazarescu   (online)

Yi Yi

Inside Out  (to be ordered)

Boyhood

Summer Hours

The Hurt Locker

Inside Llewyn Davis

Timbuktu

In Jackson Heights  (to be ordered)

L’enfant

White Material

Munich

Three Times

The Gleaners

Mad Max: Fury Road

Moonlight

Wendy and Lucy

I’m Not There  (to be ordered)

Silent Light   (online)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The 40-Year-Old Virgin  (to be ordered)