Nice, Warm Carrels Available

Actually, they are the same temperature as the rest of the library, but who can be picky in this weather?

With the end of one academic term and the start of another, we have a quantity of carrels newly-available for reservation, in both Leyburn Library and in Telford Science Library.

You can see more information, including a list of carrels “not checked out” (not reserved), on this page.   If you are interested, find a vacant carrel and then contact Elizabeth Teaff.

Capstone Papers Online

The Washington and Lee University Library recently completed the digitization of over 200 capstone papers from students in W&L’s Shepherd Poverty Program.

This collection is available online as part of W&L’s Digital Repository and may be searched or browsed.

A capstone study, required for a minor in poverty and human capability studies, “culminates in a major research paper on a topic proposed by the student that focuses on poverty and human capability.”   You are invited to read more about the Shepherd Program.

Many thanks to Cindy Morton, Manager of Digital Services in the University Library, for her work on this project.   If you have questions about our Digital Repository, please contact Alston Cobourn, our Digital Scholarship Librarian.

New in Special Collections

We have a new face in the Washington and Lee University Library’s Special Collections and Archives.

Byron Faidley, a 2007 Virginia Military Institute graduate, with a major in history, began work on 7 January 2014  as Special Collections Assistant.   A native of Covington, Virginia, Byron has worked most recently as a visitor services assistant and interpreter at the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge and also served as administrative assistant at the Alleghany Historical Society.

Under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections and Archives, Byron will process archival and manuscript collections related primarily to regional, state, and local history, as well as those related to W&L.  Likewise, he will be participating in the ongoing development of the unit’s processing, digitization, and cataloging procedures for archival and manuscript collections.

We invite you to visit Special Collections (on Lower Level 1 of Leyburn Library) to greet our new colleague.